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Open mic nights took place in Exeter for the Open Mic UK Exeter 21 and Overs Regional Finals!

 Open mic nights Exeter

Open mic nights Exeter: National singing competition Open Mic UK held its Regional Finals at Exeter Corn Exchange, Exeter this weekend and saw Exeter’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 regional finals were judged by music industry specialists who have provided stage performance tips for each of the acts that performed. The people the Exeter musicians wanted to impress were Anya Williams from Razzamataz, Chris Harknett from singinglessonsexeter.com, vocal coach Katrina Fry, Tony Lock from One Umbrella Music, vocal coach Chris Gulley and Director of Development at Future Music, David Payne. 

Exeter’s regional final was rounded off by our guest act Daughters of Davis.

Open Mic Nights Exeter – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

Check out the Under 16s open mic nights Exeter Regional Final feedback here, and check out the open mic nights Exeter 16-20 Regional Final feedback here.

Open Mic Nights Exeter: 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.

Sam Wilks – Need more variation in song to make it more interesting, all very similar. Got a little samey, click here for advice on dynamics.  Your vocals are really smooth and have lots of character. 

Jamie Leigh – Original song needs more light and shade, image worked well for the performance, click here for tips on image. Bright, clear tonality. Great, strong folk voice. 

Tom Reilly – Image worked well for your act. Nice vocal, performed to everyone in the room, perhaps use stage more don’t stand still for so long. A tad too musical theatre, make emotion real not planned. Great falsetto and even better at full tilt. You’ve got great control of your voice.

The Crowe – Good belief in your lyrics, image worked enough but you could marry the image up with the performance more. Use the stage more; click here for tips on performance. Nice to see no American twang to a rap. Try and add more dynamics to break it up a bit more, click here for advice on dynamics. 

Harrison Larner-Main - Image worked for your act. Be careful with diction; click here for tips on diction. Nice original song. Open your eyes more and don’t forget the audience. Cool variation in vocal style. 

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Shelley – Open your eyes more, look and perform to audience. Take the mic off the stand, also watch your mic control we lost the quality of your vocals at parts, click here for microphone techniques. Use the stage more, click here for tips on performance. 

Anne Marie – Use  the stage more. Don’t sing over the audience, sing to them. Would like to see a more contemporary song, click here for the importance of song choice. Image can be improved for a performance on stage. Try to make use of the long intro by performing a little, the intro was so long it felt like you were enduring it.

Atlanta Rose - Moody performance, image worked. Good eye contact, vocals got very nasally, had a very 80s feel to it. Use the stage more; click here for tips on performance. Good dynamic range. Powerful rock vocal.

Lorin – Certainly filled the stage with guitarist and backing dancers, personally I think you could have held the audience better without dancers (even though they were great) it took away from you and you were greatly qualified to hold the audience. Not sure the whole performance suited the song choice, click here for the importance of song choice.

Steph – Strong vocal, but you need to use the stage and perform to audience, not over their heads, click here for tips on performance. Image a little too plain on a black stage. Lovely rich resonant tone. 

Little Red – Image was a little dated, and black doesn’t work well on a black stage, click here for tips on image. Be careful with diction, we need to hear what word you’re singing, click here for tips on diction. If you’re not using a mic stand then use the stage! 

Hollie Cole – Pick a different song – very over done (although you sang it well), click here for the importance of song choice. Dressed worked well, would like to see you use the stage more though. Look at the audience, eye contact is crucial. 

Open mic nights Exeter – 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 Southern England Final on Saturday 29th November at Ferneham Hall.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in Exeter 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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