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READING AUDITIONS

Singers were given feedback at the Reading Auditions

READING AUDITIONS

Reading Auditions: At Open Mic UK we provide music industry feedback to all acts that perform in our shows. Below is feedback for acts from the Reading Music contest that took place at Sub89, Reading.

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

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Reading Auditions – Open Mic UK

The music industry judges at the Reading auditions included:

  • Chris Grayston, Music Consultant
  • Greg Maxham, Drummer
  • Louis, Anton Road
  • Carly Cunningham, Singer songwriter
  • Emma Hawley, Performance & dance consultant

Reading Auditions: See 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 the Open Mic UK competition, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts.

Reading Auditions – Singing Feedback

Georgina Davis – You have a very nice tone and showed a good use of dynamics, which helped make your performance emotional. You appeared quite nervous, although it improved throughout. Try not to stop in a performance as it only highlights the error. Even if you make a mistake just keep going! Click here for more on dealing with nerves. Try to work on your projection to help enhance the performance. A good vocal coach can help assist you with this. Click here for more on how to pick the right singing teacher.

Margaret Perryman – Your performance was very smooth and confident! We had the impression you had rehearsed well. You have unique vocals and lots of potential! Try to think about engaging with the audience to help connect to them even more. Click here for information on why eye contact is important. You showed great dynamics and range of vocals, however be careful and watch your pitch. A singing teacher will help improve your pitch. Click here for more on how to pick the right singing teacher.

Abigail Ocay – You have a very unique and dark tone to your voice. You were able to hit the higher notes well. You showed great expression and good projection of your voice. Take time to choose the right song for your voice as under pressure your voice needs to hold throughout the performance. Click here for more on the importance of choosing the right audition song. Try to think about adding more dynamics to your performance to enhance emotion. Click here for tips on singing dynamics.

Amber Weston – You had a very confident presence and showed good expression throughout your performance. You have a soulful voice which suited the song very well! However perhaps look to be more creative with your song choice. This will make you appear to be more original. Click here for more on performing a creative cover as a singer. You showed very good vocal control and had a great image which matched your voice and performance well. Click here for stage performance tips for singers.

MacKenzie Burke – You gave an impressive audition with great dynamics and vocal pitch. It was nice to hear your voice project over the guitar. However be careful with your guitar tuning, make sure you check and adjust it if necessary before you perform each time. Click here for tips on standard guitar tuning. You have a very mature voice and appeared confident throughout your performance! Well done! Click here for tips on how to perform visually as a singer. 

Hayley Canham – It was great to see you having the confidence to perform your own song. It was catchy and engaging. You have a lot of potential so make sure you write as much as you can so as to build and develop your song writing. Click here for more on writing a song. The dynamics of your performance was very impressive in particular. It was great to see you using lots of movement and expression throughout the performance. Be careful not to rush through your performance. Click here for tips on performing live.

Reading Auditions – Singer's Feedback 

Phoebe Alexander – It was great to see you write in a key that suited your vocals – understanding what works for your vocal is an aspect of good song writing. You performed and expressed the song well, however when performing just try to engage with the judges and audience more. You can improve this by working on eye contact. Click here for more on why is eye contact important?. The jazz style was very good however be careful not to appear overly theatrical. Click here for more on performing live.

Marisa Rodriguez – You have a lovely tone and the tempo of the song was really drifty and dreamy. This showed great emotion. Make sure you write as much as can! You have a lot of potential. Performance wise, you need to focus on connecting with the audience. In particular work on bringing more movement to the performance in order to enhance your performance. Click here for more on why is eye contact important?. Polishing the performance should help you get to the next level.

Christina Cameron – Your song was very good and you have some nice unique characteristics to your vocal tone. Look to work on the dynamics and arrangement of the song such as driving the hook through to add impact. Click here for tips on writing that killer song chorus. Make sure you always work to convey your raw emotion to the audience to help enhance your performance. Click here for some tips on how to sing with emotion during a performance.

Sue and Martin – You performed a great and fun song. It was nice to see a duo doing something a bit different. Be careful not to drown yourself out with your instruments, especially where the set-up is different. Think about using more dynamics to help draw the audience into the performance and help them to connect to the song and you as performers. Click here for tips on singing dynamics. Your performance sounded a little disjointed at times so make sure to listen to each other and not to rush the performance. Click here for more on tips for music duos and groups.

Ian Appleby – Great song choice which really showed your range of vocals. Your performance seemed well rehearsed and you showed great emotion throughout which really helped you to connect to the audience. Your vocal just needs a little more control – a good vocal coach will be able to assist you in developing this. Click here for more on how to pick the right singing teacher. Try to be a bit more original when performing. Click here for more on performing a creative cover as a singer.

Matthew Williams – It was a lovely song choice and you have very nice vocals. Well done for playing and singing, just make sure you are always confident in what you do! Be careful to watch the tempo and work on varying the dynamics throughout your performance, both with vocals and the guitar backing. Click here for tips on singing dynamics. It was good to change up a well known song, however in order to make sure you are more original, think about performing more of a creative cover. Click here for more on performing a creative cover as a singer.

Akira Ghatoare – The song was current, interesting and you connected well with it! You used a great measured build-up and the half-time drop/chorus really added to the interest of the performance. Performance wise make sure you commit to give us more movement when performing. Use the stage to bring more of a performance. Click here for more on stage performance tips for singers. Consider your image to make sure your act and image are synchronized. Click here for tips on singer’s image.

READING AUDITIONS

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