THREE LIVERPOOL SONGWRITERS MAKE UK TOP 30 AND AIM FOR NUMBER ONE AT
FINALS OF 06 AWARDS CEREMONY
OUR Web Radio Station,
Liverpool Reporter, has been told this week that one of the young,
talented artists, who is played on our stream, has been picked as
one of three young songwriters from Liverpool, to go through to the
prestigious 06 ‘Make It Break It’ awards.
Dani Telford, who is the artist we play on our radio stream, Laura
Leigh, in the 14 to 16 years and Hayley Phillipa Williams in the 17
to 19 section, all from Liverpool area, are among thirty,
outstanding young songwriters whose details are cited at the end of
the report, have reached the finals of the prestigious 06 ‘Make
It Break It’ awards for outstanding young songwriters. They are
to have their songs judged by the likes of Coldplay’s Chris Martin,
Ms Dynamite, broadcaster Mark Ratcliffe, producer Steve Levine and
Live 8 promoter Harvey Goldsmith CBE.
Organisers Yamaha and The Liverpool Institute for the performing
Arts (LIPA) received hundreds of entries for the 06 awards, which
are aimed at inspiring and showcasing young, original songwriting
talent across all popular musical genres.
Songs were submitted, in three categories; rock, pop and
urban/dance; across two age groups 14 to 16 and 17 to 19; by
aspiring young musicians throughout the UK. All are keen to get
their material heard by major players in the music industry and
their hands on thousands of pounds worth of Yamaha gear.
Since its inception in 2003, 'MAKE IT BREAK IT' (MIBI) has
attracted over 1,000 entries from young songwriters. Winners,
finalists and schools have been equally enthusiastic about the
benefits of the competition.
From the thirty finalists, the judges will now select six winners to
work with professional session musicians, performing at LIPA, with a
professional band, in front of a capacity audience of invited
supporters, music industry and record company executives on Saturday
8 April 06.
All finalists will participate in seminars and an energising and
inspiring Open Forum with music professionals. Also Schools
nominated by the winners will receive substantial Yamaha equipment
to enhance their music department's capabilities.
MIBI judge, Coldplay founder and frontman Chris Martin told us
that:- “When I was invited to perform at Earls Court and
rehearse with a group of top session musicians in 1995 for the then
Yamaha Rock and Pop awards it was the biggest thing in my life and
it convinced me that my music mattered and that's why the MIBI
awards are so important".
To listen to the judges talk about Make it Break It and hear
invaluable advice, hints and tips please visit:-
The Times Educational Supplement,
who sent a team to last years awards, said of the awards:-
"It's what you learn from taking part that counts, it's the real
deal- it's about people that are passionate about making music and
learning about each stage involved in making a record."
Broadcaster Mark Radcliffe, himself a gigging musician said:-
"I've been involved with MIBI from the very beginning. One of the
main reasons I'm committed to it is because all the songs are taken
very seriously and listened to very carefully, it's not about
fashion or the band, or the production, it's about the song. New
songwriters are vital to the music industry. I play records and
without great new songs I'd have to talk more and no-one wants
that!, I remember when I started out , I didn't know whether I was
any good. Obviously I was very arrogant and a rampant
egomaniac and any good friend is going to slag you off anyway so,
the MIBI's take your music to independent people who know about the
business and care very much about helping real talent - that's the
One of last year's winning bands was Alice's Garden from
Blatchingdon Mill School in Hove, which was encouraged by teacher
Craig Sullivan to get involved. He then explained:-
"Alice's Garden has gone on to receive considerable exposure since
last year’s event. Yamaha have obviously looked at the curriculum,
which is why teachers should definitely buy into it. There is a
strong creative writing element; PSE, Business and ICT are also
Craig David Live
THE multi million selling artist
is to come to Liverpool on 30 April 06, to the Liverpool
Philharmonic with his World Tour for his album, ‘The Story
Craig Dave is billed as one of Britain’s most successful solo
artists, Craig David told us that:- “I’ve had a great time
touring the world promoting this album, but I can’t wait to play in
England, it’s always great to be back home.”
If you don't know who he is, well you might know his new single
‘Unbelievable’, released on 6 March 06. Over the run up to the
release, it dominated the pre-release and airplay charts in the UK.
Fact file:- The Southampton born 24 year old returned to the world’s
music scene in September 2005 with his multi-platinum selling third
album ‘The Story Goes…’, which has now sold over a million copies.
Craig’s return to the charts saw him at number one from Europe to
Australasia, with sales of his critically acclaimed records topping
16 million globally.
In 2005 Craig David officially became the UK’s most successful soul
writer and recording artist of all time when his third studio album
titled ‘The Story Goes…’ spent a whole month as Europe’s biggest
selling R&B album. The year ended on a high for Craig, after not
only being nominated for this year’s Best Urban Brit Awards on 15
February 06, but also winning The Outstanding Achievement to British
Urban Music award at the prestigious UMA’s.
You can book tickets for the Liverpool Philharmonic show on Sunday
30 April 06 via ringing the Phil's booking line on:- 0151 709 3789
Stop & think!
THIS week, Warrington
Trading Standards, Consumer Alert Network offered this advice to all
who attend one day sales and auctions.
"One day sales and auctions are usually held at hotel venues and
last for a couple of hours. Discounts are usually advertised prior
to the event to attract visitors, but in some circumstances only a
few of these discounts are available on the day.
To stop people being disappointed and to help reduce complaints,
here is some advice to consider:-
* Don't hand over any money for goods which you haven't had the
chance to examine closely.
* Don't get carried away with a few free gifts or very cheap prices
at the start of the sale.
* Be sure you know exactly what you are buying and that you feel the
goods are worth the asking price.
* Don't confuse brand names, which sound similar to famous names,
* Make sure you have enough information about the company so you can
trace them if you have a problem.
* Remember... if you buy something and later just change your mind
or think you paid too much for it, you have no legal rights to a
Cllr Pat Wright, Executive Board Member for Community Services,
said:- "I would advise anyone who is
thinking about going to one day sales and auctions to take note of
the advice given by the Council's Trading Standards to avoid any
disappointment on the day."
Taking Back Sunday!
THE band Taking Back Sunday are
set to follow their upcoming Give It A Name Festival dates with a
full UK tour in May 06. The tour represents their first on these
shores in promotion of their upcoming third album and Warner Bros.
Records debut ‘Louder Now’ that is set for an 24 April 06
Taking Back Sunday will play:-
29 April 06... Manchester MEN Arena (second on the bill to
Lostprophets). Booking line:– 0870 190 8000
30 April 06... London Earls Court (second on the bill to
Lostprophets). Booking line:– 0870 903 9033
17 May 06 Manchester Academy. Booking line:– 0161 832 1111
19 May 06 Bristol Academy. Booking line:– 0870 771 2000
20 May 06 Birmingham Academy. Booking line:– 0870 771 2000
21 May 06 Southampton Guildhall. Booking line:– not listed.
22 May 06 London Astoria. Booking line:– 0870 150 0044
25 May 06 Newcastle Academy. Booking line:– 0870 771 2000
26 May 06 Glasgow Barrowlands. Booking line:– not listed.
27 May 06 Liverpool University. Booking line:– 0151 256 5555
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