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Open mic nights took place in Reading for the Open Mic UK Reading 16-20 and 21 and Overs Regional Finals!

 Open mic nights Reading

Open mic nights Reading: National singing competition Open Mic UK held its Regional Finals at Sub89, Reading this weekend and saw Reading’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 Reading musicians wanted to impress were Kiki Militis a professional singer/songwriter previously of ICMP, Louis Sellers from Anton Road Studio, producer of Britain Does Variety, John Hayden and development manager at Future Music, David Payne. 

Reading’s Regional Finals were rounded off by our guest act, singer/songwriter Ben McKelvey. 

Open Mic Nights Reading – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

Check out the Under 16s open mic nights Reading Regional Final feedback here.

Open Mic Nights Reading: 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.

16-20

Sabah Saghir – You had a warm, breathy vocal tone. Try not to rush/compete with the track. Good stage presence.

Ellie and Enya – Interesting duo with potential, performance could do with more fluidity and dynamics variance, click here on ideas to improve your dynamics. Try to keep the performance natural, there was too much in it that it felt crammed.

Angel – Great vocal ability- good potential here. Nerves seemed to affect timing. Loads of confidence with handling the stage. Displayed good vocal control.

Aoife – Great stage presence. A cool original track. It came across as well rehearsed and confident. It was quite bland in terms of melodic range.

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Beth George – Loved the vocal looping technique- it was clever. Loads of confidence in your song. Creative and passionate. 

Luke Newbold – An enjoyable original track with fun lyrics. We expected you to deliver the song and we weren’t disappointed. Tight vocals. 

Jade Allum – Great stage presence and delivery. Lovely voice. Found the tracks emotion and mood quickly. Loads of focus and belief. You nailed the biggest note but make sure you nail all of them!

Mary Williams – Great vocal delivery, good stage presence and control. Star quality. It looked like you loved the stage. Loads of facial expressions- it helped me feel the energy. Great key change- vocal control was brilliant.

Charlotte Lloyd-Butler – The performance felt personal and heart-felt. Lots of passion and conviction. Beautiful vocals. Sensitive and genuine delivery. You owned the stage.

Pauline – Good performance. Just need to maybe focus more on dynamic variance, click here on ideas to improve your dynamics. Could feel the emotion in your performance and it seemed well suited to your abilities.

Rushil – Fluid and captivating performance all around. Truly artistic. Loved the fusion of acoustic and cello- lovely orchestration. The vocals matched and even beat the instrumentation. Perfect. 

Nathan Carpenter – You sang well- with a pinch more confidence you can be exceptional because you have a likeable persona. Stop on image and stage presence. Develop your vocal control and you’ll go far, a vocal coach can help you with this, click here for the importance of voice training.

Ethan Morgan – A big, rich voice that blended well with your music. A mature track that’s been written well. 

Joseph Marcus – What a voice. Exceptional delivery and control. One of the most emotional, dynamic and controlled vocals of the day. Your voice would record really well. A smooth tone that filled the room.

Keely Kimber – Unique image. Great delivery. Adding more chords and variation to your guitar playing will unlock more melodic potential for the vocals. Your confidence was just right for the track.

Ollie Wade – A well written track- keep aspiring to make each section of the song distinctive and memorable. An effortless vocal but try to add more soul/passion, click here for singing with emotion. Charismatic performance.

Nathalie Mac – Very authentic delivery. You’ve got amazing vocals, keep going! You can be gentle one minute and thunderous the next- great control The chorus was powerful.

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21 and overs

Nicolette Street – Lovely tone. Good dynamic variation. Confident guitar playing with powerful  vocals to match. Pitch was strong and consistent.

Mike Ryan –Catchy tune. Great delivery. Very expression performance for someone sat down with a piano. Your vocals were tight and your commitment to the song was strong.

ESSY – The rhythm of your rap is strong, but also try exploring new rhythms. Quirky lyrics and get up. Your pitch in the song passages needs some attention; a vocal coach can help with this, click here for importance of voice training. 

Miss Magee – Silky smooth performance with a well convicted presence. Your pitch was tight to the correct note. Would love to hear you sing something more relevant, click here for the importance of song choice. Flawless vocal delivery. 

Horizon – Really liked the quality of your original song. There is a unique quirk to your vocal. Nice tone.

Ciara Vizzard – Quite unique! Captivating vocals and catchy tunes. Moody and atmospheric performance. It was delicate which really made me focus on you.

J Carby – Well rehearsed and smooth performance. There’s some charisma to your performance but work towards less introversion. Add some energy for greater effect.

Mandy Woods – A gentle delivery that matched the mood and messaged behind the song. Vocals were generally smooth and melodically tight. Captivating performance of a beautiful written song.

Louisa McCarthy – Loving the energy and attitude. Great delivery. A fun and thrilling original track that kept my attention due to the fast pace. Loads of energy in the vocals, with a sense of audience interaction.

Portia Harry – Loved the transition from the intro to the groove. Beautiful vocals that were delivered were loads of conviction. Strong delivery- all areas covered.

Yasmin Kabir – Stunning image on stage – glamourous. Great stage presence. Good vocals, just need more dynamics, click here for advice on dynamics. 

Open mic nights Reading – 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 Camden 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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