Draperstown singer in running for BRIT awards glory

Gemma Bradley singer-songwriter from Draperstown
Gemma Bradley singer-songwriter from Draperstown

Talented singer-songwriter Gemma Bradley is aiming to take another major step forward in her promising career after she was chosen to compete at The Big Music Project Competition regional final in Belfast.

Gemma is one a of a number of finalists who will be vying for a spot in the national final taking place in London during BRITs Week in 2015 in the lead-up to one of the biggest nights in the music industry’s calendar, The BRIT Awards.

She could also win the opportunity to record at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, the chance to perform at Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall, and the unique offer to be featured on the BRIT Awards Compilation Album 2016.

Earlier this year, Gemma won acclaim when her song the Wicker Man - inspired by the cult horror film - was selected as one of the hit songs of Derry’s year as UK City of Culture.

“I am thrilled to have been chosen to compete in the regional finals of The Big Music Project Competition,” said Gemma.

“I am so passionate about music, and this is an amazing opportunity.”

Her collaboration with local artist Paddy Nash also helped Gemma reach the final of the IMRO Christy Hennessy Song contest in Tralee.

The Big Music Project Competition, powered by Next BRIT Thing, is funded by The Big Lottery Fund and aims to provide future generations of musicians with the chance to learn first-hand from the music business and take steps towards a career in the industry.

The workshop-style showcase will provide young talent with the chance to gain valuable advice, practical guidance and one-to-one feedback on how to take their music to the next level. The judging panel will include Producers from across the Global Radio Network, Execs and A&R’s from some of the top record labels, Programmers from the UK’s popular festival circuit, as well as some of the UK’s most influential music editors, amongst others.