We know there is a huge amount of talent out there.
And COAST FESTIVAL 2015, in conjunction with Arts North Norfolk and Art Is Medicine, is arranging audition venues around North Norfolk for you to come along and show us what you can do.
Perhaps you know someone who is really talented and needs a little encouragement to get involved.
If you get through the auditions, you’ll have a chance to be part of the final on the 29th October on stage at the internationally famous Cromer Pier Theatre.
As part of the prize, one of the judges, world famous music and record producer David Mackay has offered to help the winner (if a singer or a band) make connections in the industry. He has worked with Elton John, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and produced an enormous number of musicals. His current production “The Elvis Years” is touring the country and there is a performance the following night at The Pier on 30th October to which the winner will taken backstage to sit with the production team to see how a professional production is brought to the stage and then enjoy the performance as a member of the audience.
Two of The Judges:
David was musical director for many West End successes including 125th Street and Jailhouse Rock and is currently working on many high profile projects.
David has produced major hits for some of the biggest names in music including, Bonnie Tyler, Frankie Miller, Billy Ocean, Dusty Springfield, The Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Elton John.
In the world of television, David has written and scored many hit series including Auf Wiedersehen Pet for which he won the Ivor Novello Award and a BAFTA nomination as well as ‘Bread’, ‘As Time Goes By’ and ‘Blott On The Landscape’ etc.
Anna Mudeka was announced the most influential “Woman in business and government in Africa in the Arts and Culture Section 2013”. Anna set up “The Mudeka Foundation in 2013” which has music at its core.
Anna combines her music to raise funds and help improve the education of disadvantaged children in her homeland of Zimbabwe. Anna has embraced all thats good about the music and culture from the whole of the Sub-Saharan cultures. She has trained with many well known names such as Thomas Mapfumo, Stella Chiweshe, Adzido dance ensemble to name a few. She has gathered inspiration from singers such as Ciseria Avora, Casse Alle, Youssou N’dour and the late Miriam Makeba of whom she has developed a one woman show entitled Senzi’s Spirit.
Her experience in film and theatre has been on the set of “A far off place” in Zimbabwe and on “The greatest drummer in the world” with Leon Rusellson in the UK.