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BRISTOL SONGWRITERS WANTED TO IMPRESS 

Bristol songwriters wanted to impress music industry judges.

  BRISTOL SONGWRITERS WANTED TO IMPRESS

Bristol Songwriters Wanted to Impress:  Bristol songwriters wanted to impress a music industry judging panel in a bid to progress through the first round and into the next round of live shows of the Future Music Songwriting Competition. They performed at The Tobacco Factory in Bristol at the weekend in front of a music industry judging panel.

The judges that the Bristol songwriters wanted to impress were:

  • Anthony Churchill, a life coach.
  • Mariette Davinia, a vocal coach.
  • Gary Gardner, a tour promotor.
  • Rahana Davis, a life coach.
  • Chris Grayston from Future Music Management.

Bristol Songwriters Wanted to Impress: It isn’t possible for all songs to receive feedback so find selective feedback below. Please be aware views expressed by judges are opinions and subjective to that particular judging panel. These views in no way reflect the views of Future Music, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts and their songs. Please take the feedback on board with a view to helping in the future.

Click here for more Bristol Songwriting Competition feedback.

Bristol Songwriters Wanted To Impress Music Industry Judges - Feedback

Robert Aitchison – Someday Monday; this was the favourite of the 3 songs with a good melody. In general you would benefit from having stronger hooks in order to leave an impression after the songs are concluded. Click here for songwriting tips – how to write a chorus.

Aled Evans – Zoe Eye’s; This was very melodic and had good lyrics. I’ll be gone; Bad Boys; all three songs need to drive through a hook. Dynamics will improve it so far but they need a rework as the chord progression and bridge into the chorus needs to make it deliver. As a performer make sure to look up and engage your audience. Click here for live performance opportunities which will allow you to practice doing this.

Luke Gittens – Angel;  ‘All I see’ - you should make more use of that lyric and cut down the instrumental. Click here for information on song structure for songwriters. "Take my hand and get old with me" comes across as a little too cliché. 

Emily Bates – You conveyed the emotion of the song well; however the lyrics need to be more intricate. Move it; This is a much catchier song and definitely has potential. It would potentially benefit from repeating the first chorus rather than the reworked second version. Click here for advice on song structure for songwriters.

Ruby May Spencer – This song had a good chorus but it took a long time for you to repeat the chorus and you need to get it back in there earlier. Click here for tips on song structure for songwriters.

Feedback for Bristol Songwriters Who Wanted to Impress

Molly – Feb Chill; This had a nice vibe and good lyrics. The melody was well written and the song carried itself well with good energy. Now continue to perfect your performance. Click here for live performance opportunities which will allow you to do this.

Westopher Baker – You are a talented writer and we enjoyed hearing something different from you. Make sure to not play live over a backing track as you only have to be slightly out to make it clash with the backing track. Now continue to perfect your performance. Click here for live performance opportunities which will allow you to do this.

Holly – This was a delicate, pretty song. It would now benefit from a little re-working to give it more direction. Click here for advice on song structure for songwriters.

Tom Auton – We can already imagine hearing this in the charts as it was catchy and we found ourselves singing along after only hearing it the once. Now continue to perfect your performance, click here for live performance opportunities which will allow you to do this.

Jackie Perks – It can be difficult for you to convey the emotion of the songs when you are looking down at the lyrics rather than acting out the emotion in the songs. The writing on the wall; Potentially look at cutting down the long intro’s to allow you to grab people’s attention straight away.  You are beautiful; This song had a nice melody but it took a little too long to go anywhere. In general you had good guitar work and nice songs but need to get the hooks in early so people can relate to the songs quicker and maintain their interest. Click here for advice on song structure for songwriters.

Bristol Songwriters Wanted to Impress

Bristol songwriters are wanted to showcase their talent! Make sure to enter if you’ve always wanted to perform in front of music industry judges, click here to enter the Future Music Songwriting Competition now! 

The Bristol Regional winners of the Songwriting Competition will be asked to perform at a Grand Final Showcase at Dingwalls in London. This will be on the same stage that has hosted the likes of Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters! 

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