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Scots group off to New York for battle of the bands final

Moonlight Zoo are in the running to win $15,000 and performance time in front of music executives.

Big Apple: Moonlight Zoo are off to New York.
Big Apple: Moonlight Zoo are off to New York. Hard Rock Cafe

A Scottish band has won an all-expenses paid trip to New York after reaching the final of a global music competition.

Moonlight Zoo, from Dunfermline, are now in with a chance to win $15,000 and performance time in front of leading music industry executives after sailing through Hard Rock Cafe's Battle of the Bands contest.

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In April, live music rounds took place across the world in cities including Seattle, Sydney and Moscow.

In Glasgow, the event was hosted by Jim Gellatly with a judging panel made up of The View's Kieren Webster, Heart Radio presenter Lynne Hoggan, and singer-songwriter Emme Woods.

Glasgow: Four Scottish bands battled it out during the live rounds.
Glasgow: Four Scottish bands battled it out during the live rounds. Hard Rock Cafe

After fending off tough competition from Sara 'N' Junbug, The Asuras and Chris Greig & The Merchants, Moonlight Zoo then went head-to-head against other regional winners in a worldwide fan vote to bring the finalists down to three.

They will now face a band from Nashville and Curitiba in the final round next month.

Moonlight Zoo said: "A massive thank you to Hard Rock for this incredible opportunity, and most importantly to everyone of you for the unbelievable support - we couldn't have done it without you."

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