The closing date for entries to Jack Daniel’s band competition The JD Set is Friday, December 11th so it’s time to get the finger out if you’re thinking of entering.
Now entering its ninth year, The JD Set is Ireland’s longest running unsigned band competition. From 19th October, unsigned bands are invited to register on the official website, www.thejdset.ie for the chance to be one of 20 bands who will be shortlisted in January 2010 to play in The JD Set heats in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford will run from February to April 2010. Each location will host one heat featuring four live bands. One of these acts will be selected by a panel of three judges to go through to The JD Set final in The Village, Dublin next April where they will compete with four other bands for the overall prize.
As winners of The JD Set 2010, the winning band will receive advice from JD Set Icon, Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, Studio Time in Grouse Lodge Studios, inclusion of tracks on an official The JD Set 2010 CD on the cover of Hot Press and PR support. Previous winners of The JD Set include The Coronas, who won the competition in 2005, and The Chakras who were joint winners in 2006. Last year’s competition was won by Camogie Lovers (now known as We Cut Corners).
The competition is – obviously – only open to bands whose members are all over 18. We’d still all prefer if people didn’t use the term ‘unsigned’ when talking about bands not in possession of a recording deal, but what can you do…