Published on January 20th, 2012 | by Culch.ie1
Red Bull Launch Bedroom Jam Competition
Pictured below are band-of-the-hour The Minutes (see what we did there? ) rocking out at last night’s launch of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam at The Workman’s Club.
If you think you’d look that good on stage and have the talent to back it up, then read on, this could be your big moment.
Bedroom Jam is offering young Irish bands the chance to seriously kick-start their careers by performing at Irish music festivals in 2012, with the ultimate winner bagging a chance to record at the Red Bull Studio next autumn.
We’re particularly interested in this competition because it relies heavily on how cool you are on the internet … or how well you can promote yourself at least… and we’re all about the internet self-promotion in Culch Towers. To enter Bedroom Jam, bands need to upload a video of themselves performing to the competition website, www.redbullbedroomjam.ie between now and February 27th. At that point, the bi-weekly Bedroom Jam Buzz Chart kicks into action and starts to reveal which bands are most popular with a mix of stats from video views, comments and Twitter and Facebook activity.
The top 6 bands from the Buzz Chart will be filmed performing live in their own homes, with the videos appearing online for viewers to vote on their top 3 from the comfort of their armchairs. Those 3 bands will hit the road to get some festival experience under their belt and judges will pick one of them to nab the top prize of recording time in the Red Bull Studio.
If it’s sounds a bit deadly, that’s because it is.
There are a few wee rules (for example all band members must be over 17 and at least one must be under 26) but it’s open to the whole island of Ireland (get your cameras out, nordies, we want to see what you’ve got) and please do feel free to plug yourself to Culch Towers. New music fiends as we are, we’ll do our best to take a look at all the entries and pick a band we can really get behind.
Well played Mr Red Bull, we like the sound of this one, and good look aspiring musicy types.