Artists and bands wanted for Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival 2017
News: 24th February 2017 by Louise Dodgson under Live
Jessica Foxley Unsigned are seeking outstanding unsigned, young talent (solo artists or bands) to complement the line-up of main artists playing at the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival 2017 in Colne, Lancashire.
As part of the process, applicants are asked to submit a link to a sound recording, along with a link to a video of their act performing live. The project's focus is to support musicians up to the approximate age of 25; solo artists, or the lead musicians in bands, should not be a huge amount older than 25 and based in the UK, please. There are eight, half hour slots available as part of the festival project. Applications are perused, then discussed by a panel of judges, who will use the submitted sound recordings and videos to select a shortlist and the eight 'winners'.
Festival director, Jason Elliott, explained further: "We now have the full set of judges; 6 women and 6 men, plus Paul Foxley (from Jessica Foxley Unsigned) as the Chair.
The judges have been invited because we feel that, as well as being highly accomplished in their individual fields, they have all shown an openness to both innovation and the nurturing or support of emerging talent. We thank them for their time and support and look forward to an exciting, rewarding project".
An easy-to-use application process is available via the website below. Applications will be judged on the following criteria - originality, creativity, technical ability, musical compatibility (with a broadly based, contemporary Blues festival) and entertainment value.
Jessica Foxley Unsigned (formerly The Jessica Foxley Stage) was set up in 2010 in Jessica's memory, to provide high profile performance opportunities for young musicians.
Now in its 8th year, the project has gone from strength to strength and attracts young musicians of a very high standard from across the UK. This year, they'll invite eight outstanding, but as yet unsigned, young acts to play sets on the two main festival stages on Saturday and Sunday.
The cream of emerging young talent will rub shoulders with the superb line-up of professional acts, in a truly exciting musical melting pot.
Apply to play at Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival through Jessica Foxley competition