Making Waves on the Streets


· Young musicians’ chance to win gigs and studio time
· Streetwaves 2007 kicked off with launch of 2006 winners’ CD

YOUNG musicians in Liverpool have the chance to win time on stage at a major festival as well as studio time thanks to the Liverpool Culture Company.

Now in its third successful year, Streetwaves is run in every neighbourhood of Liverpool, as well as involvement of all the boroughs of Merseyside, to seek out and nurture new musical talent. The prizes are fantastic – artists and groups get to play on their own stage in Williamson Square as part of the Mathew Street Music festival which will attract thousands of music fans on Monday 27th August.

They also get to collaborate on designing band merchandise with a great Liverpool creative agency, p-ornithology, as well as recording a CD with the other winners at Elevator studios right here in the music capital of the world. Finally, a gig at the relocated Picket Music Venue in Jordan Street will give the winners another chance to showcase their talent in August.

The 2007 contest is being kicked off with the launch of the 2006 winners’ CD on April 21st.

Streetwaves programme manager Alicia Smith said: “We’ve had several success stories of musicians gaining confidence and improving their performances, as well as one of our winners going on to perform at the prestigious music conference ‘In The City’, so it just goes to show that Streetwaves could be the first rung on the ladder for many young artists.