Local Talent one step away from the Nationals!!
Claire Cameron Band from Leeds have now secured a place in the Live and Unsigned 2009 Area Final and after battling through rounds of auditions and a regional live final are just one good performance away from making the National finals.
Leeds based Claire Cameron Band have been playing together for a year. Their accessible music has quickly built up a following: it is fresh and catchy, fusing genres of rock, pop, soul and acoustic music to create a superb, melody driven sound which is delighting audiences wherever they play. They have recently supported Lazy Baby, Kinch, and Middleman, and they are looking forward to playing the North West Final of Live & Unsigned in Manchester on 3rd May. Performing original songs and occasionally covering the likes of Queens of the Stone Age and Peggy Lee, the Band have a vibrant presence on stage that exhibits a real love of music and performance that is infectious to the crowd.
Live and Unsigned is the UK’s national music competition for unsigned acts to compete live. With over 10,000 registrations for the second year running, it is the biggest music talent search for original acts in the UK. Live and Unsigned’s popularity comes from its reputation for encouraging originality and the acts taking part are commended for doing their own thing; being individual, original and performing their own genre and style live!
Chris Grayston, Events Director of Live & Unsigned explains “This year’s standard has been higher than ever, we have seen some really serious acts that are demonstrating a real wealth of talent, experience and determination to crack the industry. The competition is really coming alive now and it is a real opportunity for the remaining acts to break through.”
If Claire Cameron Band continue with their success, they could be crowned the UK's best Live and Unsigned act in front of a capacity crowd including many professionals, A&R and media associates from within the music industry. Music legend, Malcolm McLaren, is set to judge Live and Unsigned for 2009 along with a host of other music industry buffs and specialists. McLaren, former manager of the Sex Pistols and industry extraordinaire, will be judging the cream of the UK’s unsigned acts in a bid to discover the next biggest thing.
Claire Cameron Band will be competing amongst other talented hopefuls at the North West England Final show held on Sunday 3rd May 2009 at The Willows, Salford, Manchester, M5 5FQ. www.thewillowsonline.co.uk for a place in the National Grand final. For more information or to book tickets for the North West England Final email firstname.lastname@example.org