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Boston duo reach Apollo Theater song competition finals, to compete live in Harlem 4/30

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April 9, 2014 – Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater announced that a pair of Boston musicians – Berklee College of Music student Clifton Williams and Mattapan resident Daryl Brown – have been named the two finalists of their Amateur Night Song Competition.

The contest challenged musicians across the country to compose a new theme song for Amateur Night, the Apollo’s signature program. More than 10,000 votes were cast. And last week, Williams and Brown were flown to Harlem to record their compositions.

The final round of online voting is open from now until 7pm on April 30, when Williams and Brown will perform their songs live at a special edition of Amateur Night and the audience will cast their votes via cheers and boos.

The winner, to be determined by the results of the both voting platforms (each weighted at 50 percent), will receive $5,000 and their song named the official theme song of Amateur Night at the Apollo.

hear the songs by Williams and Brown

Interviews available.
Nick Balkin
Berklee | Media Relations
o 617 747-2247


Written by aboutblackboston

April 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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  1. See who won it, you ‘ll be surprised!

    Full story on


    May 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

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