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

 Open Mic Nights Newcastle

Open Mic Nights Newcastle: National singing competition Open Mic UK held its Regional Finals at The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle this weekend and saw Newcastle’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 Newcastle musicians wanted to impress were performer Beth Macari, local entertainment writer Lloyd Watson, vocal tutor Helena Davison Webber, Martin from Notes Studio, Julie Miles from Vocal Ovation singing school and Darran Barker of DB Management. 

Newcastle’s regional final was rounded off by our guest act, TeenStar grand finalist and X Factor 2014 contestant, Abi Garrido.

Open Mic Nights Newcastle – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

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

Open Mic Nights Newcastle: 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.

Gemma Abley – Vocals on point. You look so comfortable and happy on the stage. Great to watch and listen to. Good song choice, click here for the importance of song choice.

Sheridan – Impressive vocals and energetic performance. Work on your image to make it more original, click here for tips on image. 

Ashley Bell – Nice vocals. Good performance. Watch your mic control, click here for advice on microphone techniques.

Nicola – Lovely velvet vocals with a great tone. Sincere performance. It was an interesting song choice, but you did it really well, click here for the importance of song choice.

Open mic nights Newcastle - feedback

Carol Johnston – Although a static performance, the performance and emotion you felt for the song was evident. Work on your performance, click here for tips on performance. 

Kiel Wilkinson – Great confidence and look. Nice tone to voice. Parts of the original were catchy. Would have liked to see you connect more with the audience, click here for tips on performance. 

Nick Gladdish – Strong vocals and good visual performance. Good control! It came across as a little karaoke. 

Riez – Nice softness/depth to voice. Good song choice. You have a real chocolately tone. You used the stage well despite looking a little nervous.

Jon Sibley – Enjoyed your song and vocal. You pulled everything together well but you didn’t connect with the audience, click here for tips on audience engagement.

Christopher – Very brave to do a Capella! Got potential here. Try to avoid making your voice come across as shouty, click here for ways to improve projection.

Middle Name John – Given the right venue, I imagine you’d be able to build a good atmosphere. Avoid making your performance sound like a karaoke session.

Regan – Ball of energy. Great rapper. Passionate performance. Great to hear a rapper stay true to his regional accent. 

Open mic nights Newcastle - feedback

James Alexander – Felt the country roots, nice dynamics, played well and enjoyed your song. Need to project more as this let you down slightly, click here for ways to improve projection.

MAP – MAN – Good vibe and image. The lyrics were good and your diction was clear.

Ryan John Wheatley – Your girlfriend will be proud. Story beautifully told. 21st century song – mor people will relate to this than you think. 

Edwin D – Fantastic. Image is on point. A really cool performance. A little vocal work to get a smoother bridge and you’ll have Stevie Wonder on the run. Such a great performance. Diction could do with a little improvement. Click here for advice on diction.

Jamie – Try not to sound too nasally when you’re performing. Don’t forget your audience when you perform, click here for tips on audience engagement. 

Brian Mitchell – Powerful voice, a simple but nice performance. You’re a crowd pleaser.

Arya Sage – You looked stunning. Beautifully controlled. Not sure this was the right song choice for you, click here for the importance of song choice.

CHANNY – Great voice. Sophisticated and classy vocal. Some of those high notes gave us goose bumps! Great take on a classic.

Open mic nights Newcastle – 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 NE England Final on Sunday 30th November at Dewsbury Town Hall.

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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