Stiles + Drewe Best New Song 2017 – Finalists Announced

May 5th, 2017

We’re thrilled to be able to announce the finalists for the 2017 Stiles + Drewe Best New Song, generously supported by Stiles + Drewe.

MMD and board members George Stiles and Anthony Drewe were once again delighted with the number of submissions and standard of work for the annual Best New Song Prize. The 12 new songs from musicals below have been selected by a panel of industry judges.

The 12 finalists (listed alphabetically) are as follows:

Chris Ash & Carl Miller (Underneath)

Jim Barne & Kit Buchan (What’ll It Be?)

Chris Dickins & Tom Wright (My Island)

Matt Finch & Melanie Lawman (Filament)

Marc Folan & Carl Miller (I’m A Dunce)

Ben Glasstone (Work To Do)

Tom Lees & Claire Rivers (Gerry And Me)

Claire McKenzie & Scott Gilmour (The Matchmaker)

Graham Mercer (My Favourite Guy)

Youn Young Park & Susannah Pearse (Doesn’t Mean He’ll Love Me)

Tom Slade (Apology To A Child)

Benjamin Till (Brass)

The winner will be announced at a gala held at London’s Noël Coward Theatre on Sunday 11th June. Tickets and further details will be available shortly.

The Stiles + Drewe Best New Song is part of the annual Stiles + Drewe Prize, which supports and develops new musical writing in the UK and is administrated by MMD.