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Wirral choir announced as finalists for national music contest

Wirral choir announced as finalists for national music contest - vote now!

Wirral choir, Phoenix Voices has been announced as one of nine finalists for the national music contest Re:Cover organised by Pheonix Futures. The choir, who were shortlisted from 60 entries, is made up of community members from Phoenix Future's Wirral Residential Service, an organisation that supports local people with drug and alcohol problems and offers services within community, prison and residential setting.

Set up as part of a music based therapy course delivered by Wirral Community NHS Trust, the choir was formed in May 2013 and has continued to develop into a regular wellbeing and engagement programme. Course facilitator Carey Marsden, from Wirral Community NHS Trust said, "watching the enthusiasm grow in the group is wonderful. It is great to see smiles appear and feel spirits lift through the shared experience of singing together. We're hoping people across Wirral will get behind the choir and vote for their track. Winning this competition would be a fantastic achievement for everyone involved."

Throughout October artists have recorded a track ready for release for public online voting. Members of the public can vote for their favourite track from Monday 4 November at The winner will get their hands on a music prize package worth £1500.

The competition attracted all levels of musical talent and ability and each artist, or group, was offered the chance to work with a music industry professional mentor.

Phil Spalding, a bass player who has accompanied some of the biggest names in modern music including Elton John, Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey and Robbie Williams, acted as a mentor for competition finalists. Summing his involvement up he said, "I think it's wonderful that Phoenix Futures are able to give opportunities for people to realise their creative potential and thereby have the chance to make the most of their lives. I enjoyed this project tremendously and never tire of watching and nurturing new creative talent, it's the lifeblood of our business."

To get behind Wirral's finalist, Phoenix Voices visit and cast your vote.



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Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:13

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