A promising female singer-songwriter based in Surrey is selected as the studio’s winner of the competition co-run with Songwriting Magazine
ongwriting and the crew at Dublin Studio Hub have been running a songwriting competition and have now declared the winner as Hannah Pisani, with her song Guardian. The contest was free to enter and open to songwriters of all ages and of all genres, with the focus being simply on the mastery of the songwriting craft. The judging panel consisted of several members of Dublin Studio Hub’s team of producers and session musicians, who based their decision upon each songwriter’s originality, melody, composition and lyrics, and their song’s potential to be a hit.
“We received hundreds of entries and really enjoyed listening to many great songs, its wonderful to see the craft of songwriting is alive and flourishing and a huge thanks to all who took part,” said Larry Hogan, Dublin Studio Hub’s founder and manager. “Songs are the DNA of Dublin Studio Hub and we know a great one when we hear one. All the Dublin Studio Hub Producers sat down to listen to the entries with this brief, find a great song, find a song that as producers we are inspired to work on and feel we can contribute to and, find a song with not only a great melody but a great lyric, Guardian has all of these in spades. Hannah has a real raw talent and we at the hub very much look forward to working with her.”
Hannah Pisani is a 21 year-old piano-based singer-songwriter from Surrey, England, who has been writing songs since about the age of 12. “I am absolutely thrilled to have won! I have written many songs, but none feel fully complete as they lack the professional finish of a studio – so I cannot wait to hear Guardian as a fully finished radio ready piece,” exclaimed Hannah. Going on to talk about her approach to songwriting, she says, “It’s an innate form of expression for me and one of my favourite ways to spend my time. I compose on the piano, but inspiration for a song often strikes me in random places: sitting in the car, talking to a friend, sometimes I sit at the piano and a song comes out like a stream of consciousness! Songwriting is a huge part of who I am and I have a great love for music, particularly lyrics.”