The Gamble Brothers Band won the Disc Makers Independent Music World Series (IMWS) Southeast finals held in Nashville. As the grand-prize winner, the Gamble Brothers took home over $35,000 in prizes, including recording gear, instruments, CD manufacturing services, DJ equipment and more.
"This is awesome,” said Al Gamble. “Everyone played great tonight, and we are truly honored to be selected from such a talented group of musicians. We cannot thank Disc Makers enough for this amazing opportunity.”
The Gamble Brothers Band were one of six finalists competing before a panel of 12 judges, including representatives from Capitol Records, ASCAP, Billboard magazine, Shure Microphones, Dual Tone Records, Americana Entertainment, 102.9 The Buzz and The Nashville Scene. Over 1,200 unsigned bands and independent artists submitted entries for the Southeast region of the IMWS. The other finalists included Chef Chris and His Nairobi Trio (Sarasota, Fla.), Dean Fields (Nashville), Jag Star (Knoxville, Tenn.), the Smartest Monkeys (Nashville) and Wisedumb (Atlanta).
“Disc Makers is all about helping indie artists succeed, and the IMWS is just one of the great things we do to help these artists get to the next level,” said Tony van Veen, VP of sales and marketing at Disc Makers.