Big chance for local bands

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LOCAL bands have just seven days left to submit their demos for T Break 2011.

All singers, singer/songwriters and bands aged 18 and over who live in Scotland and are making their own original music are invited to enter.

All they have to do is upload a demo by next week to secure themselves one of Tennent’s 16 T-Break slots to play at this year’s festival.

George Kyle of T in the Park sponsors Tennent’s Lager said: “T Break has seen an increase in entries so far this year indicating that Scotland’s grassroots music scene is not only thriving but full to bursting with new and emerging talent.

“It’s not going to be an easy decision for the judges and I can’t wait to see who they choose to join the T Break Stage line-up this year.”

From Tuesday, April 12, the panel of judges will begin to critique each and every demo submission received.

T Break has asked each band and artist to define their own sound by genre which has produced some fascinating results. From staples such as indie, electro, dub step, hip hop, acoustic and pop to raggle taggle, space folk, funk punk, math rock, dream pop and dark wave it is fair to say that the grassroots music scene is as diverse as ever.

T Break has some excellent advice for those yet to submit a demo.

Do - Send in your demo and even if you’re not shortlisted, you will have been brought to the judges attention, spend time making sure your online platform is in prime condition and always up to date and write, record and rehearse as much as possible.

Don’t - send five page bios, gig in the same town or city regularly – make all your shows special, react badly to criticism - take it constructively, send songs that aren’t quite finished.

Upload your track at www.tennents.com/tbreak before midnight on Monday, April 11.