OPEN MIC UK 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASED

Music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017 have been announced!

 

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 14 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups!

 

PERFORM IN FRONT OF RECORD LABEL A&R AND GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD!

 

It’s a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to Music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final. Judges in the past include judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition, as well as festival organisers, national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

 

SINGING COMPETITION AUDITIONS – DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OPEN MIC UK 2017

 

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who, have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels like; Lucy Spraggan, Luke Friend, Karen Hardy, Jacob Banks, plus Warner Music’s signings and Open Mic UK’s first winner Birdy and The Lottery Winners along with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley amongst many many more…

For more information and to book your audition! Go to the music competition Open Mic UK 2017 website!

 

OPEN MIC UK 2016 MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS

 

Open Mic UK will be holding music competition auditions at the following regions for 2017!

 

Sunday 20th August Royal Northern College of Music Studio 4, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

 

Saturday 26th August National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT

 

Sunday 27th August Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB

 

Sunday 10th September 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR

 

Saturday 16th September  The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 4AG

 

Saturday 16th September  Tobacco factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF

 

Sunday 17th September Marconi Social Club, Chelmsford Essex CM2 9FH

 

Sunday 17th September White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ

 

Sunday 17th September  The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB

 

Sunday 17th September Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield S1 2JA

 

Saturday 23rd September Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE

 

Sunday 24th September Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB

 

Sunday 24th Septembe Dance HQ 411 White Studios, Templeton on the Green, Glasgow, G40 1DA www.dancehq.co.uk

 

Thursday 28th September (evening auditions) Charthouse Music 23-27 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AP

 

Friday 29th Septembe (evening auditions) River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HQ

 

Saturday 30th September White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ

 

Saturday 30th September Pyramids, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3ST

 

Reading TBC

 

 

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2017

 

The Open Mic UK music competition auditions are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, audition places are already filling fast so get your audition booked now to avoid disappointment!

 

You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking here!

 

 

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITION DATES RELEASED – auditions for Open Mic UK 2016

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2016. The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 15 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups.

 

PERFORM IN FRONT OF RECORD LABEL A&R AND GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD

It’s a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to Music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final. Judges include judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition, as well as national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

 

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OPEN MIC UK 2016

 

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who, have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels; Luke Friend and Karen Hardy both of which have had major chart success last year, Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music.

For more information and to book your audition! Go to the music competition Open Mic UK 2016 website!

 

OPEN MIC UK 2016 MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS

 

Open Mic UK will be holding music competition auditions at the following regions for 2016!

 

Saturday 13th August National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Sunday 14th August Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB.

Sunday 14th August  Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD.

Sunday 28th August Marconi Social Club, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH.

Sunday 4th September Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, S1 2JA.

Saturday 10th September Milton Keynes C.C., Strudwick Drive, Milton Keynes, MK6 2TG.

Saturday 10th September Britannia Hotel, St James Street, Nottingham NG1 6BN.

Saturday 10th September The Gate Arts and Community Centre, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF243JW.

Sunday 11th September  The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB.

Sunday 11th September 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR.

Saturday 17th September TouchBase, 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1EE.

Saturday 17th September Sub89, 110 – 117 Friar Street, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 1EP.

Sunday 18th September The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG.

Sunday 18th September The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove, Brighton, BN3 1AS.

Sunday 18th September Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB.

Evening Auditions:

Thursday 22nd September Charthouse Music 23-27 Crouch Hill, London, N4 4AP

Friday 23rd September River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HQ

 

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2016

 

The Open Mic UK music competition auditions are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, audition places are already filling fast so get your audition booked now to avoid disappointment!

 

You can enter Open Mic UK 2016 by clicking here!

Single: Natalie Indya West & Sunny Andrea – ‘Goddess’

As long time readers of these pages will know, we’re huge fans of roots music. In many cases those roots are planted firmly in the UK and international folk and country scene, but occasionally we’re drawn to roots of a different kind.

‘Goddess’ is a single out now from songwriter Natalie Indya West and vocalist Sunny Andrea. Primarily a pop track, the single is notable for drawing on the traditions of Indian music.

This Bollywood infusion makes for a refreshing take on the pop genre, and while it may not be taken from the traditions of old English music, you can’t help but respect the traditions it is drawn from on another continent. A single worth of your time and attention.

Jess Thristan – ‘From Me To You’ single out now

A long time favourite on this website, Jess Thristan is a UK songwriter who produces superb, roots inflected acoustic music. With an album in the offing for early next year, it’s no surprise that there is a single release to close out the year.

What is something of a surprise is that this talented songwriter has decided to release a cover song as that teaser single. Any concerns are short lived though, thanks to this beautifully artful orchestral rendering of a a Beatles classic.

http://www.jessthristan.co.uk/

New folk music alert! Folkstock Records set for ‘Downtown’ compilation release

Available from tomorrow on their website, Folkstock Records are releasing their brand new folk compilation album ‘Downtown’. Putting together a ten song collection from eight different artists, the album pulls together new music from some of their most promising finds of the last year or so.

The album is being released in celebration of those eight artists, who will all be playing a part in this year’s London Folk and Roots Festival with the help of the Folkstock label.

Both ‘Emerging Artist’ events will be held on successive Tuesdays at The Islington venue in London, and should be in the diary of any London based folk fan. November 4th sees Folkstock host an alternative country evening, with Fred’s House, Marina Florance, Kaity Rae and Ben Smith. One week later, they will be celebrating talented female songwriters with Kelly Oliver, Minnie Birch, Daria Kulesh and Zoe Wren on November 11th.

If you can’t wait that long, then you can get the album from tomorrow from £7. However, if you can make it along to the gigs, you will be able to pick up a copy for free. Not a bad reward for simply supporting independent folk.

Tickets: November 4th / November 11th

More info on claiming your free album: Click here

Buy the album: Click here

Rachel Ann Crowned TeenStar Singing Competition Winner

The national singing competition TeenStar has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious Future Music competition winners, Rachel Ann from Bournemouth, Dorset has been crowned the champion of the national TeenStar competition at The NEC in Birmingham!

Singing Competition Winner

 

Rachel Ann was crowned champion in front of a capacity crowd and a prestigious music industry judging panel at The NEC in Birmingham on Saturday night. Her unique performance of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” won over the competition industry judges making her the overall winner of TeenStar. She will now be offered a recording and development deal including a £5,000 advance to spend on the development of her music.

The national singing competition is brought to you by Future Music – the company behind the discovery of artists such as such as Luke Friend and Karen Hardy both of which have had chart success this year, Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music.

Music industry judges at the National Singing Competition Grand Final

 

After impressing the judging panel at the auditions, Rachel Ann battled against more than 9,000 acts who entered for TeenStar this year across the UK. She went on to perform in the TeenStar live showcases, battling through both Regional and Area Final heats to make it to the national Grand Final.

 

The judging panel for the Grand Final included record label representatives from Universal, as well representatives from music management companies, recording studios, professional musicians, national press representatives and the examination board, Rock School.

 

Rachel Ann has now won a comprehensive consultation package with Future Music, an extensive winner’s publicity package, and an amazing £5,000 advance to spend on the development of her music. On winning the prizes Rachel said, “I’m literally speechless, overjoyed with happiness. Thank you to everyone for all the support!”

 

Chris Grayston, Head Judge and Director of Future Music has said, “Rachel Ann has been a stand out act throughout the TeenStar competition. Her unique vocal range and emotive performances make her a clear winner!” Check out more information about the TeenStar Champion on the website here.

Future Music is also about to start singing auditions for Open Mic UK, find more information and enter music competition Open Mic UK now. Also check out the Future Music Songwriting Contest, which is specifically for songwriters of any age and genre.

Highway to V Festival: Want to play at V Festival?

V Festival win a slotWin a slot at V Festival this summer!

Highway to V Festival: Do you want to perform at V Festival this summer? The line-up for V Festival this year includes; Kasabian, Calvin Harris, Stereophonics, Sam Smith, Annie Mac, Clean Bandit, Tom Jones and Paloma Faith to name a few! Would you like the chance to join them and perform at V Festival?

Walkabout have teamed up with V Festival, Jack Daniels, and Future Music to run ‘Highway to V Festival‘; a national battle of the bands competition. Bands and acts from all over the country will battle it out to win a set opening up V Festival on Friday 21st of August to a crowd of around 15,000 people! The winner will also get expenses paid, festival tickets, and spending money to boot!

Want To Play At V Festival?

The Highway to V Festival competition will take place from 15th July at selected Walkabout venues across the UK, with the Grand Final taking place in London on Sunday 2nd August to decide the winning act.

Think your band or act has what it takes? To enter please email your name, number and closest Walkabout venue to office@futuremusicmanagement.com ASAP to take part in the competition!

You can find all the Walkabout venues here.

For more information go to: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/News/highway-to-v-festival

V Festival takes place in Staffordshire and Chelmsford on 22nd and 23rd August. Click here to grab a ticket while you still can!

Highway to V Festival Artwork JPEG

‘It Is What It Is’ – the new album from Songs for Mr Sloane

Out now, the new album from Songs For Mr Sloane is called ‘It Is What It Is’ and it’s a real songwriter’s LP. Not strictly folk or roots, though there are plenty of elements in the lyrics and storytelling, this is instead an album of mixed genres, something of an exercise in eclecticism.

The creation of a group of musicians from different background, you get the feeling that this is music as the band want it to sound. A host of ideas tossed in the juicer to see what comes out, it makes for an intriguing listen – compelling at times, less so at others.

By its very nature the songs ebb and flow as the genres and style change, and it’s hard to imagine one single listener likeing the whole thing. Some of the songs are so different, tied together only by the gruff, no nonsense vocal, that any perceived strengths and weaknesses will be entirely subjective. It will depend on the taste of the listener which bits they think are strongest.

One thing’s for sure though – all the musicianship, production and structural integrity of the songs is on point, and you can’t disagree with those qualities, even if one or two individual styles leave you cold.

http://songsformrsloane.bandcamp.com/album/it-is-what-it-is

Music competition: auditions for Open Mic UK 2015 are announced

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions for Open Mic UK 2015! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 15 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups!

 

Enter the Open Mic UK 2015 singing auditions now for your chance to perform on stage in front of music industry judges!

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OPEN MIC UK 2015

 

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of artists such as Luke Friend and Karen Hardy both of which have had chart success this year, Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music. Open Mic UK is an exciting competition to get involved in, and the music competition auditions for 2015 have just been announced!

OPEN MIC UK 2015 MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS

 

Open Mic UK will be holding music competition auditions at the following regions for 2015! Book your audition now to secure your place! Enter Open Mic UK 2015 now!

 

Saturday 8th August 2015 National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Sunday 9th August 2015 Studio 25, 25 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PE.

Sunday 23rd August 2015 Marconi Social Club, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH (If using Sat Nav; CM2 9RX).

Sunday 23rd August 2015 Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB.

Sunday 30th August 2015 The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB.

Sunday 30th August 2015 Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, S1 2JA.

Saturday 5th September 2015 TouchBase, 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1EE.

Saturday 5th September 2015 The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove, Brighton, BN3 1AS.

Sunday 6th September 2015 Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF.

Sunday 6th September 2015 Engine Rooms, West Quay Road, Southampton, S015 1GZ.

Sunday 6th September 2015 The Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG.

Saturday 12th September 2015 Milton Keynes C.C., Strudwick Drive, Milton Keynes, MK6 2TG.

Saturday 12th September 2015 Britannia Hotel, St James Street, Nottingham, NG1 6BN.

Sunday 13th September 2015 Sub89, 110 – 117 Friar Street, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 1EP.

Sunday 13th September 2015 Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex, London, UB3 2UE.

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2015

 

The Open Mic UK music competition auditions are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, so get your audition booked now to avoid disappointment!

 

Enter Open Mic UK 2015 now here!

 

Lonna Marie’s fantastic new EP – ‘The Worst Has Just Begun’

Lilting and beautiful, the track above, ‘Drifting’, is one of four tracks on a new EP from US based artist Lonna Marie, and typifies the quality on show throughout the EP. Contrasting a gentle vibe with well constructed lyrics that really hit home, it’s a strong opening release from an artist who clearly knows her way around the country pop genre.

Lonna Marie also takes a unique approach to her music, not only writing original songs for release, but also submitting unsolicited theme tunes and jingles for Dropbox and Paypal. In an industry where half the battle is getting noticed, I think it’s fair to say that’s an innovative way to do it!

Keep an eye on Lonna Marie online:

http://www.facebook.com/lonnamariemusic

http://www.twitter.com/lonnamarie

http://www.youtube.com/lonnamarie

http://www.soundcloud.com/lonna-marie

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/worst-has-just-begun-single/id927980509