The Charming Thieves Nick the Prize - ACM
03 Jun 2010

The Charming Thieves Nick the Prize

The ACM Songwriting Competition 2010 saw some of the Academy’s brightest stars take to the stage and perform original material in front of a capacity audience at Guildford’s leading creative arts venue, The Boileroom.

Winning the competition was ACM degree student Tommy Monroe and his band The Charming Thieves, with an acoustic version of a song entitled ‘Control’ which fought off 200 other entries to claim the prize. Chosen by Rich Holley of Peer Music Publishing, the band netted £500 of music store vouchers and a 2 day recording session at Matrix Studios in London.

“It was a tough decision as as there are some fantastic acts here tonight.”
Rich Holley Peer Music

In addition to the event, songwriters across the UK will soon benefit from a brand new Songwriting course due to commence this September. Run as a part time Industry Qualification, the course will serve as a gateway for artists and writers wishing to develop their writing technique, offering yet another way of building a career within today’s thriving music industry.

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