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Live music took place in Camden for the Open Mic UK Camden 16-20 Regional Finals!

 Live Music Camden

Live music Camden: National singing competition Open Mic UK held its Regional Finals at Dingwalls, Camden this weekend and saw London’s best singers, songwriters and solo artists take to the stage in their bids to impress a music industry judging panel and capacity crowd.

The live music in Camden was judged by music industry specialists who have provided music industry feedback for a selection of acts. The people the Camden musicians wanted to impress were Dani Coppertone from Price Studios, vocal coach Michael Thomas who has directed choirs and performed within musical theatre, Aaron Buckingham, Head of Artist Development at Global Entertainment and Head of Future Music, Chris Grayston. 

The live music show in Camden was rounded off by our guest act, previous winner of Open Mic UK, Natalie Shay.

Live Music in Camden – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

Check out the Under 16s Live music at Camden Regional Final feedback here, and check out the Live music at Camden 21 and Over Regional Final feedback here.

Live music Camden: 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.

Emico – Lovely, soulful, confident vocal. Great tone. Try engaging with the audience more to take your performance to the next level. Image-wise think something that will make you stand out before you even start to perform. Click here for advice on the importance of image.

Sara Barta – Good vocals but not sure why you had the backing singer for a number of reasons -  it didn’t feel like it added anything, and there was no engagement or chemistry between you or any sort of synchronised image between you? Great engagement with the audience. The song didn’t feel like it ‘went’ anywhere. 

Jay Anthony – Good, catchy original song. Instrumentally it had a lot going out which may have made it a little crowded. Great control of the stage, but the performance aspects need some working out - it felt too repetitive and visually it needs more. Potential is there so work these things through to be even better. Click here for advice on using facial expressions whilst performing and click here for advice on stage performance.

Havva – You have a beautiful voice. Very engaging and convincing performance. Loved that you made the song your own. You have a good rasp and warmth to your vocal. Now look to work the dynamics vocally to embrace a wider range of highs and lows within the song. Click here for advice on dynamics.

Young Dreamer –Great lyrics. Sounded like a good message but the diction wasn’t clear throughout so work on that so we can hear everything you’re saying. Click here for advice on having good diction. Performance-wise use the stage and commit more to the performance to convey the story. Click here for advice on using facial expressions whilst performing and click here for advice on stage performance.

Anne Woodman – Beautiful voice – good control. Lovely tone. Have confidence in your vocal ability! It would be nice to hear you sing something more contemporary. Before you started the announcement of the song choice felt disappointing as it’s so popular and showed us nothing of you as an artist. Click here for advice on the importance of song choice. You are talented and good vocally so need to work on this to show us who you are as an individual. 

Kirby –Try and articulate a little more so we can hear the message of the song. Click here for advice on having good diction. Great lyrics, but there wasn’t much variation. 

Renee - You sang much better and with more personality than you did as a backing singer for Sara Barta. Good expression and dynamics. Take care not to force it and lose control. Great performance and interpretation of the song. You really know how to engage a crowd. 

Deedee- A beautiful and effortless voice. It would be great to hear you sing something more contemporary. Liked your style and commitment to the song. Try and make sure you engage with the audience so they feel like you are performing to each one of them as individuals. You seemed to focus to a section of the audience. Click here for advice on using facial expressions whilst performing and click here for advice on stage performance.

Live music in Camden – Open Mic UK to impress at the Open Mic UK singing competition

Jake and Emily – Great song choice and arrangement and there was good chemistry between performers but the performance did lack a bit of commitment and life. Jake has a nice tone but you need to work on your projection which a good vocal coach will be able to assist you with. Click here for tips on achieving better vocal projection. Both have very pure voices. Have confidence in them. 

Ben Johnson – Lovely unique style. Great original song. Now try and match your performance with what you’re singing about. Click here for advice on using facial expressions whilst performing and click here for advice on stage performance. Your guitar work was solid - just use your expression to convey the story of the song even more. 

ELOISE – Beautiful, unique voice. Lovely tone and super vocal control. Try engaging a little more with the audience and articulating a little more so we can hear everything you are saying. Click here for advice on having good diction. 

Tallulah – Great all-round solid performance. There’s a lovely warmth and depth to your vocal - don’t be frightened to really commit fully to the performance. Click here for advice on stage performance. Dynamics can help give greater range to the vocal and performance as a whole. Click here for advice on dynamics.

Ellie Manning – Your song was good but I wasn’t convinced it had a clear hook to make it stick in your head. Use dynamics to drive through the chorus as you’ve not made them distinct enough. Click here for advice on dynamics. Lovely personality showing through. A very easy voice to listen to. 

Jason J – The electric guitar idea was a good one but you were a little out of synch on a few occasions. The ear covering is distracting. A very believable, committed performance nonetheless. Do the same with your vocals to take it up to the next level now.  

Lara Nash – Take care picking your songs to avoid the duplication of other acts doing the same, popular songs. Click here for advice on the importance of song choice. Lovely vocal control, but you could ‘belt’ more. Great eye contact. Lovely style of voice. Nice arrangement of the song. 

Keydot – The song is good but you need to commit more to the performance. The lyrics flowed nicely but you are too static on stage and give little expression. Click here for advice on stage performance. Vocally don’t force it and lose control. Try and articulate a little more so we can hear everything you are saying. Click here for advice on having good diction. 

Live music in Camden – Open Mic UK to impress at the Open Mic UK singing competition

All successful acts from the Open Mic UK Regional Finals will be performing at the Open Mic UK 2014 London Area Finals at The Beck Theatre, Hayes on Sunday 23rd November.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in London and its surrounding areas!

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

Alternatively, if you’re aged 19 and under, enter national singing competition TeenStar now!

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