WinkBall citizen video reporters were at the Manchester Academies on Saturday 6th August 2011 for a whole host of unsigned North West musical talent, including recent competition victors, The Lottery Winners. Having won the national Live and Unsigned out of 15,000 entrants, The Lottery Winners have rightly been winning plaudits and playing prestigious venues in the UK and even in Italy! Joined on the same bill at Academy 3 were The Portlands, The Leftrights and My First Addiction. Meanwhile, down a few floors at Club Academy, High Castles, Colombia, The Undecided and Empire! were also in action. WinkBall spoke to attendees and performers at both gigs, asking them about music and the unsigned scene in the North West. A wide range of styles and genres were present, as were views on the music in the region. One thing is for sure though, The Lottery Winners are definitely ones to watch out for! Were YOU at either of the Manchester Academy gigs tonight? What did you make of the unsigned talent? Upload your thoughts in a video message below and have your say!