UK Air Guitar Champion 2012 is Bruce Amighty!
Posted on 1 October 2012 | 7:32 am
The UK Air Guitar Championships has a new champion, Bruce Almighty aka Adam Rees of Cardiff took to the stage in our Regional heat in the Welsh capital and took the Welsh Air Guitar crown there, then the UK Final. After scaling the country doing regional air guitar competitions, we brought a decent selection of air guitarists to the south coast of England to compete to become the UK Air Guitar Champion!
30th September, Coalition, Brighton.. The usual offenders turned up to see if they could progress to the latter stages, but it was a select few that shone in the darkness of the air guitar championships. Foxy, The Bandit, The Fingerer and Bruce almighty we're the top 4, dumping out the reigning champion Smokey van Porno in the cage round.
The Air Duet round showed great strength from local lad The bandit, but the Cardiff man won the crowd, coming up against the Fingerer in the Final.
We thank everyone for coming to the show, Coalition for welcoming us to their venue and for adopting us into the new Air Guitar spiritual home..
UK Air Guitar 2012 Championships - Brighton 30th September
Posted on 19 July 2012 | 5:04 am
The UK Air Guitar Championships tour 2012
Here we go again...
The hunt for the best air guitarist in the country has started. We will be visiting Derry, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Brighton for the UK Air Guitar Final 2012.
Smoky van Porno (James Crowter) is the man holding the current UKAG title. But YOU could be the one to beat him and take the crown of UK Air Guitar Champion of 2012!
This is the 19th Finals, we are the oldest air guitar competition in the world and are very proud of our Rock heritage. Its all about the passion of the music and expressing yourself on stage to an appreciative audience. We are looking forward to seeing you soon, to keep up to date then please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The Air Picks UK Air Guitar Champion 2011 is Smokey Van Porno - aka James Crowter
Posted on 10 September 2011 | 12:12 pm
Air Guitar Champion of the UK is Smokey Van Porno
We had an unbelievable night at the Concorde 2!
We had the sequins, spandex, leather, hair, make up and entertainment of pure gold.
This year seemed less of a competition and more of an exhibition of rock of the ages.
The first round trimmed the fat off the contestant list.
The second round saw the return of 'The Cage', this was where the contestants pulled out their solo air guitar performances in the confined space. However this produced more showmanship than we expected!
The Semi Final was the air duet's round where the contestants were paired up and told to perform together...
Paired up were:
The Hurricane Titus + The Air-Venging Angel
Eddie Six Strings + The Love Rod
The Banit + Smokey Van Porno
The Banit and Smokey were so close that we had to give them a new song and get them to battle it out until the decision was audibly unanimous, which gave Smokey his final place along with Eddie Six Strings and Air-Venging Angel.
Of this super talented trio there was only one true winner.. Smokey Van Porno
Thanks to everyone who came, it was a great night, the team had great fun and we'll see you all next year!
The UK Air Guitar Champion 2011 with Air Picks is... you???
Posted on 22 August 2011 | 2:14 pm
Contestants Sign up here!
We again have travelled the nation to find a selection of finalists, but we have loads of places for people who want to take part in the national final in Brighton on Friday 9th September.
All competitors who have not competed in a regional heat will go into a pre-qualifying round where the audience will audition them :0
For the rest of you we have a fun filled night starting with:
9pm - The regional heat winners warm up demo
9:30 - The Pre-Qualifying rounds begin
10:30 - The second round - 'the cage'
11pm - The 3rd round - air duel's
11:30 - The 3 way final air trio duel battle thing rargh!
12am - 2:30 - After Party with Paradise City Cock Rock DJ's
Special guest air guitarists will be announced soon, watch this space.
See you all very, very soon
The Air Picks Welsh Air Guitar Champion 2011 is Air-Venging Angel -
Posted on 4 August 2011 | 9:07 am
The Air-Venging Angel (Ian McDonald) stunned the audience with his sparkling wings and blissful guitaring. The irrepressible Duffy was not a welcome name in the Bogiez camp, he was applauded as the former champion but graciously gave way to the new Welsh air rock god.
With people travelling from as far as Manchester to take part it was a night to behold. High Master Dawgg, Duffy and Air-Venging Angel made it in to the final three way battle. Itchy Von Klinkerhorn, V-Dawgg were in a close 4th and 5th, the rest were good, but not that good
We thank Bogiez for their hospitality and look forward to seeing the Welsh finalists at the Concorde 2 Brighton on the 9th September for the UK Air Guitar Championships Final 2011...
Wales Air Guitar Final 2011 Sponsored by Air Picks - Bogiez Cardiff
Posted on 25 July 2011 | 9:12 am
The UK Air Guitar Championships Welcomes Air Picks as new Sponsor
The All Wales Air Guitar Final 2011 is a few days away!
Friday 29th July
Free entry for contestants
£4.00 all others
Air Wear Essential
The current Welsh Air Guitar champion is Duffy, he will be fighting to maintain his national title.
There are a number of contestants lining up this year to take the prize and claim their place in the national final in Brighton in September.
To enter click here
Northern Ireland Air Guitar Champion 2011
Posted on 3 June 2011 | 11:19 am
N.I. Air Guitar Champion 2011 is 'Fin Air' - Finola Doran. Fin was the journalist who wrote a lovely article about air guitar returning to Northern Ireland, she came to the night and couldn't resist the temptation to get our her air axe! She knew the riffs and she will be coming to Brighton along with the runner up 'Smurfus Maximus' Emmet Harkin.. It was a hoot! and in true Irish fashion, it was fueled by booze, in moderation obviously ;)
UK Air Guitar 2011 Championships and Tours
Posted on 8 March 2011 | 1:46 pm
The time has come to announce the 2011 tour!
The crew have got together over winter and have decided to put together a pretty awesome set of competitions, with some new features and heats, all will be revealed in due course but this year we are going back to Air Guitar roots and its gonna be messy!
We welcome all new contestants and very soon our site will be updated with the latest information and entry forms for all of our heats. Tickets for these shows will also be available shortly too.
Finally lets not forget the 2010 UK Air Guitar Champion Eddie Six Strings (photo left). She was a first time air offender in 2010 and through nerves of steel, muscles of iron and a knob of butter she nailed her way into the Air Guitar hall of fame...
UK Air Guitar Champion 2010 is Eddie Six Strings
Posted on 25 July 2010 | 4:57 am
After a very eventful night at the Relentless Garage in Islington we had a great final. The regulars turned out try again but it was a newbie to air guitar that took the rock hand trophy.
Eddie Six Strings won the South England heat of the championships and booked her place into the final 8, she battled against mystro, The Barber Dodger and Juan Nightstand at the very end. Despite the new technology in the show the infamous 'cheer'o'meter' the audience's reaction at the end of the final performance was overwhelming and we had a clear winner!
Eddie Six Strings is the first ever female UK Air Guitar Champion and may there be many more...
We thank all of you who took part all over the country and hope to see you in next years heats, meanwhile watch this space for loads of videos and pics!
UK Air Guitar Championships Final 2010
Posted on 20 July 2010 | 3:26 pm
Who will be the winner in 2010?
Our quest for the UK Air Guitar Champion of 2010 is drawing to a close, we have visited Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, North England and South England to find the best air gutiarist of the UK. This Saturday we will have our national champion!
This years show will feature a grand performance from the WhyBirds, a splendid rock band!
Sat 24th July from 9pm
Get Your Tickets Here £10
Free Status Quo Tickets Anyone???
Posted on 29 June 2010 | 9:23 am
Take a picture or video of yourself playing air guitar and send it to us to win a pair Status Quo tickets for the bands gig in Westonbirt Arboretum on July 17th.
Winner will be decided by Tuesday 13th of July
In association with The Forestry Commission and Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire we have launched a competition asking Air Guitar fans to show-off their air guitar skills in celebration of the legendary rock band’s Westonbirt Arboretum concert on 17 July.
The Forestry Commission's Live Music concerts encourage people to see their local forests in a new way and return again to explore the beautiful woodland environment and the recreational and leisure opportunities on offer.
National Final - 24th July - Relentless Garage - London
Posted on 15 June 2010 | 4:58 am
We are very pleased to announce that this years final of the UK Air Guitar Championships will be held at the Relentless Garage, Islington, London on Saturday 24th July!
We will be featuring live music from some new excellent London bands to get the limbs loose and get set the mood! Then the main feature! The national championships!
As we have scaled the country looking for talent in Derry, Cardiff, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Brighton, we have found 10 heat winners and runners up that have already claimed their place in the knockout stages. We also have 20 other contestants that will battle it out to get to the knockout stage and for the sake of keeping things exciting, we are leaving 2 places open on the door for anyone who gets the spur of the moment urge to compete, first come first serve...
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Cozza, Fox, Meeks, Nutty, Tom Tom, Nash Potato and Lucy!
Edinburgh, Scotland 2010 Champion is Bunny!
Posted on 13 June 2010 | 7:50 am
Bunny made it quite clear that he would like a place in the London final with his enthusiastic performance. He worked hard in the first heat and made the final, but Slap head Dave gave him a going over and the challenge was on. After some audience deliberation we were pleased to announce Bunny as champion of the Scottish heat!
Well done to all the other contestants, we will have all pictures available soon on our facebook page.
Wales Air Guitar Champion 2010 is Duffy!
Posted on 4 June 2010 | 9:02 am
The man had skill and determination, he booked his place in the London Final and i feel this man will be a strong contenter for the championships. An amazing beer trick helped him but his performance was faultless.
Runner up was last years finalist Twanga Joe who made a big effort to come and compete for the Welsh title. As Twanga is already qualified for the final this summer we have given the next spot to Lady Murkin, an air duo, rough diamonds ready to be perfected...
Whats on Thursday 3rd June in Cardifff
Posted on 31 May 2010 | 2:00 pm
The All Wales Air Guitar Championships!
The best part of all is that its 100% free!
Free to sign up - Free to watch - Free from Judges!
If you want to come then just turn up at the Rock Room in 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff from 9pm