Rubber Duc Named Finalist in International Songwriting Competition

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Love Song ‘Avery’ From the Debut Album ‘The Secret Sunrise’ Out Now:

Rubber Duc are excited to announce that their love song ‘Avery’ is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2017!

Listen to ‘Avery’ on SoundCloud  

“Good stories always make for great songs and Avery is a great story! We've always been incredibly proud of this song, And happy with how the story within the lyrics directly resonates with the nostalgic feel of the music. The recognition from the International Songwriting is a massive compliment and something we can all be incredibly proud of!” – Rubber Duc

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Submissions are judged on creativity, originality, lyrics, melody, arrangement and overall likeability.  Previous winners include Bastille and Vance Joy, who says: "It is such an honour to win this songwriting prize. Writing songs is what gives me a feeling of purpose, and I'm proud to receive this award."

Apart from industry professionals, the prestigious panel of judges includes artists such as Tom Waits, Lorde, Bastille, Ziggy Marley and more.

“In addition to great prizes, ISC offers the unique opportunity to have your music heard by the most impressive group of judges from a variety of industry backgrounds in any songwriting competition. This makes ISC the songwriting competition to take note of.” – The New York Times

‘Avery’ was chosen as one of 16 finalists in the FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER category and Rubber Duc is proud to be one of 5 South African acts included in the top 2% of the 16 000 entries received! Fans can also vote for their favourite song:

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“I am so overwhelmingly excited about being a finalist in this amazing competition! It is an honour and privilege to be a part of. This song of ours 'Avery' has always been so special to me, as it holds fragments of past memories and experiences as well as good hopes and dreams for the future. For now, we can only hang on for the ride and see where it may take us. Thank you to all of those involved in this competition. Well done to all the fellow artists!” – Sheldon Sham (Saxophonist)

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What makes it even more exciting, is that it has not been released as a single yet… After the success of their first-ever love song, ‘Feet”, Rubber Duc decided to follow it with the collaboration “One Move Away’ and the up-tempo ‘Twist’. Perhaps love songs are their thing after all?


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