Tuesday, 9 June 2009

BLOG HAS MOVED!!!!

Vocaltutor Blog has moved to Word Press......http://vocaltutor.wordpress.com

Friday, 29 May 2009

Free entry to Open Mic UK Talent Comp!!!!

Free entry sign up offer for a limited time only!
Open Mic UK; a new and exciting national talent competition to search for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres. The competition offers the competitors the opportunity to perform live in front of large audiences, generating media attention and exposure. The competition will be going up and down the UK and coming to a city or town near you to discover acts with the potential to become the next Leona Lewis, Lemar or James Blunt! Competing for the chance to win from the £25,000 in prizes; the winning act will have the opportunity to win a recording contact to release their single.
Expose your talent – original or cover songs, whatever genre it may be. The latter stages of the competition provides artists with the opportunity to impress judges and many guests from record labels, agencies and the entertainment industry. The competition is divided into age categories; Under 16, 16-23 and 23 and over. All types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer/songwriters are invited to enter Open Mic UK; the competition seeks to discover an act that has the ability to become a professional recording artist. So if you think you have the talent, it’s open to all, so get on the mic....Open Mic UK 2009. For more information go to
www.openmicuk.co.uk

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Dancers Needed for Guiness Book of records attempt Oct 2009

"WANTED 3000 PEOPLE TO DANCE TO THRILLER AT THE SAME TIME.
31ST OCTOBER.
CELEBS WILL BE PRESENT.
WE NEED YOUR DANCE SCHOOL, BROWNIES, YOUTH CLUB.
WE NEED BOYS GIRLS LADIES MEN EVERYBODY WELCOME.
CONTACT ALISON AT allysonpower@hotmail.co.uk FOR MORE INFO.
YOU WILL BE IN THE GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS AND RAISE MONEY FOR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED"

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Balletboyz / George Piper Open Dance Class


An opportunity to take class with one of the UK's leading dance companies.

Classes will be release based taught by company member Tim Morris.

Sadlers Wells Monday 1st June 5th. For full details visit http://www.danceuk.org/

Monday, 25 May 2009

2009 UK Songwriting Contest

2009 UK SONGWRITING CONTEST NEWS
http://www.songwritingcontest.co.uk


NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE ENTRIES
The 2009 contest is now open for online entries in partnership with Broadjam and Sonicbids. You can now enter the 2009 contest online at their websites - Broadjam.com and Sonicbids.com - or simply follow the links on the UKSC website.

EMAIL ENTRIES
You can also send your songs to us by email. Full details on how to enter by email are on the contest website.

ENTER BY POST
Or send your entries to us by post. The postal entry form is on the contest website.

To enter by any of these methods just go to our entry page at

http://www.songwritingcontest.co.uk/entry.htm

Here is the latest contest info:

PRIZES!!!!
Prizes this year include free lifetime song copyright registration packages with the SCO, songwriting software from Sibelius, the impressive Lyricist V3 software from Virtual Studio Systems, free Guild of International Songwriters and Composers subscriptions, Music Diplomas (use the letters Dip.Mus after your name!) and much more - see the website for full details of all the prizes.

EVERYONE who enters gets an impressive UKSC results certificate that is suitable for framing plus FREE Broadjam.com memberships worth $25 plus valuable copyright registration discounts. You will also get to know the exact judges score and the exact position your songs reached in the contest. Full details of prizes - there is far too much to list here - are on the contest website at http://www.songwritingcontest.co.uk

MEDIA COVERAGE – OPPORTUNITIES - RECOGNITION This is the contest that gets writers noticed by important people in the music industry. For example, Natalie Chua was quickly signed by Simon Cowell after she won the UK Songwriting Contest Open Catgeory. Every year contestants have their songs played on major radio stations, get interviewed on TV and radio and appear in the press all around the world. Many of these are new writers who have never even entered a contest before. This has led to many management and publishing offers and recording opportunities for UKSC contestants – see the News page on the website for details of some of these success stories. In the words of Channel 4 Television: "If you really want to make it as a songwriter this is the contest to enter" (Channel Four Television - Ideas Factory).

DON’T FORGET
A home recorded cassette/CD or a handwritten lyric sheet has as much chance of winning as an expensive studio production - because songwriting ability is being judged, NOT performance or production. See the website for full details.

The UK Songwriting Contest was launched with The BRIT Trust (the organisation behind The BRIT Awards) and is dedicated to promoting the art of songwriting and the discovery of new talent. It is staged in association with some of the biggest and most respected names in the UK and international music industry. We hope you will become part of this year's event.

We look forward to receiving your entries. If you have any questions please visit the website at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk We have added a lot of new information about the contest and you should easily find the answers to your questions there.

That’s it for now. Best wishes to everyone and good luck with all your songwriting projects, From the UKSC Team.
http://www.songwritingcontest.co.uk

Visit us at MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/uksongwritingcontest

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Vocal Tips & Inspiration from the Guardian

Anyone with vocal ambitions should find some useful tips and inspiration in a special supplement on singing published by the Guardian and now available on their website.

The guide includes tips from Royal Academy of Music tutors on warming up, breathing, mic technique and singing in different styles, plus insight from singing celebs such as Andrea Bocelli talking about stagefright and Will Young admitting how often he forgets his lyrics.

www.guardian.co.uk/music/series/guide-to-performing-singing

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Looking for Dance companies/Teams in the UK

'We are looking for Dance Companies/Teams in the UK that will like to perform on stage with some of the best International Choreographers in the world.
"IDC" International Dance Connection is an event to give UK dancers the opportunity to dance and work with USA Choreographers. We are bringing Los Angeles to UK. Come and work with some of the best choreographers that have been involved in "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE" and "AMERICANS BEST DANCE CREW". KEONE MADRID (Choreo Cookies) Los Angeles JAFFAR SMITH (Culture Shock) Los Angeles MARIEL MARTIN (Choreo Cookies) Los Angeles ERIK SARAPDON (Formality) Los Angeles TKSPIN (Masters Of Movement) UK Are just some of the choreographers that will be working at this event.
If you are interested please email us as soon as possible to: tkspin@hotmail.co.uk
The show will be hold at "THE MERMAID" theatre in London on the 8th of August. This is an incredible opportunity for dancers in UK to work with this choreographers and get some incredible experience. If other dancers (that are not part of any dance crew) will like to be considered for the show they will need to be part of the International Hip-Hop Summer School between the 27th of July and 31st of July where the choreographers will AUDITION dancers to be part of the set also. This will be hold at Husky Studios London. There are only 12 slots for teams to be part. Birdgang & In Da House are already part of it. If you want to be there email us soon.
More information including rehearsal times will be forwarded to the companies ones we get applications. For more information go to: http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.tkspin.com
Good luck guys! Let's make it happen!