A BOLTON rock band has been named as the winners of Greater Manchester’s Battle of the Bands.

The band F3INT - pronounced ‘feint’- initially battled it out in the Bolton Battle of the Bands competition, and made it through to compete against other bands from across Greater Manchester.

The event was presented by the Greater Manchester Music Hub, and it was judged by Andy Stott, of the Royal Northern College of Music, who said he recognised the band's professional, slick performance, musicality, as well as their song writing abilities.

F3INT are a young three-piece indie and contemporary rock band, consisting of Cameron Tate,13, on vocals/guitar; Teddy Reynolds,12, on bass guitar; and Willow McGee, 12, on drums. 

Cameron said: “It feels amazing.

“We weren’t really expecting to win, so it’s a great thing to have won.

“The band have been worked really hard for this and we nailed all the songs.

“After we found out that we won a recording session it made it even better.

“It feels like this is a milestone and we will try to take it further with the band on to bigger and better things”


Cameron’s dad, Peter Tate, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for F3INT.

“And they have worked extremely hard to get this far.

“All three of them deserve to succeed as they not only have the will, but the passion, skill, and love for what they do.

“They are an extraordinary live act.

“They love live performance and always give 100 per cent, with an electrifying, eclectic mix of covers and original music, which is both powerful, but carries lyrics that provide an insight into their lives, environment and interests.”


The band have been performing for some time and rehearse every week.

They enjoy experimenting with different musical styles and playing songs that span decades, with a range that covers straight-forward contemporary punk, through to modern progressive rock, and indie favourites as well. 

At such young ages, they have still managed to perform at a number of venues throughout the region, including on the main stage at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival, Darwen Live, Glaston-Bury and a number of other locations too.

Peter added: “The ability to play a venue like Manchester’s Academy 2 was an amazing boost for them, in terms of achieving their goal of becoming a well-recognised and respected band, whilst inspiring other young groups and performers to do the same.

“They may be young, but they are a very powerful, individual band with plenty of appeal and a healthy future ahead of them.” 

On top of their performing schedule and going to school, the band have enjoyed airplay on UK and US radio stations, with singles currently running on Spotify - 'Summer’, ‘Joke’ and ‘Falling Down'.