You don’t have to work for an event agency to know there’s a huge amount of talent out there on the local music scene. We’ve got superb singers, sensational songwriters, and marvellous musicians of all kinds.
And guitarists. Merseyside is never short of guitarists!
But how good a guitarist are you? Think you’re up there with Reinhardt, Johnson, Page, Hendrix, and Van Halen? If you rate your own plectrum-wielding, string-plucking skills and fancy a challenge then read on.
Sky Arts has launched Guitar Star, a major new competition to find a world-class guitarist. They’re searching the UK and Ireland for extraordinary guitar players willing to jam, strum, and pluck their way to victory for the chance to perform on the main stage at a major UK music festival, Latitude.
Whether your jam is rock, classical, jazz or acoustic, competing guitarists will be tested on their ability to play both in a range of musical styles and a genre of their choice. Throughout the process they’ll be mentored by some of the biggest guitar stars in the world.
If so, click this link to find out all you need to know.
The competition is open to players of all ages who play all types of guitars, acoustic or electric. Unfortunately bass guitars aren’t included. Oh, and ukuleles, banjos, lutes, and mandolins don’t count either!
Entry is by audition video which must be submitted by 9.00am on Tuesday 31st March 2015.
The show will be transmitted later in the year.
Could you be the Sky Arts’ Guitar Star?
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.
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