Could Bath student Amber Dee get the green light to music stardom at Open Mic UK?
Bath student Amber Dee could be the next rising star in the music industry.
The City of Bath College teenager is within touching distance of a chance to play in front of thousands of people at the O2 Arena in London, in the national finals of the competition Open Mic UK.
Amber, 19, has already won over the judges playing her catchy rendition of Wretch 32 ft Josh Kumra’s Don't Go and one of her own songs, My Box of Happy Memories, at the Regional Finals in Bristol.
She will next take to the stage in Reading at the area finals on December 2, where she will compete against other hopefuls from the South West and Wales area.
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The Open Mic UK winner will be crowned in front of celebrity guests, record labels and multiple media representatives.
With the competition attracting over 8,000 musicians a year, the judges are looking for more than just a singing talent.
Amber said: "As part of the competition we have to prove ourselves as artists and that we can do more than just sing. The judges like us to be able to write, play instruments, act professionally and they also want us to promote ourselves.
"They expect us to do this by getting our name out there and what we have achieved so far and where we see ourselves going in the future.”
Amber describes her own style of music as "chilled out and simple", with inspiration coming from the likes of Lucy Rose and Birdy.
Her easy listening style is attracting quite a following in and around Bath. Amber's next performance will be in France at La Petite Fontaine, Le Dorat, on Saturday, October 27.
She said: “I write a lot, that's really important for me. I have been very passionate about music ever since I can remember.”
You can also listen to Amber's music on her Soundcloud page.
If you want to support Amber, the regional finals of Open Mic UK will be at SUB89 in Reading on December 2. Tickets cost £9 and are available from Amber, online and on the door.