Singer Chey nominated for Unsigned Music Award
A CYNON Valley singer has beaten thousands of other acts to be named in the UK’s top 10 unsigned female artists.
Chey, who is from Aberdare, has been nominated in the category at the 2017 Unsigned Music Awards.
It comes after she burst onto the music scene seven months ago, and since then has received critical acclaim from the likes of the Huffington Post, AXS and Hype Machine, racking up a quarter of a million streams on Spotify and being played on some of the biggest radio stations in the USA.
Much of Chey’s early career was spent performing hundreds of charity gigs for the Welsh miners during the 1984 strike, which lasted a year.
Chey said she helped raise thousands of pounds to buy food for starving families in areas that suffered from deprivation and community
Speaking about the nomination, she said: “It is a great honour to be nominated for such a prestigious award, it’s extremely important that British artists are recognised for their contribution to the music industry.”
The awards are organised by Best of British Unsigned, and founder Matt Graveling said: “The UK produces the best musicians in the world and we get to play them before anyone else. breakdown.
“The UMAs are the much needed recognition for these acts and we hope will help motivate them to achieve more and more.”
Nominees are also put forward for the Critic’s Choice Award, and Chey hopes her sound impresses a panel of three industry experts.
One judge, Max Helyer, who is also guitarist for rock band You Me At Six, said: “For me it’s important to support upcoming artists and help to give them more exposure. I’m looking forward to listening to the wide variety of styles of music submitted, some of which will hopefully become part of my personal everyday music catalogue.”
You can vote for Chey at www.vocalzone.com/ vote until October 15.
Chey has been nominated for an Unsigned Music Award