2022 Competition Overview

2022 Annual Competition

Winners, Prizes, Entries

Meet the 2022 winners, see the prizes delivered, learn about our second year as Talent Is Timeless and see the long and short listed entries to the competition.

Meet the 2022 Winners

Americana artist Kelly Brightwell and folk-rocker Woody Moran have fused their talents, writing and performing together as Radio Stranger. This Portland, OR based act serves up catchy melodies and heartfelt messages with their collection of Eclectic Acoustic Pop tunes. Their sound is reminiscent of The Civil Wars, Birds of Chicago, The Swell Season, and the UK band The Shires.

They entered the Talent Is Timeless 2022 competition on a whim and to their surprise found out they won, months later!

Talent Is Timeless was able to deliver their prizes by flying them to Abbey Road Studios in October 2022 for their recording and filming sessions and their winning track ‘Bar Boards’ is due for release on 17th Feb 2023.

https://woodymoran.com/radio-stranger

For pictures from the prize session at Abbey Road see: https://www.talentistimeless.com/gallery/

'Bare Boards' by Radio Stranger at
Abbey Road Studios

UK Winner's Prize Interview & Song

Winners Zoom Interviews

Canadian Winner

Canadian Winner

UK Winner

USA & Members Choice Award

Judges Comments

“I would like to congratulate everyone who took part. I’m sure you all know this community is about sharing our music with one another, improving our songwriting and showing the world what you can do. Last year Tony Moore gave me an analogy that if you imagine every brilliant songwriter in the world entering this competition, there would still only be one winner, and I really hope that most of us are able to enter something like this and feel the intention behind it, take it with a pinch of salt, and continue to feel encouraged with their music.” 

Saskia Griffiths-Moore, Founding Director

“I was flattered to be asked to be one of the judges in this very worthwhile competition.
I found it to be it heartwarming to see how many older songwriters and musicians still have something to say and say it with maturity, passion and originality. 
Well done to the winners and well done to all who took part. I hope it was a rewarding experience for all of you and that you keep singing playing and composing.” 

Ralph McTell

Ian Matthews, Kasabian, says:

2022 Competition Winners & Shortlist

Global Winner

‘Bare Boards’ by Radio Stranger

 

Members Choice Award

‘You Saved Mine’ by Leigh Hazelbaker

 

UK National Winner

‘Prayer’ by The 4th Wall

EU National Winner

‘Lover 4 Lover’ by Chris Wenner

USA National Winner

‘You Saved Mine’ by Leigh Hazelbaker

Canadian National Winner

‘Circle Broken’ by John Fraser Findlay

Shortlist

Top 30 Entries

(to hear their songs click: here)

PeterMathews
AndrewWolf
MarcusLazarus
MariaWaldron
JohnWalradt
WoodyMoran
AlanWood
PaulLappin
DougBlimline
BooSutcliffe
KeithDonnelly
RonGilcreast
LindaLamon
LéanieKaleido
SteveMatthews
JaneFallon
TerryFletcher
JerryBlodgett
DanLewis
LaurenceHughes
PiersTilbury
LeighHazelbaker
DickJenkins
JackStanton
JohnFindlay
Graham Buxton (Co-write)Steve Strawhead (Co-write)
DavidLaMotte
AnthonyPostman
TerryCato
Barry Crannell (Co-write)Julianna Waters (Co-write)