Jamaica via Belfast singer songwriter KINGFAST swept to victory at the first Merseyrail Sound Station Festival to be held at Liverpool Central this weekend with a performance which brought the station to a standstill.
KingFast, real name Paul Walker – now based in Liverpool – impressed judges with a mesmeric loop pedal-based performance which saw him pip a field of extraordinary talent at the landmark Sound Station Prize final.
Head judge Craig G Pennington of Bido Lito! singled out praise for fellow finalists Tabitha Jade, Molly Hughes and Andy Short before announcing that KingFast would be following in the footsteps of past winners Astles, Katy Alex and Blue Saint in scooping the coveted prize.
Having moved from its traditional home of Moorfields Station, the fifth edition of the festival was a huge success as rail passengers were greeted at Liverpool Central with a diverse array of fantastic artists performing 15 minute sets for a growing audience and an impressed panel of judges representing difference facets of Liverpool’s music industry.
The eventual winner recorded his entry to the competition at Hoylake Station back in May. KingFast will now receive a year of music industry mentoring, studio time and free train travel courtesy of Merseyrail as his prize.
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