CONVERSE All Star have recently launched their GET OUT OF THE GARAGE 2013 competition and so far the entries are sounding really awesome. With all this amazing talent that is coming in, it fall to the judges to pick the top 10 artists/bands that will make the finals. One of these judges is 5FM’s Catherine Grenfell, take a look at what she has to say:
MA: Tell us a little bit about yourself before we get started..
I started working at 5FM as Mark Gillman’s producer (Breakfast show DJ) and then started on air as part of the team. I then moved on to work with DJ Fresh on The Fresh Drive and I’ve been on the show for last 7 years. About 10 years ago I started promoting local music on 5FM and then began hosting the show (Live)5. The show promotes local live music.
MA: You are one of the judges for the GET OUT OF THE GARAGE 2013 competition, what are you most excited about for this amazing competition?
I am so excited to hear some new talent and discovering an artist / band that will get the recognition they deserve.
MA: What are some of the things you will be looking out for?
I will be looking for good song writing, originality, something that will stand out and great lyrics.
MA: What has you most excited about our local music industry?
I love what is happening with local music at the moment. Not only has the standard improved, but artists are treating being in a band seriously. Their live shows are polished. Their songwriting is brilliant and there is so much good stuff out there, which is exactly how it should be.
MA: Any advice for the aspiring artists hoping to win this competition?
Make sure you submit your best track and start getting your live act up to scratch. You want to make an impression if you get to London
MA: Where can people follow you?
To ENTER the competition, submit you music to http://www.converse-sa.co.za.
The competition will be fierce and the prize is out of this world, so submit you VERY BEST work!!! Entries close on the 8th August 2013, with the judges selecting 10 finalists on the 15th August 2013. Be part of the conversation on Twitter @Converse_Africa with the #Play100Club hashtag. GOOD LUCK!!!
Take a look at Matthew Mole’s story, winner of GET OUT OF THE GARAGE 2012