A YOUNG Redditch musician has made it to the regional finals of the Open Mic UK music competition – one of the biggest searches for unsigned talent in the country.
Using nothing other than her vocal cords and a guitar, Crabbs Cross resident Meg Scane impressed top voice coaches with her original song, ‘Bottoms Up’, in the early stages of the competition.
The 20-year-old, who has previously played at Morton Stanley Festival said: “I didn’t even think I would get past the first round, but now that I’m through I just want to go as far as I can.”
“The next round, held at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, is all about self-promotion and getting people to attend our shows.
“As well as being scored on our performances, the judges have tasked us with selling at least 25 tickets to family, friends and whoever will buy one.”
The judges’ favourite performer will go through to next round and the audience’s favourite will also go through – meaning the more tickets Meg sells the better.
If Meg wins she will get the chance to play at the 02 Academy in London.
When asked about what she wants to do in the future, Meg said: “I would love a record deal and to be recgonised for my songs.
“I’ve been on BBC Introducing in the past but it would be a dream to be played on Radio 1.”
You can follow her journey by searching ‘Meg Scane’ on Facebook or following @drummer_meg on Instagram.
For more information on the competition visit openmicuk.co.uk