Above & Beyond partner with Guitar Center for ‘Blue Sky Action’ cover competition
Guitar Center’s ‘Cover Me’ competition launched last year as a discovery platform for aspiring musicians and producers. While the first installment saw Guitar Center partner with Zedd, the second edition finds the music hub teaming up wth Above & Beyond to give fans a chance to win studio time with the revered UK trio by covering their recent hit, “Blue Sky Action.”
Fans can download the stems from Above & Beyond’s track on Guitar Center’s Cover Me website, and can enter the contest by creating their own live version of “Blue Sky Action” and uploading a video of the performance. Covers will be evaluated by Guitar Center’s Judgding Panel as well as Above & Beyond on a criteria of technique, authenticity, originality and style.
In addition to winning studio time with Above & Beyond in Las Vegas, the contest winner will receive 10,000 cash, a feature with Beatport, new gear and more.
Check out the full contest details here.
Above & Beyond are currently embarking on a sold out US acoustic tour, including a stop at the famed Hollywood Bowl. The show features each member of the group performing different parts of their songs’ arrangements from their legendary catalogue, with Jono on Rhodes, Tony on guitar and vocals, and Paavo on grand piano.
Above & Beyond’s forthcoming Acoustic II album is slated for release on June 3, and will be available for pre-order on iTunes on May 6.