Fancy getting your band noticed by some of the industry’s top professionals? Here’s your chance. Surface Unsigned are now accepting applications for the Surface Unsigned Festival 2009. The festival, which includes gigs in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and London, offer bands the chance to perform at industry showcases, get recording and production deals, professional photo shoots, £30K in cash and endorsements and much more. The band of the festival will receive £5,000 cash.
The Surface Unsigned Festival is the only national live music event that brings unsigned bands and artists to the attention of all aspects of the music industry. Surface Unsigned is a festival of new music held throughout the country in aid of discovering and promoting new talent.
This years there will be over 350 nights of live music involving over 1,200 bands from across the UK.
In 2010 events will be held in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh), the Northwest (Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds), the Midlands (Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Nottingham), Avon (Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham), South Wales (Cardiff, Swansea), the Southeast (London, Reading, Brighton) and the South (Bournemouth). In 2010 there will be over 650 nights of live music involving over 2,000 bands from across the UK.
To get involved visit http://www.surfaceunsigned.co.uk
On Friday 16 January they will play De Puddingfabriek with Yuksek, The Subs and Fake Blood. Afterwards they will play five dates in and around England, and a date in Wales. Recently Nobody Beats The Drum caught the attention of the media with their creative video for The Drum. Especially notable, when hip hop superstar Kanye West wrote on his blog that he really loved the clip.
These are the complete dates and venues:
20.jan.2009 – Royal College of Art, London
22.jan.2009 – Vic Inn, Derby
23.jan.2009 – Cargo, London
24.jan.2009 – the Beat Club (@ Newport University), Newport
26.jan.2009 – the Queen Charlotte, Norwich
31.jan.2009 – Start the Bus, Bristol