Sing City

Sing City 2024

What a brilliant competition! Thank you to everyone who helped make Sing City 2024 such a success. A massive congratulations to our winners and highly commended singers.

Sing City 2024 Winners

We are SO proud of everyone who entered the competition. Twelve finalists competed on 9th February at the beautiful music hall at Nottingham Trent University and we are delighted to share the winners and highly commended singers:

Jesse, Lacie & Natasha

Highly Commended:
Abigail, Gabrielle, Lewis & Neha

Well done to all the finalists. You were all amazing and we hope to see you again! We also want to thank all the friends and family members who came to support their young people. We hope you had a fantastic evening!

Meet the Mentors

Born in Cambridge, Jamaican-Irish JayaHadADream is an independent rapper, singer and occasional beat-maker. Her music is a merge of thought-provoking, storytelling lyrics with smooth, soulful hip-hop beats. Reaching new heights with her articulate cadence and melodic sound, she has performed across the UK and worked with artists worldwide. Her sound is an energetic blend of passion, rebellion and self confidence. You can hear her music on Spotify or YouTube. We are super stoked to be working with her!

Alfie Sharp grew up taking refuge in the likes of Nina Simone, Lily Allen and The Beatles, finding safe haven in the ritz and rubble of classic voices and glamour. Nottingham born and bred, and and a love like no other for his city, Alfie grew up in a musical family and developed a keen ear and eye for his own culture and space. Writing songs and weaving stories of corruption and excess that rival golden-age Hollywood drama and of classical British kitchen sink dramas, Alfie has created a special body of work that wields his infection, aesthetic and sense of self with guile beyond his years. 2024 will see Alfie release his long-awaited debut EP ‘Home Truth's’. You can sample his music here.

Sara King is passionate about singing education and has worked in schools for the last 13 years. She has performed as part of The Queen's Royal Jubilee celebration in the Albert Hall, with the English National Opera in a performance of 'Il Trittico,' and as a soloist for John Rutter in a performance of 'Requiem.' Sara was also a member of the National Children's Choir of Great Britain and conducted the 'Children's International Voices of Enfield,' on various choir tours including Germany and Italy.

Sing City is a free competition and a great opportunity for young people - from those who have just discovered their passion to our more established singers - to showcase their talent on a formal yet supportive platform.

This year we are very excited to be working with renowned singer/songwriter JayaHadADream, Alfie Sharp, and vocal coach Sara King, who will be leading workshops with the finalists.

For the first time, one of our mentors, JayaHadADream, will be available to run pre-competition workshops in your school! Sessions will be suitable for any vocalist from 11-18 who is interested in improving their technique and performance skills, who would like tips and guidance, or who would just enjoy working with our guest singer.

Sing City 2022

Thank you to all the young people who participated, their teachers, families and friends who supported them and a very warm thank you to the Old Bus Depot for hosting.


Inez Warawan, Trinity School

Sophie Lambert, Bulwell Academy

Rihanna McNally, Trinity School

The three winners sang at Christmas in the City at Nottingham Contemporary and sounded absolutely fantastic!

Get in touch at to request a visit to your school/academy/college

For weekly sessions with our vocal coaches, come along to Voice Connect on Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm (for 13-18 year olds), or our choir Robin Hood Young Voices (8-14 year olds) on Wednesdays, 4:00pm-4:55pm!

Nottingham Music Hub