- 28 Mar 23
The Dublin station's other finalists included Simon James, Kaya T, and 2Storeys.
Next up in our A New Local Hero news, we're heading to Dublin – where SPIN 1038 have named Eva Campbell their overall winner.
Previously tipped as one of our ‘Hot For 2022’ Irish acts, the Dublin-based singer-songwriter’s debut single, ‘Echo’ went straight to No.1 on the Irish iTunes Top 100 and Pop charts. More recently, she’s been collaborating on tracks with James Mulcahy.
The other fantastic finalists selected by SPIN 1038 included Simon James, Kaya T, and 2Storeys.
Each finalist got the chance to play live on SPIN 1038, with all of the artists – thanks to the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, under its Sound & Vision scheme – being paid for their performance.
As one of the central features of Irish Music Month, A New Local Hero is a major call to arms for Irish musicians and bands – with all 25 participating radio stations having reached out for submissions as part of the talent search.
25 acts, including Eva, have been selected as their radio station's A New Local Hero. Now, an industry judging panel will choose just five of those acts to go forward to play at a special showcase event in Dublin.
The A New Local Hero campaign will ultimately see over €100,000 paid directly to Irish artists – and one worthy winning act selected, who will get to record a single at the prestigious Camden Recording Studios in Dublin, and release the single on the famed Irish independent record label Rubyworks.
As announced by Hot Press and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI), Irish Music Month is running from Monday, March 12, to Friday, April 13 – and will see significantly increased radio play for Irish music across 25 independent radio stations.
Irish Music Month is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, under its Sound & Vision scheme.
The event is also supported by IMRO, RAAP, MCD Productions, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Camden Recording Studios and the Rubyworks label.
Read more about Irish Music Month here.