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PUBLISHED: 16:26 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:01 11 August 2010

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POWER pop-rockers Jameson have taken another step towards stardom having made the regional semi-finals of a major music competition. The funky five-piece from Romford are one of 10,000 bands and artists that have entered Live and Unsigned with a chance to

POWER pop-rockers Jameson have taken another step towards stardom having made the regional semi-finals of a major music competition.

The funky five-piece from Romford are one of 10,000 bands and artists that have entered Live and Unsigned with a chance to win a recording and management contract.

The band have made it through a number of heats to get this far and will perform alongside other promising plectrum pluckers at Fairfields in Croydon on March 16.

Live and Unsigned is a national music competition for unsigned bands and singers to compete live.

Acts are encouraged to do their own thing; be individual, original, perform their own genre and style live. The competition's aim is to find potential recording artists with the National final being held in London.

Jameson say they are looking forward to the semi-final on Sunday and that the competition has been a great experience already.

Richard Marshall, guitarist, said: "It's great to have got this far and we have learned so much just from being in the competition and talking to other bands and artists.

"We can't wait for the gig, it's always good to play live and we're hopeful we can put in an excellent performance when the pressure is on."

The competition has a number of in categories including best individual female, male and Best Live & Unsigned band.

The overall adult winner of the competition will get a recording and management contract with Future Music with an investment of up to £20,000 to release a single. The Under 18's winner has the option to record a track written by Lemar and Craig David's producer Mark Hill and will additionally get to record an album.

Hayley-Jane Marshall, singer with the band, said: "It's going to be an excellent night at Fairfields."

Tickets for the event have already sold out.


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