Spirit of London Awards 2012 finalists for the ‘Achievement in Music’ category.
Meet the three finalists for this year’s Spirit of London Awards ‘Achievement in Music’ category. The winner will be announced on December 10th, at the awards ceremony in Greenwich’s O2 Arena.
Dan Traynor | Age: 21 | Borough: Croydon
Dan graduated with a first class honours degree in Music & Entertainment Industry Management. Now an established music producer, he has worked with top artists including Professor Green and Cheryl Cole. He signed his first publishing deal with Kobalt, the largest independent music publisher who represent world-renowned artists such as Paul McCartney. Despite his own success, Dan was determined to assist a younger generation with the skills and experience to also obtain a career in the music industry and set up his own London based recording studio where he trains young people.
Jermain Jackman | Age: 17 | Borough: Hackney
Hackney resident Jermain, is an established singer/ songwriter/ events manager. He opened the Hackney Weekender with Leona Lewis and he won first place to represent the UK in an international singing competition, ‘Hackney V Harlem’. Aside from his musical endeavours Jermain is a member of the UK Youth Parliament and recently was awarded a National Citizen Service Award by David Cameron for his contribution to his community. He has also done a spot of charity work. He has fundraised for Haiti and has been involved with a number of campaigns against knife crime, with the police and politicians including Ken Livingstone and Stella Creasy.
Tom Prior | Age: 20 | Borough: Enfield
As well as building his own name in London’s music scene, Tom has dedicated a huge part of his life to helping other musicians. In early 2009, he set up a development company called Clockwork in his garden shed. From rappers to singers, he helps people build their confidence in writing and performing. There are now 6 people that for at Clockwork as it continues to grow.