After much deliberation we are down to the finalists of the Glastonbury FM Songwriting Contest 2015. We had 77 songs entered and as of last year it was very difficult to whittle them down to the final 10.
The prizes are:
To play on the GFM Stage at this year’s Godney Gathering amongst a Stella line up of acts in this widely acclaimed one day music festival on a prime slot and a festival which will sell out
To play on the main Marquee Stage at the Farmfestival near Bruton alongside some great up and coming acts. The Farmfestival has a great reputation and sells out every year. You will have a great weekend and be part of a brilliant occasion.
To play The Otters Pocket Stage at The Sat in a Field Festival at Cheddar in a sell-out festival with a growing reputation and a fantastic party atmosphere. This will be a top acoustic songwriters prize.
On all of the above festival prizes they include event passes for the acts.
A £50 Jaywalk Guitars Voucher. Street’s premier music shop.
A great prize from Jelli Records who are a great promoter of the local music scene.
A preview of the finalists and their songs
Cindy Stratton (Singer/Songwriter) “A singer and songwriter who has been part of the local music scene for many years, Cindy was pursued by several major record companies during the late 80’s,…a beautiful smoke laced voice and some great songs place her head and shoulders above many of her younger compatriots, as shown on her excellent album ‘Portraits of life and love'”.
My Social Orbit who are a truly original band from Frome who write complicated Bowiesque tunes. They are regulars on the local gig circuit and are involved in live music on Frome FM.
Jack-Fox Williams another talented musician who is popular at the Glastonbury open Mics. Having a vocal range of Tom York from Radiohead he is a very interesting musician. His entry isWatch TV of which I don’t have a link.
Henry Wacey is a Singer/Songwriter from Frome, Somerset. He’s currently living in Southampton after being based in Glastonbury for the last 2 years. Henry has played The Fleece, Bristol, and various venues in Southampton and around his local county of Somerset.
David 9 Lunas Living in the UK from four years old, David a Trinidadian, has been mesmerizing audiences up and down the country for a while now; usually solo but sometimes with a kick-arse rhythm section that he calls The King Pigs
That Hidden Promise Originally from Blackpool, though now based in Somerset. That Hidden Promise is a solo act, that has been performing live with current set up since March 2011, after deciding to try and bring something different and fresh to the solo performer arena.
In June 2014 Chloë Warren Music released her debut, self produced album entitled “The Midnight Novel” two singles from which have also been released as music videos available via YouTube. The album has already received interest from many localized music publications and radio play from stations around the South West, including BBC Introducing.
John D Revelator Following a move to Somerset John D Revelator have become a 5 piece having recruited the wonderful talents of Ann on percussion & backing vocals, Geraint & Smudge on guitar, bass & backing vocals & Paul on drums & backing vocals.
Any Other Day are an upcoming alternative band from Somerset, England. They are all based at Stode College and are full of potential. Their entry is We Need Maps
Steve Henderson Is Glastonbury’s master butcher, musician, Councillor, open mic organiser and all round top bloke. On top of that he is quite a good songwriter.
Please come down and watch the finals. Each act will play 2 songs to warm the crowd up then their contest entry. £3 to get in and see some of the areas top acts we hope to make the evening like a mini festival. Get down at 6.30pm and enjoy the party.
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