Update: added stage time
The winners of the Shure Call for Legends band contest – Fingertrap – will perform a set at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival
From October 7 – December 31, 2013, more than 240 bands followed the invitation of Shure Europe, the Montreux Jazz Festival and KORE Studios London to enter the Shure Call for Legends band contest.
All these bands all intended to win the first prize: Shure gear worth 3000 Euros, three days recording time with producer & engineer Chris Kimsey in the renowned London studio KORE and a chance to perform a set at this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival.
The competition’s expert panel consisting of Chris Kimsey, producer/engineer for e. g. the Rolling Stones, Matieu Jaton, CEO of the Montreux Jazz Festival Foundation, and Antoine Erroll, Head of A&R at Universal Music Group NL, collectively decided on the top 3 bands.
“There were some excellent entries within the top 20, and Fingertrap were most definitely in my top 3. Really looking forward to meeting the band and getting to work on the EP – congratulations to all the bands who made the top 20.” says Chris Kimsey.
Nick Savage, bassist of Fingertrap, comments: “I can’t believe we have been chosen as the winners of Shure Call for Legends. I am so overwhelmed, I am shaking! When we entered the competition, we didn’t think we stood a chance. We were ecstatic to reach the Top 20, but to actually come 1st… It’s just unbelievable. Thanks to everyone who listened to our track ‘Return if Found’ and shared it. We can’t wait to get in the studio with a man with as much experience as Chris Kimsey.”
Fingertrap, a UK band who describe their sound as pop-rock with swing and ska elements, were the group whose track stood out for all three of the panelists. In 2012 Fingertrap were voted the second best student band in the UK, and it is easy to see why. They have continued to go from strength to strength.
Fingertrap will be playing at the Montreux Jazz Fedtival 2014:
Sunday, July 6
20:30 – 21:30
VENUE: Music in the Park Stage, Parc Vernex, located at the Montreux Music & Convention Centre
The aim of Shure Call for Legends was to find the best unsigned band without a current recording contract.