Rimmers Music, Paul Carrack and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) are teaming up for ‘Shine In The City’, a pioneering competition for Liverpool’s best young singer-songwriters. The winner will perform their winning original song alongside one of the UK’s most popular and critically acclaimed singer songwriters, Paul Carrack at Liverpool’s iconic Philharmonic Hall on January 17th.
Entrants simply need to upload their best original song to YouTube, and send it to Rimmers Music on Twitter, using #ShineInTheCity before 3pm on 10th January. Entries will be judged by an expert panel including Eddie Lundon, (China Crisis), Keith Mullin (The Farm), Grammy-winning (now Liverpool-based) producer Steve Levine and Gary Tate, Managing Director of Rimmers Music, the largest and most popular musical instrument retailer in the North West of England.
Gary comments, “Rimmers is passionate about live music and about the city of Liverpool, and we’re committed to helping emerging artists, many of whom struggle to get their material out to a big audience. ‘Shine In The City’ will benefit them enormously. This is a great opportunity for singer-songwriters to reach new fans, and performing at a sell-out gig at the Philharmonic with Paul Carrack could lead to very powerful PR and recognition.”
Paul Carrack said “I am delighted to be supporting Rimmers Music on the Shine In The City programme. I hope It’ll give a big boost for young singer songwriters and I’m really looking forward to meeting the winner in Liverpool in January and having them open my show for me .”
In addition to the performance slot at the Philharmonic, the winner and runners-up will receive vouchers for Yamaha musical instruments.
Terms and conditions can be seen here: http://www.rimmersmusic.co.uk/blog/2014/11/shine-in-the-city/
A video of Paul Carrack and Gary Tate describing ‘Shine In The City’ can be seen here: http://www.rimmersmusic.co.uk/blog/2014/11/shine-in-the-city/