FREE STUDIO TIME, FREE AMPS AND FESTIVAL SLOTS FOR LIVE AND UNSIGNED ACTS THAT COMPETED IN CAMDEN, LONDON - RESULTS
Free studio time, free amps and festival slots were amongst the prizes in Camden for the UK’s biggest music competition Live and Unsigned which took place at Dingwalls, Camden, London, this weekend. The Live and Unsigned Regional Final rolled into town and gave London acts the chance to compete for free studio time, free amps, festival slots and other prizes.
The Regional Final brought together the best unsigned acts from London and beyond in their bids to make it through to the Area Final stage. Those acts that made it through to the Area Final are now just one step away from playing the National Grand Final at Live Fest in The O2, London.
Free studio time, Camden, London - Results
Blackstar Exposure Award–The award for the acts with the largest quantity of submitted publicity material in relation to the competition. The act with the most press cuttings, copies of publicity on websites or recorded radio interviews on each Regional Final day will win a brand new Blackstar amp. If the winning act is not a band they’ll win a free day in a local recording studio worth up to £250, courtesy of our studio partner for London is Arcadium Studios. In addition to this there will be runner up prizes of £125 music lessons courtesy of Tech Music School. The prizes go to:
Bullet Tooth win a brand new Blackstar amp
Sam Jones wins a free day in a recording studio with Arcadium Studios
Hannah O’Gorman win music lessons with Tech Music School
Lucy May wins music lessons with Tech Music School
Free studio time and amp prizes, Camden, London - Results
VintageExtreme Exposure Award– This award is given to the act that achieves (what will be considered) the most ‘high profile’ publicity material and/or stunt in each region. This is considered the most effective type of publicity – a large or ‘high profile’ organisation publicising your act in the competition enables wider exposure for you. For example this could be an interview in a newspaper or magazine or an appearance and interview on television. The decision on this award will be made by the Live and Unsigned team and their decision will be final. The overall winner in each region who achieves what is considered the most ‘high profile’ publicity will win a guitar of their choice – electric, acoustic or bass worth up to £350 courtesy of Vintage. If the winning act is not a band they will win a free day in a local recording studio worth up to £250. The prize goes to:
THE FOURFITS win a free guitar courtesy of Vintage
On each Regional Final day we will award the act that sells the most tickets with a prize of a free day in a local studio worth up to £250, which for London is Arcadium Studios. This prize went to:
Festival slots for Live and Unsigned acts
Festival Prizes– Along the way there will be acts selected from each of the showcase event for over 100 festival slots (see website), including festivals on a global scale such as Italy's Tour Fest, Sweden’s Peace and Love Festival and Latvia's massive Summer Sound Festival as well as UK festivals such as Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters, Beach Break Live, Bearded Theory, Strawberry Fields, Norfolk Spectacular andOsfest. London acts will have the chance of being selected to perform a slot at a number of festivals with the Regional Final at Camden festival partner beingLondon Summer Jam. DeQuincy Prescott from London Summer Jam was on the judging panel and selected two acts to play the festival this summer. Well done to;
Joy to Filth Ratio
DeQuincy Prescott was so impressed with guest act Lucy Spraggan he also invited her to play London Summer Jam.
MUZU Exposure Award– There will be an award presented by MUZU.TV www.muzu.tvfor the act who achieves the most views on MUZU.TV for their filmed footage from either the Regional or Area Final Showcase, the winner will be announced at the Grand Final at The O2. The winner will receive an exclusive all expenses paid trip to Dublin to make a music video in the MUZU.TV studio, and a documentary video of the trip, which will all be a main feature on the MUZU.TV home page and blog for a month. In addition to this there will also be 2 runners-up promotional prizes on the MUZU site with an equivalent value up to €5000. The award will be calculated on all views over 30 seconds based on the highest average daily views, this is to account for varying times acts will get to promote their video.
Facebook Photo Competition- We're holding a Facebook photo contest on the L&U facebook page. The act that achieves the most combined likes, shares and comments on their Regional Final photo will receive a free photo shoot courtesy of Andy Benge Photography!Acts have two weeks after their Regional Final pictures have been uploaded on facebook to get as many likes, shares and comments on their Regional Final photo as possible. We've already seen some great efforts in the first few days, so start sharing now!
Judging the acts at Dingwalls, Camden were Pip Elwood from Entertainment Focus, DeQuincy Prescott from London Summer Jam, Samuel Dixon from Arcadium Studios, Simon Colam from Tech Music School, Freddy Clode from Clode Events Promotion and Management, and Stuart Slater from Slater Drum School.
The competition was fierce, and the standard was extremely high. Well done to all the acts for putting on a great show!
Feedback from the judges will be on the website for all the acts that competed shortly.
With so much talent at the Regional Final, it was difficult for the judges to make a decision as to which successful acts proceeded through to the Area Final. Congratulations to those that made it through to the London Final on Saturday 19th May at The Beck Theatre, Hayes.
The guest act taking to the stage alongside Live and Unsigned Regional Finalists in Camden was Lucy Spraggan, runner-up in Live and Unsigned 2011. Lucy treated the crowds to her trademark quirky songs and megamixes.
For those acts that didn’t get through the Regional Finals, don’t forget to use your Wildcard! All acts have been given a Wildcard in the form of a national public vote. There is one place up for grabs and just two weeks to make your mark, so keep an eye out on the website and get voting for one of those last Area Final spots!
Finally, thanks to all of those who came out in their droves to support the unsigned talent of London – we can’t wait to see you at the London Final Saturday 19th May Beck Theatre , Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex, London UB3 2UE.