Musicians battle it out for major concert slot

Four music acts from Oban battled it out in their home town on Thursday night for a slot at Argyll’s biggest live music concert Oban Live this June. The public will decide the winner via an online voting poll which opened April 1 and closes 12pm, April 22. picture kevin mcglynn

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Andy Bruce, 4Below.

 

Crackin’ Craic.
S-MAC and dj Aaron Fortson.
The Argyll Ceilidh Trail.
Argyll Celeidh Trail ready to perform at oban live unsigned. Four music acts from Oban battled it out in their home town on Thursday night for a slot at Argyll’s biggest live music concert Oban Live this June.The public will decide the winner via an online voting poll which opened April 1 and closes 12pm, April 22. picture kevin mcglynn

 

Four music acts from battled it out in their home town last night (Thursday) for a slot at Argyll’s biggest live music concert Oban Live this June.

4Below, S-Mac, Crackin’ Craic and The Argyll Ceilidh Trail are local category finalists in the event’s Scottish Sea Farms Unsigned Oban Live 2019 competition.

The public will decide the winner via an online voting poll which opened April 1 and closes 12pm on Monday (April 22).

The musicians showcased their talents at a local category Shortlist Night at The View in George Street where around 150 people went along to support their favourite act.

Hosted by 2017 Oban Live Unsigned winner, and local Scottish hip-hop star K9Kev, the evening also provided an ideal opportunity for undecided voters to watch the bands perform live.

Host, K9 Kev.

The eclectic range of music genres represented by the finalists include Scottish hip-hop, rock, Scottish traditional music and alternative rock.

The winner will receive a slot at this year’s Oban Live, which takes place on June 7 and 8, £300 towards expenses and a slot at the Official Oban Live After Party at The View.

As well as the slot for a local act, this year’s competition also offers a slot to an act from the rest of Scotland. Making it through to the finals in the Scotland wide category is November Lights (Monifieth), Lisa Kowalski (Paisley), The Youth and Young (Fife), Banshee (Renfrew) and DMS (Edinburgh).

Voting is open now at www.obanlive.com/unsigned while tickets for Oban Live, June 7 and 8, are available at www.obanlive.com.