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Meet the Past Winners


Metal Hawks

Metal Hawks are a young hard rock and heavy metal band from Long Island. The band is led by bass-playing front man Ryan Daversa, accompanied by John Barry on guitar, and Alex Hertler on the drums. They’re veterans of the teen live music scene, and are dedicated to refining their craft.


Back to ’96

"We thank Queens Library for giving us a chance to show people what we can do... and that is to play music! Keep rockin' !!" - Back to 96. Band Members include Elijah Gurrero, Manual Quioga, Carlos Rueda, Anel Radoncic, and Joseph Larson.

The Battle of the Bands is made possible through the generous support of Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.