Vans’ Musicians Wanted Global Stream Announced For September 22 | New
Vans today announced their highly anticipated live concert broadcast on September 22 featuring emerging talent from around the world competing in their 2021 “Musicians Wanted” competition.
Welcoming finalists from the Europe, America and Asia-Pacific regions to perform in front of a global audience and the opportunity to win an epic prize package including Vans, Kramer gear, global music distribution and Spotify and AppleMusic playlists.
Vans “Musicians Wanted” finalists will also have the chance to share the stage with the young British rocker with genre trends YUNGBLUD!
This year, the competition garnered over 30,000 submissions in 2021, another incredible record milestone for the series and is a testament to the surge of new musicians creating and honing their craft during the pandemic.
Fans can tune in on September 22 to watch the final as judges Curry Denzel, Julia michaels, Sean Miyashiro, and YUNGBLUD announce the final winner on Vans.EU/MusiciansWanted and congratulate the 5 finalists from each region.
The EU region has brought an intoxicating mix of psychedelic rock, electronic indie, deep rhythmic soul, heavy blues hooks and jazz instrumentals.
Listen to a drum roll please, as we announce the EU finalists for the 2021 ‘Musicians Wanted’ competition …
The top five ‘Musicians Wanted’ 2021 finalists from the EU region:
Lemonade Laces (Northern Ireland)
At least someone was productive during the lockdown – and by someone we mean RuairÃ Richman, aka Lemonade Shoelace.
After graduating from BIMM Dublin, the 23-year-old had some free time to work on his first solo project. The result? A dreamlike and psychedelic sound rooted in escape.
By writing and producing from his home studio in Northern Ireland, the ultimate goal of RuairÃ’s Lemonade Shoelace is to take the listener on a crazy adventure, giving them something that sounds different every time.
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Kenya Grace (England)
Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Kenya Grace is the queen of crack and do it yourself.
The self-taught artist was born in South Africa, raised in Southampton and is now based in North London. She has been writing since she was young, but has spent the last few years honing her music production skills.
Far from his beginnings in musical theater, his independent electronic alternative sound, with a touch of RnB, is inspired by Banks, Flume and Nao.
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Kyle, aka KY’ORiON is a Birmingham-based rapper, producer and director who founded the collective ‘The Factory Media’ in 2011.
From styling, modeling and sound engineering, to graphics, poetry and even a building location (he built his own studio from scratch), KY’ORiON is a man on a mission.
Describing his music as “ignorant,” his soulful British rap took him across the pond to perform at several festivals in the United States and Canada, including SXSW.
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Myths Modified (Wales)
Welsh rock duo, Altered Myths are determined to bring showmanship and musical curiosity back to live music.
Friends since school but playing together since 2017, Altered Myths wanted to create a memorable show that they would like to see for themselves. And they are memorable.
In their all-white stage outfits and guitarist Eskay’s personalized leather mask (before he became an essential PPE), their pantomime shows are everything you wouldn’t expect to see at a rock show. .
Described as the gateway band to heavy music, this two-part riff machine offers heavy blues hooks and psychobilly intensity.
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In addition to earning his PhD in French Literature this year, Jingyan has spent the last few years working on two music projects – dsslio with a friend – and his own solo work under the name of pi.
Originally from China but based in Paris for a decade, has created a unique electronic sound with an oriental vibe.
Convinced that music should be a transcendent experience, her instrumental music with minimal vocals (quite the juxtaposition for this trilingual artist) is guaranteed to transport you to another world.
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