Search for a star will see a summer of music in Romford

PUBLISHED: 17:30 12 June 2015

Summer of Sound

Summer of Sound


The search is on to discover Romford’s next great singing star.

If you can sing, rap or play an instrument Summer of Sound is your chance to show off your talent on stage.

The Mercury Mall and Romford Contemporary Arts Programme in partnership with the Recorder and Time FM are hoping to discover the borough’s great talents.

Spencer Hawken, Mercury Mall’s deputy centre manager, said: “People underestimate the sheer wealth of talent we have in the borough, and that’s a shame.

“Romford in particular is bursting with talent from actors, crew, singers and groups. The likes of Britain’s Got Talent and X-Factor are littered with people from the borough, but for someone only just finding their way the thought of standing up in front of thousands at the live shows is daunting.

“What we are offering here is an interim step, the chance for someone to have a dip into that lifestyle to decide if they want to take the next step. And for those hoping to find a future in front of a mic, this offers a realistic alternative.

“All who qualify to get through to the August final will get a recording of their work, a video and some real exposure from local press, radio and social media.

“Which culminates in the winner receiving a performance package, and the chance to perform in front of thousands this November.”

The first round of live auditions will be held at the mall on June 27-28 giving songsters the chance to show what they’re made of.

From the live auditions 10 finalists will be selected who will perform at pop-up events through July.

Finalists will also have the chance to record a 30 second trailer at AmisStar Vocal Studios to promote their talent on social media.

On August 1 and 2 the finalists will take centre stage to perform at the live final.

Whoever has rallied the most votes at 4pm on August 2 will be crowned the winner of Summer of Sound.

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