Tommy Gardner (Director and Producer)

Tommy founded Rising Star back in January 2017 and continues to lead this amazing search for talent. Tommy has been involved in a multitude of local entertainment and fundraising projects. Recently, Tommy produced a local compilation album titled “One Voice” this album featured performances from local artists which were recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic. This album is set to take to the stage later this year with One Voice The Concert. Tommy is a keen musician and also enjoys taking part in the annual “Strictly Northampton” competition.

Vickii Stocker – Judge (Northamptonshire)

Vickii is a local singer/songwriter based in Northamptonshire. Vickii joined the Rising Star team back in January 2018. Vickii is an amazing asset to the Rising Star team.

Sara-Jane Harris – Judge (Northamptonshire)

Sara-Jane is based in Northamptonshire and has experience in musical theatre and dance. Sara-Jane is a new addition to the Rising Star team and we very much look forward to working together with her.

Billy Lockett – Judge (Northamptonshire)

Billy grew up in Northampton with his dad who encouraged him to have a career in music. Since then, Billy has released several albums and has supported artists such as Birdy, Lana Del Ray, KT Tunstall, Lewis Capaldi and Electronic Light Orchestra to name a few! More recently, Billy has toured the USA which featured a live performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Billy featured in Northampton’s Rising Star 2017 as our guest performer. We look forward to working with Billy on our judging team.