Kimmy Beatbox wins Headlander Open Mic Competition

28 Jun 2015

21 year old Kimmy Beatbox wins Open Mic Competition at Headlander Festival

Family friendly Headlander Festival drew music fans to the grounds of Stockport Rugby Club for another weekend of music and festival fun on Sunday 21 June. Despite the drizzle and wind, contestants turned up with their families and friends for the Headlander Open Mic Competition supported by

Headlander Open Mic Competition

Young Blood

The audience was treated to four hours of unrecognised talent in the area, with an age range of 12 to 24 years old, all wanting to win the title plus these fabulous prizes; Studio recording time with Dan Broad Music Productions, Bluetooth speaker from Richer Sounds, £100 vouchers from Fab Music and an HD music video of their winning performance from Channel MBC

Miss Jenem Headlander Open Mic Competition

Runner Up – Miss Jenem

As in previous years, the standard of contestants was very high in the Open Mic Competiton with the following contestants battled it out:

Megan Harrington @ Headlander Open Mic Competition

Megan Harrington

All the acts performed well, with a lot of potential in each and every act. There were great vocals and good stage presence, some contestants were singing original songs and playing their own instruments.

Iona Paul @ Headlander Open Mic Competition

Iona Paul

A big thank you needs to go out to the judge and sound engineer Mike Chisholm from Artistic Echoes and Transmission X Radio, who was battling with the wind, rain, missing leads and microphones but took it all in his stride and pulled the whole event together.

Adalaide Adams @ Headlander Open Mic Competition

Adalaide Adams

The other judges were:

  • Ian Firth – Drummer from The Contact Band – A Bramhall based musician and drum teacher, passionate about live music.
  • Chris CorryBramhall Vinyl Finders – Organiser of Bramhall Record Fair and mad for it!
  • Emma MoranUnique Star Talent – Founder of the performing arts company
  • Tim Hennel -A singer in various bands since 1984, Tim draws on years of acting and musical experience. Television credits include “Coronation Street” and “Phoenix Nights”. Tim has toured in numerous musicals and was a Television presenter on the channel that launched the careers of Natasha Kaplinski and Sacha Baron Cohen.
  • Rachel WallaceWe Are Stockport – former BBC Senior Journalist, now Place Campaign Manager ‘We are Stockport’. Last year she successfully launched live music venue, The Acoustic Lounge, as well as securing national media coverage for Headlander. Rachel’s ears are open to spot emerging musical talent to feature on We are Stockport.
  • Wendy GreenI Love Bramhall – music lover and passionate about bringing the community together 
Kimmy Beatbox @ Headlander Open Mic Competition

Winner – Kimmy Beatbox

The winner on the day was the talented and very original Kimmy Beatbox. 21 year old Kimmy Lawrence from Bramhall wowed the judges with eight minutes of incredible beatboxing. Very close runners up were the talented Alex Lees and Miss Jenem.

The Long Island Iced Ices @ Headlander Open Mic Competition

The Long Island Iced Ices

Mia Unika @ Headlander Open Mic Competition

Mia Unika

Waiting for Jack @ Headlander Open Mic Competition

Waiting for Jack

Alex & Grace

Alex & Grace

Alex Lees

Alex Lees

Sarah Barron

Sarah Barron


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