REDWOOD CAFE - COTATI CA.
Viral Media Art and Redwood Cafe present the 2nd Annual
"2018 Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition."
Beginning in January 2018, Singers and Song writers from all over Sonoma County
will be invited to register to enter a County wide Singer Songwriter Competition.
This event will take place over a three month period on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10pm at the Redwood Cafe in Cotati Ca. and will feature some of Sonoma Counties newest and best Singer Songwriters in a friendly community competition.
Two Rounds of competitions are planned with the result culminating in a full round of Finals. The winner will be announced at the end of each evening based on the audience and guest Judges votes. The winners move into the Finals and eventually rewarded with a full set weekend evening Encore Showcase at the Redwood Cafe. This Encore performance will be streamed live and feature special guest performers as well as the top 3 winners of the competition.
The cream always rises to the top... It is our hope that by offering the Community
the opportunity to showcase their talents, we can all rally behind the cause
of a really good singer with a really good song!
All Contestants will be judged each evening by 3 guest judges.
All Guest Judges are local industry professionals or performers.
All of the Judges are decisions are unbiased and final
Voting is based on 3 separate categories:
- Musicianship -
- Song writing skills -
- Stage presence -
ROUND #1: The 1st Round of The Singer Songwriter Competition is based on the solo acoustic performances of three songs, Contestant are requested to play (2) original songs and (1) tribute song (20 minutes) This initial "solo" format introduces the Performer to the audience and to the Judges, and lets them be judged on their own merit. In fairness, each performer is selected alphabetically for every evening competition. There will be 4 Performers per night.
The winner of each ROUND #1 will go into ROUND #2 (8 contestants in total)
ROUND #2: All Artists are now the top Contestants of the ROUND #1 and now have the option of adding a (2) piece accompaniment to their live performance. (3) vocal mics as well as (3) DI's will be provided to all contestants. The same competition song format exists: (2) original songs and (1) tribute song in one 20 minute set. There is still 4 Performers per night.
The top 2 Contestants of each ROUND #2 go into the FINALS! (4 contestants in total)
THE FINALS: The last evening of the competition. All 4 of the Contestants are now the top 4 Contestants from ROUND #2 . The top 4 Performers will now vye for positioning in the last evening of the "Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition". The Contestants must once again play (3) songs, (2) original and (1) tribute and they may again choose to have a (2) piece accompaniment or not. The !st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place Contestants will be featured in order of the Judges scoring which will result in their order of appearance in The ENCORE PERFORMANCE.
The top 4 Contestants will now be featured in THE ENCORE PERFORMANCE!
THE ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Shortly following the Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition, the top (4) Contestants will be featured in a special weekend "full set" evening performance at the Redwood Cafe. The entire event will be recorded by Prairie Sun Recording and streamed live on facebook by Viral Media Art. KRSH Radio will feature songs from the event recordings at a later date and we'll have more than just a few special guests and surprises!
Much of this Competition will be photographed, streamed LIVE to Facebook or video recording for public viewing. This gives the Performers the ability to view their performance after the fact and critic their own work. See Below...
All participants (and Judges) will receive a free dinner voucher and a drink
ticket the evening of their performance through the generosity of Redwood Cafe.
All Participants are encouraged to direct and share the event social media content in
support of their efforts during the competition... after all, It's the Judges and
your supporters that can determine your progress this competition!
THE 2nd ANNUAL 2018
SINGER SONGWRITER COMPETITION
HOST & GUESTS
BEGINNING IN JANUARY 0F 2018
UPDATED SOON FOR 2018
GOOGLE CALENDAR LINK
#1 ROUND #2 TOP CONTESTANT
#1 ROUND #1 TOP CONTESTANT
TOP 1 TOP CONTESTANT SELECTED & APPEAR IN AN ENCORE SHOWCASE:
END OF MARCH 2018
HARRY GALE - SCOTT GOREE
THE SONOMA COUNTY SINGER SONGWRITER REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE @
JUST JOIN THIS FB GROUP
MESSAGE or COMMENT YOUR INFORMATION AND YOU'RE IN.
REGISTRATION IS FREE!
Copyright 2017 Viral Media Art
- PHOTOS BY JASON BALDWIN -
RANDY TEAFORD AKA THE PROFESSOR
COMPETITION FINALS DATE:
WEDNESDAYS 7PM TO 10PM
MID MARCH 2017
BOBBIE JO VALENTINE
JUDGING IN (3) CATEGORIES:
- SONGWRITING SKILLS
- STAGE PRESENCE
HARRY GALE - STEVE SHIRRELL
ROUND 1 & 2 DATES:
WEDNESDAYS 7PM TO 10PM
FEBRUARY THRU MARCH 2018
THE RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE
EVENING OF EACH PERFORMANCE @ 10PM
AND SOCIAL MEDIA THE NEXT DAY @ 10AM
ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE SONOMA COUNTY RESIDENTS
THE JUDGES BALLOTS:
WILL DECIDE THE RESULTS OF EACH EVENING. THE #1 CONTESTANT OF EACH ROUND #1 MOVES INTO ROUND#2
PERFORMANCE SET TIMES:
(20) MINUTES FOR (3) SONGS
(2) ORIGINAL SONGS and (1) TRIBUTE
RANDY TEAFORD aka