Demo Factor

Here we go! We’re excited to hear some demos, are you? We definitely are! Our wonderful host! Ben Burrell!  Here are our judges for this evening, Chris North, Paul Sylvester, Aled Haydn Jones, Pippa Taylor and Julie Cullen! They’re a beautiful bunch… also loving the on-air signs 😉 Time to get into some demos! And… [Read More]

Nothing will stop us from doing Demo Factor. Nothing! So please welcome in a new twist, not five, but SIX Demo Factor Judges to the virtual stage! Alongside long standing Head Judge, Chris North with returning judges, Paul Sylvester (Absolute Radio), Pandora (Heart), Pippa Taylor (Radio X) and Aled Haydn-Jones (BBC Radio 1) this year… [Read More]

We did what we promised. We were not going to be beaten. Against the odds, with a lot of hard work, some brilliant behind the scenes technology and a brilliant production team we brought you Virtual Demo Factor 2020. Not live in the New Adelphi Theatre in Salford as part of SRACon, but in the… [Read More]

And that’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone who entered a demo, we hope the feedback has been useful! We can’t wait to see you all, hopefully in person, next year! 22:47 Special well done to Jack Hellier and Mollie Finn! You’ll also be hearing from some of our judges very soon! 22:46 And the… [Read More]

As promised we’re bringing Demo Factor back for 2020, but this year, virtually! We may be socially distanced but we’re going to bring the show and our BIG GOLD LETTERS to you so you won’t have to walk very far to grab a drink! Sadly we can’t bring you a glitter cannon, smoke machine or… [Read More]

I still look back at Demo Factor last year and have to pinch myself at what happened that night. I entered this having never played my demo to anyone in industry, simply looking for feedback on what I could do better yet there I was in a room with some of the best voices in… [Read More]

In the current circumstances DemoFactor will obviously be slightly different this time around. However it doesn’t mean that the feedback you get from a judge won’t be anything other than their honest opinion (maybe good or bad) and it will still be constructive and hopefully as helpful as usual! A demo should be up to 3… [Read More]

With SRACon postponed until 2021, in these rather bonkers but difficult times we at DemoFactor have decided that our show will go on. Somehow! It might not be the live first night of conference we were hoping you’d be part of in Salford, but the whole team, along with the SRA Officers felt you should… [Read More]

22:30–That’s all from us here at Demo Factor 2019. Congratulations if you had your demo played but fear not if you didn’t, you have plenty more opportunities. 22:21 – The judges are back… after a lot of deliberation and lots of filling by our host Ben Burrell, the judges have decided who has won Demo… [Read More]

I can still remember sitting in that room terrified that I was next. I knew my demo faded in on the end of a Sugababes track (that dates it an embarrassing amount) and the moment I heard it ring round the room at Bath Uni I knew I was about to hear myself do my… [Read More]