The Listen Up Music Songwriter’s Festival aims to uncover the greatest new songwriting talent in the UK. We asked our entrants to submit a song responding to a specific theme, to help spread positive messages surrounding mental health. This year’s theme is “I am here”.

This year we travel to Edinburgh for our first Scotland-based Semi Final with the top ten entries from Scotland, the North and North East of England performing, live, in front of a panel of music industry judges. The top 3 from the night will be chosen to go forward to the Grand Final, in London, in November.

Your Semi Finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Caiden Agnew - I Wanna

Gordon Robertson - Music - Boys Will Be Boys

Jonathan Tinne - Ash and Smoke

Jules Reed - Burn Brighter

Maakhé Bulelani Ndhlela - Moons

Samuel Escher - Grain

Sean Focus Imvaize - Too Cool

Sophie Penman - Fade

Sophie Penman - Something To Live For

The night will be MC'd by Sally Black and Amy Lamont and is in support of The CALMzone.

FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.

Advance tickets £7 stbf. Buy online here. Over 18 only.