Judges

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Ralph McTell

Best known for composing ‘Streets Of London’ and ‘From Clare To Here’. Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’ and in 1974 the release of ‘Streets of London’ earned him an Ivor Novello Award.

In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Robert George, Sound Temple Studios

Robert George has been producing and engineering new and seasoned artists from all around the country for over 30 years.  He has worked in almost every musical genre, and has also taught audio engineering at UNCA and does private audio tutoring as well.

Robert’s skills as a producer, engineer, drummer, and songwriter have led to the success of Sound Temple Studios over the past 10 years. Many clients record album after album with Robert, because he’s easy to work with and brings a positive energy to every project.

His work style is best described in his own words. “It’s my passion to bring forth the true creative expression from an artist or a group!  I try to shape the music into a form that is accessible, while totally honoring the intent of the musician”.

A graduate of The University of Miami School of Music, Robert has worked in major studios all over the country as well as his Asheville N.C. based Sound Temple Studios.  See list of clients here.

Robert is offering the USA winner of Talent Is Timeless 2022 a day’s recording at Sound Temple Studios.

Ian Matthews, Kasabian

Brit award winning and Glastonbury headlining rock band Kasabian won the Q Awards for “Best Act in the World Today”, while they were also named “Best Live Act” at the 2014 Q Awards and the 2007 and 2018 NME Awards.

“I’m proud to support and be part of this initiative because I believe talent doesn’t just reside in young writers, but also continues into older age and often becomes enriched due to ongoing life experience. It’s time the older generation is given a spotlight to showcase their ideas and be given an opportunity to take steps in the music industry.” Ian Matthews, Kasabian

Elles Bailey, Blues Artist

Smoky voiced multi award winning Blues artist Elles Bailey is a critically acclaimed international singer songwriter who won “Song of the Year” UK Americana Awards, “Artist of the Year”Blues Awards 2020/2021.

“I am delighted to be a judge on “Talent is Timeless” I believe you are never too old for anything and look forward to hearing from all the contestants.” Elles Bailey