Beverley Ely is from Essex, she is a singer songwriter hoping to make it big, and have great success. She gigs all around London, famous places such as ronnie scotts and the brickhouse.
I asked Beverley one question which was:
Would You Change Your Style To Get A Record Deal Or Become Successful?
How long have you been getting into the music industry and would you accept talent contests such as x factor for exposure?
I have been Involved in the music industry for the past 6 years, Im hoping that I would never have to go on contests such as x Factor for exposure, I feel that those type of contests never show anyone in a good light. Most artists in the industry keep themselves to themselves and you only know about them through interviews and their music, however on shows like X factor you are being constantly watched and over exposed as a person. Also on those types of shows they Edit it to how they want the person to be seen as its not only a talent show it is also a program and so it has to make good telly. I feel with shows like X factor you are put into a box and are told what you have to wear and sing, If you are a country singer tough they will make you a pop singer because country doesn't sell in the UK. I also feel that most people that go onto them types of shows are not respected in the industry as it i seemed as a lazy thing to do. There are many people on X factor and other shows saying that this is there life that they are putting on the line but they are only 16, I feel that there are so many ways to try and get in the industry that these contests should be the last thing possible for people to try out and they shouldn't go there when they are 16. These shows have nothing to do with talent it is all about making money.
I have also emailed Benedict Cork who is another up and coming artist, and has featured on programs such as SBTV, i am still awaiting this email