UKSC Winner Neil Fitzpatrick will be featured in Radio 1 DJ Mike Read's new TV series about songwriters called Tin Pan Alley. Neil won the Adult Contemporary category with his song Apart in 2014 and his house was recently turned into a TV studio when Mike Read and his camera crew arrived over the weekend and filmed for the new TV series. On the same day he found out about the TV show Neil also received an email saying that a video of the song would be played at South by South West, one of the biggest music event in the USA attended by over 400,000 people.
Hear the track and see the music video of the song, performed by singer Michelle Lawson, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/XsXWKCvS8SY
Neil's UKSC winning song has now sold more than £26,500 worth of downloads and CDs and all of that money has been donated to Cancer Research UK - a charity close to Neil's heart. He said: "Obviously this is all wonderful news and it will mean exposure to a much larger audience, which I'm hoping will result in more sales and more money for cancer research". 'Apart' is available to buy as a CD or download at www.apartsong.co.uk and also on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play. ALL proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.
Neil and his song were also featured in the 2014 UKSC Award Winners video Show on YouTube at https://youtu.be/yOPcVRzlGRQ
The UK Songwriting Contest is now open for entries from all songwriters from any country. Visit The official contest website at www.songwritingcontest.co.uk If you have already entered the contest this year don't forget that entry status updates are live online as results come back from the judges. Visit the contest website and click on Entry Status to see how your song is performing in the event.