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Feedback was given to singers and songwriters at the Sheffield music auditions

sheffield music auditions

Sheffield Music Auditions: This weekend the Sheffield City Hall played host to the Sheffield music auditions. Singers and songwriters from Sheffield and its surrounding area came to perform at the Sheffield music auditions in the hopes of gaining a place in Open Mic UK’s Sheffield Regional Final.

The judges that provided feedback at the Sheffield music auditions were:

  • Kate Holland, from Pro Voice Studios
  • Antonia Pyott, from Resound Media
  • Simon Keegan, a writer and editor for national newspaper and magazines

Sheffield Music Auditions: 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.

Sheffield Music Auditions – Music Industry Feedback

Jenna Darrell – Gets better each year. Just watch your facial expressions as they come across nasally, click here for singing with facial expressions. Good control. Very pretty voice. Careful with your diction, we need to hear each word, click here for diction for singers

Megan Blackburn – Need to use your chest voice as well as your head voice. A little pitchy in places. Try not to just sound like the artist you’re covering but make the song your own as well, click here for performing a creative cover. Good control could push the higher notes to be louder! Build your confidence; it’ll help improve your voice! 

Anna Louise Fallowfield – Try not to rush your audition to help keep the quality of your vocal. Work on your breathing, click here for breathing exercises for singing. I like that you changed the melody in places! 

Andrea Crawford – A very nervous performance, but well done! More performance may help build your confidence, click here for tips on building your vocal confidence. Got better as your confidence grew into your audition. Not sure about the song choice, click here for the importance of song choice

Sheffield Music Auditions – Open Mic UK

Luis Sullivan – Nice soulful voice with some good range. Enjoyed that you did your own song! There’s lot of potential here as a songwriter, click here for more advice on writing lyrics. Keep crafting at your songwriting. Confident presence. Nice control to the performance. 

Kirsty Turner – A nice voice. Try to look for a song and style that makes you stand out, making it your own will help you stand out, click here for performing a creative cover. Confident presence and beautiful voice. 

Lucy Castle – Sung beautifully. A great song choice for your range. Watch the amount of time you have your eyes closed, it disconnects you from the audience, click here for stage performance tips. Try not to add a H to your notes/lyrics. Strong use of emotion in your voice. Good vocal projection. 

Azelia Lily – Amazingly strong voice. Try not to keep changing key! Great image and lovely hair, click here for act image and synchronisation. Strong vocal projection! 

Karen Hartlesbury – Really good voice. Try to work on your overall presentation, performance is just as important as your voice; click here for stage performance tips. Confident presence. Pitchy at times and good control. 

Sheffield Music Auditions – Judge’s Feedback

Charlotte Copley – Lovely song. Great composition. Your personality shone through. Would be nice to hear this as a full track with strings maybe! Beautiful piano piece. Talented songwriting. Pretty voice!

Sarah Jones – A lovely soulful voice. Try to sing to your audience and not to yourself, click here for stage performance tips. The song choice didn’t do you justice, try to choose something more exciting and original to match that vocal, click here for the importance of song choice.

David Simpson – Brilliant voice and a cool image. A bit shouty in places, working on your projection will help to correct this, click here for ways to achieve better vocal projection. You seemed a little nervous, stand with strong posture and it’ll help improve your confidence. 

Paul Giblin – A lovely voice. Strong vocal projection! You’ve got the voice for musical theatre. Good use of emotion in your performance. Not too sure the song choice was right for you, click here for the importance of song choice.

Rick Emsley – Really enjoyed your own song. Great voice, would like to hear more of your material. Very catchy song. Good vocal projection. Guitar doesn’t over power your voice, which is lovely! 

SHEFFIELD MUSIC AUDITIONS

If you’re interested in receiving feedback from music industry judges based on your performance, then why not enter singing contest Open Mic UK. 

Future Music are bringing their Songwriting Competition UK back in the new year! Songwriters from across the UK will get the opportunity to perform their songs in front of music industry judges. If you’d like to have your song heard, then enter Future Music’s Songwriting Competition.

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