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Hard Rock Rising GLOBAL Battle of the Bands!

Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers was selected to participate in the Hard Rock Rising GLOBAL battle of the cool is THAT one!!  What I am hoping is that if you live in the Phoenix metro area (100 miles and closer to the Hard Rock Phoenix), that you will take a second for vote for our band at  First, “Like” this page, then scroll down and use the sort by genre on the page, and select page 7.  We should be next to last.  Click on vote, accept the process, and a download of our song, C’mon Say Sorry!  You can’t get this download anywhere else!!!  And it rocks!!  ;o)   And we were only one of two singer/songwriters selected for this event!!!  And send a link to our website to your local friends!!  Pa-leeze!!!

If you don’t live in our area, but you have friends on Facebook that do, PLEASE send them a link to this message.  We really want to win by number of votes so we can ROCK the Hard Rock!! 

Below are some of the other parts to this contest.  Pardon the length; I thought you’d enjoy the read.

Many, many thanks in advance!  If you know where I started with the musical adventure, with one little amp and a classical guitar on the streets of Phoenix, to a bad a$$ rocking little band, then you know that I sincerely appreciate your support, ditto from the guys in the band.

Best regards,


Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers


Hard Rock Rising 2012 is THE global battle of the bands, spanning the world in search of music's next big talent. Participating Hard Rock Cafes worldwide will host local battles to find a band that can represent their city in a global competition. 86 cities will compete but only one will win. The band that ultimately wins will be awarded the opportunity of a lifetime: a trip to London to perform in Hyde Park and open Hard Rock Calling 2012!

Hard Rock Calling has quickly become one of Europe's most exciting music festivals. Over the past 5 years, headliners such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, The Who, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks have rocked Hyde Park. And with thousands of fans and top headliners, Hard Rock Calling 2012 is the chance of a lifetime for emerging bands to gain exposure and showcase their talent in front of today's most iconic artists. For more information, check out

Local Battle Events

Once local voting is complete on Feb 6, each participating cafe will invite the top 9 bands to perform at live battle events hosted between February 13 - April 1. Only those bands that received the most votes will be chosen to participate in the live battles. During the live battle, bands will perform for fans and judges, who will choose a winner to move on to the global competition and represent their city to compete for the grand prize. The winning band in each city will receive some pretty cool stuff: $500 (equivalent in local currency), a $500 Hard Rock Cafe Gift Certificate and a 1 year subscription to the top tier ReverbNation Deluxe Service Package to aid in promoting participation in Hard Rock Rising 2012.

Global Competition

The winning band from each city will move on to compete globally. 86 will compete via online judging to determine the top 10 bands. Votes will only be accepted from April 7 - 22, so use your time wisely to promote and gain votes. Once again, fans can download tracks for free on Hard Rock Cafe Facebook pages but during this phase, a fan can only vote for one band. After the first download/vote, they can continue to download free tracks but they will not count as votes. Fans will be required to "like" a Hard Rock Facebook page to participate but there is no registration or fee required. Once the top 10 have been determined by voting they will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts. On May 2, one will be crowned the Hard Rock Rising grand prize winner and announced to the world.