At lease three winners at this year’s edition of Balsall’s Got the Voice will get to spend time laying down their music at Shabby Road Studios after this September’s finals at The Balsall Common Festival. Organisers are on the hunt for applicants to fill the one remaining qualifying heat at the Berkswell & District Royal British Legion on Friday 21st August 2015.
The competition details and rules can be found here:
Organisers of this year’s Balsall’s Got the Voice competition raised the stakes for this year’s competition last night with the announcement that Shabby Road Studios in Coventry have pledged two days worth of studio time for the overall winner to add to Brum Beat Music Ltd’s 12 month management deal. Shabby Road’s Principal Neil Teago also pledged additional studio time for age category winners, to really add some spice to proceedings.
The announcement came during last night’s 2nd Heat of the popular competition, held at the Berkswell & District Royal British Legion, which drew another quality field to compare favourably with the first Heat in June.
Eight competitors now find themselves eagerly awaiting this year’s Quarter Finals to be held at the Berkswell Legion on Friday 11th September, with more expected to join them from a third heat at the same venue on Friday 21st August 2015.
It is still possible to enter this year’s competition, the finals of which take place on the Main Stage at the Balsall Common Festival on Saturday 19th September 2015.
For details of how to enter Balsall’s Got the Voice visit: bcfest.co.uk
19 year old former Heart of England School pupil Paris Georgia is feeling on top of the world right now as she prepares to launch her new EP, which she finished recording last week.
The talented Country-Pop singer-songwriter is enjoying regular airplay on BBC Radio and last night released a sneak preview of her forthcoming Stranger to You video on Facebook. The full version of the video is set for online release next Wednesday (25th March 2015), followed by the new iTunes EP release on Friday 17th April 2015.
Brumbeat Music Ltd are bringing an evening of top live music to The Lant on Meeting House Lane on Friday 20th March, with tickets for a 2 course meal with 3 top acts on open sale to the community.
A top line-up includes two local rising stars familiar with Birmingham’s famous music venue The JamHouse and one veteran regularly seen at Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club, the venue famous for launching the career of The Beatles.
Birmingham based 18 year old Esther Turner is accustomed to appearing on the big stage, having already supported Katy Perry at the NEC’s LG Arena. The hugely popular 18 year old singer-songwriter has a sizeable fanbase, with bags of talent and personality.
Esther Turner – Open a Smile (orginal song)
19 year old Paris Georgia, a star of last year’s Balsall Common Festival, is no stranger to the big stage either, having performed at Wembley Arena, with her latest song currently enjoying airplay on BBC Radio. The self styled Country Pop singer songwriter is busy recording a new EP.
Paris Georgia – Gotta Let Go (original song)
Singer, guitarist and raconteur Tony Skeggs is a 30 year veteran of the music scene and regular performer at Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club.
Tickets for this music event complete with a 2 course meal are on general sale at £25 per head, enquiries for which can be directed to Craig Burgess by emailing craig.burgess.emails @ gmail.com or calling 07983 536129. Remove spaces before sending email.
Doors open 7pm
2 course meal
Tickets; £25 per person
This is a Berkswell Cricket Club fundraiser with tickets on open sale to the community
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Call Craig on 07983 536129
Balsall Common Festival organisers are taking the event up another notch in 2015, with plans for a full weekend event in September with more entertainment, music and activities than ever before.
Whilst precise dates are yet to be confirmed – the third weekend in September has been pencilled in (Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th September 2015) – with plans afoot for a ‘Fun Run Sunday’ that allows all areas of the Festival to grow.
“This year’s ‘Big Idea’ is to turn our Festival into a “Holiday at Home” for families, by holding the event across an entire weekend, with the Fun Run moving to a Sunday.” says Festival Chairman Craig Burgess.
“Following last year’s success we’re looking to expand the Fun Run and ‘Balsall’s Got the Voice’ competitions, with the ‘Voice’ qualifiers commencing earlier, maybe as early as late March to mid-April.”
“Last year’s Festival attracted 4000 visitors across two sites, with nearly 500 Fun Runners for the senior runs, so the new plans allow more people to be involved with both parts of the event, and paves the way for further growth.”
All of which means recruiting more volunteers for 2015, as Craig explains: