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Maria Greenwood presents Unplugged every Sunday from 5-7pm on Wessex FM, supporting the vibrant local music scene in Dorset.

Each week Maria has a special guest on the show, from local bands and musicians to some famous faces who are playing in Dorset and the surrounding area.


This Week On Unplugged

On the show this Sunday...

Maria chats to Chris Grayston from the Open Mic UK Competition, and Dom Kipin from Inside Out Dorset will be telling us why they’re putting acoustic guitars in upturned boats around Weymouth for you to get up and play.

This summer, as part of the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, Inside Out Dorset invite you to play a number of acoustic guitars located inside brightly coloured upturned boats dotted across Weymouth town centre.

Four public Street Guitars will be placed throughout the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July. A fifth Street Guitar located at the Inside Out Dorset festival site where invited performers will be playing before performances by Dutch circus collective Le Cirque du Platzak.

Dom Kippin, Inside Out Dorset Producer for Activate Performing Arts said, “These upcycled old sailing dinghies make fabulous stages for playing guitar, and are a nod to the important maritime history of Weymouth. Over two million people in the UK regularly play guitar so we’re hopeful many will want to join in and visit our Rock the Boat Street Guitars.”

A number of exciting performers, both local and international are already confirmed to play as part of Rock the Boat, including award-winning American blues musician Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges. “There are still some spots available,” said Dom Kippin “so, if you’re an experienced musician who would like to showcase your work at Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival contact me via the website www.insideoutdorset.co.uk.”

Rock The Boat

More About Open Mic UK - 2017

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 14 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups!
It’s a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to Music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final.
The nearest auditions to us are:
Sunday 10th September 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR 
Saturday 23rd September Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE 






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