Aspiring solo musicians stand a chance to win great prizes in the Musician’s Gear Zone Acoustic Comp, which kicks off on 13 August 2017 at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club in Durban North as part of the popular Soul Sunday Sessions.

Supported by Musician’s Gear Zone and C-Weed Entertainment Promotions, the aim of this month-long contest is to provide a platform for fresh, up-and-coming talent and hopefully help boost their music careers.

The winner will walk off with a Washburn acoustic guitar and music equipment worth R15 000 courtesy of Musician’s Gear Zone, as well as a mainstage slot at this year’s White Mountain Festival, which runs from 28 September to 1 October in the central Drakensberg.

Heats will be held every Sunday from 13 August, with the finals taking place on 10 September.

Entrants cannot be signed to a record label or already booked to perform at White Mountain 2017. To enter, they need to email their details to and supply a link to one original song, plus a link to a video of themselves performing live (amateur footage welcome!).

All successful entrants will then need to perform two original songs and one cover (acoustic) on the day of the heat and will be judged on technical ability, vocal ability, song choice, stage presence and crowd response. Each week, two contestants will go through to the finals.

Detailed prize list:
Washburn WD10SCE12 12-String Solid Top Acoustic Electric
Guitar Stand
Perri’s Leather Guitar Strap
Proline Guitar Cable
Music Nomad Guitar Care Products
JTS Professional Vocal Microphone and Cable
Microphone Stand
60-minute slot at White Mountain 2017

Prizes will be presented to the winner at White Mountain; are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Northwood Crusaders Sports Club is at 10 Ranleigh Crescent at the bottom of Swapo Road/Broadway in Durban North. The competition is open to everyone, provided they can make both the heat and the finals.

For more information, contact Pedro at 031 563 0824 or 082 892 6176.

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