AKG locates The Cooper Temple Clause as it searches for Unsigned Heroes

UK: The final of the AKG-sponsored Unsigned Heroes competition is to be headlined by British band The Cooper Temple Clause (pictured). The contest - scheduled to reach its climax at London venue KOKO on 26th April - is focusing on "the MySpace community" in its bid to track down the best as-yet unsigned band in the UK and Eire, writes David Davies.
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UK: The final of the AKG-sponsored Unsigned Heroes competition is to be headlined by British band The Cooper Temple Clause (pictured). The contest - scheduled to reach its climax at London venue KOKO on 26th April - is focusing on "the MySpace community" in its bid to track down the best as-yet unsigned band in the UK and Eire, writes David Davies.

The competition has already produced a shortlist of 20 bands - among them the intriguingly-named Catch-it Kebabs (hailing from Barnsley) and Flamboyant Bella (Hertfordshire) - from a grand total of 801 qualifiable entries. This will be reduced to three on 2nd April, with these acts then going on to play alongside The Cooper Temple Clause at the final later in the month.

The band that ultimately emerges triumphant will take away prizes including a recording session with a name producer, PA equipment worth over _10,000 and the chance to play at a major summer festival.

"The Unsigned Heroes Competition was designed to reach the huge MySpace community of young musicians in the UK and to give the best of them a chance to shine while informing them of the wide range of microphones manufactured by AKG," Amanda Chester of AKG distributors Harman Pro UK tells PSN-e. "We hoped to attract several hundred entries and in fact have received more than we expected. From the brand's viewpoint it is important for young musicians to associate the brand with musical excellence, ambition and opportunity_ To appear on stage alongside a hugely popular act like The Cooper Temple Clause [at the final] also emphasises the importance of live performance, for which AKG has recently produced a range of new microphones."

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