UK UNSIGNED is organised by SABA, a UK registered performing arts charity. Over the past 20 years, we have become the biggest producer of showcases and talent development in the UK.
Our aim is to promote and develop unsigned UK based performers, giving them a platform to showcase their skills to the industry.
Since 1999 we have grown from a single showcase to touring over 100 shows around the country each year. UK UNSIGNED performances takes place in all kinds of venues from pubs, community centres and local theatres, through to clubs, major concert venues and festivals. Even through our talent competition section, we have gone on to become the UK’s biggest talent quest.
Our track record of events and venues that we have either performed at or have been a part of is like a Who’s Who of historic UK artistic landmarks. These include the London Astoria, the London Mayor’s Respect Festival, Hackney Empire, Shepherds Bush Empire, Festival of Youth Arts, Luton Carnival and even the Bloodstock Metal Festival. We have provided support at major arenas such as the Millennium Dome, Earls Court and Alexander Palace.
Throughout our history we have seen some amazing performers come through our network. This includes:
Leona Lewis: achieving worldwide music sales and international performance showcases such as the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony, the O2 and various high profiled TV performances.
Flawless Dancers: National dance tour with the Royal Ballet, International Street Dance champions, starring roles in “Street Dance – The Movie”
Katie Melua: Multi-platinum selling artist, one of the UK’s most successful female singer songwriters, successful worldwide tours.
This is just a few of the many thousands of artists who have graced the many UK UNSIGNED stages across the country over the years.
UK UNSIGNED includes the following categories:
- DJs Reggae (Song for Jamaica)
- Singer / Songwriters
Our mission statement is to “DISCOVER – SHOWCASE – DEVELOP”:
We aim to discover new talent straight from their communities. They then get a chance to showcase their skills for us to assess what realistic options exist for them. From there we provide them with the routes to through which they can develop their skills to their absolute maximum potential.
How to be a part of it
Start your journey by registering your profile on our website. Just click on the REGISTRATION option along the top of the homepage of this website. Then select the ARTIST option that will enable you to upload a picture and a sample of one of your tracks. This is meant to be an introduction of yourself so that people can find your other material on other social media platforms.
Registering as an Artist on UK UNSIGNED.net is FREE of charge and allows you to get your fan base to vote for you on our UK UNSIGNED Charts. By texting UKU Your Name to 70099 your fans will pay £1 per text for your place on our ongoing chart showcase.
To enter the UK UNSIGNED Competition, again select the REGISTRATION option on the Home Page but this time click on PERFORMER. There is a registration fee of £10 per individual and £20 per duo or group. We will then book you into a UK UNSIGNED Showcase most convenient to you, or one that will be at our media centre at the Grange, Neasden Roundabout, NW10 1QB.
We also have a UK UNSIGNED Members Support Package @ £60 per year. Benefits include FREE recording time, promotional videos for your material and power play opportunities across our broadcast network
We are now working towards our 2020 Finals where winners will get to perform in showcases around the world. This includes:
· Hollywood & Atlanta in the USA,
· Kingston, Jamaica for Reggae Month 2019
· Antigua for U Can Dance
· Ibiza for the Afro-Beats winners
All UK UNSIGNED Members will be supported in their development to turn their talent into income generating entities. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SABA Office on 0208 776 6776