The nominees are out for this year’s Rising Star Award at the Ivor Novello Awards.
Vying for the prize this year are Allegra, Holly Humberstone (pictured), Kamal., Rachel Chinouriri and Willow Kayne, who will each receive a year-long mentorship from a well-established Academy member.
The overall winner will be announced on 21st September as part of The Ivors 2021, and presented with a dedicated Ivor Novello Award.
This year’s mentors and nominees are:
Six-time Ivor Novello Award winning British singer, songwriter and music producer Cathy Dennis is mentoring Holly Humberstone
Ivor Novello Award winning British songwriter and music producer Jamie Hartman is mentoring Allegra
Ivor Novello Award winning singer, songwriter and producer Jamie Scott is mentoring Kamal.
Ivor Novello Award winning musician, songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers is mentoring Willow Kayne
Previous Ivor Novello judge, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fiona Bevan is mentoring Rachel Chinouriri