Richard Jones crowned music competition winner

The national music competition Open Mic UK has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious Future Music competition winners, Richard Jones from Wolverhampton has been crowned the champion of the national Open Mic UK music competition at The NEC in Birmingham!

 

Music competition Open Mic UK Winner

 

Richard Jones was crowned champion in front of a capacity crowd and a prestigious music industry judging panel at The NEC in Birmingham on Saturday night. His original song called “Temptation” won over the music competition industry judges making him the overall winner of Open Mic UK.

 

The music competition is brought to you by Future Music – the company behind the discovery of artists such as such as Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music, and TeenStar competition winners Luke Friend and Emily Middlemas.

 

Music industry judges at the National Grand Final

 

After impressing the judging panel at the auditions, Richard Jones battled against more than 9,000 acts who entered for Open Mic UK this year across the UK. He went on to perform in the Open Mic UK live showcases, battling through both Regional and Area Final heats to make it to the national Grand Final.

 

The judging panel for the Grand Final included record label representatives from Sony and Universal, as well representatives from music management companies, recording studios, professional vocal coaches and the examination board, Rock School.

 

Richard Jones has now won a comprehensive consultation package with Future Music, an extensive winner’s publicity package, and an amazing £5,000 to spend on the development of his music. On winning the prizes Richard said, “Since I’ve only been singing for a year it’s quite cool to be the winner of Open Mic UK.”

 

Chris Grayston, Head Judge and Director of Future Music has said, “Richard Jones has been a stand out act throughout the Open Mic UK competition. His original songs and emotive performances make him a clear winner!” click here for more information about the Open Mic UK music competition Winner .

 

Future Music is also about to start auditions for TeenStar which you can find more information and enter TeenStar now. Along with a brand new Future Music Songwriting Competition which is specifically for songwriters of any age and genre. To find out more go to: www.songwritingcompetitionuk.com.

The Angeles Project, ‘Paper Heart’

From the stunningly spacey intro to the languid verse and quietly catchy (but not in a cheesy way) chorus, this new track from US based The Angeles Project is infectious in the best possible way. A simple, repetitive melody over some lovely musical touches, it serves as something of a twisted love letter to the band’s home town of Los Angeles. You can find The Angeles Project on iTunes. Classy and understated stuff.

Much anticipated NuBorg album out now, + UK show

A Norwegian singer songwriter who is so far flying a bit under the radar, Nuborg deserves a lot more plautits than she’s getting, as evidenced by the title track to her new album, ‘Sliding Off the Edge of the World’:

Patient, considered and brilliantly constructed, this song perfectly sums up the album of which it is a part. Throughout last year, this single and eight others were released over the months, each building to the release of the full album in early 2015. And now the album is out on iTunes, the collection of the songs altogether makes the impact of each track all the more impressive.

It’s a nine song LP that really shows that we don’t have to be satisfied with the big labels’ output. All independently produced and released, this is truly great music that you won’t hear on the radio (though you should).

Even better, Nuborg (aka Gunhild Nyborg) comes to England this week for a first ever live show with her band. Get along to The Islington in London to see what all the fuss is about.

 

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