First heat line-up for West Norfolk’s Simply Acoustic contest

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This Sunday sees the start of Twisted Melon’s Simply Acoustic 2015 – with some great prizes on offer for the eventual winning act.

Solo to three-piece acoustic acts compete in this competition which is a lighter alternative to the full Battle Of The Bands.

Three heats and a final on Sunday afternoons over the next month will determine which two acts will perform in front of thousands at the fun-filled King’s Lynn Christmas Lights switch-on to be held next month.

The winners will also receive a recording package with Capsize Audio Productions as well as a professional photoshoot.

Triston Finnis, of Twisted Melon Promotions, reports: “Heat One is this Sunday from 4pm at the Maids Head on the Tuesday Market Place in Lynn.

“Five acts will be performing to the music industry judging panel with two acts progressing to the final which will be held on Sunday, November 8.

“Entry at the Maids Head venue is free and this event is aimed at the whole family. Come and see what incredible musical talent King’s Lynn and West Norfolk has to offer.”

Here are details of the five acts you can catch up with on Sunday:

Falling From Trees

Rebecca, Leo and Adam are an acoustic trio from Norfolk. The two brothers and sister formed the band in the autumn of 2013 after a culmination of projects.

They bring together a folk sensibility with jazzy and soulful vocals.

Phoebe & Jay

Phoebe York & Jay Harrison are an acoustic duo performing an eclectic mix of originals and classic covers. Phoebe provides the main vocal while Jay complements the act with harmonies and guitar.

Simon Benefer

Simon is well known within the local scene performing with bands Jessie’s Ghost and Kingdom Keys.

This extremely accomplished musician has recently started performing solo and covers artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Ed Sheeran and James Bay.

Abbey Barwood

Abbey is only 16 but is already an experienced performer playing sets across Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

She writes and performs her own music as well as covering a wide range of artists across many genres including pop, punk, Indie and rock.

Alicia Riley

Alicia is an 18-year-old solo acoustic artist from West Winch.

She is heavily influenced by Indie and alternate genres and this very apparent when you hear this talented musician perform.