Interviews


Songwriting interviews, inspirational stories, new artist showcases and more…

We talk to up-and-coming artists and big names alike to get the inside story on their songwriting techniques and on how they got to where they are today, while experienced hired songwriters share some of their ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

How I wrote Bristol

11/11/2018

How I wrote Bristol

Eight local songwriters, including Roger Cook and Beki Bondage, tell the stories behind some of our home city’s classic songs…

The Album That Changed Everything

09/11/2018

The Album That Changed Everything (Autumn 2018)

A choice selection of our recent interviewees reveal the seminal albums that have inspired them the most over the years…

Bastian Baker

08/11/2018

Interview: Bastian Baker

The Swiss pro hockey player turned country singer-songwriter and coach on Belgium’s ‘The Voice’ talks about touring with Shania Twain…

Roo Panes

06/11/2018

Diary Of A Songwriter: Roo Panes

The Dorset singer-songwriter journals a week of writing, mixing and taking a trip to a farm in search of inspiration…

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

04/11/2018

How I wrote ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing’ by Roger Greenaway

The acclaimed songwriter explains how the song ended up soundtracking a famous Coca-Cola TV ad and became a million-selling hit…

I Believe In A Thing Called Love

02/11/2018

How I wrote ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins

Inspired by his dad’s love of cars, The Darkness frontman hit the overdrive button to launch his rock band’s career…

Brickwork Lizards

31/10/2018

Interview: Brickwork Lizards

With influences stretching back to the Ottoman Empire, we just had to learn a little more about this Oxford group…

Lamont Dozier

28/10/2018

Lamont Dozier on the ideal writing session

One-third of Motown hitmaking trio Holland-Dozier-Holland explains how to create the perfect collaborative environment and write songs as a team…

Nuela Charles

24/10/2018

Five minutes with… Nuela Charles

As she shares her new EP ‘Distant Danger’ we catch up with the alt-soul, Canadian star to discuss the record…

Paul Smith's Songwriting Survival Kit

23/10/2018

Paul Smith’s Songwriting Survival Kit

The singer from British indie rock group Maxïmo Park talks us through the items that he can’t possibly live without…

Zucchero: My Songwriting Hero, Bono

21/10/2018

Zucchero: My Songwriting Hero

The ‘father of Italian blues’ waxes lyrical about his great friend and frequent collaborator; the lead singer of U2, Bono…

Courtney Marie Andrews

19/10/2018

Interview: Courtney Marie Andrews

The award-winning Arizonan singer-songwriter talks about her folk heroes, her life on the road and of “living in a record”…

McGoozer's piano

18/10/2018

McGoozer’s Songwriting Survival Kit

When this Scottish songwriter can’t find inspiration in his books and gear, he seeks it out on the open road…

The Brummies

17/10/2018

Interview: The Brummies

We talk to Brummy singer-songwriter and musician Jacob Bryant about Birmingham and Nashville, and writing ‘Done’ with The Band Perry…

Yoko Ono

16/10/2018

Five Minutes With… Yoko Ono

Peace activist, artist provocateur, Beatle wife… Songwriter? In our latest edition, we enjoy a quick chat with this iconic figure…

Boz Scaggs

15/10/2018

Interview: Boz Scaggs

The legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist talks about the challenges of collaborating, selecting tracks, and making a song your own…

Gabrielle

13/10/2018

Interview: Gabrielle

Returning with her first new album in over a decade, she’s ready to reclaim her place at pop’s top table…

Gretta Ray

11/10/2018

Diary Of A Songwriter: Gretta Ray

The young, rising talent from Australia shares a personal account of her approach to songwriting, planned creativity and breakfast routine…

Macy Gray

10/10/2018

Interview: Macy Gray

The release of her new album ‘Ruby’ gives us a chance to explore the inner workings of this iconic artist…

Ruston Kelly

03/10/2018

Five minutes with… Ruston Kelly

We briefly catch up with a country artist and renowned Nashville songwriter whose new album is his most honest yet…

 


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2 thoughts on “Interviews

  1. I would love an interview with you guys. Please look at my recent interviews. Thank you.

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