The Korgis

Interview: Andy Davis & James Warren

January 21, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The enduring members of prog-folk band Stackridge, and commercially successful partnership as The Korgis, talk about their eccentric songwriting approach…

Van Dyke Parks

Sodajerker presents… Van Dyke Parks

January 20, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The Sodajerker team catch up with a truly unique songwriter who’s worked with everyone from the Beach Boys to Skrillex…

John Waite

How I wrote ‘Missing You’ by John Waite

January 5, 2014 in Features, Interviews

The 80s smash that hit No 1 on the Billboard chart almost wasn’t recorded and was the songwriter’s bittersweet tale…

Introducing… Velvet Morning

January 4, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Southend has spawned a psychedelic monster, in the form of a young four-piece formerly known as The Banana Club Sandwiches…

Nick Lowe

Sodajerker presents… Nick Lowe

January 2, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Our friends at Sodajerker meet a songwriter who’s been a stalwart of the UK music scene since the early 70s…

Introducing… Miri

December 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

A soulful indie-pop songwriter inspired by soul and Motown, for whom the most important thing in her music is connection…

Paul Carrack

Interview: Paul Carrack

December 18, 2013 in Features, Interviews

The Ace, Squeeze, Mike And The Mechanics, and solo, singer-songwriter with the ‘golden voice’ demystifies his approach to writing songs…

Suzanne Vega

Sodajerker presents… Suzanne Vega

December 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Our friends at Sodajerker recently hooked up with one of the greatest American songwriters of modern times – here’s what…

Helene Greenwood

Introducing… Helene Greenwood

December 6, 2013 in Features, Interviews

An eccentric English singer-songwriter who successfully channels Thom Yorke and Kate Bush with a unique brand of quirky cinematic folk…

Julian Emery

Interview: Julian Emery

December 5, 2013 in Features, Interviews

This behind the scenes songwriter helped launch Matt Willis from Busted’s solo career, co-wrote McFly’s hits and contributed to Gabrielle…

ReverbNation contest winner #7: Dani Elliott

December 2, 2013 in Features, Interviews

The winner of November’s ReverbNation songwriting contest is a  jazz-trained singer-songwriter from Connecticut who’s worked with some big names already…

How I wrote ‘All Right Now’ by Free’s Andy Fraser

December 2, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Free’s bassist and songwriter recalls how the band’s biggest hit had its genesis in a less than successful live gig…

WME

Introducing… WME (We Make Everything)

November 27, 2013 in Features, Interviews

We meet Guy Furious, one-third of hotly tipped songwriting and production team WME who’ve signed a publishing deal with BMG…

Introducing… Anna Murphy

November 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

We meet a singer-songwriter who’s going it alone after making her mark playing hurdy-gurdy in Switzerland’s leading folk-metal band, Eluveitie…

Introducing... Matthew Mole

Introducing… Matthew Mole

November 18, 2013 in Features, Interviews

A South African multi-instrumentalist blending Mumford-honouring nu-folk and layered production, who’s gone from winning songwriting contests to making chart history…

Emma Stevens

Interview: Emma Stevens

November 17, 2013 in Features, Interviews

We meet the “surf chick” songwriter who’s taken centre-stage as a solo artist, and entertained 40,000 people at Hyde Park…

Lionel Cornelius

ReverbNation contest winner #6: Lionel Cornelius

November 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting and ReverbNation proudly present the fourth winner of our monthly competition for songwriters – genuine soul man Lionel Cornelius…

High Hazels

Introducing… High Hazels

November 10, 2013 in Features, Interviews

A brand new four-piece guitar band from Sheffield. Influenced by local heroes Hawley and Cocker, and far-from-local Simon and Garfunkel…

Tina Shafer

Interview: Tina Shafer

November 4, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Celine Dion’s songwriter, Avril Lavigne’s vocal coach, organiser of NYC Songwriters’ Circle for 23 years… Tina Shafer’s a busy woman!…

How I wrote ‘Everlasting Love’ by Mac Gayden

November 2, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Our series continues with the story of a song that’s been a hit somewhere in every decade since the 60s…

David Rotheray

Interview: David Rotheray

October 24, 2013 in Features, Interviews

After nearly 20 years as Paul Heaton’s songwriting partner, the Beautiful South guitarist discusses his solo career and concept album…

Gabriella Jones

Introducing… Gabriella Jones

October 15, 2013 in Features, Interviews

A new series featuring songwriters you won’t have heard of yet – but that you’ll be hearing more of soon…