After a highly successful event in Glasgow earlier this year, Live and Unsigned 2012 auditions will be judged at The Royal Concert Hall on 18 February 2012.
The biggest competition of its kind with more than 10,000 acts entering last year across the UK, it offers a real chance of stardom to aspiring bands and acts of all kinds. See their promo on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JqoQh0K1f8
Regional winners have the chance to play at The O2 in London and there are £100,000 worth of prizes waiting for unsigned musicians. Main prize is £10,000 cash for the winning act to spend on their development. Plus they will be offered festival slots at home and abroad.
Whether it is pop, RnB, punk, Indie, Alternative, rock or acoustic, the competition gives a chance to all. And gives extensive coverage on MUZU TV and YouTube.
All acts in the competition are auditioned live which is what makes Live and Unsigned unique. There are no demos or submissions. Judges in 2012 include Radio 1 DJs Annie Nightingale, Tom Deacon and Daniel P Carter, Kerrang’s Alex Baker and Happy Monday’s star Bez.
Last year’s winners The Trinity Band from Derby have been living the dream since being crowned the best unsigned band in the UK. They’ve gigged in Canada and played at some of the UK’s biggest festivals supporting the likes of Chase and Status, Example and Chipmunk. They’re now working on a single in the studio with DaVinChe who’s produced for some of the biggest names in the industry. Acts on the bill last year included Tinchy Styder, Zane Lowe, Roll Deep and The Hoosiers.
Acts are urged to enter NOW as places are in high demand and auditions are limited. For a chance of a live audition in 2012 go to website: www.LiveandUnsigned.uk.comand register today! Also follow Live & Unsigned on facebook and twitter.
The Scottish/Gambia Human Rights campaign will have a speaker at the Irvine May Day rally on Saturday 7 May. In Glasgow there will be a stall in Buchanan Street on Sunday 22 May at 1pm to mark International Day of Action and a rally in George Square on Friday 22 July.
A video of a debate on the issues of human rights in the Gambia at the STUC’s annual meeting can be viewed on YouTube.