Unsigned Live music event this summer in a new music competition called Footprint.
The songwriting competition in North Somerset is building on the fast-growing music scene already established in the area, and aims to raise money for the Charlie Derrick Music Bursary supporting aspiring musicians in the area.
Footprint founder Jules Derrick says: “Our vision was to create a way to involve the community at all ages and through all genres of music."
This original music competition has only two criteria for entrants: compositions must be original, and the artist or a member of the band must be resident in North Somerset. The live finals will take place at the Playhouse Theatre in Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 16 May.
Finalists will perform for music industry judges and a packed house and the event will be hosted by comedian Patrick Monahan. Finalists will be chosen from an “X factor” style audition to be held on 10 April at the Scotch Horn Centre in Nailsea.
Prizes include professional sound equipment donated by music industry giants Roland and Sennheiser. Guitars from Tanglewood are also up for grabs as well as professional recording time at Emarty Music Academy in Weston-super-Mare. There will also be two special awards from The Charlie Derrick Music Bursary for each category.
In addition, the overall winners of the over 18s category of the Footprint competition will have the chance to play at the Unsigned Live music event in front of a 3,000 strong crowd in the summer.
For more details and to apply fill out the entry form at Footprint's website by 31 March, or call 07825 453777.