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December 19, 2011

Maynooth Band Wins The Ultimate Artist Launch Package

shadowplay Shadowplay, who hail from Maynooth, won Summit Bandslam in Howth last Saturday and with it the ultimate artist launch package.

The winners of the final of Summit Bandslam on Saturday December 10th were a band from Maynooth, County Kildare called Shadowplay. The dynamic 3 piece took to the stage early in the evening and wowed the judges and the crowd with their well crafted originals, bringing on two extra guest musicians to augment some of their more complex numbers. The band will now benefit from the amazing launch package below.

Brainchild of Paul Byrne, MD of Optophonic (and drummer with Shane MacGowan, In Tua Nua, Rocky de Valera and The Gravediggers), the Summit Bandslam was run over three months as bands have battled against one another for the coveted first place and the ultimate music prize. Forty eight bands and singer-songwriters from all over Ireland converged in The Summit Inn, Howth, having been picked from a total of 75 entrants.

Audience voting played an integral part of each heat. In the Final (as in the Semi Finals), the voting audience joined forces with four judges representing the music industry to choose the winner of Summit Bandslam, 2011. The judges for the final were Pete Holidai (Guitarist withThe Radiators From Space and Lecturer at Ballyfermot Rock School), Frank Kearns (Guitarist with Cactus World New and owner, Ruth Blandina-Quinn (Optophonic) and booking agent Stephen Bass (The Central Entertainment Bureau).

And the prize? From years of experience promoting bands Paul Byrne created the prize as an ‘everything you need to launch an artist’ package and went about bullying sponsors to get involved.

The winning act now get the ultimate promotional package:

• Record an EP in Phonic Studios over four days with Conor Brady O’Farrell.
• Duplication – 300 CDs with full colour on disc and sleeve by
• The EP to receive one year of paid worldwide digital release on iTunes and Amazon
• Music business planning/mentoring sessions with Paul Byrne of I-NV-U Records.
• EP cover artwork designed by Steve Averill of Amp Visual.
• A professional photo shoot with Brendan Duffy including make-up artist.
• A promo video by Krank Music Videos.
• A no strings attached Film and Television placement deal with in Nashville, Tennessee.
• Perform at Vantastival and Indiependence Festivals in 2012.
• €1000 worth of music equipment from X-Music.
• Special EP launch at the Summit Inn, Howth, Co. Dublin.
• Promotion on Dublin City FM.

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