Band not Blue after winning record label deal

April Blue have won a recording contract with The Indie Label
April Blue have won a recording contract with The Indie Label

A band from Apsley has beaten off competition from a host of rival artists to win a recording contract and cash prize.

April Blue won first prize at the ‘Be Somebody 2015’ Grand Finale at Cargo in Shoreditch last week and as a result banked £1,000 and a recording contract with The Indie Label.

The R&B/rock crossover act competed over several heats and a period of months at venues throughout the UK before the Grand Finale at Cargo in Shoreditch where label owner Emilio Orza whittled the competing acts down to 10 finalists.

“Watching back the artists footage from the night it was clear all the artists deserved to be there and were really amazing on the night so a really fantastic job to all,” Emilio said.

The acts were scored by a panel of judges with extensive experience in the industry.

The heats of the ‘Be Somebody’ competition took place at many venues, largely around Hertfordshire, including The Oddfellows Arms in Apsley.

The band is passionate about local music and insisted it is an important part of their musical journey.

“Whilst London is often the first place people think of when considering the UK’s music scene, there are some amazing nights all around the home counties that feature incredible artists and musicianship,” says Ian Morcher who plays bass, sings and writes songs for April Blue.

“We are very humbled. We plan to make 2015 a big year for April Blue, and we are so happy to have started it off with a bang.”

Visit the band’s website at www.aprilblue.co.uk