Since 1994, Hennessy has supported the Blues Passions festival in the heart of Hennessy’s hometown Cognac, France. Now, Hennessy fans can submit a video entry of their own performance to the 'Be Heard Be Found' tab on the Hennessy +Country Facebook page, submitting their music online for a chance to take their music to the Blues Passions festival stage, joining A-list artists including Sting, Hugh Laurie, The Cranberries and Selah Sue in the beautiful town of Cognac this summer.
All video entries will be judged by an esteemed judging panel including: Hennessy International, Blues Passions and a renowned music journalist before being given to the public to vote on the 'Be Heard Be Found' tab on Facebook. The final step will see renowned celebrity judges pick their top three finalists to take their music from online to onstage at Blues Passions, a festival that has hosted performances by musical legends including BB King, Gil Scott Heron and Ray Charles as well as Massive Attack, Moby, Taj Mahal and Jamie Cullum.
The 'Be Heard Be Found' Talent Quest are looking for musicians who can bring their own musical uniqueness and dynamic performances to Blues Passions. Staying true to the roots of music and the Blues heritage carried out by the festival, all entries must fit into the genres of Blues, Soul, Funk, Folk, R & B, Boogie, Swing, Country, Gospel, Hip Hop, Slam, Rock'n Roll ...
To kick off the 'Be Heard Be Found' Talent Quest, Hennessy will showcase exclusive films from last year’s Blues Passions festival documented by Hennessy +Country. The videos will feature backstage footage, artist interviews, live performances and bespoke acoustic sessions in the Hennessy Founder’s Cellars, all available for viewing on the 'Be Heard Be Found' Facebook tab from 4th April, 2012.
The 'Be heard Be found' Talent Quest opens Monday 9th April, 2012.