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Tom Rogers

Tom Rogers

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A talented young singer-songwriter is one step closer to making it into the music industry after open mic judges gave him the thumbs up at national auditions.

Civil servant Tom Rogers, 27, of Hayes Lane, Bromley who describes his style as ‘folk and rock’ has made it to the regionals of ‘Open Mic UK 2010’ and will be performing live on stage to secure a place in the national final to be held at Greenwich’s O2

The competition seeks out the best singers, singer-songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who perform either covers or original material.

If he wins he will sign a potentially life-changing record contract with up to £30,000 investment and the chance to do a UK tour.

But first he will have to take part in a live head to head battle performing in front of hundreds of audience members and a professional judging panel at the Beck Theatre in Middlesex on September 19 to win a place at the final.

The Salford University graduate, originally from Wirral in the North West, said: “It’s really exciting because the next stage is to play at the 02, playing there would be absolutely amazing. Hopefully it will go really well. I’m quite confident.

“If I won it would be a great stepping stone into the music industry. It would open up a lot of choices for me in the world.”

For more information see www.openmicuk.co.uk where tickets for the regional final at The Beck Theatre in Hayes, Middlesex, can be purchased. Alternatively contact Mr Rogers on t.rogers1@hotmail.co.uk or 07905 159 713.

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