Paula Foskett of One.a Salon in Caernarfon, North Wales was crowned this year’s winner of PRS for Music’s Sound Makeover competition out of over 400 applicants.
Sound Makeover winner Paula Foskett and her staff
The competition offered salon managers and owners across the UK the chance to improve their sound and music facilities.
With the latest sound technology and expert advice from record producer, Steve Levine, Paula and her team unveiled their salon sound system makeover to the Caernarfon community, alongside an intimate gig from Welsh singer-songwriter, Sera.
The salon launch was followed by further celebrations at Caernarfon Castle with guest performances by Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Côr Glanaethwy and Welsh singer-songwriter and TV presenter, Elin Fflur.
Côr Glanaethwy choir perform at the launch event
Under the direction of musical director Cefin Roberts, more than 140 members of Côr Glanaethwy entertained an audience of 500 in the intimate surroundings of the castle. Songs included Karl Jenknins’ Benedictus, Leonard Cohen’s The Prayer and Hallelujah, the three songs performed at Britain’s Got Talent which saw the choir finish in third place earlier this year.
Elin Fflur performing during her set
Paul Clements, PRS for Music’s commercial director, said:
This fantastic celebration recognised the link between our customers, members’ repertoire and the value music brings to businesses. With Steve Levine’s state of the art expert advice to Paula and her team, we look forward to hearing One.a Salon use music to its full advantage within the competitive salon industry. I congratulate Paula for her genuine passion for her business, community and for recognising the importance of investing in music use for the benefit of her business.
Left to right: Paul Clements, Gina Akers, Paula Foskett and Steve Levine
Côr Glanaethwy conductor, Cefin Roberts said:
Côr Glanaethwy were very excited to be involved with this celebration and congratulate Paula on this fantastic achievement. This year Ysgol Glanaethwy will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary and it’s great to see another local business being awarded and acknowledged for their hard work and commitment. We hope that Glanaethwy’s involvement in the celebrations will showcase the work of many Welsh songwriters and arrangers and also, through our work, show how music can bring together a whole community of people to be involved in the North Wales Music Industry.
Paula Foskett, PRS for Music Sound Makeover winner, said:
I would like to say a massive thank you to PRS for Music for this truly amazing opportunity to enhance the client experience at One.a Salon. Steve Levine offered excellent expert sound consultation advice to enable our salon to stand out from the crowd and it has made an immense difference.
This year’s 2015 Sound Makeover judging panel comprised record producer and PRS Director, Steve Levine, PRS for Music Commercial Director, Paul Clements, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale and salon entrepreneur, David Morris and TV and radio presenter/beauty expert, Gina Akers.