CuillinFM is delighted to announce the Highland Uproar Music Challenge.

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The competition will offer acts of any genre the opportunity to win an array of prizes including a package of promotion (including “Radio plugging to over 100 radio stations worldwide ranging from Internet and Digital to FM and BBC stations, featured on the Deuce Show which is broadcast weekly on over 30 radio stations worldwide with more to follow. A selection of the shows can be listened to HERE, Huge discounts on mastering, studio and photography services and plenty more”, further detail on this aspect of the prize can be sought by emailing rob@deucemp.com), artist of the month on the Highland Uproar with Chris Grant, Cuillin FM Goodies and a Mi Inverness Sponsored Trophy. Additional prizes to be announced.

In order to enter you must submit a single track with contact details to music@thehighlanduproar.co.uk, by the 24th of June where 10 finalists will be selected by the judging panel which will consist of Steve Amos (Manager of Stanley), Chris Lemon, Rob Saunders (Deuce Management and Promotion), Marty McKillop (Great Northern Show, CuillinFM) and Andy Reeves (Aadvark Records). The finalists will then go to the public vote between the 23rd of July – 31st of July (details of which will be announced nearer the time) with the winner announced live on CuillinFM on the 6th of August between 1 and 3pm.

Steve Amos (Manager of Aberdeen band Stanley) commented that he was “really looking forward to hearing the great music that is out there but sadly not getting heard due to the media jumping onto to the next big thing that sounds like Lady Gaga”. (should lady Gaga feel like applying I think they would be quite keen!).

Chris Grant, volunteer presenter at Cuillinfm hopes that it will be a big success to the station “I really hope that this competition will bring the attention to many people about CuillinFM and I hope it also helps independent artists, I’m delighted that its going to be taking part on Highland Uproar”

You can hear Highland Uproar with Chris Grant every Saturday from 1pm and repeated on Wednesdays from 12pm-2pm. You can hear the show here.

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A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.In fairness fifteen years of being a psychiatric nurse never prepared me for the experiences that we have had over the last few years and the evolution of Inverness Gigs has certainly been a steep learning curve.I currently write (less and less), edit and co-ordinate most of the Inverness Gigs activities.Occasionally seen on Twitter, and  LinkedIn, if you want get in touch you can contact me direct at chris@igi.gs