XPosure, a weekly talent search and music forum launched last year, returned last Monday at Helium Lounge on Shedden Road.
The event will be held every Monday, from 8pm. Organised by Dwayne Seymour of Music Mogul Entertainment, XPosure aims to give a platform for all local and resident artists to showcase their skills.
Primarily geared towards musicians, organisers are inviting other artists – including poets – to participate.
‘This event is for any art form that will make an impression on the stage. Xposure is a chance for our local artists to come out and shine,’ Mr. Seymour said.
Some 20 musicians came out to the first session, last Monday, performing a wide genre of music, including cultural reggae, rap and R&B. Among them were Stewart Wilson, aka Daddy Stu, Flava, Jah Mikes, Jah Shawn, Ras and Singer Dee.
‘It was fantastic to see so many people come out to the first event,’ Mr. Seymour said. ‘The response was really encouraging and demonstrated what great talent there is in Cayman.
‘Even if you don’t want to get up and perform, we are still inviting people to come out and support the artists.’
Each Monday the best performer – judged by crowd response and organisers – will be invited to compete in a final ‘sound-off’ at the end of November, date to be confirmed. The final event will be judged by local radio star personalities, Mr. Seymour said.
XPosure was launched last year at Peppers Lounge and included a critique panel of music industry advisers. The winner -Shari Espeut – went on to perform at the Morgan Heritage concert, held December, at the Lions Centre.
Mr. Seymour hopes to arrange a similar prize for the winner of this year’s event, including studio time.
To get involved in Xposure and sign-up to perform, call 324-1810, or turn up on the night.