Student radio station's band competition

With the Norwich 'scene' more dynamic than it has been for years, the future is bright for unsigned bands. And now, UEA student radio station Livewire 1350 AM is adding to the excitement with the launch of its new 'Livewire: Unsigned' talent competition.

With the Norwich 'scene' more dynamic than it has been for years, the future is bright for unsigned bands.

And now, UEA student radio station Livewire 1350 AM is adding to the excitement with the launch of its new 'Livewire: Unsigned' talent competition.

Throughout February, the Livewire team will be searching for the next generation of local heroes. The most promising acts will be added to the Livewire playlist and the best will play live sessions in the station's campus studio – to be broadcast across the city and worldwide on www.livewire1350.com.

Prizes for the overall winner will be a day's session at The Mill Recording Studio, a fully mixed and mastered EP, and a support act at an exclusive Livewire: Unsigned event.

“There is so much raw talent out there right now, we want to do all we can to help it on its way,” said station manager Simon Williams.

'Livewire: Unsigned' is supported by music upload site, brightskies.com, and fashionable London radio station XFM. Demos must be sent by February 22 to: Livewire: Unsigned, Livewire 1350AM, Union House, UEA, Norwich, NR4 7TJ.