The ANCHOR 2018 Jury

Tony Visconti, Linda Perry, Skye Edwards and Jason Bentley are the members of this year's ANCHOR Jury!

The long-expected ANCHOR 2018 Jury was announced at 20 June 2018, at the Reeperbahn Festival New York Edition.
Again a committee of music luminaries will select the ANCHOR 2018 Winner in September during Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg / Germany!

Legendary producer Tony Visconti who worked with world stars like David Bowie, T-Rex, Paul McCartney, U2 and Thin Lizzy will chair the Jury. There is nearly no name that can’t be found in his impressive portfolio. And he’s not done yet- earlier this year he produced the album of the renowned rock band The Damned - their first album in ten years.

With Linda Perry, another exceptional musician is part of the ANCHOR Jury. She secured her place at the "songwriter’s hall of fame“ by writing one hit after another for the female who is who of the US Pop music scene after she landed a number 1 hit single herself as the singer of 4 Non Blondes with "What’s Up?“. 

A long tale of success is something Skye Edwards knows to tell as well. As the lead singer of British band Morcheeba, she has been performing on stages around the world since 1995. In 2004 after the formation separated she turned her attention to her solo career before six years later in 2010 the band reunited.

Last but not least with Jason Bentley we have a full load of newcomer expertise sitting in one of our jury seats. He started his career at the influential radio station KCRW when he was just eighteen. Since then he grew to become musical director and the fans of his much-loved show "Morning Becomes Eclectic" are well aware of his encyclopedic knowledge of all genres of popular music.
ANCHOR 2018 Jury

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