Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three Manc Bands Tipped for the Top

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three Manc Bands Tipped for the Top

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THREE Manchester acts have been nominated for the prestigious BBC Music Sound of 2018 award.

Urban jazz performer IAMDDB, indie pop band Pale Waves and singer songwriter Tom Walker are among 16 emerging talents who have been tipped for success in the coming months.

The shortlist has been compiled by music experts including former winners and nominees Stormzy and Ellie Goulding.

Now in its 16th year, the competition has been previously won by Adele in 2008 and Sam Smith in 2014.

The daily countdown of the top five will begin on BBC Radio 1 on January 8 and the winner will be announced on January 12.

DJ Annie Mac said: "I'm super excited to see so many young and innovative rising stars from around the world on this year's Sound of 2018 long-list. …

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