The Bluestacks Jam Club will be holding The Singer-Songwriters’ Star Challenge over the summer starting Monday June 7th at 9pm Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, and every Monday night until August 30th. There will be a €5,000 prize for the overall winner and a slot on Balcony TV http://balconytv.com/which has over 500,000 viewers, plus recording time in a studio for four tracks. The challenge will be open to unsigned solo artists and bands and entry is free of charge. To qualify, each artist or band must have their own guitars and amps and ten or more original songs of a high standard (strictly no covers) as there will be two 30 min heats each Monday night. Drums and PA will be provided as the regular Open Jam Session will take place as normal at 9pm.
The winner will be selected by online voting which will cost the voter €2. It is in your interest to let your fans and friends know about this event by linking the event to your Facebook profile and inviting as many fans to come to support you as possible. Part of the terms and conditions of entry to the competition state that all participants should promote the event and aim to get as many votes as possible.
The final will be held in The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal on Friday 29th of October at 8.00pm. The top 5 acts from the vote count will feature and the winner will be selected by a panel of judges on the night. Each applicant must also have four or more original tracks on My Space and send a link to their tracks to and . Fans will be able to vote via a link to your MySpace page tracks if they are unable to attend the live performances.
To enter, email with the subject heading “Bluestacks Singer Songwriters Challenge” and include the following information:
- Band name / Artist name
- Band member names
- Contact details including a phone number
- Details of instruments you play
- Ten song set list
- Link to the your MySpace page