Eryn Murman & Band 5j Barrow is 2014 Manhattan Winner of Battle of the Boroughs

From hundreds of entries, twelve musical acts from across Manhattan were chosen by judges to compete on February 7, 2014 at The Greenespace. The 12 acts performed for a live audience, live stream and three judges, Caryn Havlik (producer of WNYC's New Sounds), Wes Jackson (Executive Director of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival) and Lindsey Cook (A&R Executive at RCA Records). Then, voters picked their top five bands. Now, after a week of voting, there's only one band standing. The WNYC, 2014 Manhattan winner in the Battle of the Boroughs is 5j BARROW!

The West Village band says their folk/rock/indie sound is influenced by their relationship to their city - a concrete jungle that inspires their intensity, theatricality and focus. Eryn Murman (Spring Awakening) is Lead Vocalist, Mandolin and Songwriter along with partner Jason Hite (Bare) on Vocals and Guitar. The band also includes Eric Namaky on Piano, Michael Hunter on Violin, Ian Hunt on Drums and Hayden Frank on Bass. The band has a new EP release coming soon.

The Manhattan Winner will join the other borough's first place winners to compete in a final showdown, the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs on June 27th. The winner will have a showcase performance at the world famous Apollo Theater.

For more information about the winner, 5j Barrow and the final competition go to and

More On: Caryn Havlik, RCA Records, Eryn Murman, Jason Hite, Michael Hunt,

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