Rock the Valley – Battle of the Bands is a musical talent show organized to give emerging artists an opportunity to showcase their talents!

Voting starts on January 19th and ends January 24th for Preliminary Rounds.


All votes will be tallied by January 25th for the preliminary rounds. Winners will be notified on January 25 and celebrated across social media. Winners will go on to semi-finals from February 8-12. Your support of these artists through the Valley Cultural Foundation is genuinely appreciated and is crucial to the success of our Emerging Artists Program. Please consider donating today!

Vote for your favorite performer

You can only vote once, but you can vote for another band as well to share the love.
The first number = Votes for performer / 2nd number = Total number of people who have voted.


Battle of the Bands Night 1 Live

    4% 115 / 2.5k
  • Emily Coupe
    31% 799 / 2.5k
  • Terrell Edwards
    54% 1.3k / 2.5k
  • Bob Thomas
    4% 105 / 2.5k
  • Highness Eye 'S
    4% 116 / 2.5k

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INTICA is an alternative indie artist from California. Her music is influenced by her hardships with depression and anxiety; she finds it important to talk about because it affects so many people and can often be isolating. Through music, she institutes an outlet that expresses her vulnerabilities in a way that people can find comfort and relevance. She aspires to discover a haven in the industry where artistry and full creativity can infinitely become an outlet through her music. Her hauntingly alluring sound and her energizing live performances captivate her audiences and prove her place in the music industry. She will continue to grow and sing through relatable experiences for the people who can’t find their voice yet.


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Emily Coupe

Emily Coupe is an Australian pop/folk artist with a soul twist. Her fusion of sounds has developed over the years, with influences ranging from singer/songwriter staples Jewel, Alanis Morissette, Colbie Caillat, and Sheryl Crow.

Emily believes in sharing from the heart with a voice that at once is genuine and earthy, yet hopeful and filled with love and light. Her songs come from the story of her life and resonate with the listener as honest and probing reflections on her impressions and experiences.

Emily’s music contains strong elements of romance and self-reflection, sung with a mystical and ethereal tone, flavored with a tinge of spirituality and comedy sprinkled throughout.

Emily currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she is cutting her teeth in the LA gig scene and forging an ever-growing relationship with her audience.


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Terrell Edwards

Referred to as “the perfect blend between Sinatra and Motown”, crooning sensation Terrell Edwards and his style of music is an organic blend that becomes the soundtrack to moments in your life that evokes the fondest of memories.

Terrell took to the stage as an adult contemporary artist after working with many R&B artists which makes his performances both soulful and rich. The smooth but explosive vocals and stage presence is what got the attention of legendary Tonight Show host Jay Leno. Within days of being introduced to Jay Leno, Terrell and his Tri City Rat Pack were invited to Las Vegas to work alongside the legend. Terrell and the Tri City Rat Pack spent the next few years opening for the icon at the Mirage in Sin City.

Terrell’s long-awaited solo project Unchained was released in 2018, showing his resurgence as a soul singer, and in the same year he was nominated for “Live Entertainer of the Year”.

Beyond music, Terrell is a true philanthropist in many charitable organizations. One of his passions lie with The Reach Mission Foundation, which was founded by Edwards and brings aid and awareness to International poverty relief, and also provides financial support to local youth initiatives. The other organization that receives a lot of attention and financial support from Terrell is the Alzheimer’s Society.

Terrell hopes to inspire people in everything that he’s blessed to be a part of. He’s having the time of his life, and the live stage and an electrified audience is his lifeline! “I love to make people happy and spread love through my music…that’s my drive train!”

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Bob Thomas

Singer/songwriter Bob Thomas was born and raised in Los Angeles. First and foremost, Bob is a storyteller and is renowned for his music about cowboys and the old west. His songs are colorful stories of a simpler time when cowboys roamed the plains, friendships came and went, and bringing in the herd was what they lived for. Bob’s songs provide beautiful melodies that take us back to those good old days.

When Bob was seven, his dad bought him a guitar. He taught himself to play alongside recordings of John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan, to name just a few. In 2009 he decided to put words to the melody and create his own songs. He has been writing them ever since. He plays guitar in a traditional fingerpicking style and is a performing member of the Western Music Association.

Scott Wikle of My Kind of Country said of Bob Thomas: “He is the Bob Dylan of Western Music.”

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Highness Eye ‘S

Highness Eye ‘S is a solo act! The Highness Eye ‘S is a jazz and blues singer and has been singing since she was eight years old. She sang in churches in her youth and later in nightclub venues. Self-taught in keyboards, she also writes original tunes. Highness wants to share her music in royalty styles. Her greats are Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, and Ma Rainey, and of course Sarah Vaughan and the impeccable Billie Holiday! Developing their styles while crafting the Highness’s own Style! And love, sharing the blues and jazz, and the atonements of happiness!