Musicians chasing the prize contract

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PERFORMERS looking for the big break in the music world are preparing to take part in the regional final of a showcase competition.

Musicians are rehearsing for the regional final of Live and Unsigned 2011 – all in a bid to be signed.

The best auditions from the region will then get the opportunity to play support slots with a selection of major headlining acts.

The overall winner will land a recording and management contract with Future Music with an investment of up to £50,000.

Among those taking part in the final at the Journal Tyne Theatre on Sunday, March 13, is songstress Samantha Smith, from Harrogate.

Samantha battled against hundreds of others to secure a spot in the live shows and now has the opportunity to prove she is among the best in the region.

Chris Grayston, events director of Live and Unsigned, said: “Live and Unsigned is all about originality, live ability and credibility.

“We don’t accept demos or submissions and everyone auditions live.

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