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ESSEX FACTOR FINAL - SUNDAY 15 MAY
KISS OFF are through to the final... - Idols week!
Time: 17:00 - 22:00
Civic Hall Theatre
Blackshots Leisure Centre
TICKETS £12 EACH - CONTACT MANDY GILTJES TO PURCHASE ONE!
firstname.lastname@example.org .... Really need all your support!
Love - KISS OFF xx
It was an amazing show. We had 7 backing dancers, fireworks and really enjoyed ourselves. It was a sold out event, 750 people in the audience. Great comments from the judges and great reaction from the crowd... we sang a medley of Destiny's Child songs (Emotions, Say My Name, and Lose My Breath), with us breaking into a dance routine for 'Lose My Breath' - we loved it. We had about 40 people there supporting us.
We didn't win, but were one of the best acts there, and put on a great show. The winner was Lexii, a girl group put together by the judges at bootcamp. There were 17 acts in the finals.
A charity single from Essex Factor will be coming out soon.
ESSEX FACTOR SEMI-FINAL - SUNDAY 1 MAY: DISNEY WEEK
Sixth show Sunday 1st May, Chicago Rock Cafe, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3WB, 1300 - 1900 hrs. Disney songs - great for the kids! Note the earlier time.
Disney Week last night at Essex Factor! Kiss Off sang 'Whole New World' from Aladdin. Great comments from the judges... the group is now through to the FINALS!! - see above .....
We welcomed the "little havens" children's charity to 'Disney Week.....
Little Havens Children's Hospice cares for life-limited children and their families throughout the journey of their illness. It is set in beautiful meadowland in Thundersley, near Rayleigh in Essex. The Hospice has helped 1,000 families since it opened in 1998.
Votes cast after the lines have closed on the night of the performance will not be counted but may still be charged. Voting numbers will change for contestants each week. All votes cast count as a percentage and get added to actual votes cast on the night of performance. All votes cast are regulated and monitored by BT.
NEW FAN SITE
with Twitter, Facebook and other links, plus more pictures, info, etc.....
ESSEX FACTOR FINALS - LIVE SHOW 5: VISITORS' CHOICE
'Visitors' Choice': Kiss Off will be performing a song chosen from:
Destiny's Child - Survivor
Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
Pussycat Dolls - Stick Wit u
Dreamgirls - Dreamgirls soundtrack
......After counting the votes, it's Stick Wit u ...
BRIEF REPORT FROM VISITORS' CHOICE SHOW
Message from Mandy, 8 minutes after Kiss Off's performance:
......... " Just sang with Kiss Off and all 4 judges were on their feet ....!"
- An hour later a message was received from James Grant, one of the judges:
......"Performance of the night! Well done girls!"
So Kiss Off are through to week 6 - Disney Week.
Exciting - watch this space!
THE PRESTON LADS
After a week devoted to cheese, the Preston Lads, Kiss Off official mascots, want a Fish Week.
ESSEX FACTOR FINALS - LIVE SHOW 4: CHEESE WEEK
The fourth show was Sunday 17th April, Chicago Rock Cafe, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3WB, 1700 - 2300 hrs.
.....Another good performance from Kiss Off, favourably received by the judges: "their best so far"....
We sang Martha & The Vandellas "Dancing in the Street"............... Visitors' Choice this week .... make sure you've chosen one of the four songs on the FB page and have cast your vote :-)
ESSEX FACTOR FINALS - LIVE SHOW 3: 90s WEEK
The third show was Sunday 10th April, same venue as before (Chicago Rock Cafe, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3WB, 1700 - 2300 hrs), 'Nineties Week'.
.....Kiss Off sang beautifully ... and Mandy looked like Marilyn Monroe on stage...
We sang 'Don't Let Go' by En Vogue; got through on votes (facebook liked, phone votes and audience votes)... did a great performance and got good comments from the judges ... they thought it our best performance in the competition so far.
Cheese week this week .... cheesy songs... Agadoo, Wham, Kylie, Steps, S Club 7 etc, cringy but fun. : )
ESSEX FACTOR FINALS - LIVE SHOW 2: ROCK WEEK
The second show was Sunday 3rd April, same venue as before (Chicago Rock Cafe, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3WB, 1700 - 2300 hrs), and this time it was 'Rock Week'.
.....I was there and they ROCKED the house... Excellent performance by our Excellent girls...
We sang Aerosmith 'Don't Wanna Miss A Thing' which went really well with positive comments from the judges, and then we sang Misfit, which we enjoyed so much !!
Then it went to deadlock between us and Edmar; we won on the most votes. Phewww... Thanks for all the promotion everyone. Week Three STARTS TODAY, 4th April : ) 90's Week
ESSEX FACTOR FINALS - LIVE SHOW 1: NUMBER 1's WEEK
First final - Sunday 27th March, Chicago Rock Cafe, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3WB, 1700 - 2300 hrs ... the first final is 'Number 1's Week'.
Each act (of the remaining 20) performs a number which reached number 1 in the charts.
Who stays and who goes is decided by you, the audience, with a little help from the judges - you need to be there to vote for your winner!
...this will be a cracking night out .....be there! - Ed
....late update ......we have received an unexpected message from the The Preston Lads (Antipodean Branch) ..... please click the picture .....
"To Mandy, and Jodie, and Abbie.............
Good luck at Number 1's Week!! "
CHARITY GIG 2nd April 2011
Halfway House Marquee, Southend Arterial Rd, Brentwood, Essex. Kiss off are performing at a gig to raise funds for Parkinson's, UK, 7pm.
Here's Amy Wisdom:
To support my fundraising for Parkinson's UK I am going to be hosting a Charity Ball event in memory of my wonderful Nanny Marion.
It will be held at the beautiful Halfway House Marquee in Brentwood. There are only 250 tickets available. They will cost £20 each to cover entry and an 'all you can eat' buffet.
You can purchase raffle tickets, and there will be a live auction to bid for some amazing prizes.
I'm really excited to announce Kiss Off will be performing for us on the night! Woo!
Let's raise lots of money for a great cause and make the night special, for a really special woman... Marion Adair
Thanks everyone! Amy xx
KISS OFF AND ESSEX FACTOR, Mar 2011
The EsseX Factor story continues above.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Filmed Saturday 19 Mar. More on this soon.....
KISS OFF IN FINAL OF ESSEX FACTOR COMPETITION
As reported in the ROMFORD RECORDER 11 Mar 2011.
GROUP PROVING THEY HAVE THE X-FACTOR
(summary of a report published in the Barking/Dagenham Post , 9 Mar 2011.)
Picture copyright M.Giltjes/Kiss Off
A new all-female urban pop group, Kiss Off, have stormed to the final of a talent competition. The band was formed about six months ago; they are now preparing to perform in the final of the Essex Factor competition, beginning 27 March.
Mandy Giltjes already has experience in the pop world; three years ago she reached the final of the 2008 UK Unsigned talent competition with her group 'Kismet'.
Mandy, who lives in Romford, has a banking job in the city, whilst her fellow singers Abbie Scott and Jodie Drayan work in retail.
She believes Kiss Off stands out because of their personalities. "I am the quirky one" she said. "Abbie is very R 'n B; Jodie is very rocky and theatrical. We all have very big voices. This band is definitely the best I have had."
KISS OFF and their bid to win ESSEX FACTOR
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The action begins as the finalists and judges clash for the first time.
Venue: Chicago Rock Cafe, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3WB
Time: Sunday, 27 March 2011 17:00
It starts off as the remaining 20 acts perform songs which reached the top spot and made the UK No1..........
Who stays and who goes is decided by YOU, with a little help from the judges - which means you need to be there to vote for your winner.
Fighting for your vote are:
Lucy & The Boys...
Rylan & The Girls...
Lee & The Groups...
James & The Over 23's...
Doors open at 5pm to the general public. We expect big turnouts so arriving on time is essential to avoid disappointment. Entry costs £4 on the door. All ages welcome.
Keep an eye out for the official Facebook voting pages for all of the acts and their telephone voting lines which will be revealed very soon.
Keep track of events by visiting:
Facebook - Essex Factor
Kiss Off's advisory team, the Preston Lads, are shown discussing strategy below .......
Their conclusion was "Kiss Off, Go.... go..... go.... !!"
ESSEX FACTOR, 26-27 Feb 2011
Essex's biggest singing competition is back and this year it's bigger than ever with a new audition process, a brand new format for Boot Camp and an all new look set for the live shows.
From the 24th January – 21st February, singers from across the county performed for the judges and a live audience, in their first step towards:
Kiss Off are through to the last 100 at Boot Camp, which is on Sat 26th Feb.
This year's winner will get with a recording contract worth up to £5,000, including a £1,000 cash advance and a UK/Worldwide single release.
Here's Kiss Off's competition number, and a photo of the band; click on it for a close-up .....
.....and here are some of our favourite fans, the Preston Lads:
······ "We'll be watching out for you on 26th Feb!!"
.....there's a Facebook page which you can join to follow the competition - see EsseX Factor - and make sure to tell all your musical friends.....
UPDATE, Sat 26 Feb........ late in the day we heard on Facebook that Kiss Off were into the last fifty, and would have to return for more events the following day.
Sun 27 Feb...Early evening.... Kiss Off were down to the last seven in the groups category and were waiting to see if they'd made it to the last four.......
.....Later.... Yes! Kiss Off in the last four!
So - this means that they will be in the live shows. More news on this when we have it.
Well done, Mandy, Jodie, Abi! Onwards and upwards!
ND/AD Team Kiss Off, Leicestershire
GIG IN LONDON W1, 9 January 2011
Kiss Off are performing on 9 Jan for "Show Us What You Got" @ Loom Bar, 5 Clipstone Street, London W1 6BB, show starts 6pm, finishes 9pm. 3 mins walk from Great Portland Street train station. £5 on guestlist more, on the door. Free raffle on the night. Win a free Champagne, plus more! ....apologies for the late notice.
More info: call Cue: 07983947889 or Matry: 07507273496. Also on Facebook page: "show us what you got".
A WORD FROM THE BAND....
We are Kiss Off, a new group with a fresh urban pop sound: Mandy, Jodie and Abbie, all with something to say! The three of us are sure to bring you humour, drama and silly antics as we perform our new number, 'Misfit'.
We're all different, and 'Misfit' promotes independence and individuality. We hope the song will inspire people to be proud of who they are and to enjoy life to the full. No matter how strange, weird, odd or different you may feel inside, there is always the opportunity to embrace your own special uniqueness and stand out from the crowd.
You see this in our performance as we poke gentle fun at each other....we don't always have to conform; there are more important qualities to celebrate in people such as kindness, understanding and love...
Kiss Off are direct, approachable, hardworking and very ambitious. We have several gigs coming up soon. Take the opportunity to hear us when we're in your area.
Mandy, Jodie, Abbie / Kiss Off
The band's new Twitter page is here:
1 Jan 11
To contact the band, please email email@example.com.
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