Five up and coming bands with undiscovered talent have beaten off stiff competition throughout the area and made it through to the regional finals at O’Neill’s Wardour Street as part of the national Sound of Summer competition.
MeMe Detroit and Alesha Nejad will be competing against Pixie, Tara Livingstone and Angels Can Dance.
The bands impressed guests and judges in the heats at their local O’Neill’s venues across the region and have made it through to the regional finals.
Following the regional final, the band which comes out on top will then compete at the grand final at the same venue on 23rd August.
They could now follow in the footsteps of a number of other superstars who have performed at various O’Neill’s venues throughout the UK and you could be there to see this brand new talent emerge.
Huge names such as the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart have performed at its famous Wardour Street venue, which was awarded a Blue Plaque for its music history. It was also the backdrop to David Bowie’s MTV video ‘Blue Jeans’, as well as the recording location of Georgie Fame’s the Night train.
The Local Manager of O’Neill’s Wardour Street said: “At O’Neill’s we love to help give bands their big break on the live circuit. This years’ competition has been to such a high standard that we expect a great night on 9th August and hope to see lots of support for these talented acts.”
The winners of O’Neill’s Sound of Summer will receive an incredible prize package including £5k cash, a slot at a leading UK festival, a UK tour of O’Neill’s, as well as enough precious studio time to record their first big hit.
Official Link: http://www.oneills.co.uk/soundofsummer