Last night I attended and performed at Young Performers Showcase 2016. The annual event run by Jamie Bartlett of Miximus Entertainment is a showcase and celebration of young talent from around Essex. I have performed at this event twice now and the standard of talent has become crazier every single year! I’m going to take this opportunity to list and talk about my favourite acts from last night, in no particular order.
Macauley Elvin is an 18 year old singer/songwriter based in Essex. He has recently been working with London based company Charthouse Music writing original material in preparation for the release of his E.P. He debuted one of his most recent singles “Make This Happen” and what a great song it is! Catchy, upbeat and memorable! I have to say, his stage presence and vocal ability have improved ten fold since he started working with Charthouse and he has really come out of his shell. He certainly blew me away last night, this man has got a bright future ahead of him!
Macauley’s social media
Grace Farmer is a 14 year old singer. She informed the audience last night that she had only been singing for around a year and a half. This was my first time seeing Grace perform and I was really taken aback by her vocal ability considering how long she had been singing for. She nailed a cover of Adele’s “Hello” to start with and then finished up with a brilliant take on “Trouble” by Jennifer Hudson. I hope to see Grace at various other events around Essex soon, she’ll be up there with the best if she sticks at it!
Grace’s social media:
Beux Beats are a young vocal group from Essex, they’ve also only been together for a short time but you wouldn’t’ve been able to tell! The harmonies were so tight and on the money you’d think that they’d been together practically since birth! They’re stage presence and confidence was like none I’d seen from a group of youngsters, they interacted with the crowd and even had a dance routine to go along with their performances, they basically have the full package and are going to rise through the ranks very quickly and I predict that they are going to take the music industry by storm!
Beaux Beatz online:
Liberty Grant is a 13 year singer who is really taking the Essex music scene by storm of late! Having released her debut E.P. Louder and also being verified on Facebook recently, things are really starting to shape up nicely for this young talent! It’s no surprise either considering how well she performed last night, smashing both of her songs out of the water and leaving me and the rest of the audience fixated on her until her very last note. My favourite of her two songs had to be her cover of one of the most challenging songs out there to date Sia’s hit “Chandelier”, she sung it in the original key and hit every note with upmost precision! Big things on the way for this young star!
Liberty’s social media:
That’s a wrap! The following people in the above post were my top acts at last nights Young Performers Showcase!
*** DISCLAIMER ***
This article is purely based on my personal opinion and does not reflect the abilities of any of the other acts not mentioned in this post! EVERY SINGLE ACT was outstanding, these were just my personal favourites, no offence or ill will intended.