Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Song contest winner

We're delighted to announce that Shining Light by Peter Hunt is the winner of our Light Up the Fire 40th Anniversary contest.

Owing to a disappointing shortage of entries, the second prize hasn't been awarded. However we think our winner is a great example of a contemporary interpretation of the Light Up the Fire theme by a new musician and deserves its place. It has superb guitar work, great lyrics, great pace and high production values and well deserves to win. We've added the song to our Parchment play-list.

As the anniversary is still under way we're going to keep the second prize open until September 30th. That is a prize of £60.

Just a normal guy walking down the street
when he looks up from the ground and what does he see
he sees a need for love, a need for hope
he sees a need for God

Monday, September 03, 2012

#lutf40 anniversary entry

Here's a great entry that's come in for the Light Up the Fire 40th Anniversary contest. Don't forget the deadline for entries is on Saturday. There may be extensions granted - please contact us, pfblog99 at,  if you want a little more time.

 Does anybody know how many songs were entered for the original contest in 1972? Parchment won it with Light Up the Fire. The singer Judy Mackenzie came second with Let There Be Light. This latest entry follows the theme.

 We are now in the 40th anniversary of the month of the release. The song hit the charts and charted at the end of September. I do not have the date of its release - I would imagine mid-September. Not high but check out our original posting to see who and what else was in the charts. The competition was very, very tough.