Your chance to play at this year's Nantwich Jazz Festival

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BUDDING musicians have the chance to feature alongside famous names at the Nantwich Jazz festival thanks to a Guardian competition.

Artists are invited to submit demo tapes of their work, with the winner getting to perform at the White Horse on Friday, April 18.

With the stars from the likes of The Jam and Wishbone Ash performing at the 18th annual festival, due to attract 40,000 people over five days, it’s a chance for local talent to be given a national platform.

Organiser, Philip Martin, of the Crown Hotel and Restaurant, said: “The contest it’s a great, new idea for this year.

“We’re the largest town event in the north west. We’re selling tickets all over the country and the quality of the acts we’ve got this year is excellent.

“We’re expecting some great entries and the White Horse is one of the biggest venues, so it’s an excellent opportunity.

The White Horse will also be putting up £100 music shop voucher prize for the winner to spend.

Highlights for the festival in 2014, between April 17-21, include Thea Gilmore, Deborah Bonham, Bruce Foxton’s From the Jam, Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash and Scottish rockers, Big Country.

Philip added: “I’m expecting this year’s festival to be the best one yet. There are three new venues this year, great acts, and this year and tickets are selling very quickly.”

For gig tickets, see www.nantwichjazz.com

See the Guardian on April 10 for a special pull out supplement on the jazz festival.

  • To enter the Guardian’s competition, email your audio clips in MP3 format to webeditor@guardiangrp.co.uk by the closing date of Monday, April 14.

Please include your band/artist name, contact name, number and email address, brief biography and links to Facebook, YouTube or SoundCloud of your music. You must be aged 15 or over to enter this competition.

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6:47pm Thu 6 Mar 14

WAFoxy says...

You may be aware of a recent court case involving two of the original members of Wishbone Ash, that being Andy Powell V Martin Turner. The former has always been a member of the band but the latter left many years ago. In recent years he has toured with a band called Martin Turners Wishbone Ash.

In the belief that Martin could no longer use the name Wishbone Ash, Andy Powell commenced legal action that was challenged by Martin Turner, resulting in Powell V Turner. This hearing was found conclusively in favour of Andy Powell but Martin Turner sought the right to appeal. He has now exhausted all lines and has been refused the right to appeal, meaning the judge’s decision is now final.

In brief, Martin is no longer allowed to use the name Wishbone Ash within the name of his band. He can use alternatives that state he plays the music of Wishbone Ash. This means the name Martin Turners Wishbone Ash is in breech of the recent court ruling.

I understand it is Martin Turner appearing at your festival. As you can see he can't call his band Wishbone Ash or Martin Turners Wishbone Ash - it's against the law and he's not in Wishbone Ash.
You may be aware of a recent court case involving two of the original members of Wishbone Ash, that being Andy Powell V Martin Turner. The former has always been a member of the band but the latter left many years ago. In recent years he has toured with a band called Martin Turners Wishbone Ash. In the belief that Martin could no longer use the name Wishbone Ash, Andy Powell commenced legal action that was challenged by Martin Turner, resulting in Powell V Turner. This hearing was found conclusively in favour of Andy Powell but Martin Turner sought the right to appeal. He has now exhausted all lines and has been refused the right to appeal, meaning the judge’s decision is now final. In brief, Martin is no longer allowed to use the name Wishbone Ash within the name of his band. He can use alternatives that state he plays the music of Wishbone Ash. This means the name Martin Turners Wishbone Ash is in breech of the recent court ruling. I understand it is Martin Turner appearing at your festival. As you can see he can't call his band Wishbone Ash or Martin Turners Wishbone Ash - it's against the law and he's not in Wishbone Ash. WAFoxy
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