"The future of British music is dependent on emerging talent"
Local Music Live is here to discover new music talent
in association with Howarth Timber
We want to hear from you!
Local Music Live brings together lots of English radio stations who love their music LOCAL. Singers, musicians and bands have been loading up their audio, video, pictures, gigs and information and we’ve been working hard to make sure we spread the word far and wide.
Our launch period covered the month of June 2017, however we'll carry on promoting Local Music Live across the summer, in preparation for the next exciting phase of our campaign. If you've submitted your band during June 2017 and can't see it on the site yet, please bear with us, we've been slightly overwhelmed and we'll be adding your details to our website across the sumer.
Our sponsors Howarth Timber & Building Supplies have a long history of supporting their local communities and Local Music Live is no different! They've worked with their 30 branches, to give this their full support - they’ve now chosen their favourite and five runners-up.
Howarth Timber’s marketing and product development manager, Neale Brewster, said: “The quality of the entries received made choosing our favourite act a tricky process, but Feliicia caught our attention from the very beginning, and on behalf of Howarth Timber I’d like to congratulate Feliicia and wish her all the best for what I’m sure will be a stellar music career!”
The talented singer/songwriter will now record a new track "Head Over Heels" at Redwall Studios in Greater Manchester and create a music video to support her new track with Leeds-based creative agency, Harris. Below is the video featuring more from Feliicia and the team behind Local Music Live. Click HERE for Feliicia's Local Music Live page.
Chosing the favourite wasn't an easy decision, as the quality of the artists was so high, it took lots of deliberation.That’s why we've decided to highlight some of the other talented singers and bands that caught our eye as part of Local Music Live. Each of these artists will also receive a prize courtesy of our sponsors Howarth Timber.
Alex is a Liverpool-based singer, guitarist and loop-maker whose energetic performance and ability to weave intricate loops made him stand out from the crowd. Click HERE for his page on Local Music Live.
Sophie started out singing covers and performing at open mic nights in her native Mansfield, but having heard her original material we think she’s destined for big things! Click HERE for her page on Local Music Live.
For the Girl is a five-piece indie pop rock band from Nottingham made up of lead singer Sam Plenty, guitarists Josh King and Isaac Hallas, bassist James Wells, and drummer Foxy. With their blend of different styles For the Girl has a sound that is unique and we’re sure you’ll see them popping up on festival bills around the UK very soon. Click HERE for their page on Local Music Live.
We’re sure we’re not the only ones who spotted Niamh, a talented singer/songwriter from Skipton. Her beautiful piano-backed ballads are the perfect fit for her wonderful vocal style, and we’re excited to see what’s next for this gifted teenager. Click HERE for her page on Local Music Live.
Finally, Frankie may be one of the youngest artists to submit her music to Local Music Live, but it was her clever lyrics and catchy melodies that made her stand out. Frankie is a 14-year old singer and multi-instrumentalist from Yorkshire, and we’ll definitely be keeping an eye and ear out for her in the future. Click HERE for her page on Local Music Live.
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“The future of British music is dependent on emerging talent, both in performance and business. Securing our future depends on the creation of optimum conditions to support young people to become musicians, songwriters, creative technicians and join over 39,000 others who now have jobs in the music business in the UK."
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The newest talent added to our website
A young, charismatic funk rock band based in Leeds joined forces in late 2015 with a mutual love for creating and playing original uplifting music
As well as being a successfully function band they write, record and play original music mixing Americana-style rock with layered harmonies to create something truly unique.
Four piece (made up from school friends) psychedelic rock band from Stoke-On-Trent
We write, produce and record all our material in a 24 track home studio in Old Blidworth.
An upcoming originals band from Scarborough, their music is all centred around their lyrics
Four man indie rock band, been around a few years, and we are back doing what we love doing (playing music).
KDM are an original South Yorkshire heavy rock band bringing together a wide variety of well-crafted songs with strong lyrical content.
Indie rock band formed in Manchester in December 2015 by guitarist Johnny Hearldon
Surf and rock’n’roll 3-piece, specialising in mainly in reverb-drenched instrumental songs
Singer songwriter from Darwen, Lancashire. I am also the lead singer of various bands of differing genres
Duo / trio from Ramsbottom who play all their original songs
Retired electronics engineer who has been writing songs in the Folk, Country, Blues, Political and humour vein for many years.
A female fronted alternative rock band from Doncaster
Frankie is a 14 year old multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter. Her first single was played on BBC introducing in April and she is well on the way to producing her first album of originals.
An acoustic singer/songwriter from Mansfield who writes songs from the heart
18 year old singer songwriter from Barnsley
Andy has played venues around the country performing acoustic or with accompaniment, astounding audiences with his energetic delivery and stage presence.
Former lead singer of Dirty Brunswick now seeking solo pursuits
21 year old singer/songwriter who's just finished a degree in Songwriting
We are Dirty Laces from Manchester, we are a 5 piece original indie Rock & Roll band formed in January 2017.
An up-tempo, DIY 4 piece party punk band from Grimsby, UK. Est. 1999
Everyone’s favourite odd sock wearing, singer and loop maker has received plaudits from Paul McCartney, Billy Ocean and Janice Long
A foot stomping, hand clapping, country and blues band playing a range of popular covers with their own added twist.
Local singer / songwriter
Originally from the beautiful Shetland Islands and now based in County Durham
British independent rock music at its very best mixed with shades of grunge, folk and even flamenco
Kris Evans is an up and coming Urban music act from Manchester
He's spent the past two years playing as many shows as possible, gaining a name for both his songwriting and dynamic stage presence
An indie/classic rock influenced band, formed in late 2013, the four piece have been creating and performing music in and around Lincolnshire ever since.
I've been singing and playing the piano since I was at school. Music runs in my family. The first jazz record I ever heard was Billy Holiday and I was hooked after that.
The band cite their main influences from the post punk movement in the late 70's / early 80's
We are a band from Stoke on Trent and love to write music about failed relationships, living in Stoke on Trent, nights out with friends and anything that usually makes us smile.
Guitarist from Middleton in Manchester who's been writing and performing for the last two years.
Electronic Rock originating from the heart of Manchester, mixing elements of rock, metal, and electronic dance music
Singer / songwriter, mostly brought up in South Africa but will be based in Grantham
A five piece band that to class as one particular genre would be insulting, merging elements of rock, metal, flamenco, prog, folk and more
Four piece alternative rock band from Corby that first formed back in November 2016
A musician for the majority of my life, he started to take an interest in music when he was in Primary (2007).
Super busy Pendle school lads in “The Switch” will entertain with a variety of modern covers mixed in with a few original tracks written by the band.
A percussive fingerstyle guitarist who employs a combination of extended techniques that explore the outermost reaches of the acoustic guitar
Energetic Indie Pop Rock quintet from Nottingham bring their own pack of playing cards to the table with an eclectic amalgamation of five different genres
18 year old folk/pop singer songwriter and classical pianist drawing inspiration from Joni Mitchell, Jake Bugg, Birdy and The Eagles.
Four ordinary lads from Manchester who met online back in 2015 and been together writing music ever since
Four piece hard rock band drawing their influence from classic rock with sizzling guitar solos with melodic yet grunge style tones.
2016 was an absolutely fabulous year for 14 year old Niamh. She was nominated for Best of British Unsigned Music Awards for her song ” Can’t Stand this anymore” which achieved runner-up with public voting
Singer from Mansfield who spends all her time writing her own music.
Born out of Nottinghamshire, Those Who Knew were formed at the start of 2015
An Alternative/Psych/Indie four piece hailing from Corby
We are a 4 piece rock band from Rugby that have recently released our first EP - Aftermath.
Singer / songwriter playing country infused pop, she has both Danish and English blood running through her veins
We met in college and have been an active band for just over a year. We’ve supported Scouting For Girls, Reverand and The Makers and The Brew.
We are a York rock band that loves creating new music and having fun gigs in & around York.
22 year old rap artist, producer and guitarist
Guitarist/guitar tutor/songwriter, currently looking to set up his own solo band
Our love for music, our passion to entertain and our drive to succeed is what brought us all together as we are a quirky mix of age, personality and sex!
Pendle lads Nick Wood (aged 16) & Kyle Worrall (aged 14) are regular performers at pubs, events, festivals and fundraisers across East Lancashire
He's performed at countless venues as a solo act and with some very talented musicians whilst fronting live bands
Fear the Fallen formed in Darwen Lancashire 6 years ago. We have had some great opportunities as a band and and play at every opportunity.
A unique mixture of guitar based (electric and acoustic) blistering, seductive melodic bluesy grooves, laced with mean, moody, meaningful lyrics.
Their music is a mix of thoughtful rock, fuzz rock, progressive rock and everything in between