An East Hampton-based rock band came up big at the inaugural Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Battle of the Bands, held on Saturday in Wantagh.
The Montauk Project was crowned the winner by a panel of judges. The band is composed of Jasper Conroy, of Montauk, a singer who plays the drums, Mark Schiavoni, of Sag Harbor, who is the lead singer and guitarist, Chris Wood, of East Hampton, on bass, and Jack Marshall, of East Hampton, a singer.
The band is getting ready to release a new full length album, called "Belly of the Beast."
Hosted by the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C., the event, which featured bands from Manhattan to Montauk, drew a crowd of over 200 and featured top bands from Manhattan to Montauk.
“I would like to thank BBBSLI board member Thomas Slome of MSEK for spearheading this incredible event,” said Mark Cox, the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. “I would also like to thank the bands, sponsors and judges who made this event an overall success. We look forward to seeing The Montauk Project defend their title at next year’s Battle of the Bands.”