Category Archives: Songwriting

June 2017 – Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring and Recording!

2017 has been a busy year so far! The 7-day Spring Peak District Retreat I taught and facilitated for London Songwriters in April was a huge success – 12 writers plus myself bonded over Songwriting and Suppers in the middle … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017!

And so we come to the end of a busy 2016 – here are my highlights in a nutshell! I ran another three highly successful London Songwriters Retreats in the beautiful English countryside attended by 45 writers in total, all of whom rated … Continue reading

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Summer’s Day…a 30 second Pop Song

I am delighted to have a song released on the latest 100×30 Guinness Book Of Records-included album from Nub Country Records. Have a quick listen. – it’s only 39 seconds: Last year Mark Christopher Lee‘s label released an album of 100 30-second … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

2015 was an interesting year. It was certainly one of innovation. Three highly successful London Songwriters retreats in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside were attended by 35 writers, all of whom rated the overall experience 5 out of 5.     … Continue reading

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Summer Songwriting News

At the end of April I facilitated my first retreat for London Songwriters and 11 of us spent a wonderful week writing in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside. I have been attending retreats with a dozen or so friends every 6 months … Continue reading

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2014 / 2015

2014 ended with a repeat of last year’s collective London Songwriter’s performance initiative at a Crisis At Christmas homeless day centre. This year we did two performances instead of one, involving twice as many people and some of the guests … Continue reading

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Workshops and Album Cuts!

April, May and June’s London Songwriters meetups continued the fun and productive sessions of the first three months of the year with good attendances, great collaborations and songshares. The collaboration themes were ‘Success’, ‘Courage’ and ‘Liberation’ respectively – somehow I … Continue reading

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Workshops and Songwriting Interview

London Songwriters 2014 workshops got off to a superbly busy start on January 12th and February 9th. The themes for the collaborations were ‘Faith’ and ‘Hope’ respectively and the songs written in 90 minutes were universally excellent. The songshares were … Continue reading

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Beatles Day…continued

Following on from my last post my best friend’s older sister Barbara has confirmed that it was ‘Another Beatles Christmas Show’ that I saw sometime between Christmas and New Year 1964, so I would have been 5, soon to be … Continue reading

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Beatles Day

I saw The Beatles live at The Odeon Hammersmith, London. I am reminded of this fact as yesterday was designated Beatles Day in The States…50 years since the group played the Ed Sullivan show. According to my mum the support … Continue reading

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