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Liverpool Sound City Youth Live: Mid Week Results

May 13, 2010


The polls are hotting up as we head towards the gig during Liverpool Sound City which takes place from the 19th – 22nd May 2010. As we draw closer we thought we would release a sneak peak at the results – to encourage you to keep voting.

To see the current results please visit HERE (link has been removed)

Remember only one vote per person will count towards the final results. Please keep voting. It’s going to be a close one. Also you can no longer vote for Go Fiasco who have dropped out of the competition because of reasons known to themselves. This is a 2 horse race.

To vote for The Temps send the number 2171 to 0778 620 9876
To vote for Copyright send the number 2172 to 0778 620 9876


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Liverpool Sound City: Youth Live

April 17, 2010



Liverpool Sound City: Youth Live, March 2010 – May 2010

We want to say thank you to everyone who came down to support the bands that played during the Liverpool Sound City: Youth Live events that took place throughout March at the Zanzibar.

We also want to thank our winning bands for putting on a great show, this includes The Temps, Copyright and Go Fiasco – Well done boys!

We want to pay a special thank you to Tony and his team at the Zanzibar who made sure the events ran smoothly without any hiccups.

So…Throughout March a selection of bands were chosen from 50 applicants to perform at one of three heats.  The final bands that played were:

1. Laisser Faire
2. The Temps
3. The Little Hydes
4. Frontline
5. Copyright
6. Ladykillers
7. The Dirty Faces
8. The Envy
9. Go Fiasco
10. Purple Riot
11. Day Will Come

A panel of judges chose the final three bands to play at the Liverpool Sound City festival on Seel Street on the 22nd May 2010.  The bands may also play The Maccabees gig at the 02 Academy on May 22nd, check out for more information

The Judges were:

1. Rebekah Freeman – CIIA
2. Nicholas Baskerville – CIIA
3. Anthony Butler – Zanzibar
4. David Pichilingi – Liverpool Sound City
5. Alan Wills – Delta Sonic
6. Peter Guy – Liverpool Echo Music Columnist
7. Gary Murphy – The Bandits, the Bandwagon Club, Starwood Management
8. Deidre Lynskey – Aimhigher

Three of the judges will be mentoring the winning bands over the course of the next 2 months in the lead up to their performance during Liverpool Sound City.  The bands will have the opportunity to perform in front of delegates from all over the world working in the Music Business.

For more information about the judges mentoring the bands please visit


Now we have our finalists and they will be playing at the festival we still have to crown the overall winner of the Liverpool Sound City: Youth Live 2010.  We will be putting this to a vote.  Whichever band you support and would like to win then you will be able to vote by text.

The text numbers will be released in the next blog.  The winning band will get a day in the studio with professional mentoring to lay down and arrange their tracks.  As well as this they will get an array of prizes.

Watch This Space, more information coming soon, including text numbers…

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In The Mix

April 16, 2010


In The Mix: Contemporary Urban Workshops – 2nd, 3rd and 4th June 2010

In The Mix is a series of workshops that will take place during the Liverpool Sound City festival.

If you are aged 14-19 and want to develop your skills in DJing, MCing, beat boxing, street dancing and performance but don’t know where to start?  Well here is your chance.

In The Mix is a series of activities focused on Contemporary Urban and Hip Hop culture taking place as part of the Liverpool Sound City festival.  Over three days you will work with professional artists working in the Creative Industries to discover what it takes and learn some new skills.

This is an exciting and innovative project that requires dedication, motivation and a real interest in performing.  Whatever your ability this project is open to everyone.

In The Mix will be delivered at Alima Centre, 35 Sefton Street.  Participants will develop a performance or recording that will be performed or played at The Picket on the 19th or 26th June (WTS).  You will have the chance to work with some current UK artists and you will perform in your chosen discipline.

You can choose to take part in either the Dance or Music workshops (you cannot take part in both because they run simultaneously) .  You will work in groups of 15 to develop your performance or recording and you will collaborate with the other groups.

If you are 14-19, motivated, want to perform  and want to try your hand at developing skills in any of the above areas then please email us at or phone 0151 291 9100

We need your name, age, contact information and school name.  We will then send you an application form to the email address or postal address you leave.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Broadcasting Futures

April 15, 2010


Broadcasting Futures is due to begin soon!

This will be great news to those of you have already applied to take part.  The project will be going ahead as normal (after the hiccup that we had at the start) and we are still accepting applications for anyone still thinking about applying.  For those of you who don’t know anything about the project here is a little information.

CIIA and the Liverpool Sound City festival are teaming up with a selection of practitioners working in the fields of Broadcasting, Film and Radio to deliver a project to young people aged 14-19.  So ff this is you or you know someone who this might apply to then please read on…

Broadcasting Futures is a free project spaced over 8-10 weeks where young people will learn a variety of skills in Broadcasting, Film and Radio.  The aim of the young people taking part is to study a variety of careers across the Creative Industries.

By working during the Liverpool Sound City festival you will be working alongside Aimhigher Student Mentors and the Project Deliverers to interview and film a selection of individuals who currently work in the Creative Industries.

You will come into contact with people working in a variety of roles including A&R, Music Production, Artist Management, Sound and Lighting Technicians, Journalism, Photography, Tour Management, Record Label Bosses and so on.

You may even see and interview a few Artists and Musicians along the way.

As a final result you will use the film and recordings you have collected to put together a 15 minute documentary about careers in the Creative Industries.  Also using the material we will create a log in area of the CIIA website where young people interested in a Creative Career will be able to get advice about what careers are available and what responsibilities are involved.

If you are 14-19, motivated and want to try your hand at developing some Multi-Media skills then please email us at or phone 0151 291 9100

We need your name, age, contact information and school name.  We will then send you an application form to the email address or postal address you leave.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Welcome to the CIIA blog

April 14, 2010


Welcome to the CIIA Blog.  Here we will discuss some of the exciting Creative Projects and Events happening across Liverpool and Merseyside. This includes those on offer by CIIA.

We will report on anything that we think is worth knowing about from gigs, fashion shows and art exhibitions, workshops, performances, photography and work experience for 14-19 year olds.

Whatever is happening we will let you know and more importantly let you know how you can get involved.

At the moment we are busy finishing putting the finishing touches on the Broadcasting Futures and In The Mix projects which are due to start very soon. More information will follow soon. If you would like more information about any of the CIIA projects past, present or future then please see our main website

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