Music Week' present in association with the 'Make it Break it
THIS event will take place at
7pm, Tuesday, 4 November 2008, in Liverpool's The New Picket, on
Jordan Street. The Admission will be FREE and open to anyone
from 14 years and above... BRING I.D! The Make it Break it Awards is
a unique award scheme for young singer songwriters (ages 14 to 19)
to showcase and develop their music to get to the next step. The
judging panel includes Chris Martin (Coldplay), Mark Radcliffe
(Radio 2), The Wombats, Steve Levine (producer), Dawn Joseph
(songwriter) and other industry officials. The competition is
currently backed by the LIPA and Yamaha, both of which help to
provide wonderful prizes for the winners including: A 3 day boot
camp at LIPA climaxing in a live performance to industry
professionals, press, family and friends. The winner’s school,
rehearsal studios or youth club will get £1000 worth of Yamaha
equipment, their choice of recording gear or instruments. They will
also get the opportunity to record a music video and demo in a
creative environment with like-minded musicians...
THE NIGHT WILL FEATURE:-
Polly Mackey writes her songs initially for solo acoustic
performances, but really wants to take them to a higher level. She
is currently in rehearsals with her newly-formed band working on
arrangements and production styles for her songs. The band have
their live debut in early November and will then be in the studio to
record a session for Radio 1 Wales.
Natalie McCool Band
With Damian Rice, Gomez, Liam Frost and Suzanne Vega amongst her
biggest influences, Natalie's sound is a warmth of heavenly vocals
and engrossing lyrics over a backdrop of masterful guitar playing:
creating a 'beautiful and timeless' sound (Manilla
PR). Most recently Natalie appeared on T4's 'Mobile Act
Unsigned' with band Kalorie, gaining many fans, and won the
2007 'Make It Break It' songwriters competition. The
track 'Anchor Down', which was written, arranged and
performed by Natalie was judged by Chris Martin and Mark Radcliffe,
and scooped the top prize.
Dave O’Grady is a singer/songwriter from Kildare, Ireland. He prides
himself on writing the most honest songs he can and people have
definitely warmed to his sound, indeed Rob Smith of Coclebob Records
was quoted to have said:- "The most honest songs you'll hear
on TV or radio today. If Damian Rice had written these songs
everybody would be raving about them!" Dave is also proud to
be a member of the famous Sense of Sound choir.
The Little Hydes
The Little Hydes formed in December 2007! In the 10 months that they
have been together they have obtained a fan base and believe their
alternative lyrical pop style of music is spreading rapidly through
word of mouth...
The New Haze
The New Haze are a four piece band consisting of Drums, Bass,
Guitars and Vocals. The took part in the Streetwaves competition and
as a result of the competition we have been able to play at stages
across Europe including Germany, Turkey, Poland, Italy and France.
They call their music Rocky Blues and their influences include Jimmy
Hendrix, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones!
A 5 piece alternative rock band from Liverpool, the band have been
critically acclaimed for producing big, anthem like rock songs with
sharp musical arrangements and thought provoking, socialist-inspired
lyrics. In summer 2008, the band won the regional Streetwaves
competition to secure places on Matthew Street Festival, Eclectic
Festival, and Creamfields...
The Lee Broderick Band
For more information about the fantastic
line up on night go
just go to
Knowsley Arts &
Events presents 'AUTUMN STRINGS'
THIS fantastic event will be held
Friday, 7 November 7.30pm at the Prescot Parish Church, Church
Street, Prescot and will feature players from the Royal Liverpool
The night of musical feasting offers an
irresistible programme of favourites from Mozart, Elgar, Gershwin,
The Beatles and others...
Tickets £5 (£3 concessions), available
on the door, by phone on 0151 443 5640, or from Prescot Museum &
Southport signs up for The
Tour Series 2009
FOLLOWING on from the successful
launch of The Tour Series at Earls Court, SweetSpot, the organisers
of the series are pleased to announce Southport as the latest venue
to sign up for a round of the dynamic new series.
Southport, scene of huge crowds for a Sprint on the final stage of
this year’s Tour of Britain, joins Woking as one of the first venues
to become part of The Tour Series for 2009.
With an emphasis not just on the Elite Criterium that will round off
an evening of exciting cycling activity, but also on a whole
afternoon of music and cycling related activities including youth
and amateur races, demonstrations and skills sessions.
Series will help build a cycling-themed carnival atmosphere in the
centre of Southport next summer.
The Tour Series aims to help the development of cycling in
Southport, one of Cycling England’s Cycling Towns, not just on the
day of the event itself, but also throughout the year.
Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Technical
Services, said:- “This is another great coup for Southport and
Sefton – hot on the heels of the Cycling Town announcement a few
months ago. Thousands of people turned out to see the Tour of
Britain pass through Lord Street in September and this helped us
realise that the new Tour Series could provide an exciting new
opportunity for the resort. This high profile event can only help
highlight Southport as a great place to visit. Over the coming
months, we will continue to work with the Tour Series organisers to
make this inaugural event a night to remember."
Commenting on Southport joining the Series, Alastair Grant,
Commercial Manager for The Tour Series said:- “We are delighted to
welcome Southport as a venue for the inaugural Tour Series, and look
forward to working in partnership with Sefton Council to create a
fantastic and exciting event next summer. The scenes in Southport
when The Tour of Britain passed through the town were hugely
encouraging, and we are eagerly anticipating the atmosphere and
excitement that The Tour Series will bring to the venue.”
Following the launch at Cycle 08, attended by representatives of
some of the venues and teams who will be a part of the Series next
summer, Peter Hodges, spokesman for the Series said:- “We have had
an extremely positive reaction to the launch of The Tour Series,
with lots of parties approaching us to find out more, with a view to
becoming involved in the series, whether as a venue hosting a round
of the series, or as a team participating in the events.”
Rather than focussing on individual athletic achievement, The Tour
Series will instead focus on teams, with ten squads of five riders
taking part in the series.
With Britain’s top domestic teams taking
part, plus special guest stars, The Tour Series will make for
exciting and action packed racing on a circuit at the heart of
Southport next summer.