Fresh from winning an Ivor Novello award for his track Age of Anxiety, world-renowned musician Jamie Cullum has joined forces with Yamaha in a unique song-writing competition that will see his beloved Yamaha S6 grand piano going to a good cause.
The Yamaha artist has been playing the Yamaha S6 piano for over five years in his studio, where he recently wrote and recorded his critically acclaimed album Taller as well as The Man from the blockbuster movie King of Thieves.
The piano also went out on the road with Cullum earlier in 2020 and took centre stage during the first leg of his UK and Ireland ‘Taller’ tour.
Yamaha’s Piano Product Specialist, Phil Power said, ‘Through this initiative, we hope that Jamie’s piano will inspire music making and creativity within communities.
‘Our ambition is for the piano to make a real difference to the winning organisation, its community and all those who will have access to it.’
Jamie Cullum said, ‘If you’re a school, charity or community group this is a truly amazing opportunity. This phenomenal instrument has been living in my studio for a few years now and I’ve written loads of songs on it.
‘It’s coming out with me one last time on my 2020 Taller tour, and then… it could be yours!’
About the competition
As always with Yamaha and Jamie Cullum, there’s a creative twist.
To be in with a chance of winning this unique piano, Jamie wants entrants to write and record an original song telling the story of how their nominated good cause would benefit from winning the piano. This could be a school, a community organisation or charity, essentially any group that does great work in inspiring and making a great contribution to their local community.
The song should tell the story of how the piano will positively impact people’s lives and how it will inspire more music making, more enjoyment and more creativity.
Songs will be judged on melody, composition, originality and lyrics.
Songs can be recorded as video or audio and should be uploaded via the competition page at uk.yamaha.com, where full terms and conditions can also be found.
The competition will close on 31 October 2020 and the winning entry will be selected by Jamie himself and announced on 30 November 2020.