The competition is open to everyone. Whether you're a singer or a musician, a solo artist or in a band, this could be your big break. Whatever you’re into, from rock to pop, folk to rap, we want you to share your talent with us.
Our love of live music goes back 40 years to when our founder Peter Boizot opened the PizzaExpress Jazz Club in London. Jamie Cullum got his big break playing there and now he's back to help us find the next big name in live music.
To help launch the career of our winner, they will win:
The Big Audition will be open for entries until 2nd September 2011. Any genre of music is welcome, from singers, instrumentalists, soloists and groups, of any age.
The top 50 acts will be selected and perform at regional heats hosted at PizzaExpress restaurants across the country from 19th - 30th September 2011. These performances will be uploaded to this site so you can vote for your favourite.
Votes will be collated from each event and online to select a top 10.
Vote for your favourite of the top 10. To help make your decision, see how they get on in a masterclass challenge with Jamie Cullum. Voting will be open until 4th November 2011.
Following the public vote, the final 5 acts will perform at a live final in November, where Jamie Cullum and his judging panel will select the winner.
All the competition details can be found here