You may have noticed over there -------->>>>> that once again 2UIBestow is a blogger judge for Glastonbury's Emerging Talent Competition. The task for the 40 bloggers [list here] is to whittle down some 8000 or so entries to 120 longlist. This longlist will then be whittled down to a shortlist of eight artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals in Pilton in April decides the winning act.
In 2011 my three picks were Lincolnshire's Elliott Morris, Scotland singer-songwriter Laurie Cameron and London based folk electronic artist 'The Little Unsaid'. All three artists are still making progress in the music world with The Little Said releasing their second album in the coming months. Lead single 'Through The Fields' already got radio play from BBC's Tom Robinson.
The Little Unsaid - Through The Fields
I have a few weeks to listen trough 198 artists and make a top three. For the next three weeks I'll be regularly featuring artists from my list who may or may not make the top three.