Friday, 22 March 2013

Discovered at Marble Bar finalists announced

Five bands battle it out for a chance to win a $10,000 residency in Marble Bar
SYDNEY – 22 March 2013 It’s time to come out and show your support for Sydney’s live music community, as Hilton Sydney and Marble Bar announce the top five acts who have advanced to the finale of “Discovered at Marble” Facebook competition.
The social media based competition commenced in January and ended March 2013.  30 eclectic entries were received through Marble Bar’s Facebook page with the music genres ranging from pop, rock, soul, R&B, swing, jazz and lounge. The general public were encouraged to vote for their favourite acts with almost 6000 votes received.
The top five Sydney based finalists as voted by the public are:

The acts will now move onto the “Discovered at Marble” finale where they will perform in front of a panel of judges and the general public. The event will be streamed live through the Marble Bar Facebook page with live voting taking place as well as, the judges whose votes will decide who will be ‘discovered’. Only one act will win a two month Wednesday night residency in Marble Bar valued at $10,000!

Date: Wednesday 27 March
Time: 6.30pm
Where: Marble Bar, basement, Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street
The finale is open to the public, come one come all and support Sydney’s live music talent!
Visit the Marble Bar facebook page to see who will be battling it out.
“Discovered at Marble” is supported by Rolling Stone Magazine Australia, MTV Australia, The Music Network, Corona and Boca Lupo Energy drink.

“Discovered at Marble” judges:
·         Drew Michel – Director Of Programming- MTV Australia & New Zealand

  • Matt Coyte – Editor in Chief – Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Chris Moss – Managing Director – Entertainment Marketing Group
  • Deni G – Brown Sugar Entertainment

Marble Bar being one of Sydney’s most iconic live music haunts is an advocate for supporting the live music community. Tucked underneath the hotel, Marble Bar is one of the only bars in the city that isn’t affected by current regulations and legislations and isn’t constrained by noise restrictions. By launching “Discovered at Marble” Hilton Sydney aims to further highlight the importance of live music and supporting the local community. Marble Bar aims to keep the scene alive through campaigns such as “Discovered at Marble” which is just the start; throughout 2013 the bar is aiming to support live music through a program of showcasing local undiscovered talent. 
Steeped in rich history Marble Bar is one of Sydney’s oldest and most historic landmarks. Built in 1893 behind The Lord Nelson Pub and Kirribilli House Marble Bar has survived the test of time as one of Sydney’s most lively music hubs. In its 120 extraordinary years Marble Bar’s stage has, played host to acts who have gone on to perform on The Voice and become international stars including UK songstress Duffy. Marble Bar’s stage has played host to an eclectic mix of local and international stars including LMFAO, Cold Chisel, Wycleaf Jean, Eric Bonet, Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters, Eve, The Veronicas, Slash and Liza Minnelli -  to name a few!