Talented Lap Tapping Guitarist Makes Southern England Finals in National Live & Unsigned Competition

Top Quote 15 year old singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist Liam Iliffe from Bournemouth has taken the judging panel of the UK's biggest original music competition by storm and is now just one good performance away from playing at London's O2 in the Grand Final of Live and Unsigned. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 06, 2012 - Liam will be competing against the most talented bands and artists in the UK at the Southern England Area Finals on May 26th 2012 at the Portsmouth Guildhall. But not only was he voted by the judges as one of the best so far in the regional competitions, he was also one of only five artists selected out of 60 to play at the Southampton "Music in the City" Festival in October 2012.

    Liam battled against the best musical talent in the region, to secure a coveted place in the Southern England Area Finals and Southampton Music Festival. He now has the opportunity to prove he is one of the hottest unsigned acts in the UK. The acts taking part in the live Area Final Showcase in front of hundreds of spectators will also get to perform to a professional judging panel, including judges from Radio One, Kerrang and Choice FM.

    More than 10,000 acts entered nationally and the few still left in the competition are in with a chance of making their way to the Grand Final at London's O2, winning the 10,000 main cash prize and a place in the Live and Unsigned festival tour. There'll also be a 10,000 publicity investment in the winners.

    The winning act of Live and Unsigned 2012 will embark on a remarkable festival tour this summer spanning 15 top festivals across the UK including; Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters, Norfolk Spectacular, Strawberry Fields Festival, Cloud 9 Festival, Glass Butter Beach, Brownstock, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and seven other summer festivals including additional international festivals with festival partners in Sweden, Italy or Latvia.

    This year's competition is also being filmed for broadcasting on Sky TV in an exclusive fly-on-the-wall documentary, Live and Unsigned: Uncut. All the acts in the competition are battling it out for the chance to play at Live Fest at The O2 in London. The Grand Final is incorporated into London's biggest indoor festival on the 14th July.

    Talented contestant Liam Iliffe specialises in a rather unusual technique of guitar playing called Lap Tapping. Lap Tapping | Erik MongrainThis involves placing the guitar flat on his lap and tapping the guitar body and strings percussively alongside the melody. This allows him to inject more raw emotion and drama into his songs. Liam Iliffe is now just one good performance away from making The O2 and competing in the Grand Final. The talent competition also coincides with the launch of Liam's debut album "Slap Tapping", now available on iTunes and Amazon.co.uk.

    For more information about Liam, visit his website at www.liamiliffe.com or his youtube channel and Facebook pages - liamslaptapping to watch him in action.
    Please direct press enquiries to press ( @ ) liamiliffe dot com

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