Previous Winners

MANCHESTER MUSICIANS WANTED TO IMPRESS AT THE OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS

Musicians wanted to impress music industry judges at the Manchester Open Mic UK auditions

MANCHESTER MUSICIANS WANTED

Manchester singing contest: At Open Mic UK we provide music industry feedback to all acts that perform in our shows. Below is feedback for acts from the Manchester Music contest that took place at the Manchester Royal Northern College of music.

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 Manchester

If you’re interested in getting feedback from a music industry judging panel, Open Mic UK have just released their audition dates with the Manchester audition details shown below, so click here to view the latest audition dates.

The Manchester auditions were judged by music industry specialists who have provided music industry feedback for a selection of acts. The people the Manchester musicians wanted to impress were Jill Bowyer from Salford City Radio, singer Bob Young who has sung with the likes of Shirley Bassey, Peter Ross from AStar Studios and Darran Barker from DB Management.

Manchester musicians wanted to impress – Feedback for Open Mic UK

Manchester musicians wanted to impress: Find selective 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.

Charlotte Alex – You looked nervous, so you need to work on your stage confidence. Click here to find out more about dealing with nerves. Could be good with training. Click here to see how a good vocal coach will help your performance. Try to find your own style. Nice clear voice. 

Holly Worsley – Needs more support in the voice. Click here to see how a good vocal coach will help your performance and get tips on how to warm up the voice here

Zara – Nice tone. Confident performance. Liked her. Very natural. Really commercial sound. Work on performance factors now, such as looking at the audience. Click here for tips on how to perform visually and click here for tips on singing with emotion

Melissa – Needs to work on guitar skills. There’s potential here, keep trying! The song was too low on the verse. Nice sound. Interesting and different. Talented with a unique sound. Need to work on your vocals in your higher register. Click here to see how a good vocal coach can help with this.

Suzie Bloomfield – Strong chest voice. Good blues voice. 

Christina Sanchez – Really nice vibrato. Needs to practice guitar skills. Good voice and performance. Confident performance.  

Alicia – You seemed nervous and this showed in your voice. Here’s some tips on how to deal with nerves when performing

Olly Rodwell – Great range for only 11 years old!

Bittersweet – It would be great to hear some harmonies from you guys as you were all singing the same line. Work at your harmonies and you could be good. 

Jake – Amazing. A very talented and confident performer.

Josh – Great tone and control.

Janine Bradshaw – Good look and sound. Nerves affected the end of your performance. Click here to find out more about dealing with nerves.

Freya Kelly – Bit nervous, but there’s potential here. Here’s some tips on how to deal with nerves when performing. Need to work on the transitions between your head voice and chest voice. Here’s some tips on how a good vocal coach can help with this

Alex – Good control throughout. A lot of potential. Very strong guitar and vocals for 14. Mature songwriting. Click here for tips on how to write songs.

Gabriel – Interesting and a lot of potential. Commercial. Good look and sound. 

Hema – Needs more training – it would help your voice be a lot better supported. Here’s some tips on how a good vocal coach can help with this.

Yna – Nervous before performance, but you gave an amazing performance. Have more confidence in yourself! Here’s some tips on how to deal with nerves when performing.

Harriet – Big song to sing. Try not to use an American accent! For advice on choosing the right song, click here

Manchester musicians impress the Open Mic UK judges

Abby – Sung well but didn’t show any range due to song choice. Click here for advice on song choice

Effi – Pretty amazing voice. Work on looking more relaxed. Click here to find out more about dealing with nerves and click here for tips on how to perform visually.

Abbie Longmate – Has potential, but needs to relax as there’s a tendency to shout. Need to work on the transition from your chest voice to your head voice. Here’s some tips on how a good vocal coach can help with this.

Ronnie – Great image and sound. 

Lucy Franklin – The song was probably a little too hard for you. Click here for advice on song choice. With more training you have the potential to have a strong voice. Here’s some tips on how a good vocal coach can help with this.

Declan – Need to work on body language in performance. Click here for tips on how to perform visually.

Kirstie – Good voice, but the performance fell a little flat. For advice on how to perform visally, click here

James Walsh – Quirky style! Liked the song but it didn’t show off your vocal range. Click here for advice on song choice.

Divine – Great look. Distinctive vocals. Powerful performer. 

Jessica Richardson – Beautiful voice. 

Mikkie Redhead – Excellent performance. Strong piano skills.

Cameron – Good performance. Distinctive vocal and excellent control. 

Leanne Hesketh – You were a little out of tune and your tone was quite nasally. Here’s some tips on how a good vocal coach can help with this.

Connor Moylan – Loved the original song! Click here for tips on how to write songs.

Gap Gap – Need to work on your higher vocal range. Here’s some tips on how a good vocal coach can help with this and get tips on how to warm up the voice here.

Glenn – If you’re going to sing you need to work on your vocals. The rap is good. Here’s some tips on how a good vocal coach can help with this.

Manchester musicians wanted to impress at the Open Mic UK singing competition

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

Click here for more music industry advice

Music Industry Advice

  • DORSET OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10


    DORSET OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10

    The top 10 of Dorset's open mic nights. We take a look at the best open mic nights that the county of Dorset has to offer singers and musicians.

    There’s a ton of opportunities to enjoy some fantastic live …

    Read More...
  • BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10


    BOURNEMOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHTS THE TOP 10

    With new bars and music venues popping up all over, there’s definitely a buzz about Bournemouth. 

    Open Mic Finder in Bournemouth

    Bournemouth not only possesses a gorgeous coastline and vibrant …

    Read More...
  • TOP 10 OPEN MIC NIGHTS SOUTHAMPTON 2018


    TOP 10 OPEN MIC NIGHTS SOUTHAMPTON 2018  

    Open Mic Finder in Southampton

    Southampton may be best known for its connection to the Titanic, but the city has also made a name for itself through its thriving music scene. This bustling …

    Read More...
  • HOW TO RAP


    HOW TO RAP

    Rapping with confidence, control, and emotion.

    How to Rap - Five Key Areas of Focus

    How to Rap: In this article we have focused on five key areas to help you improve your rapping techinique.Lyrics are the fundamental part of any rap …

    Read More...
  • MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT


    MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT

    What does Music Artist Management do?

     

    Music Artist Management: All music mangers vary and can do an array of different jobs to help artists develop every aspect of their music careers. What a manager does for you …

    Read More...
  • LOOKING FOR A MUSIC MANAGER?


    LOOKING FOR A MUSIC MANAGER?

    Should you be looking for a music manager?

    Looking for a music manager?: Certainly what we’d advise especially when starting out is just concentrate on your own affairs to begin with before you start looking …

    Read More...
  • WRITING A PRESS RELEASE


    WRITING A PRESS RELEASE 

    Putting together and writing a press release

    Writing a press release: You need something to back up your words explaining your story for your newspaper article, that’s where writing a press release, comes in. …

    Read More...
  • MUSIC PRODUCTION


    MUSIC PRODUCTION

    Choosing a recording studio for your music production 

    Music Production: You’ve spent time and effort writing your own material, so when it comes to music production – laying down your tracks, choosing a …

    Read More...

News

  • JAMES NEILSON CROWNED OPEN MIC UK 2017 CHAMPION!


    JAMES NEILSON CROWNED OPEN MIC UK 2017 CHAMPION!

    Future Music have crowned James Neilson Open Mic UK's 2017 overall winner

    Open Mic UK 2017 Champion: The national music competition Open Mic UK has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of …

    Read More...
  • OPEN MIC UK 2017 PRIZE WINNERS


    OPEN MIC UK 2017 PRIZE WINNERS

    Judges’ Top Scores and Prize Winners Announced

    Open Mic UK 2017 Prize Winners: The Open Mic UK 2017 Grand Final judges’ top scores and prize winners have been revealed! The national music competition …

    Read More...
  • TEENSTAR 2018 AUDITION DATES NOW RELEASED!


    TeenStar 2018 Audition Dates Now Released!

    TeenStar 2018 audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK’s only singing and dance competition exclusively for 19 year olds and younger, have now released their 2018 audition dates! …

    Read More...
  • SAM CLINES CROWNED OPEN MIC UK 2016 CHAMPION!


    SAM CLINES CROWNED OPEN MIC UK 2016 CHAMPION!

    Future Music have crowned Sam Clines Open Mic UK's 2016 overall winner

    Open Mic UK winner: The national singing competition Open Mic UK has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious …

    Read More...
  • OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION WINNER


    OPEN MIC UK MUSIC COMPETITION WINNER – JUDGES’ TOP SCORES!

    The Open Mic UK music competition winner 2016 Grand Final judges’ top scores have been revealed! The Open Mic UK music competition Grand Final took place at The NEC in …

    Read More...
  • TEENSTAR 2017 AUDITION DATES NOW RELEASED!


    TeenStar audition dates now released!

    TeenStar audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK’s only competition exclusively for pre-teens and teenagers, have now released their audition dates! And new for this year it’s also open …

    Read More...
  • AUDITION DATES RELEASED


    AUDITION DATES RELEASED

    Music competition auditions for Open Mic UK 2016 are announced today! 

    Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2016! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be …

    Read More...

Act Feedback

  • A&R MUSIC – ADVICE FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY


    A&R MUSIC – ADVICE FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

    A&R music industry professionals provide advice from the Grand Final. 

    A&R Music: The Open Mic UK music competition grand final hosted the best unsigned singers from across the …

    Read More...
  • NORTH EAST MUSIC CONTEST


    NORTH EAST MUSIC CONTEST

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for the North East Music Contest at Dewsbury Town Hall

        

    North East Music Contest: Open Mic UK is more than a competition and if you’d like …

    Read More...
  • SOUTH ENGLAND MUSIC CONTEST


    SOUTH ENDLAND MUSIC CONTEST

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for South England Music Contest at The Engine Rooms

         

    South England Music Contest: Open Mic UK is more than a competition and if you’d …

    Read More...
  • NORTH WEST AND SCOTLAND MUSIC CONTEST


    NORTH WEST AND SCOTLAND MUSIC CONTEST

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for North West and Scotland Music Contest at The Forum Theatre

        

    North West and Scotland Music Contest: Open Mic UK is more than a …

    Read More...
  • MIDLANDS MUSIC CONTEST


    MIDLANDS MUSIC CONTEST

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Midlands Music Contest at The NEC

       

    Midlands Music Contest: Open Mic UK is more than a competition and if you’d like advice on how to develop as …

    Read More...
  • LONDON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES - 12th November


    LONDON MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for London music opportunities at the Beck Theatre

     

    London Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK is more than a competition and if you’d like advice on how …

    Read More...
  • READING MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES


    READING MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Reading music opportunities at Sub89

       

    Reading Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Reading music opportunities at the weekend. The …

    Read More...
  • SHEFFIELD MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES


    SHEFFIELD MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

    Singers and songwriters came to impress at a show for Sheffield music opportunities at The Sheffield City Hall

       

    Sheffield Music Opportunities: Open Mic UK gave budding singers Sheffield music …

    Read More...

Join us on

   Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest