DUNFERMLINE band Moonlight Zoo have secured a spot in the next round of a global competition that could see them playing a gig in New York.

The 2019 Battle of the Bands competition saw 24 performances take place around the world in six host cities.

Former Press Live Music Award winners Moonlight Zoo took to the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow to battle it out for two regional spots in a competition that features a top prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to New York, $15,000 cash prize and performance time in front of top music industry executives.

Their Glasgow win earned them a $1,000 cheque before the competition moves onto its next stage, where Hard Rock Cafe fans around the world decide who reaches the finals. The live vote opens on May 1.

Speaking about their win, Moonlight Zoo said: “There’s only one thing to say right now: WOOOOOOO!!”

Artists performed their own creative take on well-known songs by bringing them to life in a different genre.

Hosted by Scottish radio presenter and DJ Jim Gellatly, the bands were put to the test and judged by Kieren Webster (bassist, The View), Lynne Hoggan (Heart Radio Presenter) and Morgan Woods (musician, Emme Woods), while audience response also counted towards the final vote.

Moonlight Zoo blew the crowd away with a rendition of the infamous ‘Pancake Song’ from the movie Matilda; ‘Send Me On My Way’ by Rusted Root as well as ‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Chaka Khan.

Speaking about Moonlight Zoo’s performance, judge Kieren Webster said: “Your stage presence was amazing, you can tell you’ve spent a lot of time perfecting this performance.

"This was class!”