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Wow! Win An Exclusive Chance To Join Soul Star Alexander O’Neal In The Recording Studio – And Get To Jam With Him…



To help celebrate Music Republic magazine’s 1st Birthday: we have joined forces with soul legend Alexander O’Neal to bring you a fantastic prize that money really cannot buy, for our special competition.

A rare opportunity to win the chance to spend a few hours in the recording studio when Alexander is working on his brand new original material album. Not only that; if the winner of this amazing prize plays piano or guitar, they will get the chance to jam with the soul man himself. This prize is for one winner and their guest.

Plus; Alexander has invited the winner + 1 to see him in concert on his UK tour in April 2018, and will give the winner a pair of tickets for a date of their choice on the tour – and a signed copy of his new album “Hearsay 30”. That is his latest album, just released, which has seen him re-record all the tracks from his classic Platinum-selling album of 1987. It includes his smash hits “Criticise” and “Fake”.

Alexander has earned the label, “Legend”. Praised by critics for having a voice with the same grain and range as Otis Redding, Alexander O’Neal came to prominence as an R&B singer in both the US and UK territories with a stream of hits, that included “If You Were Here Tonight”, “Saturday Love”, “Never Knew Love Like This”, “Criticise” and “Fake”.

He was signed to the Warner label in his early days by Prince, and went on to have a massively successful solo career that has spanned more than three decades. Alexander will be performing on ITV’s Christmas Carols show on Xmas Eve 2017, with a superb cover of Oasis’s “Live Forever”.



He will be back in the studio in the New Year, with a brand new single scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day. Alexander is also featured on the Missing People’s Choir, Christmas  album.

Originally hailing from Minneapolis, Alexander has now re-located to the UK , where he lives and records in Manchester. That is where our lucky winner and their guest will join Alexander in February, listen to him recording some tunes, join him for a jam session at his piano and get up close with the soul legend himself! Music Republic Magazine will be there to capture the event in words and pictures for a feature to run soon after that unforgettable day.

Alexander O’Neal sets out on The Resurrected Tour, supported by Jay James, on 6th April 2018 in Glasgow and the tour ends at the prestigious London Palladium on the 25th.  Tickets are on sale now:

Full tour dates: April 6th Glasgow, 7th Salford, 8th Hull, 18th Southend, 19th Bristol, 20th Birmingham, 24th Leicester, 25th London Palladium.




For your chance to win this stunning prize, just answer this one question: Which two famous songwriters and producers worked with Alexander on his hit album “Hearsay” back in 1987?

Send your answer, name, email address and mobile number to: by the closing date of noon on 15th January 2018.

Data Protection: All personal data acquired by Music Republic Magazine shall only be used for the purposes of the competition, and will not be further processed or disclosed to a third party without the consent of the entrant.


The editor will choose one correct answer at random. The first out of the hat will win the main prize, as detailed above.  Then three more draws will take place, to choose the three runners-up, who each win a “Hearsay 30” CD.

All winners will be notified within 48 hours of the closing date. Arrangements will then be made with the main prize winner, to agree a date and the details of their studio visit. The three CDs for the runners up will be posted first class to the address they supply with their entry, within seven days of the closing date.


Good luck!



  • Alexander O’Neal, Music Republic magazine or any other parties cannot take responsibility for any damages, loss or personal injury while joining him in his studio.
  • Winner will be expected to make their own way to Manchester. Travel and/ or accommodation not provided. 
  • Prize cannot be exchanged for alternatives or monetary value, However winner may choose to receive a signed album and a pair of tickets to their choice of date on The Ressurection Tour if they prefer this to claiming studio day in February. 
  • Taking a friend is optional, the prize value remains the same if taken as a single attendee or with friend. 
  • Prize will last at least 2 hours. Including meet and greet, studio ‘tour’, performance and option to sing and jam on the piano with the star. 
  • Prize must be taken on a mutually convenient date to be agreed, in February 2018. 
  • One entry per person






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