NE:MM will be showcasing the North Easts best Rock, Punk, and Metal music across a series of gigs, with the chosen winner performing at Sage, Gateshead and featured in an upcoming publication (details to be announced soon).
Who is eligible?
Any rock, metal or punk band based in the North East of England performing original music
What is the format?
Apply for a place at one of the regional semi-finals to be held in Newcastle (Trillians on 1st October) Sunderland (Independent on 2nd October) by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
– the email should be headed ‘RPM gig series application’ and state (1) Name of the band (2) Preferred venue/date (3) include social media links – twitter, facebook (4) If possible – links to your music or an mp3. Applications to be received by no later than 10th August 2015.
A maximum of 10 bands in total will be chosen from applications received to play the gigs.
Invitations to play will be issued by 16th August 2015 and must be accepted by 20th August or will be retracted and re-offered elsewhere.
At the gig each band will play a 15 minute set with 2 bands chosen to go forward to a final at Trillians on 12th November – decision made by judging panel with input from audience.
Financial and other info
The competition is free to enter but bands will not receive a fee to play.
All bands taking part will be offered interview/feature on NE:MM’s website.
Each gig will also be reviewed on NE:MM’s website.
A door charge of £3 per event will be levied on customers to cover venue hire and promotion costs.
The winning band will perform a short set at Sage 2 as part of a unique gig organised and promoted by local media company NE:MM.
Further details of the gig will be released before the application closing date.
The winning band will be interviewed for a feature in a new publication – available in January 2016.
The winning band will receive a fee to play the Sage 2 gig.
The RPM series of gigs at Trillians and Independent will be sponsored by Professional Music Technology (PMT), the UK’s largest award-winning musical instrument retailer.
In April this year PMT opened it’s Newcastle store which offers a full range of guitars, drums and studio equipment.
We’ve had a great response so far and have decided to whet your appetites (for destruction?) a little by announcing one band for each gig (Trillians on 1st October and Independent on 2nd October).
The bands are: PLAGUE RIDER – Trillians – for band details click here
HELLION RISING – Independent – for band details click here
Tickets costing £3 go on sale soon from our new website (launching 1st August 2015).
Web address to be posted here on the day of launch.