Hayley wows the Live and Unsigned judges

Hayley Cann
Hayley Cann

HAILSHAM student Hayley Cann has wowed the judging panel of the UK’s biggest original music competition and sailed through the audition stage of Live and Unsigned.

Hayley will be competing against the most talented bands and artists in the country at the regional final showcase of Live and Unsigned 2012 – all in a bid to make the grand final at the O2. The best acts will also get the opportunity to play at 100 of the biggest festivals in the UK and the competition is being filmed for a fly-on-the-wall documentary for Sky1.

Chris Grayston, events director of Live & Unsigned, said, “Live and Unsigned is all about originality, live ability and credibility. Everyone auditions live. We’ve got some fantastic prizes up for grabs this year in a £100,000 prize pool, including a new main cash prize of £10,000.

Hayley has been performing since she was five-years-old, writing songs since she was 12 and now at 16 feels that Live and Unsigned will give her the opportunity she needs to follow her aspirations as a singer/songwriter. Hayley is fully supported in the competition by her school, Hailsham Community College and her theatre school The Theatre Workshop, which both say that they are very excited to hear of her news.