**UPDATED**

Following a local search for musical talent, Barons Quay and Radio Northwich are pleased to announce the chosen 12 acts who will perform at the Music is Quay events later this month.

 

On Saturday 14th August the following acts will join DJ Matt Cat for a day of live music in Barons Square, Barons Quay, between 10am – 4pm:

 

  • 10.15 Ashton, a solo artist based in High Legh               
  • 11.15 Tim Lee, a singer/songwriter from Nantwich            
  • 12.15 Northern Revelation, an indie guitar band hailing from Merseyside
  • 13.15 Saffy, a singer/songwriter from Northwich           
  • 14.15 Edits, a duo from Northwich                  
  • 15.15 Matty Ian, a singer/songwriter From Chester              

 

A further six talented local acts will perform on Saturday 28th August, overlooking the river at Weaver Point Square. They are: 

 

  • 10.00 Uncharted, a five piece band from Northwich              
  • 11.00 The Gus Glynn Band, an alternative rock trio from Northwich                     
  • 12.00 Nicky Phillips, a singer/songwriter from Northwich 
  • 13.00 The Bohemian Kings, a covers band from Northwich    
  • 14.00 Sam Lyons, a singer/songwriter from Winsford            
  • 15.00 Saffy
  • 16.00 Montage Band, a covers band from Northwich                                

 

All 12 performances will be recorded and promoted on the station to thousands of listeners. 

 

They will also be filmed and uploaded on social media, where members of the public can vote for their favorite.  The top two will receive a prize of £200 each courtesy of the Northwich BID and Cheshire West and Chester Council, they also get a second chance to wow the crowds at the Radio Northwich launch party on the 11th September.

 

The aim of the Music is Quay events is to showcase local bands, singers and musicians as well as providing a free music event for local people and visitors to enjoy this summer.

 

Performers of all ages and genres were invited to apply by uploading a song to The Radio Northwich website.  There were 23 entries, one duo, eight groups and 14 solo artists. DJ’s at the station were then asked to shortlist the 12 best.

 

John Thompson from Radio Northwich said: “We have had an overwhelming response to our search, it was difficult to pick the final 12 as the quality of applications was so high.   We are now looking forward to two live music events that will show some of the brilliant music talent we have right here in Northwich.

 

“We hope to provide a platform for these aspiring musicians; who will not only perform at the event but will have their music played on Radio Northwich too.”

 

Lina Higuita, Centre Manager at Barons Quay said: “Congratulations to those who made the final line-up and thank you to everyone who applied. This great mix of musical talent will entertain visitors at Barons Quay and bring a much-needed party atmosphere to Northwich this summer.”

 

The events will support Rotary Northwich who will be fundraising for the following local causes: Snow Angels Cheshire, St Luke’s Hospice, Salvation Army and Mid-Cheshire Community Shed.