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

 

 

Top class single ‘Coming Down Slow’ closes excellent year for Rachel Alice Johnson

Rachel Alice Johnson, a songwriter from north of the border in Scotland, has had quite the year. A strong of singles have got the attention of many people, and now she’s closing out 2017 with new single ‘Coming Down Slow’.

It’s a song that starts as one animal then transforms into another, as a deceptive opening grows slowly to a spectacular crescendo. Rarely is one chord used to such great effect, and the metamorphosis from one kind of song to another is something to behold. Take a listen to see what I mean.

‘Coming Down Slow’ is out now.

Ed Accura releases new rap single ‘New Age of Thingz’

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, gather round to the new sound of songwriter Ed Accura – he has a tale to tell. Doesn anyone remember when music and entertainment was something to be enjoyed live, and music was swapped on cassettes, CDs an other physical formats? Before the touch of a button or the swipe of a screen gave you access to everything, all at once?

Ed Accura certainly remembers, and takes a fond look back at those times with new single ‘New Age of Thingz’. It’s the latest in a string of pointed recent singles from the veteran musician, and you can find more at https://www.edaccura.com/

London rapper Stash Peso, new single ‘Glow’ out now

One of the hottest names on the London rap scene right now, Stash Peso is a talented writer getting all the attention he deserves. It’s a crowded genre on the independent market, particularly in London, but when GRM Daily, SBTV, Link Up TV and Clash are among those pointing people in your direction you must be doing something right.

The latest single, ‘Glow’, gives a good indication as to what all the fuss is about. Understated but effective, it’s a track that doesn’t need pace or trickery to hit the spot. There are no bells or whistles here, just a swaggering stream of lyrics that has the guts to take its time.

The single is taken from the ‘Shine’ EP, which is also out now.

Norfolk’s Organisms impress with ‘Games Non People Play’ single

Organisms are a group who are new to the wider world but already picking up a head of steam in their native Norfolk. Slots on BBC Introducing and at high profile venues in the area have come as a result of their reputation for classy and unusual indie style songs.

A prime example is single ‘Games Non-People Play’. Opening with a slick funk sound, the song spirals out into an expansive, hypnotic treat. Those who fall victim to nightmares may also want to limit how much they watch the creepy, intense video.

The single will also be found on an upcoming album, titled ‘Mollusk’. It will be released in July, and with tracks like this on the playlist it should be one to look forward to.

New UK indie-pop: Colour Colour EP ‘Do Something Beautiful’ out April 10th, single out now

‘Do Something Beautiful’ is one of those unmistakeable British rock tracks. Complete with anthemic, singalong chorus, flowing guitar riffs and a solid rhythm section to back it up, it has elements of rock back as far as the 70s right the way up to the present day. Whether it’s the classic chord progression, or the jangling guitars, or the excellent vocal, it all ties together lovely.

The track comes from a trio of musicians who have come together from separate bands to form a new group called Colour Colour. It’s clear from this song that something is working, and more proof may come this week in the shape of their new EP – also called ‘Do Something Beautiful’.

colourcolour.co.uk is the place to be for all things Colour Colour.

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!

 

 

Magazine Gap release new single and EP – ‘Calling Card’, Nov 25th

Freshly uploaded, ‘Calling Card’ is the latest single from the brilliantly consistent London trio Magazine Gap. The track is also the title song from their new EP, coming on the 25th November. If you like what you’re hearing, you should bookmark their website in preparation for the big release.

‘Something More’ pop single from Luke Potter

Fast becoming one of my favourite emerging artists of the year, Luke Potter is a UK singer songwriter whose lyrics seem to come from someone much older than his youthful looks would suggest. His latest single is ‘Something More’, a slow-build, fast-catch treat in the mould of contemporaries such as Ed Sheeran.

 Inspired by many groups, including the Goo Goo Dolls whose track ‘Iris’ first caused him to pick up a guitar at age 17, Potter is clearly a student of the game and a fast learner. His songs are structurally sound and well-produced. Meanwhile, the compelling video is as well thought out a promo clip as you’re likely to see from any independent song writer.

 

‘Something More’ is out now on iTunes.

‘No’ single out now from Max Restaino, LP ‘The Time It Takes’ also released

It’s not an easy task for any aspiring new artist to break through into the public consciousness these days, but Max Restaino has an excellent chance of doing just that. Not only is he gaining a reputation for excellent, original pop songs, but he’s also worked alongside many top names in the pop industry, including Gary Barlow and Olly Murs.

And now, alongside a massive UK tour with Rebecca Ferguson, he is ready to unveil his new album ‘The Time It Takes’. The album is available from here, and has also been teased by a number of singles – the latest of which is the excellent ‘No’ (above).