Ed Jones has won the Judges’ Award for the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2016 with his song Love Is Blind. The news was announced at the end of the Showcase Final which took place at the View Two Gallery on Friday 25th November. The winner of the Audience Favourite Award was Alison Benson with her song Black Pearls (Unfinished Business).
The winners in the two categories will have their songs professionally recorded by judge Jon Lawton at Crosstown Studios. They also qualify for a free vocal coaching or songwriting session courtesy of judge Kaya Herstad Carney at Balance Vocal Studio.
The profit from the night will be split between Garston Animal Rescue and Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of Sharon Jones.
1st Place – Ed Jones “Love Is Blind”
2nd Place – Alison Benson “Black Pearls (Unfinished Business)”
3rd Place – John Armstrong and Ultan Mulhearn “I Call No Place My Home”
Listen to Ed’s winning song on SoundCloud
1st Place – Alison Benson “Black Pearls (Unfinished Business)”
Joint 2nd Place – Kevin Forde “The Daydreamer”
Joint 2nd Place – John Armstrong and Ultan Mulhearn “I Call No Place My Home”
Listen to Alison’s song on SoundCloud
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