Voice of the Cellar contest seeks singer-songwriters
Music B.C.’s ongoing search for new talent has moved from the Peak to the Cellar—but that doesn’t mean the quality of applicants is going to suffer. Instead of bands, however, the music-industry association behind the highly successful Peak Performance Project wants to audition singer-songwriters.
“I worked a bit with Bob D’Eith from Music B.C. on the Peak Performance Project,” says Granville Entertainment’s Christian Aldred, who manages the Cellar. “Then I moved over to Granville Entertainment, and we had a budget to come up with something for the music community, and this was what came out of it.”
With a total of $17,500 in prizes, winning the Voice of the Cellar songwriting contest could be quite lucrative for any solo performer. And the project is good news for the Granville Street club, too, which is trying to establish itself as a live room on a strip that’s mostly known for canned music.
“It’s got this dirty, grungy unpretentious look,” says Aldred. “But we’ve got one of the best live-sound guys in the city, and it’s a fun little spot.”
For more information on Voice of the Cellar, visit the Music BC website.