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21 and Over feedback 1 of 2 for Open Mic UK’s 2014 Birmingham auditions for musicians which took place at The NEC!

BIRMINGHAM AUDITIONS FOR MUSICIANS

Birmingham auditions for musicians: National singing competition Open Mic UK held Birmingham auditions for musicians at The NEC this weekend in a search for the region’s best singers, singer-songwriters, rappers and vocalists. With a place in the Open Mic UK 2014 Regional Finals up for grabs, the acts who auditioned had a lot to play for!

The Birmingham auditions for musicians were judged by music industry specialists who have provided music industry feedback for a selection of acts. Judging the Birmingham auditions for musicians were Tony White from Born in a Barn Recording Studio, Paul Masters from Big City Radio, Darran Barker from DB Management and Head of Future Music Chris Grayston.

21 and Over  feedback 1 of 2 for Open Mic UK’s 2014 Birmingham auditions for musicians

Check out the Under 16 audition feedback here, and check out the 16-20 audition feedback here.

Birmingham auditions for musicians: Find 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 Open Mic UK, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts. Please take the feedback on board with a view to helping in the future.

Cliff Webb - Lovely tone, but consider selecting a less popular song otherwise run the risk of someone else doing the same song, also you are also going to struggle to compete with the original artist of the song unless you really make it really different which you didn’t. Click here for the importance of song choice and also click here to find out more about performing a creative cover.

Lynsey Perry – Contemporary vocal. A bit different and hid the nerves well after demonstrating in a nervy start. 

Drunken Master & Mandum - Good blend of vocals and sounded great. Chilled and easy listening song just need to pull it together more as a performance which is awkward visually. Click here to tips on how to perform visually

Shanice - Recovered well after a shaky start, be confident and make that big impression from the start. Try to engage with your audience, click here for tips on how to perform visually

Natalie Holman – Interesting change from major to minor n this quirky original song. Go more with the dynamics to drive the hook line in our faces.

Sophie Cox - Lovely tone and projection to your vocal but unsure what the song choice or performance showed us of you as an artist. Think originality. 

Small Steps – Lacked engagement between you as performers. Song was hard to relate to, need to keep writing to better the songs. The chemistry between you as performers needs developing.

Natz -  Good projection and tone but as a performance it was very static. Consider selecting a less popular song otherwise run the risk of someone else doing the same song, also you are also going to struggle to compete with the original artist unless you really make it different which you didn’t. Click here for the importance of song choice.

Birmingham auditions for musicians 21 and Over feedback continued

Ranaye Kaye - Good vocal control lots of potential but consider selecting a less popular song otherwise run the risk of someone else doing the same song, also you are also going to struggle to compete with the original artist of the song unless you really make it really different which you didn’t. Click here for the importance of song choice and also click here to find out more about performing a creative cover.

Marion - Lovely tone and projection to your vocal but unsure what the song choice, image or performance showed us of you as an artist. Think originality.

Chloe Fisher- Watch the louder sections to avoid sounding shouty. Perhaps consider an image appropriate to your song choice and personality click here for assistance and ideas on image.

Brett Huckfield - Good build up but take care as once you built it up the instruments drowned out your vocals. Perhaps consider an image appropriate to your song choice and personality click here for assistance and ideas on image.

Nia Ekanem - Distinctive vocal and well performed but as an acoustic guitarist you will be judged on your own songs or on your ability to make covers creative. Click here to find out more about performing a creative cover.

Liam Hutchinson– Technically a strong rap, very well delivered. You performed like a robot, which made it difficult to connect with. Click here for tips on how to perform visually

Jason Dwaah- Try not to rush and maintain timing, a good vocal tutor will help assist you to improve your projection and control, click here for more information on what improvements can be made with singing lessons

Sonia Rosalind – Liked you came forward to engage with the audience. Click here to find out more about performing a creative cover.

Jamie Connolly – Interesting original song with subtle comedy song undertones!

Birmingham auditions for musicians – Enter now!

All successful acts from the Birmingham music auditions will be performing at the Open Mic UK 2014 Regional Finals at The NEC on Saturday 4th October 2014.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in Birmingham!

Don’t miss out showcasing your talent to music industry judges. You can enter Open Mic UK now!

Alternatively, if you’re a teenager or pre-teen, enter national singing competition for teens and pre-teens TeenStar now!

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