Sound of the Times 18 Live! Album Launch Gig

2nd February 2018

Rose Theatre, Kingston



The Academy of Contemporary Music, Time & Leisure and Creative Youth and are looking for the ten best up-and-coming performers for a unique recording and performance opportunity. Any style, any genre – we’re looking for the best out there to work with professional mentors including Ace (Skunk Anansie), Kieron Pepper (The Prodigy) and Grammy award-winning producer Liam Nolan on an unforgettable musical experience.



Working with industry professionals in central London recording facilities, each of the ten winners will develop and record one of their own, self-penned tracks to go onto a compilation album available for download on iTunes. In February 2018, all the winners will perform at a special concert in the Rose Theatre, Kingston attended by celebrity guests.



1. Be either a soloist, or perform in a band of up to 10 people

2. Be aged between 17 and 26

3. Live, study or work within south west London or Surrey

4. Provide an original, self-written track of no longer than 10 minutes in length

5. The deadline for entry is 31st October 2017





The UK’s leading music industry education provider, consisting of ACM Guildford, ACM London and ACM@Metropolis; training artists, musicians, producers and entrepreneurs for careers in the music industry since 1995
The leading lifestyle publisher in south west London and Surrey publishing 115,000 magazines, as well as digital media, every month promoting and supporting arts, culture and live performance
not-for-profit charity supporting young people in Kingston, and surrounding areas, leading innovative, original, ambitious projects, including the International Youth Arts Festival