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The ACM Gospel Choir teamed up with multi-million selling British pop band Scouting for Girls to perform live on Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton Show.

The choir joined the band in Radio 1’s legendary Maida Vale Studios for the ‘Live Lounge’ broadcast as Scouting for Girls celebrated the release of their new single ‘Summertime In The City’. The choir and the band performed live versions of ‘Summertime In The City’ along with a cover of Little Mix’s debut single ‘Wings’.

Scouting for Girls had visited ACM the day before to see the Academy for themselves and rehearse with the choir.

“It’s been great fun performing with the ACM Gospel Choir and having the opportunity to see ACM’s campus in Guildford. It’s an amazing place with a lot of talent. I wish I’d had the chance to go there myself!”
Roy Stride Scouting For Girls

The performance is a further boost for the profile of the ACM Gospel Choir. Made up of guitar, bass, drums, production and business students as well as vocal students, the choir first featured in BBC Last Choir Standing competition in 2007.

Since then, the choir has performed with the likes of Alexandra Burke and Russell Watson, recorded the remake of ‘Three Lions’ for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and was invited to sing for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium lights switch-on ceremony in front of Mayor Boris Johnson, Prime Minister David Cameron and Lord Sebastian Coe.

“The guys from Scouting for Girls are so lovely and it’s been really amazing having the opportunity to sing on one of their singles. It’s a brilliant track as well – it’s a perfect summer tune.”
Holly Petrie ACM Gospel Choir lead

Main pic – (front row l-r) Pete, Roy and Greg – (middle row l-r) Holly Petrie, Mariatu Conteh, Jen Gibbons, Laura Miller – (back row l-r) Sarah Benton, Toni Robinson, Claire Haggarty, Sara Robalo, Tom Pybus, Chrissie Gudgin.
Bottom – Scouting For Girls performing at BBC1’s Maida Vale Studios.
All photos by Chris Jenkins