ALMOST FAMOUS SONG COMPETITION

Epicon 4 Written and performed by Salabanzi THERE is no denying that this track is pretty hard to listen to for the first few listens. It sounds like this St Neots band are rocking out live in their rehearsal space and that possibly one microphone has had

Epicon 4

Written and performed by Salabanzi

THERE is no denying that this track is pretty hard to listen to for the first few listens. It sounds like this St Neots band are rocking out live in their rehearsal space and that possibly one microphone has had the tough job of capturing their sound.

It sounds murky, distant, often overpowering, but the energy of the band and a strong purposeful vocal do come through enough to make me think there's an excellent song here.


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The song's dynamics are refreshingly varied and although a minute or two could probably be shaved from its epic eight minutes, it holds your interest throughout.

At times it sounds like a more earthy Muse and at others an inventive, haphazard punk band. There's much more than a song here, but it will take a trip to a studio to marry the song and the fiery performance in a way that does justice to both.

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CHRIS BOLAND

* WRITE a song for Almost Famous and you could win rehearsal time at the Studio Rooms in Wyton and recording time at Fast-Track studios in Wilburton to create a CD. Your song will be on a special promotional CD of the bands who make the shortlist.

There will be promotion for you in Almost Famous and on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire where the winner will be interviewed by Jeremy Sallis who presents The Audio Files on Thursday evenings from 6pm.

All entries will be made available to download on The Hunts Post website to help get your music heard by as many people as possible. The songs will stay on the site from when they reach us to when we announce the winner in the summer.

The competition is open to all Huntingdonshire songwriters. All band entries must have at least one member living in Huntingdonshire to qualify. The judges will be the Almost Famous team.

To enter, e-mail an MP3 of your song to: almostfamouspage@googlemail.com along with the following information:

# Name of song

# Full names of songwriters

# Name of band or artist performing

# Website address

# Telephone contact details

# Up-coming gig details

# Background information on the performers and writer, including where they live

# Photograph in sharp focus

# We also need your permission to play the song on our website.

CHRIS?BOLAND

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