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BIRMINGHAM MUSICIANS WANTED TO IMPRESS AT THE OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS

Musicians wanted to impress at The NEC for the Open Mic UK auditions!

MUSICIANS WANTED

Birmingham musicians wanted to impress: At Open Mic UK we provide music industry feedback to all acts that perform in our shows. Below is feedback for acts from the Birmingham Music contest that took place in Birmingham.

Open Mic UK is more than a competition and if you’d like advice on how to develop as an act then please click here advice for aspiring singers.

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

The Birmingham auditions were judged by music industry specialists who have provided music industry feedback for a selection of acts. The people the Birmingham musicians wanted to impress 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.

Birmingham music competition feedback

Check out the 16-20 audition feedback here, and check out the 21 and Over audition feedback here - Part 1 and Part 2.

Birmingham musicians wanted to impress: 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.

Sasha Cook – Good projection with your vocal. You gave a soulful performance.

Tanya Bhopal – Try and remain focused as you came across very nervous. Never stop or apologise as it just highlights any mistake you make. Click here to find out more about dealing with nerves

Olivia Dragon – Take care with your diction and breathing a good vocal coach will be able to help and assist in this. Click here to see how a good vocal coach will help your performance

Ellie Wright – Lovely tone to your vocal. The cups were a nice idea; however it’s unlikely that they will work visually on stage. Click here to see how to perform visually.

Sydney Pope – Remember to express use your body and in particular your arms. Click here to see how body language can help your performance. Remember to warm up fully as you struggled on the high notes with your breathing. Click here to see tips on how to warm up your vocals. Much better second time round you used your hands and expressed to be much improved.

Hollie Nelson – Don’t forget to perform and use your arms to express yourself in particular.  Certainly want to not just have them behind your back. Good you did another song but again you didn’t express which is where you could really improve massively on. Click here for more information on stage performance and expression.

Sophie Axon – Nice vocal, always consider selecting a less popular song otherwise run the risk of someone else doing the same song and/or not standing out. Click here for the importance of song choice.

Mister Min – Diction wasn’t as clear as it could have been. Try not to perform with your hands in your pockets, click here for some tips on how to perform visually. Make sure to practice lyrics enough that they become second nature to you. Click here to see how the write song could help your performance.

Molly Bacite – Very strong vocals. Good projection and tone with a committed performance. 

Joe Ryley – Nice guitar work and use of musical dynamic. Could have pushed the dynamics more vocally though.  Click here to see how singing with emotion can help.

Birmingham musicians wanted to impress the Open Mic UK judges

Cait Green – The potential is there but it’s important to remember to warm up fully as you struggled on the high notes and to keep control. Click here for the importance of warming up.

Lauren Wright – Great image. Always consider selecting a less popular song otherwise run the risk of someone else doing the same song and/or not standing out. Click here for the importance of song choice. Performance grew after a shaky start to demonstrate a lovely tone. 

Jess Brookes – You seemed very nervous. Click here for tips on building your vocal confidence. Needed to commit more to the performance and you needed to perform more.

Charlotte Hurley – Lovely vocal and well projected but you were very static with your performance. Click here for tips on how to perform visually

Megan Kelsey – Sharp and crisp guitar work which set the foundation to a cool raspy vocal for an overall enjoyable performance. Lovely song choice. A picky point is try and engage with each other as performers. 

Allysia Funge - Song sounds great but with some added dynamics could really emphasis it’s emotion and be even more engaging to the audience. Click here for tips on singing with emotion

Elle Dempsey – Good projection, just watch the control. Always consider selecting a less popular song otherwise run the risk of someone else doing the same song and/or not standing out. Click here for the importance of song choice.

Steed –  Wow. No lack of performance here! Great projection as always.

Birmingham musicians at the Open Mic UK singing competition

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