Recording session is competition prize

John Crawshaw, the new Executive Chairman of EMAF, (left) discusses the new Festival event with Tony White (right), Managing Director, Bonners Music Superstore and hears two talented possible entrants for the competition, Adam on guitar and Ellie on drums.
John Crawshaw, the new Executive Chairman of EMAF, (left) discusses the new Festival event with Tony White (right), Managing Director, Bonners Music Superstore and hears two talented possible entrants for the competition, Adam on guitar and Ellie on drums.

Budding guitarists and drummers of all ages are being asked to take part in a competition.

They will be invited to take part in an opportunity to perform their own favourite compositions in front of an audience and an adjudication panel of teachers and representatives from big names in the music business, who will provide professional feedback.

This is a new event is being organised by Bonners Music Superstore as part of the Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival.

There will with prizes for the winners in each instrument in the three categories, eight to 12 years, 13 to 15 years and 16 years and over.

This is the chance for drummers and guitarists) with talent and inspiration to be in the spotlight.

Competitors are asked to prepare a two-minute original performance and experience the excitement of performing it on a big stage at The Winter Gardens Theatre on February 23 at 6pm.

The adjudicators will be looking for originality, technical ability, musicality, style, feeling and presentation.

Every entrant will receive a certificate and valuable pointers to encourage them in the future. Three outstanding finalists selected from each category will win Bonners Music Superstore vouchers.

In addition, the adjudicators will select a drummer of the year and a guitarist of the year to win a professional recording session with CMP Studios.

Details and rules, together with an entry form which needs to be in by January 31, can all be found at www.eastbournemusicandartsfestival.org.

Entry forms for this section of the Music and Arts Festival should be sent to Bonners rather than the festival office.

John Crawshaw, the new festival chairman, said, “This year’s Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival is taking a new direction.

We are particularly excited that Bonners is helping us to involve drummers and guitarists in the Festival this year. We are hoping for some performances which raise the roof.”