The winners of this year’s Shure Songwriting Award have been chosen by the Ivor Novello Award-nominated band Everything Everything (pictured) from among eight finalists. Bobby Evans received a full scholarship and Alex Losardo the partial scholarship at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.
"We gave Bobby first place because we were really impressed with his simple and direct song," said the band in an official statement. "It has a great, hooky vocal melody, uses simple but really lovely harmony, and rhythmically his drumming on his guitar is really effective. Overall, a great song performed beautifully.
"Alex's song impressed because of his strong voice, creative use of quite jazzy harmony, and relaxed performance. The song takes some unexpected turns and keeps the listener on their toes in a really enjoyable way."
Evans and Losardo now have the opportunity to develop their talent and skills with a free place on the Institute’s one-year Professional Diploma in Songwriting course (worth £5,250).
For further information about the Institute and the 2012 Shure Songwriting Award, visit the official website here.