Never mind The Voice, X Factor and other cruise ship acts that infest tv, Live and Unsigned seems to be the proper talent spotting comp where hopefuls have to perform their own songs. At stake is a place in the Grand Final which takes place as part of the country's biggest indoor festival, Live Fest, at the O2 dome in July and a £10,000 prize.
Everyone, performing any kind of music, has had an equal chance of winning, with live auditions taking place throughout the country. It was from performing at one of these that singer/songwriter David Liversidge has got through to the Regional Final Showcase at the Royal Northern College of Music this Saturday.
David, 25, originally from Lincolnshire but now living in Salford, has been playing on the pub and club circuit in the area with his top brand of acoustic songs that include the lyrically optimistic get-it-together anthem, The Voice, and Art Café, a pop tribute to bar life in the rainy cities. David's got a top line of songs and can also sing a bit too…
"This is a fantastic opportunity to show what the Salford music scene has to offer" he says "I've had great support within the area since moving here so I'm really keen to give the city something to be proud of.......I cant wait for the live show…"
You can hear more songs and read about David Liversidge on his Soundcloud site... www.soundcloud.com/davidliversidgemusic
Find out more about Live and Unsigned at www.liveandunsigned.uk.com or buy tickets to see and support David in the final by clicking here
Photo by Haydn Rydings - www.haydnrydings.co.uk/
David won through the Showcase and is now through to the area finals and is one step away from the main final at the 02 dome in July. Next up is that area final taking place at Huddersfield Town Hall on 20th May!