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Nathan Jess wins Avalon Competition at Summer Madness

Nathan Jess pictured with his 'Gold Series' Avalon acoustic guitar, which he won at the Avalon competition held at Summer Madness.Local Christian singer/songwriter and guitarist 18 year-old Nathan Jess, from Hillsborough was the winner in the final year of the Avalon competition held at this year's Summer Madness. The competition was open to 16-30 year old up and coming singer songwriters who have written some of their own material. After an unsuccessful attempt for the coveted prize last year, Nathan registered and sent his demo tape to competition organisers CMS Ireland in early June and was selected as one of the final eight contestants. He progressed through the Sunday heat to the grand final on Monday 2nd July winning a 'Gold Series' Avalon acoustic guitar and a full day in EMS recording studios in Bangor. As overall winner, Nathan also had the opportunity to perform in Monday evening's 'Blackout Session' in the finale of Summer Madness when he played to a capacity crowd of 350 young people who packed the popular venue 'The Cavern'.

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