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Snagajob selects finalists in The Hourly Gig national music contest

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Public voting be open until Sept. 12

Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, announced today the selection of the five finalists in The Hourly Gig contest, which invited hourly employees and job seekers to submit videos of original songs for a chance to perform at the Montgomery Gentry Innsbrook After Hours concert held at the Snagajob Pavilion in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 19, 2013. Public voting to determine the winner is open Sept. 5 – 12, 2013.

“This year, we received nearly 600 video submissions from talented hourly employees and job seekers across the country performing original songs in several genres,” said Jason Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Snagajob. “This strong response confirms that there’s a lot of undiscovered talent out there working hourly jobs while they pursue life-long passions.”

Submissions were accepted online from Aug. 12 – 23, 2013, and a judging panel comprising members of the music, entertainment and hourly employment industries selected the five finalists based on each submission’s creativity, talent and entertainment value.

The five finalists in The Hourly Gig contest are:

- Lauren Alexander – A singer/songwriter from Bullard, Texas, Alexander describes her sound as a blend of rustic folk-rock with a distinctive twang, courtesy of her small-town roots.

- BarefootGeno – A father of three girls, Donald Ortiz lives in Marrietta, Ga., and performs as BarefootGeno, creating a jam-band vibe by playing bass pedals with his feet as he plays guitar.

- The Darlins – Erinn Bates, a makeup artist for Macy’s, and Jude Toy, a makeup artist for Sephora, are The Darlins, a duo from Nashville, Tenn., known for their soulful harmony and edgy original country music

- Everwilde – A band whose lead singer, Dan Nicholls, is a mechanic in Richmond, Va., Everwilde describes their sound as pure country, influenced by Southern rock and blues.

- Headley Grange – A band of hourly employees from Cape Girardeau, Mo., Headley Grange uses the diverse musical backgrounds of each member to create a Southern rock sound.

Last year’s contest winner was Ben Gallaher, a student and landscaper from Nashville, Tenn., who won the opportunity to perform his country-rock songs opening for the Brantley Gilbert Innsbrook After Hours concert.

Public voting to determine the winner will be open Sept. 5 – 12, 2013, at noon. Votes can be cast at www.snagajob.com/hourlygig. The winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to Richmond, Va., to perform at the Sept. 19, 2013, Montgomery Gentry Innsbrook After Hours concert, held at the Snagajob Pavilion.

For more information on The Hourly Gig or to cast a vote for the winner, visit www.snagajob.com/hourlygig,

 

About Snagajob

Snagajob, the largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, is the only company to provide both sourcing and talent management solutions to the hourly industry. With millions of registered job seekers and the leading hourly-focused talent management system, Snagajob has been serving hourly workers and those who employ them since 2000. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Snagajob has been named the No. 1 Best Small Company to Work for in America by the Great Place to Work Institute. To find out more, visit www.snagajob.com and www.snagajob.com/employer-solutions.

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Imani is a content specialist at Snagajob. When she’s not writing content for employers to read, she can be found catching up with pop culture, updating her blog or channeling her inner rock star at karaoke.