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Song Writing Workshop

Blend Coffee Lounge


Song Writing Workshop with Emmy Award winning composing duo Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly and Paisley songwriter Michael Cassidy.

This gentle introduction will be a chance to jam with other songwriters, singers and musicians to work on a theme related to the show; how to shape your songwriting to tell story, or write a song for a character that isn’t yourself… there is no pressure to produce anything, it’s all about exploring ideas.

Working with the multi-talented Emmy Award winning writing duo Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly we will look at   what a Paisley  version of The Wizard of Oz  sounds like. Reinventing the tone, the feel, the musical style to make it feel truly contemporary, speaking to Paisley and speaking to NOW.

Michael Cassidy is a Glasgow-based singer/songwriter whose brand of acoustic folk is characterised by his fragile, tender voice and intimate lyrics – all delivered in his distinctive Scottish brogue.

Suitable for songwriters, storytellers/lyricists and singers who don't necessarily play an instrument, karaoke queens and kings, crooners and opera singers, rappers and spoken word artists with a minimum basic level of songwriting/lyric writing experience to come and jam, play with ideas, be encouraged and supported to experiment with your ideas in this context.

All styles of music and singing are welcome.