Ronny’s live and kicking
PUBLISHED: 10:16 01 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 May 2010
A SINGER from Stevenage has beaten 10,000 acts to take part in the live stages of Live and Unsigned South Coast Idol. Ronny Davison, 24, (pictured) from Leaves Spring, made it through the High Wycombe auditions with his acoustic, pop solo act. He will now
A SINGER from Stevenage has beaten 10,000 acts to take part in the live stages of Live and Unsigned South Coast Idol.
Ronny Davison, 24, (pictured) from Leaves Spring, made it through the High Wycombe auditions with his acoustic, pop solo act.
He will now compete with 20 other hopefuls on March 15 for a place in the Regional Final.
The competition is the biggest music talent contest for solo artists and bands outside of TV's X Factor. But Chris Grayston from Live and Unsigned says there is a difference.
Chris said: "This cannot be compared to X Factor as the contestants' talent is the show. We encourage contestants to do their own thing, whether that be their own genre, style, play their own instruments or perform their own song."
And Ronny says he is a one-off.
He said: "I don't really compare myself to other people. I try and make everything original.
"I'm using an original song, The Call, which I have just put on my MySpace site."
He added: "I used to be in a band called Sour Mash. I've been singing since I was 15 really."
And Ronny can't wait to face the crowds.
"I was in the studio for about eight hours on Saturday, that's the only downside of the profession as I like to be on stage," he said.
Contestants who make the grand final will win a management contract with Future music and an initial investment of £20,000 will be made.
Winners will have the opportunity to do 50 gigs across the south, including festivals.
The competition has been commissioned by ITV for their new broadband channel for early spring.
To support Ronny and get a chance to vote on the night you can buy £5 tickets by calling the box office on 02380 632 601.
For more information visit www.southcoastidol.co.uk or catch Ronny at www.myspace.com/thehandofmajorvigour
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