Young artists open for established performers in ECMA Soundwaves program
think a big part of the ECMAs comes down to mentorship and learning in the conference and gaining knowledge,” said Eyking. “ Whenever they can pass along that it’s very exciting for the professional artist to be a part of it.”
The performances by the final 11 will be video recorded and then evaluated by a jury of music industry professionals. The top artists selected by the jury will compete March 3 at Membertou Trade and Convention Centre to become a finalist with winners chosen in each of the three categories — instrumental, band, and singer/songwriter.
Those three grand
prize artists or groups will then have the opportunity to open for ECMA headlining acts — singer/ songwrite Christina Martin, instrumentalist J. P. Cormier and Cape Breton band, The Tom Fun Orchestra — March 4 at One Big Show at the Savoy Theatre.
Cape Breton University will be also award the three winning acts an opportunity to record one original track at the Centre for Cape Breton Studies Rotary Music Performance Room. The songs will be placed on the 2011 Cape Breton University Soundtracks compilation CD.
Brittany Coombs is one of 11 young artists set to perform as part of the ECMA Soundwaves program. Coombs will open for Carmen Townsend Feb. 19 at Thompson Junior High.