Recognising emerging unsigned talent
Local Music Live, sponsored by Howarth Timber & Building Supplies is a new initiative aimed at putting unsung talent on the air, combining commercial and community stations to encourage and support local singers and bands.
Throughout June 2017, singer/songwriters and bands submitted their songs to localmusiclive.org for a chance to be played by local radio DJs from across the UK, with the favourite artist or band given the opportunity to record their music at the professional Redwall Studios in Bury, Great Manchester, and create a music video for one of their tracks.
With an amazing response, it was a difficult decision to choose a favourite, but we’re very proud to announce Feliicia Eliza as our 2017 favourite!
2017 Favourite: Feliicia Eliza
Singer/songwriter Feliicia has both Danish and English blood running through her veins, a fact which comes through beautifully in the country infused pop she plays. With over 200 entries to the Local Music Live initiative, selecting a favourite was no easy task.
Feliicia was first spotted by our Manchester branch, and was put forward as a finalist, before being voted the 2017 favourite by the judging panel. We’re sure Feliicia has a stellar career ahead of her.
See Feliicia’s artist page and view the music video below:
A special mention goes to the below talented finalists!
Alex Hulme is a Liverpool-based singer, guitarist and loop-maker whose energetic performance and ability to weave intricate loops made him stand out from the crowd.
Sophie Smith started out singing covers and performing at open mic nights in her native Mansfield, but having heard her original material we think she’s destined for big things!
For The Girl
For the Girl is a five-piece indie pop rock band from Nottingham. With their blend of different styles For the Girl has a sound that is totally unique and we’re sure you’ll see them popping up on festival bills around the UK very soon.
Niamh is a talented singer/songwriter from Skipton. Her beautiful piano-backed ballads are the perfect fit for her wonderful vocal style, and we’re excited to see what’s next for this gifted teenager.
A 14-year old singer and multi-instrumentalist from Yorkshire, Frankie's clever lyrics and catchy melodies make her stand out from the crowd.
Massive thanks to everyone who took part and submitted their music!
We’d like to thank the following radio stations who helped support and promote the event local singers, musicians and bands, on-air and on-line.
For more information about each station visit localmusiclive.org