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The Scene take on National Competition

by Ben Davis on 28 January, 2010 | 4 comments

The Scene

Wrexham band The Scene have sailed through the audition stage for a national live music competition called UK Live and Unsigned. They will now be competing against other most bands and artists from around the country at the live shows of Live and Unsigned 2010 – all in a bid to get a recording contract.

The Scene battled against hundreds of auditionees to secure a spot in the live shows and now have the opportunity to prove that they are the best in the region. Acts that have made it through auditions will now take part in a live head to head battle in front of thousands of spectators and a professional judging panel to progress to the Live and Unsigned Festival at the O2 in London.

Live and Unsigned is the biggest original music competition in the UK for unsigned bands and artists. Attracting over 30,000 entries in the past three years, it has set itself apart from its predecessors by offering and promoting originality. It’s now established as the definitive music competition for original acts and it’s open to all genres of music from Heavy Rock to Rap.

Chris Grayston, Events Director of Live and Unsigned explains:

“This competition really is worlds apart from X Factor and other TV talent contests – we’re all about originality, Live ability and credibility. We don’t accept demos or submissions and everyone auditions live. We’ve got some fantastic prizes up for grabs this year in a £60, 000 prize pool so there’s lot of opportunity for everyone entering and not just the winners – that along with the Festival means 2010 will be the biggest competition yet!”

The overall winner of the competition is offered a recording and management contract with Future Music and an investment of up to £30,000 to release their debut single. A&R and celebrity judges last year included former Sex Pistols Manager Malcolm McLaren, Dane Bowers and Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale. Radio 1 DJ Greg James has already confirmed for 2010.

Previous winners of the competition include Kiddo 360 who went on to pick up a Vodafone Live Award, B-Kay and Kazz who broke into the top 30 charts and last year’s winners from Glasgow The Detours who have just signed an exclusive clothing deal with Extreme.

The winners of 2010 will be thrust into the media spotlight through television, radio and the press and will have the opportunity to tour the UK. The tour involves as many as 100 gigs across the UK including the chance to perform live at some well known festivals.

The Scene are now preparing for the live show on date at the venue for the opportunity to progress towards the Live and Unsigned Festival at the O2 in London.

For more information go to the website www.liveandunsigned.uk.com or come down and support local talent; you can purchase tickets on the door or from Rhe Scene.

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Ben Davis

Email: ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk

Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.
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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WwJY7DBxcE

  2. you can listen to the track that got us through here http://www.myspace.com/thescenewxm

  3. the scene got through !!! one more step away from the o2 arena in london for the grand final !

  4. I hope you will win Tony god luck to ur band in july

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