In addition to producing hit records, Jack Richardson’s passion was teaching and inspiring young students. The Jack Richardson London Music Awards is proud to support and encourage young London musicians through the Jack’s Battle of the High School Bands. The Youth Award, determined through our Friday night battle, will encourage high school bands to practice, register and compete to win the annual competition.

A $2500 value

Winner(s) will receive:

    • An invite to perform & attend the Jack Richardson London Music Awards Gala at the London Music Hall on Sunday April 9th, 2017.
    • One song professionally produced, engineered, mixed and mastered for release on all digital outlets  (iTunes and Spotify) at London’s famed Charterhouse Studios.
    • One live studio session video of the song filmed and edited in full 1080p HD for release on web.
    • Spin of the band’s song on a Corus Radio station in London like FM96 or Country 104.


Original poster photography provided by Lone Owl. The Jack Richardson London Music Awards greatly appreciates the support of Libro Credit Union. 

2017 Battle of the Bands Winner,  Legal Kill

2016 Battle of the Bands Winner, Ben Heffernan.

Rules & Regulations

The majority of the members of the band/artists must be registered full time students from the secondary school they are representing.

Band members can only play in one act. No band/artist may represent more than one school.

All registered band/artist must supply the leader’s name, phone number, email address and student number. They must also register all members’ names, school and student numbers. Each band/artist must submit their band name with logo or band photo and a short bio (25 words) that describes the musical history of the band/artist, no later than April 4th

Each act is required to play a minimum of eight minutes of material, up to a maximum of twelve (12) minutes. Original material is one of the criteria and will increase a bands score. The time allocation will be strictly enforced. Any band exceeding the twelve (12) minute maximum time will have points deducted from their final score.

Your back line for the show will be supplied, and will consist of: a drum kit, bass and guitar amp, and all of the microphones needed for the performance. Drummers must bring their own snare drum, seat and sticks; they may add one extra cymbal and/or percussion piece that is not a drum.

Jack’s Battle of The High School Bands/Youth Award Committee Chair is Scott Bollert. For production related questions contact Scott at: bandbattle@jrlma.ca

Judging Elements:

The JRLMA will assemble a panel of London media and music industry individuals who will determine the winner and their decision is final. Four specific areas of judging:

  1. Music ability
  2. Originality
  3. Stage presence
  4. Overall impression.

* Self promotion is an integral part of being in independent bands of today, so 5% of a band’s score will be calculated based on their ability to promote this event on Social Media.  Each band will receive a link to a Facebook event which is to be posted to the band’s Facebook Band Page (please create one if one doesn’t exist).  The night of the event, the total number of Facebook Shares that the original Band Page post has will be used in the scoring.

** Drawing a fan-base to your show is an important part of being in a band. Every audience member that pays to enter the show will be given the chance to register as a fan for the one band they came to support. 5% of the bands total score will be calculated based the number of their fans that are in attendance.

The Jack Richardson London Music Awards would like to acknowledge tremendous support from the Fanshawe College Student Union.