Jesse Snider and Dee Snider Photo by HEATHER HARRIS, Story By JOHN DALY
Ultimate Jam Night, the weekly, live music jam in residence at the Whisky A Go-Go, will hold “Break at the Beach” a new program to help emerging bands break into the music business.
“Break at the Beach” is a monthly program that gives bands the chance to submit their material to the Ultimate Jam Night team for review with the possibility to be selected to perform in a live “audition round” at Venice Beach Bar. Venice Beach Bar is located at the Venice Beach Strand and Rose Avenue in Venice.
The winner of each monthly audition will be given an opening slot at Ultimate Jam Night held at the Whisky A Go Go, with their performance broadcast worldwide via Zinna.TV.
Selected “audition round” bands will perform live before a panel of touring artists, producers, and promoters. The winning band will be selected based on performance, presence, crowd appeal, and musicianship. There is no cost to participate, and winning bands will receive promotional, marketing, and industry contact support leading up to their live performance at Ultimate Jam Night.
Top headliners for Ultimate Jam Night have included Linda Perry, Wayne Kramer and Mike Watt, Dee Snider, the father of UJN regular Jesse Snider and many others. The frontman for UJN is Chuck Wright of Quiet Riot.
The program will be organized monthly by long-time Ultimate Jam Night team-member, Forrest McKinnon, and bands can submit video links and band material to firstname.lastname@example.org.