The Masquerade win Dunmow’s Battle of the Bands for the second year running

The Masquerade won the Battle of the Bands for the second time

The Masquerade won the Battle of the Bands for the second time - Credit: Archant

THE MASQUERADE have been crowned winners of Battle of the Bands for the second year running.

The five-piece group made up of Ben Rose, Cormac Lyons, Jack Rice, Ross Layton and Matt Hayes, all aged between 14-16, won ‘best band’ and ‘best original song’ at the competition organised by Helena Romanes School, held at the school last Thursday (January 31).

The Masquerade are already making a name for themselves in the area having performed at a Multiple Sclerosis Society fundraiser in the Foakes Hall, the Dunmow Carnival and Braintree’s Field of Dreams Festival in 2012.