TTMF18 The Songwriters’ Competition

 

The winner of the 2018 TTMF Songwriter competition was Alex Hedley, with his song Possibility

 

Friday 13th July, 19:30–22:30 The Barns Centre, Thame Oxon.

* Songwriter’s Competition Finalists announced *

THAME, OXON., 25 JULY 2018, Thame Town Music Festival are delighted to announce the 10 finalists of the 2018 Songwriter’s competition who will be performing their entries live at the Festival Final in Friday 13 July in The Barns Centre, Thame Oxon. Festival Director, Johnnie Littler said: “We received over 50 entries with some fantastic quality songs covering a wide range of styles and subjects. It has been hard to whittle it down to ten but the panel felt that this list showed what a breadth and quality of song writing talent there is waiting to break through. The final is going to be a fantastic night showcasing this talent and all are welcome to come and watch and support the artists starting at 7:30. I’m especially pleased that due to the incredibly generous sponsorship from Christopher Ward, the British watch company, who passionately believe in supporting emerging talent and challenging established thinking that the event is FREE ENTRY to everyone.”
 
The Finalists are:
 
ARTIST NAME SONG NAME
Alex Hedley Possibility
Andy Robbins All out at sea
Ben Corby Fancy supermarkets
Bisola Be yourself
Elisha Green Empty nets
Francesca Luker Eyes
Katey Brooks Call out
Rhys Warriner Half way to heaven
Simon Davies Hear what I say
Zach Johnson New Blockbuster
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The winner will be given the opportunity to perform the song on the Festival main stage on Saturday 14th July, be nominated for the Christopher Ward Challenger programme for financial and corporate support and the song will be professionally recorded and videoed for use by the artist. The winner will also receive promotion and support from the TTMF and its affiliates.
 
  • As part of our mission to help unsigned musicians and performers bring their music to a wider audience and to showcase and support new talent TTMF are delighted to be running the TTMF songwriters’ competition sponsored by Christopher Ward (London), a watch company with British heart, and a purpose to provide opportunity to many in owning affordable watches of premium quality. With such fundamentals, Christopher Ward is supporting emerging British talent through their Challenger Programme, providing valuable financial and marketing support.
  • Songwriters will be invited via the TTMF website, social media and general marketing to submit original compositions as YouTube videos of a live performance of the song to the TTMF website.  The song can be of any genre but must be able to be performed by not more than 3 people using acoustic instruments (piano/guitar) and should not last longer than 5 minutes.  In June 2018 ten finalists will be selected by a panel of 3 judges from the music industry and the finalists will be invited to perform the song to an audience on Friday 13th July in Thame Barns Centre.  There will be a short interview with the artist covering the inspiration for the song and then a performance. At the end of the 10 performances, the judges will select a winner based upon: originality, creativity, lyrics, melody and overall likeability.  The winner will be given the opportunity to perform the song on the Festival main stage on Saturday 14th July, be nominated for the Christopher Ward Challenger programme for financial and corporate support and the song will be professionally recorded and videoed for use by the artist. The winner will also receive promotion and support from the TTMF and its affiliates.

The Final of the TTMF18 Songwriters' Competition where the top 10 selected song submissions will be performed by the original artist in front of a live audience and panel of judges comprising music industry experts.

The winner will be able to perform the song on the Festival main stage on 14th July and will receive corporate and financial support from the sponsor Christopher Ward Limited. For more details of the Christopher Ward Challenger program, please visit here: https://www.christopherward.co.uk/challengerprogramme.
 
 

NOTE: ENTRIES CLOSED FOR THE COMPETITION AS OF MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY 15TH JUNE 2018.

 

We (Thame Town Music Festival) are delighted to announce that due to some very generous backing from our sponsors that we are now able to achieve our original desire to make BOTH the TTMF18 Convention and Songwriters Competition FREE ENTRY*. This means that anyone interested in music and how it works can attend the Songwriter’s Competition Final on Friday 13th, and any of the TTMF Convention sessions (to see Tom Robinson, Mark Gardener, Producers, Festival Directors, Record Companies et al.) throughout the event at Thame Town Music Festival on Saturday 14 July 2018. The Songwriting MasterClass, with Ed Sheeran’s inspiration Luke Concannon , is also FREE but very limited numbers so let us know if you are interested in this and we will put you on the list. These events are at the Barns Centre Thame and are part of the FREE Thame Town Music Festival (60 acts over 8 stages) on Saturday 14 July 2018. ALL ARE WELCOME! As we say: “Not for Profit….. For the love of music!!”

SPONSORED BY:

Christopher Ward