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Best Original Song Finalists

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Matt Park There have been 180 comment(s)

We received a lot of entries for the Best Original Song competition, and we have be blown away by the quality and creativity of the songs that were entered. Listening to these songs was an absolute pleasure, which made it tricky to only pick a small handful of finalists, but we got there.

The lucky winner of this competition will win a RME Fireface UFX II, a 60 channel USB2.0 audio interface (current retail price is around £1,791) that will serve as a center point for any professional recording studio, capturing crystal clear audio at 24 bit/192kHz. But the prizes don't stop there, second prize is a pair of Adam A5x Studio Monitors (worth £678) and third prize is a copy of Steinberg Cubase Pro 9 (currently £429), an industry standard in recording software.

 

RME Fireface UFX 2

 

We have listened to every song entered, it was obviously not an easy task to compare songs of such varying genres, we had techno, R'n'B, jazz, doom metal, singer-songwriter, indie, minimalist electro...basically everything you can imagine! The judges decision is final but we will take comments and votes (in the comments section below) into consideration. In no particular order, here are the finalists for our Best Original Song competition...

UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT...

1st Place - Harry Pane 'Fletcher Bay'

2nd Place - Alba & Leo 'Wont be Back Soon'

3rd Place - Matt Reynolds 'Carousel'

Finalist - Black Water County 'Start Something New'

Finalist - Xander & the Keys 'Faux Embrace'

Finalist - Emma Hardy 'Wild Side (full band version)'

Finalist - Bradd Witt 'Risk Everything'

Finalist - Jack Kelly 'The Carnival'

Many thanks to our sponsors: RME Audio, ADAM Audio and Steinberg for kindly donating these prizes and to our judges Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry) and Frank Turner for taking time out of their busy schedules to judge these entries!

But wait...want another band competition? go on then!

You might also be interested in this competition to win a day of recording at Real World Studios (thanks to Universal Audio!)

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This post was posted in Anniversary 2017, Blog entries, Competitions, General News

180 Responses to Best Original Song Finalists

  • Joe P says:

    What an amazing range Matt Reynolds has! Looking forward to hearing more from this one

    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm

  • Nia says:

    Matt Reynolds is such a lovely talented person! He so deserves this. Such a wonderful song writer and musician!

    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 8:03 pm

  • Lish says:

    Matt Reynolds' 'Carousel' is fantastic. He's not only a talented writer and brilliant vocalist, he's a wonderful bloke!

    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

  • Jess says:

    I can’t get that Matt Reynolds track out of my head ! Been humming it all day I love it.

    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 8:12 pm

  • Matt Reynolds' debut EP is excellent, he deserves the win.

    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm

  • Carousel by Matt Reynolds is one of the freshest sounds I have heard in a long time. The way it tells a story and gets you immersed in the moment is really captivating. Can't wait to hear more from this new up and coming artist. Hope to see more of his music on these competitions and hopefully on the radio real soon.
    Good work young sir. Keeps us entertained
    From a follower of real music

    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm

  • Sam says:

    Matt''s voice is amazing

    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 8:54 pm

  • Robert says:

    Hi
    Two things you should know about Emma Hardys entry
    That band video was a one take live performance using two cameras and the audio taken straight of the desk no overdubs or retakes.
    She has just turned 16 (Sept 29th) I couldn't be a prouder father thank you for everything.

    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 11:31 pm

  • Matt Reynolds would get my vote. What a lush song!

    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 1:16 am

  • Manou says:

    Matt Reynolds - brilliant!

    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm

  • Matt Reynolds' track 'Carousel' is only the tip of his talent iceberg - fresh and original song-writing. Like many songwriter-singers, he's been plugging away for years unnoticed and unrecognised by the powers that be for his prolific output and clear professional potential - it's time for a change! A worthy finalist with this track but don't miss other tracks from his debut EP, especially See Through Skin, which should have been snapped up for covers by many high-profile harmony bands years ago! He definitely gets my vote!

    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm

  • Debbie says:

    Emma Hardy’s voice is amazing! Brings me out in goosebumps. Not to mention her talented guitar playing. This young lady is going to go far, I have no doubt. Can’t wait till an album comes out.

    Posted on October 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm

  • Matt Reynolds is a stand out artist and deserves far more accolade.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

  • Valerie says:

    Emma Hardys gets my vote. I love the way it builds up.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm

  • Black Water County gets my vote every time. Wicked band with an unbelievable amount of stage presence. Brilliant song and they deserve best original song.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

  • Angus says:

    Black water county are awesome

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm

  • Black Water County - great fun, great music, great energy

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm

  • BLACK WATER COUNTY 'START SOMETHING NEW' all the way ! .. these guys are amazing, one of the best live acts i've ever seen ...

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  • Scott says:

    That Black Water County tune is incredible!!
    Hands down one of the best song writers and bands I've come across! If they don't win this I'll eat my own hat

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

  • Lauren says:

    Absolutely love Black Water County! They would get my vote any day

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

  • BLACK WATER COUNTY 'START SOMETHING NEW' is absolutely awesome and deserves a win. Brilliantly talented band.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:11 pm

  • Black Water County gets my vote!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm

  • Carl says:

    Black Water County wins this hands down for me. All very talented in their own right but together they produce an orgasm for your ears. Their live performances are up there with the very best experienced acts and they have a very bright future

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:19 pm

  • Xander & The Keys Faux embrace is a well written song with deeply written lyrics and a catchy hook.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm

  • Jaz says:

    Black Water County should win because they are the best band ever.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm

  • Black Water County - Start Something New

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm

  • Black Water County get my vote

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

  • Been following Black Water County for a while. Really great song

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm

  • Julie says:

    BBlack Water County are amazing, they really deserve this ....

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

  • Faux embrace is a sensational track matched by it's performance. Quality.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

  • Alan says:

    Emma Hardy such a mature sound for one so young and a genuine live recording Wow.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm

  • FINALIST 1 - BLACK WATER COUNTY 'START SOMETHING NEW'
    brilliant & lively

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm

  • Kiarin says:

    I listened to all, number 1 for me is Start Something New, my kind of music

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

  • Has to be Black County Water for me, very talented musicians and song writers who know how to get a crowd going...

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:37 pm

  • Ed says:

    Black Water County great live act, great musicianship and just an amazing single from a great album Start Something New hands Down

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:38 pm

  • Suki says:

    Really like that FINALIST 3 - XANDER & THE KEYS 'FAUX EMBRACE' track above. They sound like a very well produced band, very professional and the music is quite cinematic. I'll have to sniff out more of their music.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm

  • Mick says:

    Blackwater County are a great original sounding band. So full of energy and make me smile just watching them. Their single, "Start something new" is brilliant!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm

  • Nikki says:

    black water county are my favourite local band. I follow them to all local gigs. really catchy songs great with the crowd. every friend iv introduced them too loves them too. you tube them guys they have some amazing original music.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

  • Laura says:

    My vote goes to Xander & The Keys! Fab track, have seen them live a few times & they’re simply brilliant.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm

  • tash DL says:

    Black Water Country - F1 - the video is great and reflects their exuberant energy in real life too. Bloody fantastic!!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm

  • Black Water County gets my vote, fantastic range of musical talent, excellent live performance and original songs. Start something new is a great song, but all their stuff is brilliant.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm

  • Paul says:

    they're all good, but for me it's a three way contest between Matt Reynolds, Black Water County and Harry Pane. I'd cast my vote for Black Water County, their song really stands out in this field for its energy and exuberance and you feel carried along by their humour and love of their music as much as by their ace folk rock song itself. Win.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm

  • Gary says:

    Black Water County for me. Incredible and fun band.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

  • Dom says:

    Black water county by far! they're great live and this is an amazing song

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

  • Kath says:

    Black Water County win my vote every time. Great band and lovely people :)

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:09 pm

  • Black Water County - great fun, great music, great energy

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm

  • Diane says:

    Black Water county!! Fab band to watch and listen too. All they own material is incredible. Such energy and enthusiasm. Never disappoint! Amazing people. :)

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  • Mark T says:

    Black Water County for me, and superb live as I was lucky enough to find out last night.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm

  • Kate H says:

    Love Black Water County's track, great live band too!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm

  • Lauryn says:

    Black water county for sure. Loving the folk rock vibe and the violin and banjo!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm

  • Shannon says:

    Black water county for me love there music one of the most hard working band in Dorset they definitely deserve it .

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:22 pm

  • Brian says:

    Black Water County by a mile - amazing life, great energy, brilliant entertainers - superb song

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:22 pm

  • What a talent, really catchy song I could listen all day

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm

  • Rich says:

    Xander&thekeys....awesome track!?!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

  • Black Water County all day erry day!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

  • Sarahjj says:

    Blackwater County - brilliant song...fantastic band

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm

  • Rob says:

    I liked a few of them but for me Black Water County stands out. You just can’t help but be lifted by their energy! Great live band too!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm

  • Love the Black Water County song!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  • Ben says:

    Black Water County for me with Emma Hardy a surprisingly close second

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

  • Black water county because they are a great looking bunch of bastards!
    Oh and their music is ok too!!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:53 pm

  • Shaunie says:

    Xander & The Keys! Great band.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:56 pm

  • Karen says:

    Black Water County!!! Have seen them twice this year and love their music and energy! ALL their songs are fantastic!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

  • Katie says:

    Black Water County every time! Absolutely fantastic song from a brilliant band. Definitely deserve the win

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:04 pm

  • Liz says:

    Black water county all the way!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

  • Pierson says:

    Black Water Country definitely gets my vote, what an amazing song

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm

  • Black Water County - Start Something New is a bangerrrr, great song, great band!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm

  • Blackwater County great band to watch and listen to

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

  • Cara says:

    Black Water County! Fantastic band and fantastic people!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm

  • Shanice says:

    Black Water County for sure!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

  • Natalie says:

    Black Water County! They rock

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

  • Black Water County all the way!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

  • Steve says:

    Black Water County. Not only an extremely entertaining band live, they also write some rather good original songs. Start Something New is a worthy winner in my opinion.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:36 pm

  • paul says:

    Black Water County great track

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

  • Xander & the keys with Faux embrace gets my vote. Seen them many times and they never disappoint! Can't wait for the next gig!!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm

  • Xander & The Keys. They are fantastic live and Faux Embrace is an awesome song

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm

  • Jex says:

    Xander & the Keys any time! Have seen them once in Montenegro and since then I'm a huuuge fan. They have a craaazy amount of energy while on stage! Huge hug from us, guys! Niksic is with you! ;P

    Good luck!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm

  • Xander & the keys - faux embrace
    Fantastic track , I have seen them live several time and they never fail to deliver !

    I also met the band and they are all very passionate about what they do.

    They have some amazing original tracks and it's a hard choice to choose but Faux embrace is definitely my favourite track !

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:10 pm

  • Blackwater county gets my vote!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:11 pm

  • Paul J says:

    Seen Matt play a few times. A fantastic songwriter and performer. His lyrics are always meaningfull and solid. He has a great sense of rhythmn and inventive melodic style.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm

  • Black water county definitely!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm

  • Elaine says:

    Black Water County are a great band with loads of energy & fantastic to see live. They are all very talented & deserve a win. Good luck

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm

  • Ian says:

    Blackwater county gets my vote

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  • Russ P says:

    F1 - Black Water County.
    Had that little extra excitement and professional sound as a band

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm

  • Elliott says:

    Blackwater County, see them live!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm

  • Judith says:

    For me it has to be Black Water County, such talented & original musicians who keep the essence of folk music while making it vibrant & current

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm

  • Black Water County, Start Something New - a great song from a fantastic band, with plenty other original songs of an equally high calibre.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

  • Has to be Black Water County, a fantastic band with such an energetic stage presence. And this song is just brilliant.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:53 pm

  • Keith says:

    Black Water county win it for me....

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm

  • Lee says:

    Xander & The Keys hands down one of best unsigned bands atm

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

  • Sarah says:

    Black Water County every time they are brilliant musicians and really lovely people and they are also amazing live

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm

  • Steve says:

    Black Water County's song is amazing and should be the winners

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:41 pm

  • Annabel says:

    Black Water County!!!!!!!!! x

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm

  • Xander & The Keys Faux embrace is a well written song with deeply written lyrics and a catchy hook.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:48 pm

  • Lucy says:

    Blackwater county track is amazing! Definitely gets my vote!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:48 pm

  • Chloë says:

    Black Water County all the way! <3

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:50 pm

  • Paddi says:

    Black Water County - undoubtedly one of the best bands around and this track is awesome. I've seen these guys live too and they are excellent on stage.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:56 pm

  • Really love Xander and the keys video and song! Defiently the best out of the choice!! Deserve to win!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:58 pm

  • Tyler says:

    Always a pleasure working with Xander & the keys!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:05 pm

  • Great single best yet also great video .seen them live a few times great live band .

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:08 pm

  • Julie says:

    Xander and the keys gets my vote. Great lyrics and xander has a great voice. Love it

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm

  • scott says:

    Xander & The Keys - Faux Embrace all day long ;-)

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:21 pm

  • Definitely got to be Black Water County!
    So much talent! So much energy! Fantastic band. Love 'em.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:26 pm

  • Lynn says:

    Emma Hardy and the Cowboy Outfit are my favourite, what talent !! Wild side is an amazing song, I find myself singing along to it all the time.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:39 pm

  • Sam says:

    Xander & keys to win

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

  • shirley says:

    Great Brighton Gig, great atmosphere, great music - love this song!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

  • Jennie says:

    Love Black Water County - fabulous band with great original music

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm

  • PJ says:

    Black Water County - love this song and great live band

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

  • Definitely "black water county " These guys are not only brilliant musicians . Who's performance is very lively and energetic
    Which gets the crowd moving . But they are very talented songwriters . So they get my vote everytime

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:56 pm

  • cam says:

    Black water county you've done it again!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm

  • Sam says:

    Black Water County FTW!! My favourite discovery this year <3

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm

  • Ted says:

    Blackwater Country - great lyrics, great music and highly entertaining.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm

  • Black water county are awesome

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:31 pm

  • BLACK WATER COUNTY are amazing!!! They sing brilliant songs and bring so much fun and energy to their performances. They have a great range of slow and upbeat songs and the instruments that accompany the songs are fab too. I love listening to their album and have lots of fun at their gigs! :D Got to love BLACK WATER COUNTY!!!!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:39 pm

  • Ali says:

    Xander & the keys - faux embrace - amazing song they deserve to win

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:43 pm

  • Lizzie says:

    Definitely Black Water County!!!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:45 pm

  • Lou says:

    Black water County for me..... Fab song.... Fab band,,,

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm

  • Matt Reynolds ftw here for sure. Been through what he's singing about. Hit the nail on the head.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 10:04 pm

  • I have been following Black Water County for the last few years. Their enthusiasm for live music is utterly infectious. Start Something New is a great example of their work. Their "big break" can't be far off and would be richly deserved.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm

  • Dan says:

    Faux embrace by Xander and the keys sounds sick!!!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm

  • Kirsten says:

    Black Water County definitely gets my vote. A fantastic song from such a strong album which shows how strong their song writing is......and they are just awesome live!!

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 10:44 pm

  • Liam says:

    Matt. Reynolds.
    Yes.

    Posted on October 19, 2017 at 11:21 pm

  • Matt Reynolds has a fantastic voice and bags of charisma. With the release of his great debut EP he has also proven to be a great song writer too. This lad deserves to go all the way and certainly has my vote.

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 12:34 am

  • Quality lads, had the pleasure of meeting them and playing On a night with them and orgon donors, good luck

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 12:44 am

  • sully says:

    black water county! awesome song

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 1:31 am

  • Richard says:

    Xander&the keys all the way....such a good band

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:45 am

  • Ryan says:

    Xanderandthekeys it has to be come on!!!!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:46 am

  • Ray says:

    Xander and the keys are in my opinion the best local band. Fantastic live and the videos ect are always great.

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:49 am

  • Black Water County

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 7:27 am

  • They’re all very good but Xander & The Keys has my vote! What a great track! Had me jumping about like a crazy lady

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

  • Xander & The Keys all day long, quality song writing and excellent execution

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 7:43 am

  • Brian says:

    Black water county have nailed it. Great song and outstanding live act.

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 7:53 am

  • Davey says:

    Black Water County!
    Saw these guys supporting the Eskies In Taunton. What a show. So much energy and every song had a killer kick.
    Can't wait to catch them again

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 8:54 am

  • Kamil says:

    Xander & The Keys all day long!!!
    I've seen them in Bournemouth and they tear the place up to shreds.
    Great vibe and tons of energy. Faux embrace gets my vote.

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:13 am

  • H says:

    Black Water County!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:16 am

  • Kaiko says:

    Xander and The Keys Faux Embrace is brilliant! We definitely need more music like this!!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:21 am

  • Black Water County. The essence of music is what happens when it is performed live and interacted with by an audience - get yourself to a BWC gig : you'll know then this band has to be the winner with this great track which is one of many :)>

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:26 am

  • Jez says:

    Outstanding band Xander and the keys

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

  • Jamie says:

    Matt Reynolds’ song writing ability is outstanding, Carousel is a terrific track and along with his EP, demonstrates his skills excellently. Combined with one of the strongest voices I’ve heard, means he deserves to well. Nice guy too, good luck to him!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:38 am

  • Ali says:

    Def Xander and the Keys - they’ve got such a brilliant energy. I love them!!!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

  • Xander & the keys - Faux embrace!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:13 am

  • Definitely Xander and the Keys, best track by far! Love it!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:16 am

  • Andrea says:

    Black Water County is a winner every time for me, amazing talent, amazing people, amazing music ................. simply amazing and the best

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

  • Love that Xander & The Keys song!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:42 am

  • Jo says:

    Matt Reynolds ia a fantastic artist! Incredible range, wondeful melodies and beautiful lyrics - definitely one to watch and deserves to go far!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

  • Bill says:

    No 3 stand out to me Xander & The Keys - Faux Embrace will have to look up more of their stuff!!!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

  • I have played with Xander & The Keys before what a band and what a song!!!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:45 am

  • Andrew says:

    Xander and the keys to WIN!!

    Andrew

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

  • love xander & the keys, faux embrace is the one

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

  • Faux Embrace By Xander & The Keys to win please x

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

  • Xander & The Keys for me.......................

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 11:09 am

  • dave says:

    Finalist 3 - Xander & the Keys 'Faux Embrace'

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

  • Brian says:

    No.3 - Xander

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 11:21 am

  • ann says:

    XANDER AND THE KEYS - FAUX EMBRACE X X

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

  • Has to be Xander & The Keys! seen them live a few times now and always exceed expectations! This is a band that is going places!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 11:25 am

  • love xander & the keys, faux embrace is the one

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

  • Dawn says:

    Black Water County are an extremely talented bunch of musicians. They inject such energy into each of their songs. A great musical range, Start Something New is a fantastic example of their work. These guys are going far

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm

  • XANDER & THE KEYS 'FAUX EMBRACE'

    Awesome tune! Really powerful! I just lose myself in the music and lyrics when I listen to it. I love how much passion this band has, and how relatable their lyrics are.
    They truly deserve the award!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

  • emily says:

    Cant wait to hear Xander & The Keys live next month been waiting to see them for a while now love their track above :) <3

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm

  • Andy P says:

    Love Xander & The Keys and their music this Faux Embrace track is one of their best to date _ GOOD LUCK LADS

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

  • Stacey says:

    Xander & the Keys 1 vote please

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm

  • Steph says:

    XANDER & THE KEYS!!
    Amazing band and all round great guys! Definitely deserve to win they are purely original!!!

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:10 pm

  • Owen says:

    Black water county all day long. Cracking band and quality song.

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:42 pm

  • Richard says:

    Black water county for me. Great band cracking song

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm

  • Stuart says:

    Folk [email protected]#t up!!.It has to be Blackwater County. The best band in Dorset.

    Posted on October 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm

  • J says:

    Xander and the keys. Awesome work, faux embrace A killer track

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 11:59 am

  • Anthony says:

    Xander & The Keys 2 WIN - Like all their music and Faux Embrace is a great tune.

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 12:01 pm

  • Will says:

    I choose Xander & The Keys

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 12:03 pm

  • Anne says:

    Faux embrace by Xander & The Keys stands out to me great video too

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm

  • Ben says:

    Finalist 3 :) :) :)

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm

  • Mike says:

    Emma Hardy's Wild side. excellent!

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm

  • Laurita says:

    What a great song from Xander & the keys. Keep up the good work. You've definitely got my vote for Faux Embrace

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  • I vote for Black Water County.

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 5:38 pm

  • Jackie says:

    Black Water County all the way!
    Fantastic band and a great song :)

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  • Tina says:

    Blackwater county the best band
    and should win

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 9:27 pm

  • After listening to most of this entrees(no SoundCloud) the standard is outstanding and any of these could win but i think the best are Black Water County, closely followed by Xander and the keys

    Posted on October 22, 2017 at 8:26 am

  • Love Carousel by Matt Reynolds. Gets my vote

    Posted on October 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

  • Nick says:

    Cant stop singing carousel by matt reynolds. Such an awesome song. No contest for me.

    Posted on October 24, 2017 at 8:35 am

  • Louose says:

    Matt Reynolds has a wonderful range and a wonderful voice. He has grown so much in his song writing and this track shows it in leaps and bounds. Matt has worked very hard for this and it shows. Good luck Matt. X

    Posted on October 24, 2017 at 8:15 pm

  • Derek says:

    Blackwater County but it isn't even their best song

    Posted on October 27, 2017 at 8:12 pm

  • Marisa says:

    Xander and the keys great song! Great guitarist!

    Posted on October 29, 2017 at 1:46 am

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