Leeds bands battling it out for chance to step on stage

Miss Jenem prepares for final of SoundWave Music Competition in Leeds
Miss Jenem prepares for final of SoundWave Music Competition in Leeds
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Budding young musicians are preparing to battle it out on stage for the chance to scoop a top prize.

A handful of Leeds hopefuls are tuning up for the final of the SoundWave Music Competition, which will be held at the O2 Academy in Leeds tomorrow night.

The top music talent will step on the same stage that has seen the likes of Rizzle Kicks, Jason Derulo, One Republic and James Arthur perform live.

The 11 local acts that have made the final of the competition were whittled down from over 1,000 applicants and had to make it through several audition stages.

On Saturday, February 1, they will go head to head at the O2 Academy in front of a panel of music industry insiders and an audience as part of the competition’s grand final.

The contest offers aspiring artists the chance to further their careers and gain valuable performing experience.

The winning act will win a full day’s recording contract in a top studio, as well as radio airtime, press coverage, magazine interviews and photo shoots.

The finalists include Great White Underground; One Way Street; The Sunday Postmen; Dear Atria; Gonzos; Rock Bottom Risers; In Search Of Sunrise; Faith in Violence; Miss Jenem; Stephen White and Quarantine.

A spokesman for the SoundWave Music Competition said: “The standard of talent has been extremely high.

“The judges thought it was a really hard decision to get it down to the number of acts in the final.”

Tickets for the final cost around £6.50.

For more information or to buy tickets for the event, you can visit the O2 Academy Leeds website at www.o2academyleeds.co.uk.

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