The second round of the regions newest search for raw acoustic talent featured the Twin Bears, Old Man Pie, Don Barrel Gents, Spit N Strings and Andrew Tregoning. Before the competition got under way, we grabbed the bands for an exclusive insight into what they had in store for the night.
Up to six different acts are competing in each of the five rounds, with the audience voting for the winning act from each round. The winners are entered into the grand final, where the audience will crown Yorkshire’s Finest Live Unsigned & Unplugged Performers.
After a night of quality performances, the audience decided that Old Man Pie should enter the grand final, which will be held on 19th April 2012 at The Forum.
Yorkshire Unplugged is one of a number of events hosted by the Sheffield company BIG LIVE EVENT Limited. The company was recently set up by a group of entrepreneurial event management students with the help of Sheffield Hallam University’s Enterprise Centre.
BIG LIVE EVENT Limited aims to promote upcoming, unsigned artists from Yorkshire and Derbyshire and give them a chance to show their talent. Sam Wherrett, competition co-organiser and Managing Director at BIG LIVE EVENT Limited said;
“By running the Yorkshire Unplugged competition these musicians not only get the opportunity to play in front of audiences at a local musically prestigious venue, but get produced, photographed and paraded in front of local music industry professionals.”
The winners of Yorkshire Unplugged receive £1000 of professional recording and production provided by Dan Worrall Recordings, main stage performance at Limetree Music & Arts Festival, a promotional photographic shoot courtesy of Charlie Barker Photography and the Yorkshire Unplugged Trophy.
Round three of Yorkshire Unplugged is taking place on Thursday 29th at 7pm at the Forum, featuring The Savoy Ballroom, Matt Longden, Martyn Goldsack, Liberty Train, Just Jodi and Ichabod.