Astles wins Merseyrail Soundstation 2016

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Astles receives his award

Astles receives his award

Southport based singer-songwriter Astles beats strong competition to win the 2016 Merseyrail Sound Station.

Southport based singer-songwriter Astles is the 2016 Merseyrail Soundstation winner.

During his performance at Moorfields station this afternoon, Astles managed to do what no man has ever done before – he silenced an entire train station.

He beat out stiff comeptition from Gazelle, The JJohns, A Lovely War, Deliah, Fay Moore, Stillia, Jo Mary, Katy Mac and Cave Party. 

All 10 acts performed at Moorfields station throughout the day, and a panel of judges from Arts Council England, Merseyrail, Sentric Music, Tankfield Studio, Bido Lito! and Getintothis.

Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby represented us on the panel, and said it was a tight race; “The calibre of artists was so high, we were deliberating for a very long time. In fact, we went through several drinks in the bar trying to whittle it down. It was a tough decision, but I think we made the right one. Astles’ potential is out of this world, and I am sure the prize will come of great use to him.”

The annual Merseyrail Soundstation prize offers professional music industry mentoring and recording time at Tankfield Studios.

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