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SAM CLINES CROWNED OPEN MIC UK 2016 CHAMPION!

Future Music have crowned Sam Clines Open Mic UK's 2016 overall winner

Open Mic UK winner: The national singing competition Open Mic UK has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious Future Music competition winners, Sam Clines from Worcester has been crowned the champion of the national Open Mic UK competition at The NEC in Birmingham!

Check out Sam Clines performing at Open Mic UK. 

Open Mic UK Winner 

Sam Clines was crowned champion in front of a capacity crowd and a prestigious music industry judging panel at The NEC in Birmingham on Saturday night. His original song called “Learn To Love” won over the competition industry judges making him the overall winner of Open Mic UK. 

The national singing competition is brought to you by Future Music - the company behind the discovery of so many top UK acts. Artists such as such as Jacob Banks, Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley, Luke Friend and Karen Harding have all been previous past winners or participated in the competitions. And of course the first ever Open Mic UK winner, currently just about to release her third Album Warner Music’s Birdy.

Music Industry Judges at the National Grand Final

After impressing the judging panel at the auditions, Sam battled against more than 10,000 acts that had entered Open Mic UK this year across the UK. He went on to perform in the Open Mic UK live showcases, battling through both Regional and Area Final heats to make it to the national Grand Final. 

The judging panel for the Grand Final included record label representatives from Sony, Universal and Syco Entertainment, as well representatives from music management companies.

sam clines open mic uk champion

Self-Taught Musician, Sam Clines

Sam has been playing instruments from a young age, starting with the piano at only 7 years old. From there on he has taught himself how to play guitar at 16 years old and refining his talent in other areas of his performance such as using his kick bass drum and taking drum lessons. He has now built up his portfolio and performance by doing regular open mic nights in his local area. Sam Clines as overall winner has now won recording studio time to record his album and a video of the best single plus extensive media promotion from a professional PR company.

Chris Grayston, Head Judge and Director of Future Music has said, “Sam Clines has been an outstanding act in every round throughout the competition, with his unique style and use of kick drum he was a difficult one to miss. Sam has used his indie style of music and skill to impress our judges and keep us interested in his original songs from the Regional finals to the Grand final. He is a worthy winner of Open Mic UK 2016!” Check out more information about the Open Mic UK Winner on the website here. 

Sam Clines crowned Open Mic UK Champion

Future Music is also about to start auditions for TeenStar, find more information and enter TeenStar now. Along with the Future Music Song Writing Contest, which is specifically for songwriters of any age and genre, which will be back in the summer.

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