Artist Category: 21 & Overs

Will Jones

You have a deep soulful vocal but with a bit more volume could be great.

Consider a vocal coach, finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, projection and improvement on technique which is vital as a singer. Don’t forget to pick a singing teacher appropriate to the music you want to sing. Click here for more on the benefits of singing lessons.

Look to get your song up and running quickly so we are hooked in to a vocal or melody hook. There are many dangers to using a guitar loop pedal so firstly consider using it sparingly and get the performance up and running quickly.

Too many guitar players make the performance too complex. If you are taking too long to get the song built up in the first place you will lose your audience and they will become disengaged. Click here for more on guitar loop pedal performance.

You should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

Hope to see you back next year!

Archie Xn trick

You have been very entertaining through the competition Archie!

The flute always gives you originality and is a great element to have in your performance.

As a duo like to see you interact more together. Just because individuals within a group have their own role, doesn’t mean that there can’t be interaction within the group. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Click for more Tips for music duos and groups.

Changing up the rhythm can bring more of an effect to the song and helps to emphasise certain sections of a song accordingly. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics.

Archie you are an engaging performer and it felt a fully committed performance, great performance!

Nimsay & El Dorado

We have enjoyed you guys throughout the competition and you really brought the energy with the dancers!

As an act it’s important you have the whole package; right down to your style choices and social media artwork it needs to be uniform and consistent to stand out from the crowd. Click here for about why image is so important singers image.

Really good to hear another original from you guys, and the song is catchy!

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing and you demonstrated this well! It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. Click here for more on stage performance.

Hope to see you back next year!

Jordan Olukanmi

You have ability and really talented Jordan!

We felt you relied too heavily on the audience and it detracted from your performance. As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when singing as the audience will never be the same twice.

Some crowds will be raring to go with audience participation, whereas others will simply look at you blankly. So it’s essentially a judgement call based on a number of factors. Click here for more on when to reach out for audience engagement.

Drive through your song and message more by varying your dynamics, concentrating on those simple disciplines.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

 

Carley Varley

Carley liked the twist and your guitar playing is super!

You should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it.

It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

It has been fantastic to have you in the competition and you have a talent in performance. We would love to hear you write some originals and show us who you are as an individual!

Hopefully we will see you back next year!

 

Olivia Morley

Lovely tone to your vocal and it was great to hear another original Olivia!

As a duo look to interact and engage with one another: Just because individuals within a group have their own role, doesn’t mean that there can’t be interaction within the group. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Learn more on music duos and groups.

It’s important to use various dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

There are many ways to incorporate dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

It was a tough show to perform in today and you really held your own. Keep performing as much as you can as there is bags of potential with you Olivia!

 

Red Tan

Song is a good one and could fit well on a film sound track.

Look to work on the vocal hook more to stand out even more.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.  Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

The nerves crept in a bit today, walk confidently on stage and maintain that confidence throughout your stage performance. Even established acts get nervous but learn to act to hide the nerves. Click here for more on stage performance.

You have the talent, now it is time to get the experience, look to perform as much as possible to really develop your craft!

Elz

Confident performer working the stage and audience well.

Try and get that vocal hook standing out more.

Sometimes less is more, if you let it breathe in places it will give more impact in others.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Performance wise also vary delivery, you were going from side to side too much without purpose.

You’ve been fantastic throughout the competition, hopefully we will see you back next year!

Jemima

You guys work so well together and your passion for the music comes across well to the audience!

Work the dynamics a little better to drive through the chorus.

As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

Ska breakdown makes you unique and stand out from the rest, being picky you could work on performing as one rather than as two individuals.

That said it was a strong performance today and you were unlucky not to place.

Matthew Joseph

Very well worked routine with the dancers Matthew!

Try and vary the routine and dynamics as an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing, and you do that very well! It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. Click here for more on stage performance.

Well done on the performance Matthew, we hope to see you back next year!

 

The Lazy Lounge

You guys have been enjoyable throughout the competition!

Comfortably Grand Finalists however it was a tough show so don’t let that take anything away from your experience. 

Try not to line up so far apart to start with and also try to be aware of the projection and lighting set up in a venue. Next steps is to perform as much as you can so you can become more consistent. Also try to build a fanbase across Open Mic nights in your area then go from there.

Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

We are sure to see you guys again soon!

Lauren Rose

Super smiley performer which is always engaging for an audience Lauren!

Fantastic to hear another original from you, we felt at times it would have benefited from more dynamics to help drive through the hook.

As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

Continue to write and perform out as much as possible to refine your craft1

 

Laszlo Gallo

You really do give your all to every performance. Ensure when talking on the mic at the start you keep close to the mic exactly as you would when you sing.

Real heart felt song, Laszlo and you have real talent!

Ensure you keep close to the mic at all times, you are pulling away too sharply from the impact moments.

Also make sure to pull the microphone away from your mouth on the high notes but not too quickly or you will lose the projection where it’s needed to give maximum impact. Timing is crucial and observing other seasoned singers can really assist you to nail this. Click here for more on microphone techniques.

A well deserved 2nd place, we hope to see again in the near future!

Gemma Dee

Gemma you have a great vocal!

You should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

Look to find your own sound as loads of opportunities for artists to get into the Country music industry both in the UK and USA.

Pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Ellis Johnson

Lovely tone Ellis!

Engaging performance, great to hear another original song.

Look to bring some more guitar dynamics to your performance is to change up the rhythm of the song to spark the attention of the listener. Changing up the tempo can bring more of an effect to the song and helps to emphasise certain sections of a song accordingly. Click here for more on guitar dynamics.

Performance wise look to give some more movement on stage.

Try to use the space around you to perform. You don’t have to walk over every inch of the stage, but make use of it, don’t let the space swamp you, own it! Click here for advice on using the space in your performance.

Enthusiasm doesn’t have to be loud – sincere love of playing guitar is enough. Enthusiasm is contagious, and enthusiastic performances are generally rare and appreciated. Be one of these performers! Click here for more on guitar playing tips.

Reuel Elijah

Spot on once again Reuel!

You had great energy on stage today and this really carried through the entire performance.

It is great to hear yet another original from you. Well worked opening sequence, your backing dancers were spot on and you had fantastic synergy between you all.

Song is great couple with a distinct image it worked well. As a singer your image is a way to market yourself when you’re not performing, so considering all factors of your image is vital. Ensure your style reflects your music and personality to create the whole package! You certainly did that! Click here for more information on singers image. 

Well deserved winner today, we look forward to hearing more from you in the near future!