It's Not American Idol But You May Still End up Singing on Stage

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Signal Room, Australian rockers with Farscape ties, to hold backup singer talent competition for November 3, 2006 gig in Burbank, CA.

Australian band Signal Room announces a competition for backup singers to perform with the band at their November 3, 2006 show in Burbank, CA. Singers will have to get familiar with the band's music and submit a sample of their harmony stylings at the band's website Competitors may register solely or as a small group of up to 4 people.

Signal Room isn't your every day Aussie rock band. Guitarist Anthony Simcoe and drummer Wayne Pygram also starred in the sci fi hit Farscape as Ka D'Argo and Scorpius respectively. Simcoe and Pygram, together with guitarist Stephen Edwards and bassist Gerry Kortegast couldn't be happier about returning to Los Angeles. “The whole band is psyched to be returning to the U.S. to play,” says Anthony Simcoe. “The last time we were here was in 2004 and the crowd and the vibe of the gig were excellent. The convention crowds are always really receptive and great to play to.” The November 3rd performance will take place at the official Farscape Convention.

“Look, this isn't going to be American Idol meets Galaxy Quest,” says Wayne Pygram. “You don't need blue skin or pointy ears to sing with us. This will be a real rock gig and we want real singers to join us on stage.” Live auditions for finalists will take place in Burbank in the days before the show.

For Signal Room, the talent competition is just another way to say thank you and to personalize the experience for their fans. The band is known for an amazing rapport with their listeners. “Our fans are the reason we're returning. They made a big push for us with Creation Entertainment, the company that puts on the convention. Creation received a flood of requests from folks who wanted to see us play, so we'll be there this year,” says Gerry Kortegast. “We may even have a sit down with the fans just before the gig to personally thank them for such great support.”

Signal Room will also debut a new CD, the band's third, at the November 3 show in Burbank. Stephen Edwards adds, “we wanted to be sure to have new material to play for everyone coming to the show and since Anthony has been writing, it just made sense to record a new CD.”

Tickets for the November 3rd show must be purchased in advance – the cutoff date for sales has not yet been set. For a chance to perform live with Signal Room, singers may register through October 20, 2006. For more information, to register for the competition and to buy tickets, go to or

About Signal Room

Signal Room is a rock band with eclectic influences resulting in a sound ranging from hard edged to pure guitar pop. Formed during the filming of the cult science fiction television series Farscape, Signal Room is actor, singer, songwriter Anthony Simcoe, guitarist Stephen Edwards, actor, drummer Wayne Pygram, and bass guitarist Gerry Kortegast (Roadside Prophets, Vindaloonies).


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