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Nominee category: Rising Star Award with Amazon Music

Victoria Canal had lived all over the world before settling in the UK, but it was when the planet shut down that her songwriting opened up. Already a burgeoning talent, lockdown and her grief at a close relative’s incurable illness saw her tap into the full range of emotions. An online songs series attracted praise […]

Being a spokesperson for your generation is a big ask for anyone, but Erin Doyle – better known as venbee – is shaping up to be just that. Certainly, she is already highly skilled in articulating the concerns of a nation, from mental health (Low Down) to addiction (her surprise Top 3 hit with Goddard, […]

Influenced by the storytelling of film and the music of Damon Albarn and Sade, tendai’s songwriting craft is built to last. You can see it in the way raw, authentic songs such as Not Around and Time In Our Lives have already inserted themselves into the fabric of people’s lives. It’s there in his stellar […]

Ines Dunn is a topline writer heading for the very top. She signed a publishing deal aged just 20 and has already made a name for herself as a fearless writer with a knack for crafting some of the most irresistible pop songs of her generation. She has already worked on Maisie Peters’ viral smash […]

Cat Burns was well-named. The stealthy, slowburn success of her song Go – first released in 2020 but one of the biggest-selling singles of 2022, and a song with a feline-like number of lives – perfectly illustrated the emotional depths of her writing. And there is a lot more where that came from: her supremely […]


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