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Friday 19th March It's the weekend YEAH!

This morning was very musical, it wasn't intended that way - it's just the way it turned out.  Two men who are doing their bit to promote and encourage yound talent to develop in Essex, by doing totally different things.  If you are in a band and want to gain some recognition for your work then why not enter the undiscovered contest all the details you need are below.  Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you bright and breezy Monday morning from 7.
GUESTS
 
Tony Morrison - Essex Music Agency

The Essex Music Agency (EMA) was established in July 2008, after four years of partnership development between Essex County Council’s Arts Development and Essex Music Services, Orchestras Live, the Essex Arts Officers Group and other key county partners.   Essex Music Agency aims to create a coherent, vibrant, accessible and sustainable music infrastructure within Essex. Through the creation of EMA, Essex aims to develop its reputation within both the music industry and voluntary sectors as a county that nurtures talent, encourages innovation and enables the local music community to develop.
 
After the success of the inaugural contest last year, won by BEFORE SILENCE FALLS, Essex Music Agency (EMA) launch its search again for the best live artist/band in the county. What makes this contest stand out is that it is a live music competition aimed at solo artists, duets or bands and EMA welcomes entries from any genre. Maybe you are the best young jazz band of Essex?
 

Entries are being taken between 1 January – 31 March 2010 and prizes include studio time, a festival appearance plus EMA will try and help raise your profile in the following year.

So do you have what it takes to be considered the best unsigned artist in the county? If so read on…

The rules are simple

  • The majority of the musicians must be aged between 14 – 21 years old
  • The majority of the musicians must live or be based in Essex
  • Artists must submit at least one piece of original music

The next stage

  • Applications will go though to the first judging round in April
  • The top 32 artists will be invited to appear at a one of 8 live heats held across the county in September
  • Heat winners will then go through to semi finals in October
  • Two artists from each semi final will go through to the final
  • Final to be held in November at Colchester Arts Centre

If you require further information please phone 01245 244 647 or click here: 

http://essexmusicagency.com/undiscovered?layout=category

Mark Rudland - Chafford School
 
The Chafford aim for the top 40 along with 4 other local primary schools, Brady, La Salette, Rainham Village and Parsonage Farm.  They hope to be the first combined schools project to crack the download chart and score a top 40 hit with the single ‘Love Makes The World Go Round’.

The track was recorded in Hackney’s renowned studio, The Premises, with producer Junk Scientist (producer of The Rakes and Larrikin Love), and mixed by Iain Gore (Lethal Bizzle). The single, composed by teachers Mr Rudland and Mr Ward, is available as a download from itunes, or by texting 'track 5331' to 83262 (costs £1). All money raised will go to Heart FM’s ‘Have a Heart Appeal’ which supports disadvantaged children in Essex.
 
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
  • BURGLARIES rocketed by more than 100 per cent in just a year.  A series of major operations, including keeping tabs on the borough's most prolific offenders, are underway to stem the sudden surge in break-ins.  Their efforts have netted 12 suspected burglars in the past fortnight.  But Inspector Jasmine Frost of Brentwood police, explained there have been rises across the South and insisted they were keen to keep residents informed.She said: "Brentwood is still a very safe and nice place to live. Burglary has not been a big issue before but are prepared now and we have got operations in place. It is about doing everything we can to catch these people and hopefully getting them to court and convicting them."- Total Essex
  • IN CHELMSFORD POLICE are making life hell for prolific thieves in response to a 44 per cent hike in burglaries across Chelmsford.  Officers battered down doors and arrested six suspects in 13 dawn raids on the sleeping suburbs, with five properties in Great Baddow, six in Galleywood, one in Sandon and one in East Hanningfield being targeted. - For more details on this Article see this weeks Chronicle.- Total Essex
  • BUSINESSES IN CALL FOR BETTER CCTV - There are calls for more surveillance after four firms in Warley Hill, were broken in to on February 20th. Brentwood Borough Councillor Russel Quirk is currently leading a review on CCTV, the results of which, and any forthcoming proposals, will be revealed in the Gazette in the coming weeks.
 
LOCAL NEWS
JOBS in Essex have been safeguarded as car giant Ford announced plans to develop a new generation of environmentally friendly engines and vehicle technologies.  Ford's plans will safeguard about 2,800 skilled jobs in the UK at its research and development centre at Dunton as well as its manufacturing plants in Dagenham, Southampton and Bridgend in South Wales.  Business Secretary Lord Mandelson announced that the Government had agreed to back Ford's proposed £1.5 billion investment over five years.  Lord Mandelson, who visited Ford's site in Dagenham yesterday, said: "Ford is a major investor in research and development in the UK. Its proposals represent further significant investment in the UK. The Government stands ready and willing to support these innovative research and development projects backed by a highly skilled workforce.  As part of the automotive industry, Ford has an important role to play in the UK's aim to be one of the leading manufacturers of low carbon vehicles." - Weekly News
 
LOCAL SPORT RESULTS
Pete forgot to mention yesterday the Cheltenham festival, last day today with the Cheltenham Gold Cup the big one at 3.20 this afternoon, Kauto Star aiming for his 3rd win in 4 years.

Ryman Premier
Last night results, AFC Hornchurch beat Canvey Island 1-0, and Horsham lost 3-1 at home to Dartford.
 
Ryman Division One North
Wealdstone  1 - 0 Croydon Athletic
 
FIXTURES  K.O. 15:00
Horsham v Billericay
Brentwood v Wingate & Finchley
Southend v Carlisle
Chelmsford v Weymouth
 


 



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