LIVERPOOL SONGWRITING CONTEST
Songwriter's feedback was given at the Liverpool Songwriting Contest
Liverpool Songwriting Contest: Songwriters from Liverpool and its surrounding area came to the Liner Hotel in Liverpool this weekend for the Liverpool Songwriting Contest. They came to showcase their songwriting ability to a judging panel in the hopes of making the Liverpool Songwriting Contest’s National Grand Final.
Liverpool Songwriting Contest – Songwriter’s Feedback
The music industry panel included:
- Su Grainger, a singing teacher
- Stuart Slater, from Rock School
- James McAlney, from Liverpool Live TV
- Andy Kettle, CMP Entertainment
- Phillip Wittam, Liverpool Unsigned
- Edward Smith, a music manager
- Graham Clark, a gigs correspondent from the Yorkshire Times
Liverpool Songwriting Contest: See industry 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.
Rosh - Works in the correct genre, good structure, maintained interest and momentum. Strong phrasing and rhythmic figures. Good track. Good hook on the verse.
Emma Buckley - Hint of the Eagles here, clearly musical in shape and construction. Not sure about the keys support in places, but very much liked the lyrics and potential. The harmonies worked well.
Hamish Faragher - Great technical skill, timing and understanding of musical structure. Song could be enhanced if supported with band in correct genre. Better musically than song content.
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Danielle - Solid pop song, lyrics generally work. The tempo and energy maintained well throughout the song. Something you can dance to. Interesting use of rhythms and phrasing in verse. Some legato phrases / sparser moments lost momentum. Good pop song.
Shea Doolin - Couldn’t pinpoint a clear style and home for this one. Found it difficult to connect Shea. Lyrics and intentions were great – consider a reworked version of melody and structure? Would like a clearer message in the chorus.
Lewis Maxwell - Easy hook, well-judged here, clear flow, impressed the judges. High scorer today. Sounds like something George Ezra would write. Catchy chorus.
Terence Foley – Good work here. Captures style, song was capable of big energy with easy chorus lines. Shape and dynamic contrast added welcome colour – a little intense otherwise. Try and simplify structure, click here for more tips on song structure.
LIVERPOOL SONGWRITING CONTEST
All successful songwriters from the Liverpool Regional Final will be performing at the National Grand Final on Sunday 21st June at Dingwalls, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB.
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