MOONLIGHT ZOO are just one performance away from winning $15,000.

Representing Dunfermline and the nation, New York awaits for the local heroes after making the final of a global battle of the bands.

The four-piece navigated their way through the Glasgow heat of the competition and a public vote demonstrated their talent and popularity as they were confirmed as one of the final three acts to progress to perform at competition organisers Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us," the band's Sean Defrancesco told the Press.

"Winning this could be career-changing.

"It's an incredible feeling. We're immensely proud of making it to the final.

"This is the biggest opportunity we've ever had, and we're going to go out there and do everything we can to win."

Sean, Jamie (Adamson), Aly (O'Mahoney) and Reece (Dobbin) will take to the Big Apple stage on Friday, June 21, performing a 30-minute set in front of leading music industry executives.

They'll be up against two other acts from Nashville (USA) and Curitiba (Brazil) as they compete for the grand prize, with the winner to be decided on the night by a panel of judges.

The Dunfermline Press Live Music award winners of 2015 will fly out two days before the gig and are determined to make a statement of intent when they play at the iconic former Paramount Theatre.

Sean said: "We need to capitalise on this.

"I think what we're focused on right now is being prepared. We're rehearsing as much as possible.

"We need to make the most of this opportunity. We don't want to squander it.

"Hopefully, if we do well enough at this gig, it could be the start of something big for us."

Should they win the $15,000, plans are in place to invest the money right back into the band for recording and travelling.

And with new music set for release later this year, the next few months could be very special.

"Dunfermline is where we come from and where we started as Moonlight Zoo, and now we're going to be playing in New York," Sean added.

"It's unreal.

"We could not have made it to this stage in our careers without the unbelievable support from the people who have listened to our music, specifically the people from Dunfermline.

"We're so incredibly grateful. The support throughout the competition was staggering.

"Everyone went out of their way to vote for us. We're so indebted to the people who took the time to help us realise our dream.

"We couldn't have done it without them. We just want to make those people proud."