Best of British Unsigned (BoB Unsigned) is a weekly radio show that gives the best British unsigned musicians the recognition and the airplay that they deserve. Playing on FM radio stations across the world the show provides a platform for unsigned British artists to allow their music to be heard across the globe.
Each year BoB Unsigned hosts awards to find the best unsigned musicians in various categories - Best Song, Best Band, Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist and The Critic's Choice (new in 2015).
Matt Graveling, BoB founder said: “The UK produces the best musicians in the world and we get to play them before anyone else! The UMAs are the much needed recognition that these musicians need in order to realise just how good they are”.
This year's judges are: Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman and presenter for BBC 6 Music), Max Helyer (guitarist for rock band You Me at Six) and staff at the music magazine 'Q'.
Huey Morgan said: "If those of us who have jumped into the deep end don't report back to the next generation what we have experienced, we would be remiss in our endeavor."
Max Helyer said: "New music is the lifeblood of our industry and being the first to see the stars of tomorrow is something all true music fans are passionate about!”
This year’s awards are sponsored by Richer Unsigned, another platform supporting upcoming musicians, created by Julian Richer, the founder of the UK's biggest Hi-Fi retailer Richer Sounds.
Julian said: "As my original success was built on selling hi-fi's - which would be worthless without musicians, I wanted to give something back. I created Richer Unsigned to help developing talent get the exposure and recognition it deserves."
Voting is now open for Best Unsigned Band 2015 at bobunsigned.com/vote