May Payne wins inaugural Casio competition

Congratulations to fourth year Popular Music student May Payne, one of two multi-talented singer-songwriters to win Casio Music UK’s Casio Sessions competition.

May Payne receiving her Casio award

Taking place at Ninety One Living Room jazz bar on Brick Lane, 16 singer-songwriters participated in the inaugural event, performing original compositions on the piano. The finalists then played for a panel of industry experts and a live audience in a bid to secure a Casio PX-S7000 digital piano worth £2,249, and £500.

May, whose winning piece was the powerful I Hate It When You Touch Me, said: ‘It’s a huge honour to win the very first Casio Sessions! Thank you to Casio for the wonderful opportunity. To have the chance to play and be recognised for a song that is deeply personal to me was an unforgettable experience. It’s a great competition, with such a warm atmosphere between all the uniquely talented finalists.’

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24 September 2023