Just got an email through from a band that have been through our halls, they're after some help with votes - full info below:
By Honorata Pomykala
With a great chance to win the contest and hit the European stages, Lighthouse Project, a pop/rock band from Derby, reached the semi-finals of the competition organized by Ocko Tv, the biggest Czech music channel.
Last Sunday the band shot their new live video to Anything I am in Number Five jazz bar in Derby. Stephen Rouse, its manager well-known for his passion for music, was glad to make his place available for the project.
Lighthouse’s previous video, Make it go away, was produced by Paul Music Production and the music for the same song was recorded in Snug Studio in Derby. Both were highly appraised by judges of the Ocko channel. They selected the band, together with 29 others, out of thousands of applications for the contest.
The Czech competition for unsigned bands started earlier this year with a battle of three bands each month. The audience had to vote and choose the best video each time. Lighthouse Project collected the highest number of votes in April and together with nine other bands qualified to the next stage.
Everything depends on the audience again. Between 27th October – 1st November the listeners from around the world can vote for the band, to give them a chance to perform during the National Music Awards ceremony on 16th November.
To vote for the band visit http://ocko.idnes.cz/vytah.aspx, click on ‘Hlasovat’ next to the band’s name and then enter tha captcha. More instructions on how to vote and support Lighthouse Project will follow on their official facebook page. To unlock new content, including videos, pictures and other attractions, go to www.facebook.com/lhproject. To watch Make it go away video visithttp://youtu.be/YyHgLaUCI3w.
Since 2009, Lighthouse Project have been persuing their goal of success in the music industry. After getting to the area finals of the competition Live and Unsigned with a chance to win a £10,000 music contract, touring in cities like Sheffield, London, Liverpool or Nottingham, taking part in various festivals, including Ynot Festival in 2010 and 2011, now it is their big chance to shine in central Europe.
The members of the band, Anna Brozyna and Jan Tuma, agree they want to add a taste of uniqueness into their music by cooperating with artists from around the world.
“We’re working with many people – Chech producer, South African Dj and many other local musicians. Collaborations with other artists give us great new experiences and help to create something special,” they said.
New video teaser: http://youtu.be/l74QYemn5G8