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Open mic hotspot hits the web

Sarah and Nia at Face 11 Open Mic

Face 11 is competing to become Cardiff’s best live music venue for budding acoustic artists by recording their performers and featuring them online.

Face 11 Open Mic Stage

Mat and Paul opened Face 11 at the end of September, initially as a bar that also delivered great pizza. [All photos courtesy of Face 11.]

The recently opened restaurant and bar runs an open mic night on Thursday evenings but, unlike other venues, the singers are recorded and featured on the venue’s Youtube channel.

The open mic sessions are only on their third week but the event is so far proving popular.

Co-owner Mat Hinton says, “We always intended on having live music and we also wanted to give the performers a platform as many are not aware of how powerful Youtube is socially.”

The next open mic at Face 11 will be this Thursday at 7.30pm. E-mail Jessica at jessica@face11.co.uk to flaunt your talents on the stage and online.

Meanwhile, check out local musician James Evans at last week’s session:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmayBqWQsdM[/youtube]

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