14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017


Natasha ryan

Winner of senior Solo Original category 2015

Track Record, which offers young musicians across Kent the chance to be part of the Festival and win recording time in a local professional studio, came to a dramatic climax at the Ballroom on Sunday 18 October 2015, in a live final that allowed contestants to show off their musical talent to an eager audience. There were a total of 14 acts in the live final, 10 solo/duo finalists and 4 groups. The standard of entries was incredibly high and judges Niamh Lynam-Cotter, The Festival’s Programme & Participation Manager, John Evans of Independent Music Productions, and James Wilford, managing director of Your Music School, had a difficult job picking the winners.

There were several chances to win the coveted prize, as the competition was split into three categories; Soloist (junior and senior) which allowed contestants to show off their skills in song writing as well as performing talent, while the Bands category saw the judges looking for the slickest and most talented bands. 

Each of the winners receive free rehearsal space from Your Music School, mentoring from each of the judges, a session in a recording studio to produce their own three track demo with Independent Music Productions followed by a session on Thanet’s AcademyFM (107.8), thanks to sponsorship from Canterbury’s Direction Law.


Click the image below to hear Natasha's track TRY SO LITTLE

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Track Record is Sponsored by:

Direction Law               and                University of Kent

Supported by Your Music SchoolIndependent Music Productions and Beautiful Town Music.