Aston talent shines on the mic

Sarah Riches

Sarah Riches, Audiology Clinical Skills Laboratory Manager in LHS, has been given a big thumbs up by judges at the Open Mic UK auditions. Along with other impressive acts, Sarah has made it through to the Regional Finals and will now be performing at the live stages of Open Mic UK 2009 where she will be competing for a place in the National Final and the chance to win a recording contract.  

Open Mic UK 2009 is the exciting new national talent competition which searches for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who perform either covers or original material.

Over 10, 000 hopefuls entered nationwide and hundreds of auditionees queued patiently on the day for their turn to impress the judges. But it was Sarah Riches that wowed the panel and has now been given an opportunity to prove that they are the best on the Mic in the region. Those who made it through the audition stage will now take part in a live head to head battle in front of hundreds of audience members and a professional judging panel to win a place at the National Grand Final.

The prize for the overall winning act of Open Mic UK 2009 will be to record their own album in professional studios with an industry vocal specialist, with the potential of large investment for a single release as well as the aim to nationally chart. The winner will also have the opportunity to tour across the UK on the OPen Mic UK Tour, which boasts 100 gigs across the country.

More information. You can see Sarah performing in the Regional Finals at The Assembly, Leamington Spa on Saturday 3rd October at 8.15pm (tickets are £7.50 and can be purchased on the door or from the website).

Aspects wishes Sarah lots of luck with this competition!


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