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SHEFFIELD SONGWRITING CONTEST

Feedback was provided for songwriter’s at the Sheffield Songwriting Contest

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Sheffield Songwriting Contest: The best songwriters in the Sheffield area came to perform at the Sheffield Songwriting Contest. The songwriters showcased their songwriting skills to a judging panel and capacity crowd.

Sheffield Songwriting Contest – Songwriter’s Feedback

The music industry panel included:

  • Stuart Slater, from Rock School
  • Kate Holland, Pro Voice studios
  • Jasmine Bovill, from Rocket Fuel
  • Lucy McLean, vocal coach
  • Sam Scherdel, singer songwriter

Sheffield 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.

The Sheffield Songwriting Contest was rounded off by a guest performance from Abi Garrido.

Elena - Great melody with polished accompaniment. Structure was well thought out. Good opener – well done. 

Sam Arkut - Clever musically and good technical skill. Enjoyed the piece, clear structure and originality. Watch occasional transition, but could well be useable with work. 

Sheffield Songwriting Contest

David Michael Hurst - Clearly a considered song, but in terms of commercial viability it lost momentum and would need to be tidied quite a lot to work in the style.  

Chanel Yates - For such a young artist, this is great! Like the chorus and lyrics, although for me there was scope for a little more variation and less reliance on repeated chord sequences. Have a re-work but keep the chorus. 

Ben - Good composition, great storytelling, works well in this style. Typical devices were effective as the piece progressed but overall would need an edge for a wider audience. Two of the judges absolutely loved it!

Matt Henry - Accomplished songwriting Matt – a simple structure that works really well. Bridge runs perfectly into a memorable chorus. 

Avishek Choudhury - Well-structured intensification into chorus and well-paced. Really wanted this to grab me, but just didn’t quite! Good work though.

Sheffield Songwriting Contest – Regional Final Showcase

Lewis - Catchy, mix of styles, easy to understand, presented at the right pace. Maintained interest and scored well across the judges. I liked this!

George Harris - Great attempt George. Easy to listen to, easy to understand. Might need a bit of work to be commercially attractive, but good structure and works as a piece. (Watch ending)

Nathan Farrell - You presented this song with commitment and conviction. Song was an interesting mix of references (can hear a touch of Nirvana in there!), with great lyrics and musical structure. Would like to hear this with a band – some of the music on track did not do the song full justice.

Helen Gayle - Fab track, funky, composition worked, great guitar fills – (the guitar work is key - don’t lose it) - well layered, maintained interest. Did it need the rap part? This has great potential. Excellent. 

Graham Lindley - Good solid groove, a short and sweet decent chorus. Lacked complexity but in contrast enjoyed the simplicity of the song. 

SHEFFIELD SONGWRITING CONTEST

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

If you’re a song writer and want feedback for your songs, then take a look at Future Music’s Songwriting Competition

Open Mic UK auditions are now open and accepting entries in the summer, enter singing contest Open Mic UK now!

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