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

 MANCHESTER OPEN MIC NIGHTS

Open mic nights Manchester: National singing competition Open Mic UK held its Regional Finals at The Royal Norther College of Music, Manchester this weekend and saw Manchester’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 Manchester singers wanted to impress 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, Lancaster Music Festival Coordinator Ben Ruth, singer Bob Young who has performed with the likes of Shirley Bassey, vocal coach Jennifer Casby, Peter Ross from Astar Studios, Andrew Edwards from BBC Radio and ALL FM and Sound Consultancy’s Darran Barker.

Manchester’s Regional Finals were rounded off by our guest acts, previous winner of TeenStar and current X Factor star Emily Middlemas and 3 piece Folk/Indie band Speak, Brother.

Open Mic Nights Manchester – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

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

Open Mic Nights Manchester: 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.

Osas – Liked the fast tempo version of the song. Watch out for the accent and timing as sometimes that went off. Powerful vocal. 

Mark Ryan – Nice voice. Need to watch out for timing and pronunciation as it was hard to hear what you were singing at times. Click here for advice on diction

Gap Gap – Liked that the song was in another language and the arrangement of it. No performance involved though – need to work on this! Click here for tips on performing visually.

Myth of Unity – Unique act. Need to work on chemistry with each other. Felt a bit awkward at times. You need a hit song and this original act has the potential to go far. Click here for advice on writing a song

Doremi Fly – Nice song choices. Think there could have been far more balance in harmonies and solo parts. Very different styles of singers/performers. Need to blend this a lot more as there was no synergy. 

Ross Denton – Nice vocal and physical performance. Try to build it more. The backing track felt a bit messy and big for what the voice is doing. 

Kami Kamm - Really nice stage presence. Nice voice. Impressed that the accent didn’t come through. Could have been more adventurous with the vocals. 

Joanne Watson – Unique song choice! Make more of the switch between low and high voice. Need to work on timing with accompanist. 

V Found – Nice tone to voice. Think you could have chosen a song that reflected your ability a lot more and earlier on. Click here for advice on the importance of song choice. You had difficulty holding pitch at points so watch out for that.

Patris Angel – Very unique act. If you work on your low voice it will benefit your overall vocal performance and stability. Once seen, never forgotten. Undeniably talented in a weird way!

Connor Moylan – Very original song and good rapport with audience. A lot of potential. Good comedic skills. Would be interesting to see you do something serious. Brilliantly witty and likeable. 

Ryan – Certainly an individual. Unique voice. Relaxed stage presence. Pitch faltered once. Good lyrics and good song. Work on the light and shade to be even better. Click here for advice on dynamics.

Vitamin G – Very prophetic lyrics. Really liked this! Still keep performing when there are sections of instrumentals. Click here for tips on performing visually

Open mic nights Manchester – Open Mic UK to impress at the Open Mic UK singing competition

Michelle – Great song choice! Remember to build the song gradually dynamic-wise, otherwise it’s got nowhere else to go! Click here for advice on dynamics.

Adam Westley – Really liked song choice. Good vocals! Could strengthen higher register with a bit of training. Click here for advice on the importance of singing lessons. More physical performance needed! Click here for tips on performing visually.

Siobhan – Nice song. Could do more with image and performance technique. Click here for tips on performing visually and click here for advice on act image. Needed to get more into character! 

Chris T – Original. Uptempo. Good melody.  Good lyrics. Interesting individual style. You looked like you were enjoying it which was great. 

Unit 1 – Really good dynamics.  Great performance and chemistry.  Great image, You engaged well with the audience too, keep it up!

Nathan Farrell – Nice voice. Think you need to sink your teeth into the rock style far more! Could have done more with your performance technique. Click here for tips on performing visually. I would have enjoyed a different song with more variety in your voice.

Jay Deane – Really loved your voice. Think you could have done more with the instrumental arrangement. Good image! Loved your soulful gliding up and down the scale. Very talented. One to watch.

Emma Young – Really lovely voice. Such a raw, expressive song and I didn’t get that from you. Click here for tips on performing visually. Think you would sound good singing country music. Felt a little strained at time, perhaps it was the wrong key? You have lovely vibrato. 

Kate Ashton-Butler – Quirky and pleasing. Very original. Great pop appeal. Mandolin and guitar need a bit more practice but you’re a charming artist! 

Open mic nights Manchester – 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 North West England and Scotland Area Finals at The Royal Northern College of Music Manchester on Sunday 16th November.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in Manchester 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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