Published on November 17th, 2009 | by Darren Byrne4
Calling all bands!
Culch.ie is all about new bands today. Whether it’s having the chance to play support to the great Jack L or something a little more material – the opportunity of some recording time and inclusion on a Hotpress CD:
The JD Set is apparently Ireland’s longest running competition for unsigned bands. Jack Daniels is inviting all unsigned bands (over 18 years of age) to register on the official website, for the chance to be one of 20 bands who will be shortlisted in January 2010 to play in heats stages in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. The heats will run from February to April 2010. Each location will then select one act to go through to Final in The Village, Dublin next April where they will compete for the overall prize.
As winners of The JD Set 2010, the winning band will receive:
- advice from The JD Set Icon 2009-10, Tim Burgess of The Charlatans
- Studio Time in Grouse Lodge Studios
- inclusion of tracks on an official The JD Set 2010 CD on the cover of Hot Press
- PR support.
Previous winners of The JD Set include The Coronas, who won the competition in 2005, and The Chakras who were joint winners in 2006. Last year’s competition was won by Camogie Lovers (now known as We Cut Corners).
So, what do you think? Are your band good enough to try out? All entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 11th December 2009 without exception. There’s loads more info on TheJDSet.ie and you can follow the progress of the heats on Facebook.