OPEN MIC UK 2018 AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED WITH THE CHANCE TO PLAY WITHIN THE O2

Music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2018 have been announced!

 

The Open Mic UK 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!

 

THE GRAND FINAL IS BACK AT THE O2 IN LONDON

 

Open Mic UK are proud to announce that those acts making the Grand Final will have the opportunity to perform at the Indigo in The O2 in London.

 

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 singing 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.

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS

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…

 

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS DATES

 

The Open Mic UK 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!

  • Sunday 26th August 2018 – Early PM – Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB
  • Sunday 9th September 2018 – PM – Media City UK, University of Salford, Plot B4, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 2HE
  • Saturday 15th September 2018 – Early PM – SouthBank Club (Studio),Dean Lane, Bristol, BS3 1DB
  • Saturday 15th September 2018 – PM – Vincent Harris Suite, Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, S1 2JA
  • Sunday 16th September 2018 – AM – White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BQ
  • Sunday 16th September 2018 – PM – 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR
  • Sunday 16th September 2018 – AM – The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG
  • Friday 21st September 2018 – Evening – Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, BH11 8NE
  • Saturday 22nd September 2018 – PM – Concourse 22-23, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT
  • Sunday 23rd September 2018 – AM – Hamptons Sports & Leisure, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH
  • Sunday 23rd September 2018 – PM – Britannic Suite, The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB

For more information and to book your audition! Go to the website at http://www.openmicuk.co.uk

 

 

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Stash Peso gets industry backing on new rap EP ‘Shine’

It’s always a great sign for an independent artist when an established industry name agrees to work with them. It shows that someone who has been there and done it trusts the talent of the new contender.

Step forward Stash Peso, whose new EP ‘Shine’ was mixed by Dave Pemberton of Prodigy fame. The result is a collection of effective tracks with a real buzz about them – with new single ‘Glow’ and excellent example.

If you like what you’re hearing you can find the EP on iTunes, and search StashPeso on all the social medias.

Organisms funk-indie single ‘Games Non People Play’ sets stage for ‘Mollusk’ album

Promoted by Tontena Music (an organisation who are passionate about new music), Organisms are band with an unusual approach to music. Writing by ‘feel’ rather than technical knowhow, it seems that their results are almost instinctive, making for a compelling listen (and watch) on new video ‘Games Non People Play’.

The single, with it’s silky riffs and lofi production, is simple but effective in its execution. And there’s more to come too…

Album ‘Mollusk’ will contain this track and more. Get involved when it’s made available this July.

www.facebook.com/Organismsband

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

 

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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!

 

 

New funk pop from Magazine Gap – ‘Calling Card’ EP and video

Having already picked up plenty of acclaim for debut album ‘Light & Shade’, Magazine Gap have returned in late 2016 in a big way thanks to a string of excellent funk singles leading up to new EP ‘Calling Card’.

 

The latest single, the title track from the EP, is a typically catchy track from the London trio, pulling together a number of genres to create a sound of their own. You can find the EP now on iTunes.

Luke Potter – new single ‘Something More’

Four years into a song-writing career which is seeing him turn many influential heads (Radio 2, Record of the Day), Luke Potter is all set to be one of those long-grafting ‘overnight successes’ in 2017.

With a smooth vocal style and lyrics that genuinely make you think, ‘Something More’ is a single about taking opportunities. And it might just be the start of an opportunity for a talented young man to catapult himself into the ears of a whole new raft of fans.

‘Something More’ is out now on iTunes.

Ellie Jane – ‘Clocks’ EP and single out now

When Ellie Jane reached the final of the national Open Mic UK competition in 2015, it was clear that she was a genuine talent. Now, as 2016 comes to a close, she has released an EP which further confirms this.

Comprising six songs of varied genre but consistent maturity, ‘Clocks’ is an EP which marks Ellie Jane as a pop songwriter to watch over the next few years. The lead single is also out now, and can be heard above.

Get the ‘Clocks’ EP on iTunes.

Max Restaino – new pop artist with solo single and album out now

Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Olly Murs was a talented, independent song writer who was able to write, perform and produce his own top quality brand of pop music? If so, you might have found your answer in Max Restaino.

Restaino, who happens to have worked with Murs as a session musician, is a talented multi-instrumentalist in his own right whose musical sensibilities share the light-hearted pop feel of the X Factor finalist’s early releases. Catchy, fun and well produced, his latest single ‘No’ is a solid taste of what you can expect from the rest of the album – out now.

Dale McKay bends genre with new pop track ‘Make You Happy’

Although simple in concept and hugely infectious on first listen, Dale McKay’s new track ‘Make You Happy’ offers an excellent example of how good independent pop music can be moulded to fit other genres. Perhaps the main driver here is McKay’s voice, which holds more quality and soul than 99% of independent artists on the circuit right now.

This soulful element has, as a result, been enveloped into the style, with a touch of funk and roots to help it flourish. Think James Morrison but a smoother tone (and a lot less gravel) and you can’t go far wrong. All of which bodes very well for McKay’s new EP – ‘Here and Now’ which is on it’s way on September 16th. Exciting times.

‘All The Same’ single out now – Luke Potter

Out now on iTunes, ‘All the Same’ is the classy new single from the promising Luke Potter. Potter is already pulling in good YouTube numbers and getting strong notices from well known online music sites, and with singles like this it’s not hard to see why.

Brilliantly infectious from the very first listen, ‘All the Same’ is as catchy as good pop music needs to be. However, there’s also a lyrical depth here which makes for a very good combination. I’m not sure when the next release is on the way, but following up this single is going to be a tough one.