Andy aims to claim city’s mu­si­cal crown

Midweek Visiter - - Southport Bid -

ANDY Short from South­port is one of 10 as­pir­ing artists who are hop­ing to hit all the right notes as they bat­tle to be crowned the win­ner of one of the city’s most pres­ti­gious mu­sic com­pe­ti­tions.

Andy who is 19 and is study­ing bio-med­i­cal science at Leeds Becket Univer­sity en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion by sub­mit­ting a demo of his mu­sic and per­form­ing at a gig at South­port Sta­tion. Andy is the only non-singer in the com­pe­ti­tion so is of­fer­ing some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent!

He de­scribes his style as In­stru­men­tal, per­cus­sion gui­tar mu­sic.

Merseyrail’s Sound Sta­tion Fes­ti­val is cel­e­brat­ing its land­mark fifth year and looks to em­braces lo­cal grass­roots tal­ent.

This years com­pe­ti­tion takes place at an ex­cit­ing new venue on Satur­day, Novem­ber 11.

Tra­di­tion­ally held at Moor­fields sta­tion, it will be Liver­pool Cen­tral this year that hosts the Sound Sta­tion Fes­ti­val 2017, in hon­our of its spe­cial an­niver­sary.

The fes­ti­val is the only event of its kind, which sees a busy com­muter rail­way sta­tion trans­formed into a free con­cert hall, brim­ming with ex­cit­ing new undis­cov­ered mu­si­cal tal­ent.

Over the sum­mer, up and com­ing acts from across the re­gion have been busy shar­ing their orig­i­nal mu­sic to the project’s so­cial me­dia pages, for the chance to per­form at the hotly an­tic­i­pated grand fi­nale.

With a record-break­ing num­ber of en­tries reach­ing the 150 mark, 10 acts have now been un­veiled who will face a panel of ex­pert judges rep­re­sent­ing the cream of Mersey­side’s mu­sic in­dus­try.

Hop­ing to get their mu­si­cal de­but off on the right tracks are this year’s fi­nal­ists, which in­clude:

1. Limer­ance, 2. Joseph Mott, 3. Tabitha Jade, 4. Black Pulp, 5. Luna, 6. Molly Hughes, 7. Ni­cola Hard­man, 8. Jack McAl­lis­ter, 9. KingFast, 10, Andy Short

Last years win­ner Dan As­tles who is also from South­port is just about to launch his sec­ond EP.

Andy Short from South­port is one of the Sound Sta­tion 2017 fi­nal­ists. (Above, left) Dan As­tles from South­port was the win­ner of the Merseyrail Sound­sta­tion Fi­nal 2016

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