Natalie Shay

Young Songwriter 2019 competition open for entries

February 10, 2019 in Competitions, News

Song Academy’s annual contest for 8-18-year-olds will be judging originality, lyrics, melody, composition, and potential to be a hit song…

Jilted John

How I wrote ‘Jilted John’ by Graham Fellows

August 31, 2018 in Features, Interviews

We hear about a punk song whose protagonist was so heartbroken he cried all the way to the chip shop…

Willy Russell. Pic: Paul Cox

Sodajerker presents… Willy Russell

February 28, 2016 in Features, Interviews

The latest songwriting podcast features the playwright, lyricist and composer best-known for creating Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita and Blood Brothers…

Squeeze – Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook

New tour and long-awaited album to come from Squeeze

March 25, 2015 in News

Difford & Tilbrook plan ‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ tour and first LP of new material for 17 years…

Sodajerker presents… Difford & Tilbrook

April 28, 2014 in Features, Interviews

Who have Sodajerker been talking to this month? Only one of the greatest British songwriting teams in history, that’s all……

Isle Of Noises

Book review: ‘Isle Of Noises’ by Daniel Rachel

October 7, 2013 in Gear

This book sets out to do for British artists what ‘Songwriters On Songwriting’ did for their US counterparts – and…

Helen Boulding

Interview: Helen Boulding

October 11, 2012 in Features

After years working behind the scenes with a host of big names, this unassuming singer-songwriter is stepping into the limelight…