Hundreds of acts entered, thousands of you voted, and Red has been selected as our One To Watch!
Independent Singer/Songwriter from Glasgow.
Started my own YouTube channel back in 2013 and to date have 123k subscribers and over 12 million views.
Have supported the likes of Foxes and Clean Bandit. Working with extremely talented writers in London. Still waiting on my lucky break.
As our One To Watch, you’ll be showered with rewards as well as your incredible chance to perform!
*subject to availability
Find out more about our talented and experienced judges, the ones who will be deciding which finalists could be the One To Watch!
Garry Spence is one of the best known voices in the country, pulling in record-breaking listening figures for his drive time slot on Capital FM. In addition to his radio work, he plays at some of Edinburgh and Glasgow’s biggest venues every month.
In recent times he has supported David Guetta on his world tour dates in Scotland and just last year he was selected by MTV Networks to be the live show voice-over for the MTV EMA 2014. The show was broadcast live to over one billion people worldwide from The SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
He is currently editor of magazines at the Sunday Mail, where 7Nights is the nation’s favourite entertainment mag. Mickey has a keen focus on Scottish music, a dedication to helping break new talent and a history of giving acts their first mag covers, awards and so on. He is also closely involved in the Sunday Mail and Daily Record’s online music coverage, as well as securing acts to perform at their awards events.
Mickey created and runs the Sunday Mail 7Nights Sessions charity shows at King Tut’s, a series of concerts bringing huge acts back to the venue for one-off gigs - so far they have included Glasvegas, Paolo Nutini, Deacon Blue, Gun, Texas, Embrace and many more.
Previously Mickey was Editor of respected Scots dance music magazine M8, where again he was closely involved in Scottish music, promoting events.
Donald MacLeod is the Managing Director of the CPL Entertainment Group, proprietor of Scotland’s premier Rock Club and live venue The Cathouse, as well as The Tunnel and The Garage on Sauchiehall Street which over the years has hosted a variety of acts from Prince, Queens of the Stone Age, Fun Lovin Criminals, and Tinchy Stryder. Over the years Donald also controlled the hugely successful CPL Live which promoted many artists, including Oasis, Fall Out Boy and Marilyn Manson. Donald has also been a radio DJ and currently writes a column in The Sunday Post.
As Chairman of both the Management Board and Fundraising Committee Donald devotes much of his time to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland, a non state-funded charity during his time at the helm has seen it steadily grow in terms of clinical interests, fundraising activity and simply raising awareness of the valuable work the therapists carry out.
Fiona has been Head of Partnerships at The SSE Hydro since it opened in September 2013. She is responsible for helping to attract some of the most prestigious brands to the venue via commercial sponsorship and manages all Partner accounts. The SSE Hydro, working with Consultants AEG Global Partnerships provides these brands direct access to highly targeted audiences which benefits both brand and venue.
Prior to joining The SECC and The SSE Hydro in 2008, Fiona was Head of Strategic Partnerships at STV, responsible for developing funded content for a variety of organisations and businesses.
As a child of the 70’s, Fiona’s music listening heritage is rooted in David Bowie, Stevie Wonder and Fleetwood Mac: however she is no stranger to a current Spotify playlist and has a keen interest in emerging talent, loving small venues such as Nice N’Sleazy and The Hug and Pint.
We recommend reading the full Terms and Conditions as found at the bottom of this FAQ list but if you need any quick answers to questions, take a look here.
Original artist music is more than welcome but please be aware that only popular music genres relevant to Capital FM will be considered for entry.
Submissions open at 6am on Monday 10th October and close at 4pm on Sunday 6th November.
Any really! But we would prefer mp3, mp4 or wav. Just make sure it’s less than 10MB.
Send us up to two links using the entry form – these can be to any public video service such as Youtube/Vimeo.
You have to be available for sound-check and rehearsals from 8am on Saturday 26th November as well as the evening event itself.
You should also be available for sound check and a two track stripped back/ acoustic set on the evening of Wednesday 16th November in Glasgow.
You can’t be signed to a UK record label or major music management company.
Your entry will be scored against others on voice, music, arrangement, writing, entertainment value, creativity and overall performance.
Voting begins at 10am on 8th November and runs until 12pm on 15th November. Votes outside these times will not be counted.
Voting will be done via Twitter and will only be accepted from ‘open’ Twitter accounts. If you’ve set your Twitter status as ‘private’, your vote will not count.
All tweets have to use the hashtag #CapitalOneToWatch followed by the hashtag of their chosen performer. The exact hashtag for each performer will be confirmed on this website before voting opens and only votes with the correct spelling will be counted.
Capital FM’s One to Watch on Capital FM Scotland, October 2016
Designed by Foster + Partners, The SSE Hydro is Scotland’s home of live entertainment on the site of the SECC, Glasgow. Hosting over 140 events each year it is consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top three arenas globally.
A truly iconic structure, the 13,000 capacity arena hosts national and international music mega stars as well as global entertainment and sporting events, and last year welcomed over 1 million visitors through the door.
Since opening in September 2013, The SSE Hydro has staged the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony and the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and was a key venue for The 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Founded in 1976 in Geneva, Raymond Weil is a luxury Swiss watchmaker which has stood the test of time as one of the last remaining Swiss independent family-owned companies. Switzerland is well known as the home of prestigious watchmakers and by staying true to its horological heritage, Raymond Weil has channelled centuries of carefully handed down Swiss watchmaking skills into their elegant, classic and timeless designs.
From inception to completion, music and luxury watchmaking have much in common. Starting with the inspiration of the artist – musician, composer, designer, and watchmaker - and most importantly the precision needed to achieve the highest performance.
Often influenced by the arts and music, the family chose collection names such as Parsifal, Maestro, Nabucco and Jasmine to reflect the impassioned stories and brilliant melodies of their musical inspiration.
In addition to providing overall exceptional quality, Raymond Weil delivers watchmaking excellence, affordable luxury and true elegance.
Nordoff Robbins Scotland is the only music therapy charity in Scotland. Its music therapists help over 400 children, young people and adults every week using the power of music to improve their health and wellbeing. Nordoff Robbins Scotland has been chosen as the first charitable partnership of the SSE Hydro.