Michelle Grimes: Calling on local support for bursary award

Michelle Grimes

THE Limerick region is being called upon to support their homegrown music on the national stage, by voting at www.irishmusicmonth.ie
Following a phenomenal talent search, featuring a genre-blending selection of acts from right across the country, Hot Press and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) are thrilled to present the six national finalists for A New Local Hero. Out of the hugely talented 25 regional finalists,
Brad Heidi (Galway Bay FM), Darian June (Red FM), Negro Impacto (LMFM), Temi (FM104), Paddy Keyes (Ocean FM) and Eva Campbell (SPIN 1038) have been chosen to perform at the live finale showcase event at The Academy, in Dublin, this Tuesday April 25.
However, there are still huge opportunities for the 19 artists who didn’t make the final six: this year’s edition of A New Local Hero also includes a special new element – with all 25 regional finalists still in with a chance to be crowned the winner of the Wild Card Award voted by the public.
The Wild Card winner will be awarded a €2,500 bursary.
The A New Local Hero campaign will ultimately see over €100,000 paid directly to Irish artists – and one worthy overall winner selected, who will get to record a single at the prestigious Camden Recording Studios in Dublin, and release the single on the famed Irish independent record label Rubyworks.
Limerick’s Michelle Grimes is a pop star steadily building her profile in recent years, following an appearance on the Hot Press Y&E Series, and growing comparisons to the likes of Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa.
Her debut EP landed at the end of last month.
Fans from Limerick can cast their vote for Michelle Grimes at irishmusicmonth.ie
Tickets for the A New Local Hero live event at the Academy on Tuesday, 25 April are now available at https://www.ticketmaster.ie/a-new-local-hero-tickets/artist/5366306