Bigga Fish & Vinspired Present: The 'Just Talent' Tour
With the auditions already been held and some of the semi-finals being held in different cities around the UK, the Just Talent team have announced the semi-final shows in 8 cities.
10 semi-finalists have been chosen in each city and the judges will choose one overall winner per city who will go onto performing in the grand finale in May, next month.
Not-for-profit events youth organisation Bigga Fish, has been running for 12 years. It's objectives are to provide a performance platform for young creatives, and offer education in events and marketing management to young people across the world.
"We feel we have found some real stars of the future! There has been some very noticeable talent in the 14-16 age group which has had out A&R judges itching to take the acts through to the next stage of auditions where we see artists perform in front of live audiences." Ben Ryan - Event Manager
Launching the 'Just Talent' tour in 2013, the programme started in February holding open auditions (for 14-25 year olds) in 8 cities across the UK; London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newport, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester. The auditions have given young people the chance to showcase their skills to a band of 4 industry judges comprising of booking agents, A&Rs Marketing professionals and a representative from the Bigga Fish street team.
The top 3 acts chosen by the judges at the Grande Finale will be rewarded with a great selection of industry prizes including studio time, a professional music video, a PR package and song-writing workshops.
The industry judges include:
Fiona Ramsey (BMG, Music World, Stoked PR)
Michael Lawrence (booking agent - the Hub Entertainment)
Shaurav D'Silva (A&R - Universal/3beat Records)
Find out more details about the events in the 8 cities and dates below.
Newport, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield semi-finals have all gone underway.
Venue: HMV Institute, Temple Rooms, 78 Digbeth High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DY
Date: Wednesday April 10, 2013
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Venue: O2 Academy 2, Islington, London, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield St, N1 0PS
Date: Thursday April 11, 2013
Time: 6pm - 10pm
WATCH OUT FOR THE GRANDE FINALE IN MAY 2013!!