Sunderland singer composes track about unemployment

Amy Tuddenham from Herrington, who performs under the stage name of Amy Lauren is in the regional final of Live and Unsigned this weekend.

Amy Tuddenham from Herrington, who performs under the stage name of Amy Lauren is in the regional final of Live and Unsigned this weekend.

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SONGBIRD Amy Tuddenham is hoping her self-penned track about unemployment will hit the right note with judges.

The 20-year-old, from Herrington, is through to the next round of the Live and Unsigned singing contest in which she will perform Get a Job.

She said: “The song’s about today’s economic position and being stuck in a rut.”

Amy, an advertising monitor, will join scores of other hopefuls tomorrow in Newcastle for the next round of the contest which aims to unearth Britain’s unsigned talent.

If Amy makes it through the next two rounds she will compete at the O2 Arena, in London.

She made it through to this stage after impressing judges with her strong vocal tone.

“I was absolutely chuffed to make it through to the next round,” she said. “I’ve always been interested in music but this takes it to the next big step.”

Over the years, Amy has sung at charity events, weddings and functions across the region and in 2009 won a Sunderland Young Achievers’ Award for Music and Performing Arts.

If she is successful in Live and Unsigned, it would propel her to a new level.

The overall winner will scoop a slot at a music festival, studio recording time and £10,000 to spend on developing their act and music equipment.

The acts which receive the highest scores at the national final will perform at The Live Fest, an event showcasing the cream of the UK’s unsigned talent.

Chris Grayston, events director of Live and Unsigned, said: “Live and Unsigned is about originality, live ability and credibility.”