Andy aims to claim city’s musical crown
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