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MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO BRISTOL

The Open Mic UK music competition came to South Bank Club, Bristol

Music competition in Dean Lane: Bristol played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from Bristol and its surrounding areas in an attempt to gain a place in the Open Mic UK Regional Finals!

More than a music competition, Open Mic UK looks to give feedback and advice to develop as an act please click here to read advice for aspiring singers.

Alternatively click here to apply to enter the Open Mic UK competition.

Bristol Music Competition: See industry feedback below. Please be aware views expressed by judges are opinions and subjective to that particular judging panel. These views in no way reflect the views of the Open Mic UK competition, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts.

Under 16’s Bristol Music Competition

Lisa Marie – Always have a fantastic crisp vocal. Look to connect with the emotion of the song click here for the importance of expression. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for more tips on singing performances.

Rosie Ugalde – Lovely tone to your vocal, performance wise you need to get out of the habit of looking down at your guitar and engage your audience click here for the importance of eye contact. Practice, practice and practice more, filming yourself performing and expressing the emotion of the song. Click here for more on Guitar Dynamics to really drive the song home.

Cerys Porter – You seemed very nervous click here advice on tips on how to calm nerves. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Song choice is also very important click here for more advice on selecting the right song for you.

Lydia Howarth – You have a strong vocal and performed the song well, using your arms to convey the emotion. Choosing a theatrical song you are always limited in acted out that performance rather than showing us you as an artist click here for the importance of song choice.

The Zaffiros – Great to hear you doing an original song, take care to get the balance of playing right you tended to drown out the vocals so make sure you adapt to the circumstances of not being mic’ed up. Nice groove and vibe, use dynamics to really drive the chorus and the message of the song home click here for more on dynamics.

Bethany Jones – Practice as much as you can so you performance flows a little better. Song choice don’t always go for the big belty ballads click here for the importance of song choice. You seemed very nervous click here advice on how to calm nerves

Tom Parry – Try and loosen up a little you were very tight and a little robotic. You seemed very nervous click here advice onhow to calm nerves. Look and engage with your audience click here for the importance of eye conact for connecting your music with your audience.

Over 21's Bristol Audition Feedback

Jessica Grace – Song was good but felt it needed a faster tempo, also consider the song needs to grab us and have a stronger hook click here for more advice on writing that all important chorus. Look to try and test out your songs to an audience click here for the benefits of open mic nights.

Samantha Hayes –  Going forward start to consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover. You used your hands well to convey the emotion of the song. Ensure you practice and practice so you flow a little better when performing, to be the best you can. Don’t hold back really look to commit to the song, click here for more on vocal projection.

Clare Bell - The performance was a little nervy although you will always get nervous click here for some tips on how to calm nerves. You defiantly grew as the performance went on and by the end you had better flow. Perform as much as you can to gain more confidence and grow as a performer. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important. Click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Always remember to warm up the vocal before performing so when you audition you present your vocal at it’s very best.

Stella Grace - Your song was nice, consider the song needs to grab us and have a stronger hook click here for more advice on writing that all important chorus. Look to add more dynamics click here for more on delivery of dynamics for a performance. Look to really build the performance around highlighting the chorus, look to change the delivery and projection. Look to try and test out your songs to an audience click here for the benefits of open mic nights.

Glenn Adams – Song is catchy, nice flow and message! Look to express the emotion of the song even more by using your hands and facial expression, click here for more on the importance of expression. You grew as the performance went on and by the end you had better flow. Perform as much as you can to gain more confidence and grow as a performer. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact. 

James Montague – You have bags of ability as a songwriter.  You tell the story well in your songs, perhaps you could look to expand the dynamics even more to bring more impact to the chorus. Click here for more on delivery of dynamics for a performance and tips on delivery of dynamics for a performance.

John Doyse - Going forward start to consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover. You used your hands well to convey the emotion of the song. Ensure you practice and practice so you flow a little better when performing, to be the best you can. Don’t hold back really look to commit to the song, click here for more on how to achive better vocal projection. Work on the vocals to be able to give even greater projection as this will also help give you greater range too click here for more on what to expect from a vocal lesson.

Loulita Gill – Super song and you could feel you connected emotionally well to the song. Lovely you smiled throughout makes it engaging! Nice vocal control from the start and you came across very confident. Ahead of the regional final, you can find some tips on stage performance here.

Sophia Truebody - Doing covers isn’t doing you favours as an artist doesn’t show originality and your personality as an artist. Consider doing a creative cover to be more original and aim towards performing your own songs, click here for more on performing a creative cover. Remember to connect the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact. 

Alex Part – You guys have ability but you need to work on getting the performance slicker bit messy in places. Practice, practice and practice more, filming yourself performing and expressing the emotion of the song. Click here for tips on singing with emotion.

Stell Kousionis - Will come in time but try and relax you are a little stiff, click here for more on how to calm nerves. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Look to use dynamics to really drive through the hook of the song click here for more on Guitar Dynamics.

MUSIC COMPETITION AT BRISTOL

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