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MILTON KEYNES UK SONGWRITING CONTEST

Feedback was given to songwriter’s at the Milton Keynes UK Songwriting Contest

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Milton Keynes UK Songwriting Contest: The Milton Keynes Christian Centre played host to the Milton Keynes UK songwriting contest this weekend. The best songwriters from Milton Keynes and its surrounding area, came to showcase their songwriting skills at the Milton Keynes UK Songwriting Contest.

Milton Keynes UK Songwriting Contest – Songwriting Feedback

Milton Keynes UK Songwriting Contest: 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.

The judging panel played host to:

  • Chris Grayston, Head of Future Music
  • Nicky Newman, a vocal coach
  • Hannah Faulkner, a singer
  • Ray Meadham, owner of Igig.tv and music manager
  • Matthew Cotterill, Upstream Producers

Juliette Kelly – Gorgeous song. Great with the running bass line to compliment the haunting feel to the song. The only problem with this song is that it may not transfer to other people’s voices easily. The chorus needs to bigger like the middle 8. Structure needs shaping to follow the story of the lyrics, click here for tips on song structure.

7 Hours West – Nice opening and shape of the verse. Nice use of instruments. Hyponotic pattern. You tell a good story. Could imagine it being a soundtrack for an American vampire song. Quirky arrangement. 

Will Mak – Good adult pop song, with some melody tweaks and a big arrangement, this could sound great. Needs a hook line to keep the arrangement fresh and keep it from sounding like a cliché love song, click here for songwriting tips - how to write a chorus

Milton Keynes UK Songwriting Contest – Regional Final Showcase

Julie and Josh – Moody opening. Nice harmony on the catchy hook. There are elements of Evanescence in this. The chorus needs work to keep is catchy. Not sure the backing track did it justice, it felt very strange. 

Dave Dunleavy – Great chorus! Memorable! It told a story and took us on a journey! This is a strong song, musically. At points it was difficult to tell what the song was about, but that could have been down to your diction. 

Kasia – Some lovely lyrics. Rhythmically pretty fluid throughout. Keep writing and look to write something more completing and dynamic, click here for tips on musical dynamics. Like the folksy feel it has to it. It needs a middle 8. 

Tom Lumley – Simply lyrics but captures your attention. Needs a hook, don’t be a lyrical cliché. The number hook became a little tiring. For the middle 8, strip back the accompaniment to build to the chorus. 

John Hawkes – Nice opening. You took us on a journey. Chord pattern was appropriate to each section. Strong song structure. A great song to hear in a pub or festival. 

MILTON KEYNES UK SONGWRITING CONTEST

All successful songwriters from the Milton Keynes Regional Final will be performing at the National Grand Final on Sunday 21st June at Dingwalls, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB.

If you’re a songwriter and want your songs heard by industry professionals, then why not enter Future Music’s Songwriting Competition

Open Mic UK auditions are now open for 2015 in the summer, enter singing contest Open Mic UK now!

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