If you are a musician then this is, very simply, the chance of a lifetime.
If you love/are a fan of music then you’ll probably have heard of the legendary The 100 Club in London, which has played host to some of the most influential artists on the planet since 24th October 1942.
Now today, I bring you the most exciting news in who knows how long, especially if you’re an unsigned musical talent in SA…
Converse wants YOU to get out of the garage and be transported to the UK to play a gig at The 100 Club later this year.
Whether you are a punk rocker, electro fundi, kick-ass proponent of kwaito, or a hip hop playa, Converse wants to hear your sound. I know right? EPIC.
All you have to do is upload your best original song and a short biography by visiting The Converse Facebook page. The judges (Zulu Boy, John Savage and Garick Williams) will then narrow down the entries to SA’s top 10 unsigned artists. Converse will then showcase these acts on Facebook, where South Africa can vote for their favourites and have the chance to join them VIP style for their gig.
So get out of the garage, share your music and showcase your talent via the app which you can access by clicking here. Be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter (@Converse_Africa) and with the #Play100Club hashtag. Entries close 8th of July and winners will be announced on August 6th 2012.
Converse joined forces with The 100 Club in 2011, when it was threatened with closure due to rent increases and local taxes. Its future now secured, it continues to host some of the most interesting acts on the music scene, from big names to obscure up-and-comings, and now it will host SA’s finest unsigned talent. For more information about the club, check out their website.
GO GO GO.