Singing audition dates for Teenstar 2015 are announced

Singing audition dates for this year’s TeenStar singing competition have now been announced! TeenStar, the UK’s only singing competition exclusively for pre-teens and teenagers to audition and compete, have now released their audition dates for their next singing competition. With more and more entries auditioning each year this year is set to be even bigger.

FOR AUDITION VENUES AND DATES GO TO: www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk/x-factor-auditions

TEENSTAR 2015 SINGING AUDITIONS

TeenStar consists of a UK-wide search for the finest young talent the UK has to offer, with audition dates being held across the country. The competition audition dates and live events take place at some of the best venues in the UK and culminate in a spectacular National Grand Final, which has previously been held in The NEC in Birmingham and within The O2 in London. With over 9,000 entrants last year, the 2015 competition is set to be the biggest yet!

PREVIOUS COMPETITION WINNERS

TeenStar the singing competition exclusively for pre-teens and teenagers is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of artists such as Atlantic Record’s Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Sony Music’s Jaymi Hensley from Union J and Jahmene Douglas, Luke Friend, the 2013 TeenStar winner and Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan. Over the years Future Music have discovered some of the best new talent and propelled them to the big stage, working closely with Sony, Universal, Warner and Syco. The 2014 winner was Emily Middlemas who went on to be featured on The X Factor making the last 24 and judges’ houses with mentor Cheryl Cole.

AUDITION FOR YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE SEEN BY A&R

Previous judges to Future Music competitions include DJs that have worked for Radio 1 such as Ras Kwame, Daniel P Carter and Annie Nightingale MBE, four time Ivor Novello award winner Mark Hill, Noddy Holder and before he deceased the legendary Malcolm McLaren along with A&R representatives from the three major record labels – Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group.

TeenStar singing auditions dates are available across the UK, so if you’re a pre-teen or teen singer and think you’ve got what it takes, for more information and to enter go to: www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk

EP out now from Josh Healey

Out today on iTunes (and probably other decent online stockists too), ‘Lost…..Found…..and Lost Again’ is the brand new EP from singer-songwriter Josh Healey.

Dominated by a straightforward acoustic sound, this is nevertheless an EP which comes into its own in the folkier, rootsier more country inflected tunes. Take for example, the rustic charm given to the opening track by the harmonica, or the Ralph McTell-esque finger picking of ‘Prelude’ and ‘City of Saints’ (which cleverly knit together very well to create a longer track of their own).

Although it doesn’t overstate it’s point in terms of volume, these songs still manage to hit home without hitting full power. There’s something to be said for songs and singers who don’t rely on soaring crescendos to make their point – and Josh Healey is a case in point.

 

Jess Thristan records live version of ‘Little Bird’ for Ont’ Sofa

One of the UK’s hottest new singer/songwriters 19 year old Jess Thristan has recorded a breath taking live version of her upcoming new single ‘Little Bird’. The stripped back version of the wonderfully melodic and catchy tune is a masterly piece of music that fuses classic singer/songwriting with contemporary pop sensitivities.

The new single, which is released October 20th, is a follow up to April’s ‘Side By Side’ EP which gained major national radio play and reached number 8 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

‘Little Bird’ shows a progression in the development of Jess as an extremely credible writer and performer. Also recorded at the Ont’ Sofa sessions was Jess’ interpretation of the classic Beatles track ‘From Me To You’. To view ‘From Me To You’ visit the link below.

With ‘Little Bird’ already achieving national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and with a live performance already booked on Clare Balding’s radio show, the single looks certain to further Jess Thristan’s reputation.

To see Jess perform ‘Little Bird’ for the Ont’ Sofa sessions visit the link below.

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