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GLASGOW MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Glasgow music opportunities at Airdrie Town Hall

 

Glasgow Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Glasgow music opportunities at the weekend. The singers and songwriters came to perform in front of industry judges in the hopes of getting through the Glasgow music opportunities and onto the next round of the competition. 

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.

The judging panel at the Glasgow music opportunities were;

Darran Barker - Head Judge from DB Management
Saffire Stephens - Professional Entertaining, TV Personalities, Radio Hosts for Paul Hills PR Management
Z Stephens - Professional Entertaining, TV Personalities, Radio Hosts for Paul Hills PR Management
Ross Gunning - Glasgow's Philharmonic orchestra

Glasgow 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.

Glasgow Music Opportunities - Under 16's Feedback 

Cam- You’re a very confident lad! You handled it well, we would like to hear more. Click here for more on building stage confidence as a singer. You are extremely talented and your passion oozes throughout, without you taking a breather! We enjoyed the performance – well done.

Katelin Tierney – From the start it was obvious you have a lovely recordable voice with nice harmonies; it had a pop feel to the performance! You are very confident and a star in the making, click here for more on building stage confidence as a singer.

Aimee Bryceland – Very lovely vocals very theatrical singing, you would be great in theatre production. We can you see you in a main starring theatre role very soon! However, for this competition, you will need to find your own voice. Think about choosing a song that you can bring your own spin to as an artist, click here for tips on performing a creative cover as a singer

Lennon Wylie – For a young boy starting at an early age, you are a lot of fun and have a good energy! You were flat in some places – this is something a vocal coach could help you with. Click here for more tips on picking the right singing teacher for you. We enjoyed the song that you performed, click here for tips on song choices.  

Abby Allan – Fantastic pitches in the vocal with a professional star quality, you were almost haunting at parts. You have lots of confidence and a real grown up voice - which works well for you! Really enjoyed the performance. Click here for more on building stage confidence as a singer.

Erin Dunn – Perfect rendition of ‘I dreamed a dream’, was nicely sung! Fantastic voice and a great performance overall. Have a think about how to use the stage to make the performance more engaging for your audience. Click here for stage performance tips for singers

Jennifer – A very impressive performance with a nice stage presence, you moved around slightly, but we could have seen a little bit more movement. Increased movement will be more engaging for your audience. Click here for stage performance tips for singers. We enjoyed this a lot, your voice was made for this song. Click here for tips on song choices

Cecily Douglas – There were a few pitching problems at the start, although you minimize them as the song went on! As they disappeared we could hear a great vocal. Work with a good vocal coach to teach you methods on how to better your singing vocals, click here for tips on finding the right singing teacher for you. You have potential, keep working hard!

Ellen – Very nice vocal for such a young girl, we loved the song which you handled very well. Click here to read about the importance of song choices. Enjoyed this performance apart from mistake at the end. Keep practicing your performances to avoid such mistakes - click here for the importance of Open Mic nights for singers

Hollie Robinson – Professional vocal and pitch perfect, the audience feel silent listening to you! Click here for tips on audience engagement. You had nice control over your vocals, would like to see you put a bit more emotion into your song. You can do this through the facial expressions you use, click here for tips on singing with facial expressions.  

Sasha Kaloheris – Lovely song choice and a great performance, click here for more on importance of song choices. You managed the high and lows in the song, and there wasn’t a vocal out of place – your vocals are so well controlled! Click here for tips on vocal dynamics. We really enjoyed this performance. 

Glasgow Music Opportunities - 16-20's Feedback 

Sally – Your very confident with a good range and tone, click here for more on building stage confidence as a singer. We would like to see you interact with audience more, think about methods of engaging the audience. Click here for tips on audience engagement. A good performance, but you seem to start shouting towards the end! Keep control of your vocals throughout. Click here for vocal exercises for singers – this will help manage this.

Eve Robertson – You had some lovely tones to your vocals, but you seemed a little nervous which effected you voice. Click here for tips on how to calm nerves. A good song choice! It complimented your vocals. Have a think about your image, and the type of artist you want to become. Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician.

Munashe – You were very nervous which was displayed in the vocal delivery and your overall performance. Click here for tips on how to calm nerves. You worked the stage well – this was engaging for your audience! Click here for stage performance tips for singers. Have a think about your image, and the type of artist you want to become. Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician.

Axel Borel – You brought a lot of passion to the performance! This was lovely to see and hear. Your vocals were pitchy in places, have a think about working with a singing teacher to help you with your pitch. Click here for tips on finding the right singing teacher for you. You have a lovely vocal tone and put on a good performance.

Tia Urquhart – Great song choice, it suited you vocally. Click here for more on importance of song choices. You put on a great performance but would have loved to see you move around and work the stage. This will be more engaging for your audience. Click here for stage performance tips for singers.

Abby Cassidy – You were very nervous while performing which affected your vocal delivery. Click here for tips on how to calm nerves. The way you use your microphone can affect your performance, try and work on mic technique and practice your breathing technique. Click here for tips on microphone technique.

Zoee – You put on a very polished performance, we loved the original song you sang! Click here for tips on how to write songs. Have a think about your image, and the type of artist you want to become. Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician. You have great potential.

Erin Newton – You have a cool image and you picked a great song that suited you well, click here for more information on importance of song choices. You put on a great performance and we love your clear vocals. We would have loved to see you move around and work the stage. This will be more engaging for your audience. Click here for stage performance tips for singers.

Beth Swan – A well polished performance on the keys, you are very confident which is great! Click here for tips on performing with music keyboards. Really enjoyed the song, great original. Click here for tips on how to write songs

Chelsea Macdonald – Good performance, we would like to have heard a more up to date song. Click here for more tips on song choices. Regarding song choice, choose a song that you can bring your own spin to as an artist, and make your own. Click here for performing a creative cover as a singer. Try and figure out who you want to be as an artist, explore different styles to make you stand out, click here for tips on finding an image as a musician.

Feebi – We could tell you were nervous which showed in your vocals, click here for more tips on how to calm nerves. With greater practice, these nerves should minimize, so keep working hard! Try and figure out who you want to be as an artist, explore different styles to make you stand out, click here for tips on finding an image as a musician.

Johnny Brown – Favorite of all the performances, you have massive potential and a one to watch out for in the future! Click here for tips on audience engagement. Only fault would be work on your diction, be sure to sing every word clearly so your audience can connect with the lyrics. Click here for more on how to improve diction

Hayleigh Harper – You have a nice strong vocal, a little pitchy in places but you put on a good performance! Regarding the pitch issues, work with a singing teacher to help minimize these. Click here for tips on finding the right singing teacher for you. Think about using the stage to engage your audience, click here for stage performance tips for singers

Glasgow Music Opportunities - 21 and Over’s Feedback 

Sara N Junbug – You guys are a really tight band. You all connected well as a group, click here for more tips for music duos and groups. We really enjoyed the song, very catchy and commercial which was delivered well. Keep working hard and you will have great potential!

Simply Nikki – A song with feeling, which was well performed expressing a lot of emotion. Click here for more on how to sing with emotion. You have a lovely tone to your vocals with great depth and vibrato. Try to connect more with your audience using your eyes, click here for more on eye contact.

Sorelle – Voices blend well, we really enjoyed the country vibes and the harmonies. Top ranges need lots of work but you put on a great performance and the song is very catchy, click here for more on how to write songs. Take a look at the following link regarding the top ranges – vocal dynamics

Robyn Taylor – You have an amazing voice, very strong and rasp! You have great control on your vocals. You have a fantastic stage presence and you work the stage well, click here for more stage performance tips for singers. Very confident and professional performance with a good connection to the audience. Click here for tips on audience engagement

Lizzie Michele – Loved the individuality! You are very unique, you have great confidence. We really liked the concept of the song, kept you tuned into the performance. Click here for more on how to write songs. You maybe need to work on your diction, be sure to sing every word clearly so your audience can connect with the lyrics. Click here for more on how to improve diction.

Louise Barron – You have a powerful, strong voice with fantastic depth but in some places the pitch was off. Maybe consider getting a vocal coach to help with this, click here for more on picking the right singing teacher for you. Your performance was fun and a bit of a ‘Bassey’ impersonator with Starry Eyes, but was a good performance overall.

Peter – You perform with great emotion, with some really nice deep; breathy tones to your voice, click here for more on how to sing with emotion. The song didn’t suit your voice; consider choosing a song that you can bring your own spin to as an artist. Click here for more on importance of song choices.  Your voice is good but needs some development, work on getting a strong range. Click here for tips on vocal dynamics

Lima Grueva – Great piano playing! The song had a story to tell but it could have been built better, click here for more tips on writing songs and writing that killer chorus. You have lovely vocal tones, but the song didn’t show us what you can do with your voice. Attend Open mic nights to trial your original songs. Click here for Open Mic nights for singers

Ana Espinoza – A very confident performance with a great stage presence! However, the movements you made didn’t link to the song, click here for stage performance tips for singers. Nice vocal control - your voice is powerful! Maybe look at developing a head voice. 

Hannah – If you are collaborating with someone else make sure you practice; the instrument was out of tune and the timings where all off. Click here for tips on standard guitar tuning. Luckily this didn’t affect your singing, as you have a great voice! Try connecting with the audience, it was lacking some engagement. Click here for tips on audience engagement

Xander – Practice in front of the mirror more and watch how you perform. The song you sung was perfect for your voice, click here for more tips on song choices. You have great smooth vocals and good control! Try and be careful with some notes as it sounded a little strained at times.

Linda – You have some really nice tones in your voice, work on finding your strongest range and work within that! The song was good but a little to safe, felt it could have built into more of a climax. Click here for more on song choices. Overall a really nice relaxing performance – well done!

Bethany Janette – Nice song, relaxing, soothing vocals – your performance was very good! You do need to develop the song a little more: Greater color could have enhanced it. Click here for tips on vocal dynamics. Relax more on stage to open the emotion in the performance.  Click here for tips on how to sing with emotion.

ANA FILOGONIO – The power in your voice is amazing! Great brilliant operatic singer. Moving forward look at contrast of voice/colors throughout. Consider your top range and play about with vibrato speed against pure sound. Click here for tips on vocal dynamics. A very touching song, overall well done!

Harry Bodley-Scott – Harry you’re a natural singer; you know how to work your guitar, very likeable. Click here for guitar playing tips. Nice originality with your song but experiment with the delivery in different keys to see which is the most suitable to your voice. Overall you have a good voice and certainly have potential.  

Billy M Jack – You had good energy and stage performance! Any head/ neck movements affect your vocal. Open your eyes to connect with the audience, looking around will be more engaging for them. Click here for tips on eye contact. It was a great performance and was very extraordinary. We could listen to you all day!

Darrell Cram – Nice pleasant singer, the song could do with more aamph! Click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer. Watch the timing of the song. Open your eyes to connect with the audience, looking around will be more engaging for them. Click here for tips on eye contact. Nice sound. 

Hugh Livingston Barclay –  Nice version of the song. However, you could have done more with it vocally. Lower range needs strengthening – click here for tips on vocal dynamics. Fabulous version of hallelujah: talented guitar too. This is a favorite song of mine and you sang it well! 

GLASGOW MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

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