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MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO CAMDEN, LONDON 

The Open Mic UK music competition came to Dingwalls, Camden 

Music competition in Camden: Dingwalls in Camden, played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from London 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 in London.

Camden Music Opportunities: 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 Camden Auditions

Lara Sowande – Will come over 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 and 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.

Fizz Hussain – 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, also focus on breathing, click here for breath control exercises. Don’t hold back really look to commit to the song, click here for more on vocal projection. Nice song choice, although there is a lot of consideration click here for more on the importance of song choice.

Mark Lasis – Super sounding instrument, need to consider how you can make the performance contemporary, so consider a modern twist. With the performance try and commit more to the emotion of the song perhaps consider being more animated. Click here for advice on singing with emotion. If you make a mistake, carry on with the song and don’t panic. The performance would benefit from more expression click here for more on the importance of expression.

Jelizaveta – Not sure if the shaker was helping you it was a little distracting and over bearing. The performance was a little nervy at the start, although you will always get nervous click here for some tips on how to help deal with the nerves. Your confidence 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.

Isabella – Super control from the start and you came across very confident. Going forward start to consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover. Long term you want to perform your own songs and if you haven’t already start to write your own songs click here for getting started with writing songs. Overall great voice and good use of dynamics; with a nice mix of emotion.  

Marcel – Lovely rich and powerful vocal, you picked a good song to sing for your vocal click here for the importance of song choice. Take care not too push the vocal too hard and loose control, sometimes changing the dynamics can really show off the power better than forcing the vocal. Click here to view out article on vocal exercises for singers, that contains tips on vocal control.

Aaryan – Great outfit! You have loads of potential for your age, keep looking to audition and perform as much as you can. Doing theatre songs does make it very difficult to be original and show off your own personality. Going forward start to consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover. Long term you want to perform your own songs and if you haven’t already start to write your own songs click here for getting started with writing songs.

Demetri – Nice tone and powerful vocal, good choice of song for your vocal; click here for the importance of song choice. Try not too push the vocal, sometimes changing the dynamics can really show off the power better than forcing the vocal, also focus on breathing click here for breath control exercises. 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.

Zohla - The performance was a little nervy click here for some tips on how to help deal with the nerves. 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. Also concentrate on breathing and the importance of breathing form your stomach, click here for more on breath control exercises.

Isabel - Nice tone and powerful vocal, good choice of song for your vocal; click here for the importance of song choice. Take care not too push the vocal too hard and loose control, sometimes changing the dynamics can really show off the power better than forcing the vocal. Look to work on your vocal projection to be even better click here for the importance of vocal projection and practice to build confidence, click here for more on how to sing with confidence.

Daniella – Look to express the emotion of the song more by using your hands and facial expression, click here for more on the importance of expression. The performance was nervy click here for some tips on how to help deal with the nerves. You grew as the performance went on, try to 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. Song choice was too big for you click here for the importance of song choice.

Musacrat - 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. You had your eyes shut for the majority of the performance. Ensure you practice and practice so you flow with the performance as best as you can. Don’t hold back really look to commit to the song, click here for more on vocal projection.

Camden Music Competition 16-20's feedback

Lois Williamson – Nice smiley performance. You used your hands well to convey the emotion of the song, look to use them even more. Don’t hold back really look to commit to the song, click here for more on vocal projection. Nice song choice, click here for more on the importance of song choice. Remember you are connecting to the audience and to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important, sing directly to your audience. click here for more on the importance of eye contact

2K Ultra - The performance was a little nervy click here for some tips on how to calm nerves. You grew as the performance went on and by the end you had better confidence and flow. Perform as much as you can to gain more confidence and grow as a performer. Going forward, start to consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover. Long term you want to perform your own songs and if you haven’t already start to write your own songs click here for getting started with writing songs.

Alfie Draper – You certainly have passion and commitment. Performance wise look to advance to help to tell the emotion of the song, click here for tips on singing with emotion. Vocally don’t hold back really look to commit to the song, click here for more on vocal projection. Song has lots of potential click here for more tips on changing the dynamics to present the chorus at it’s best.

Hannah Taylor - Lovely rich and powerful vocal, which you picked a good song to sing for your vocal click here for the importance of song choice. Take care not too push the vocal too hard and loose control, sometimes changing the dynamics can really show off the power better than forcing the vocal. Consider the dynamic delivery to give even more impact. Going forward start to consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover. Long term you want to perform your own songs and if you haven’t already start to write your won songs click here for getting started with writing songs.

Billie Endacott – Confident and composed delivery. Always consider standing when performing with the guitar as it will give you more freedom to express the performance rather than being rooted to a seat. You need to try and connect us more emotionally to your performance, click here for tips on singing with emotion.

Chloe Jet – You moved around well to convey the emotion of the song. Click here for tips on writing that killer chorus, the more you write and collaborate the more your song writing will develop. Vocally you have a lovely range, just ensure you work the dynamics for more impact. Click here for more on changing the dynamics.

Kelis – You have a lovely deep tone to your vocal, use your range and vary the delivery to give additional colour. Remember you are connecting to the audience and to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Don’t hold back really look to commit to the song, click here for more on vocal projection.

Amy Clark - Nice tone and powerful vocal, which you picked a good song to sing for your vocal click here for the importance of song choice. Going forward you should consider doing a creative cover to be more original and aim towards performing your own songs. Take care not too push the vocal too hard and loose control, sometimes changing the dynamics can really show off the power better than forcing the vocal.

India Foskett – 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 vocal projection and click here for more on what to expect from a vocal lesson. Remember you are connecting the audience and to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact.

Over 21's Camden Audition Feedback

Tony K – Clever and entertaining lyrics, however as a performer you could be more engaging to convey the emotion of the song; click here for tips on singing with emotion. Use your eyes to reach out to your audience and make us believe in your message, connect us to the emotion of your song click here to read more on the importance of eye contact.

Lauren King – You have a nice tone and have power in your vocal. Contect to the song however at times it would help to control breathing better, click here for tips on breath control exercises. Doing covers isn’t doing you favours as an artist doesn’t show originality and your personalityConsider performing a creative cover, or you own songs. 

Otis Lewis – Really good feel to this song. Take care with your clarity of vocal and would consider strengthening your vocal core click here for more on the importance of vocal projection. Song is catchy and will serve you well if presented as well as well as possibly can be, try to focus on singing 1st then the performance along side it. 

Miriam Carone – 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 vocal projection and click here for more on what to expect from a vocal lesson. 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. Consider performing a creative cover to be more original and aim towards performing your own songs.

GABE – You warmed up as the song went on, click here for tips on singing warm ups. Catchy song looks to perform as much as you can, this will help you connect with the audience better, click here for more information on audience engagement. Not convinced the breakdown with the high notes work as well as it can do, look to practice this section and strengthen it.

Bianca Ryan – Super tone but look to 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 vocal projection. Remember you are connecting the audience and to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Consider doing a creative cover to be more original and aim towards performing your own songs.

Marc Gascon – Nice tone but take care with your diction click here more for tips and advice on diction. Very nice song, but it would benefit from working the dynamics click here for more on delivery of dynamics for a performance. Need to perform and practice more to help you really commit to the song.

Kevin Paul – Nice guitar playing accompanied with some great lyrics. Very easy song on the ear flowed well and clearly well constructed, hopefully you’ve got lots more songs you’ve written. Engaging performance, with great eye contact and tonality.

Ola Fakoya – Good beat and style, with a cool old school delivery. Some of the lyrics could do with work click here for writing song lyrics and the importance of writing for some tips. Try to perform as much as you can to build the confidence and work out the best delivery for each line. Click here for tips on stage confidence.

Aenieszka Stram - Nice tone but look to work on the vocals to be able to give even greater projection and take care with your diction click here more for tips and advice on diction. Song is nice but would benefit from working the dynamics click here for more on changing the dynamics. Need to perform more and commit to the song for more tips on building you vocal confidence.

Johnson – Performance wise look to commit to the delivery more and engage your audience more. Reach out with your eyes click here for more on stage performance. Nice tone but look to work on the vocals to be able to give even greater projection and take care with your diction click here more for tips and advice on diction. Also click here for more tips on breath control exercises.

Voah – You have bags of ability as a songwriter, all your songs performed for the songwriting competition had something about them. 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 guitar dynamics.

Roqzanne Tan – Consider doing a creative cover to be more original and aim towards performing your own songs. Your song choice was one to really show off your vocal and you could have committed more click here for the importance of song choice

Andrea Esono – The song has lots of potential with a very funky song and very engaging. Reach out more to your audience and especially with your eyes click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Take care not to force the vocal and loose control, for more tips on vocal dynamics and breath control.

Stephen Bremner – You can see you love singing and performing, it sounded like you knew he song well. You would benefit more from writing your own music. Long term you want to perform your own songs and if you haven’t already start to write your own songs click here for getting started with writing songs.

Jess & West – A very jolly song without driving through a hook for a period click here for advice on writing that all important chorus. Look to engage more with your audience click here for more on the importance of engaging with the audience and the importance of eye contact. Good chemistry and harmonies throughout.

Lloyd – Performance wise look to commit to the delivery more and engage your audience. Reach out with your eyes click here for more on stage performance. Nice tone but look to work on the vocals to be able to give even greater projection and take care with your diction click here more for tips and advice on diction. Consider doing a creative cover to be more original and aim towards performing your own songs. Your song choice was one to really show off your vocal and you could have committed more click here for the importance of song choice. .

Robin Zipper – Quite a long intro and perhaps lacking the desired impact. Need to connect with your audience so reach out more to your audience and especially with your eyes click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Look to concentrate on the dynamics to your performance click here for the importance of varying your guitar dynamics.

Evelyn Carbunger – Nice song which sounded familiar which isn’t always a bad thing but could be modernised to sound more contemporary. Performance wise look to commit to the delivery more and engage your audience more. Reach out with your eyes click here for more on stage performance. and the importance of eye contact. Nice tone but look to work on the vocals to be able to give even greater projection and take care with your diction click here more for tips and advice on diction.

Elliot Rose – Good projection and dynamics click here for more on guitar dynamics, just take care not to push the vocal too hard and loose a little control, click here for vocal exercises for singers. A lack of eye contact which disconnects you to the audience, click here for the importance of eye contact and engaging with the audience

Tyrone Edeam – Really different and great flow. Look to add in one killer line as a hook to give it more appeal to the masses click here for more on writing that killer chorus. At some parts you could slow down or ensure the words are articulated more to help the audience connect. For some tips on wrapping check out our article here, practicing breath control could also help, click here form some breath control exercises.

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