Laoise by Lucy Foster

Diary Of A Songwriter: Laoise

November 16, 2018 in Features, Interviews

A trip to London provides this Irish artist with a chance to write new music and record her latest video…

Introducing Cha:dy and Eoin Glackin

Introducing… Eoin Glackin

November 15, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

This rising Irish alt-country singer and songwriter draws on Johnny Cash and Beck to explore the fleeting nature of life…

How I wrote Bristol

How I wrote Bristol

November 11, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

The Album That Changed Everything (Autumn 2018)

November 9, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

Bastian Baker

Interview: Bastian Baker

November 8, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Roo Panes

Diary Of A Songwriter: Roo Panes

November 6, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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)

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

November 4, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

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

November 2, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

Brickwork Lizards

Interview: Brickwork Lizards

October 31, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier on the ideal writing session

October 28, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018, Tips & Techniques

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

Five minutes with… Nuela Charles

October 24, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Paul Smith’s Songwriting Survival Kit

October 23, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

Zucchero: My Songwriting Hero

October 21, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

Courtney Marie Andrews

Interview: Courtney Marie Andrews

October 19, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

McGoozer’s Songwriting Survival Kit

October 18, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

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

The Brummies

Interview: The Brummies

October 17, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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

Yoko Ono

Five Minutes With… Yoko Ono

October 16, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

Boz Scaggs

Interview: Boz Scaggs

October 15, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

Gabrielle

Interview: Gabrielle

October 13, 2018 in Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

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

Gretta Ray

Diary Of A Songwriter: Gretta Ray

October 11, 2018 in Features, Interviews

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