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Closing Date for entries l9 May I989

ENNENTS LIVE! announce the launch of an exciting T competition offering every unsigned band or musician in Scotland the opportunity to win two days recording time at Scotland's top recording facility, Cava Studios, Glasgow, completely free of charge!

The Cava Sessions competition is open to every Scottish act currently without a maior record company recording contract. Although the studios are in Glasgow, the aim of this scheme is to discover the six best unsigned bands in Scotland, so we welcome entries from anywhere in the country.

Cava Studios enioy a worldwide reputation in the industry and offer the full range of state of the art recording services. Those who have worked with Brian Young and his team at Cava include top Scottish acts like Simple Minds, Deacon Blue, Hue and Cry, The Silencers and Love And Money.

Tennents Live! want to add to the international list of names who have recorded at Cava six unsigned Scottish acts, who could do with a top quality demo tape to further their careers in Scotland and beyond.

The resulting tracks may be selected for inclusion on a non-profit making Tennents Live! compilation tape, available throughout Scotland later this year, and featuring the best of Scotland's new and unsigned talent.

ENTERING THE COMPETITION could not be easier. Simply send a copy of your existing demo tape to the Tennents Live! office at the address given below with a covering note giving brief details of your band i.e. where you're from, how long you've been together, what experience you've had so far and if possible a photograph.

Please note that everyone who has already applied to the Tennents Live! programme will receive notification that they have automatically been entered in the competition through the demo tapes already received in our Glasgow office. If however, you wish to update your entry with a more recent demo tape please feel free to send it in.

The six winners will be chosen by a panel of experts from the Scottish music business who will include a promoter, a leading journalist, one of the cauntry's leading producers, and a member of one of Scotland's leading bands. The key factors in the selection process will be musical ability and quality of original material. The quality of the original demo tape will be of less importance than the content so it doesn’t-matter if your current demo was recorded on a four track in your own bedroom or on a 24 track system in another recording studio. It will be your music and how you play that counts.

Each of the six winners will be allocated two days to work with the production team at Cava, learning how to use a 24 track recording studio, rehearsing and finally laying down two tracks. It is anticipated that the sessions will take place in the period l 2-25 June lQBQ.

Send tapes to Tennents Live! /Cava Sessions, Buchanan Chambers, 7 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Gl 3BL.