Track Record 2015 Results
35 talented musicians went head to head to win Track Record 2015
Canterbury Festival’s Track Record 2015
Canterbury Festival’s first ever Track Record competition came to a close with the final on Sunday 18 October at The Ballroom, Orange St. The day saw the most talented up-and-coming acts on the Canterbury music scene battle it out in three separate categories; junior soloists, senior soloists and bands. The judges’ favourite from each category won the chance to record a demo CD in a professional studio, courtesy of Independent Music Productions and Your Music School.
Eight-piece Canterbury Academy band Dare walked away with the prize in their category having performed a fantastic cover of Jess Glynne’s Rather Be, Natasha Ryan triumphed in the senior soloists with her original song Try So Little while 14 year old OIivia Mackenzie wowed the judges and received first place in the junior soloist category with her original song Set Free.
The judges were James Wilford (Your Music School), Niamh Lynam-Cotter (Canterbury Festival) and John Evans (Independent Music Productions).
Track Record is part of Canterbury Festival’s Made in Kent framework which seeks to create opportunities for talented young performers to feature in the Festival. It is the contemporary counterpart to the Festival’s Young Musicians’ Bursary Competition and we are certain it will grow year on year.
Track Record 2016 will open for submissions early next year and any local young musicians are invited to apply through their schools or music teachers. Next year’s final will take place during the Canterbury Festival in October 2016. For details please contact the Canterbury Festival office on 01227 452853 or visit www.canterburyfestival.co.uk.