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Live and Unsigned 2009: Menoosha one step away from the Nationals!
Menoosha has now secured a place in the Live and Unsigned 2009 Area Final with just one good performance away from making the National finals.
By: MS Productions
Chris Grayston, Events Director of Live & Unsigned explains “This year’s standard has been higher than ever, we have seen some really serious acts that are demonstrating a real wealth of talent, experience and determination to crack the industry. The competition is really coming alive now and it is a real opportunity for the remaining acts to break through.”
One act who evidently has what it takes is Menoosha, now competing for a place in the National finals, with the possibility of grabbing that break through recording contract and single release.
Vocalist Menoosha will be performing with Thomas Motter on keys, Samuel "Stunt Cutta" Franklin on drums, Benno "Bass" Richter on bass, as well as exciting other musicians on board.
The overall winner of the competition wins a Recording and management contract with Future Music with an investment of up to £20,000 to release their single including professional studio time, promotional campaigns and more. They will be thrust into the media spotlight through television, radio and the press and furthermore all winners will all be invited on the UK Live and Unsigned Tour.
If Menoosha continues with her success, she could be crowned the UK's best Live and Unsigned act in front of a capacity crowd including many professionals, A&R and media associates from within the music industry. Music legend, Malcolm McLaren, is set to judge Live and Unsigned for 2009 along with a host of other music industry buffs and specialists. McLaren, former manager of the Sex Pistols and industry extraordinaire, will be judging the cream of the UK’s unsigned acts in a bid to discover the next biggest thing.
Kiddo360, a band from Wales, were the winners of Live and Unsigned 2008 and have since won the Vodafone award for best Live and Unsigned act alongside acts such as Kate Nash, The Ting Tings and Primal Scream held at Brixton Academy in London. This was in addition to mass media attention, a national tour and recording their single in professional studios, with an aim to top the charts in this year, since taking the Live and Unsigned title.
Dane Bowers, who anchored the R&B quartet Another Level and will be who will be judging again this year comments; “This industry is all about motivation and determination…
Menoosha will be competing amongst other talented hopefuls at the Area Final show held at the Corn Exchange in Bedford, on the 17th of May, 2009 for a place in the National Grand final.