Live and Unsigned

TG: Degrees of EP sales and more

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  • 03/08/2011

Just getting back to reality after a fantastic few weeks. Let's recap... We launched the new EP Roots on 26th June at the 360 Club in Leeds (the EP was mixed by Roni Szpakowski of Peak USA...in Chicago) and then played a load of gigs around the UK over the next two weeks on our “Get Out of Bed” tour.  We then managed to sell over 250 EP’s (which certainly helped the finances...mixed in Chicago) We've since sold over 150 songs on itunes and had a couple of tracks played on a Canadian radio show. (Chicago...huh?) Then, you know, casually, we went to the O2 for the Live & Unsigned Grand...

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TG: The Road To The O2

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  • 20/07/2011

"It'll be a laugh." I said. I'd just told the band about the Live & Unsigned competition. Audition was mid January in Dewsbury at the Town Hall. "If you get through all the rounds you get to play at the O2 Arena...in London." They were sceptical, I was sceptical but at that point it didn't matter. Nothing ventured nothing gained. So we rocked up on the day of the audition, cranked out What's She Gonna Say and got told to stop playing half way through. Not the best of starts. We went to wait outside and watched the organisers come out one by one to explain that various bands hadn't got through...

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Tom Gee needs your votes for Live and Unsigned 2011

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  • 12/07/2011

Live and Unsigned Votes Needed Can you believe it’s just over a week to the Live and Unsigned Grand Final. Obviously the performance on the day is paramount but there are other factors taken into consideration; there are also competitions within the competition. There are two ‘Video Views’ competitions (MUZU.tv and Youtube) and a text vote competition. Text Voting is now live for the National Grand Final of Live and Unsigned 2011. As well as performing for the judges on the day, the public have the opportunity to vote for the act who they believe should win Live and Unsigned 2011. Each...

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TG: A website befitting a Live and Unsigned Grand Finalist!

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  • 13/06/2011

It’s been a busy year – Going live on iTunes, a new E.P. Launch imminent, a summer tour of U.K. and Ireland all topped off with winning through to – ‘Live and Unsigned Grand Final at the O2 arena on July 23rd’. With so much happening we thought it was time to completely renew the website. Time to introduce a new, clear, crisp, fan-friendly website. When considering the new site we had a wish list: A good blogging platform making easy to keep fans up-to-date A good music player Fully integrated social media Youtube integration A Gallery  A method of featuring the very latest breaking...

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TG: From Blues to Bulls!

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  • 11/06/2011

As the ‘The Get out of Bed’ tour begins and we build towards The Live and Unsigned Final at the O2 in July then last nights gig was satisfying, different and a little bit scary! But that’s okay because William Christopher Handy said, “The blues is the sound of a sinner on revival day.” So being a bit apprehensive was fair enough. The Keighley blues club is an intimate venue with the 100 plus crowd up close and personal. On the same bill was award-winning blues artist Cherry Lee Mewis – so no pressure there then! The Keighley crowd are appreciative and know their blues no wonder we were...

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TG: Live & Unsigned Grand Final

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  • 18/05/2011

Monday, May 9th, 2011 And the final act…going through…to the Live and Unsigned….Grand Fi – Oh for *%~$’s sake get on with it, Man Utd are playing Chelsea in 20 minutes, just say it! It was us by the way. In case you were wondering. Or you haven’t been on twitter, facebook or generally been in the north of England. Because I don’t know about the other guys in the band but I’ve been telling everyone I see that we’re going to be in the Live & Unsigned Grand Final at the O2 Arena in London on 23rd July! Indeed the excitement was so much for me I managed to tweet out that we’re...

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