The November Songwriting Academy Showcase at Pianoworks London – Went down a STORM !!
Every Artist was Professional, Focused and Totally Stepped-Up !!
The evening kicked off with open mic spots and debuts from songwriters Hapi Reeping (accompanied by Brian on guitar) and Sabine Maya (with Percy Sheppard on keys – who also performed solo) –
These were Great Opening Performances from a group of essentially novice songwriters and performers who stepped-up like TRUE PROFESSIONALS with a mixture of covers and original songs providing a Great Prelude to a Great Night (notice the abundant use the word GREAT there !)
With the audience engaged and ready for more –
the Showcase section of the night began with Songwriter Performer Robbie Garden – all the way from Aberdeen Scotland. Robbie has a great personality which reflects in his songs, his confident stage-presence and very capable guitar skills keeping the audience both attentive and entertained… and a big round of applause from the audience always reflects the quality of any performance.👍🎶🎙
Up Next – the Songs of Holly Berry.
Like many songwriters, Holly loves to write songs but like many professional songwriters, doesn’t perform her own work, instead, preferring to pitch her material – which, after last night’s debut, is undoubtedly going to bring her much success !! Showcased by fellow songwriters and performers, Parisa , Abi Louise , Charlie Austen and JT Perez Gautreau, there is no doubt that Holly has done an awesome job in crafting a repertoire of hooky, contemporary, tunes, notably “Like Water”, “You Got Me Feeling” and.. “All Out”, “Boomerang” and “Skydiving” which whether in collaborative or solo writing sessions, definitely spotlight her skills and talents – and this is fully illustrated by the collaborative support and calibre of the artists who stepped-up to perform ! Congratulations Holly !!
PARISA – our next Artist – PARISA totally #NAILEDIT
As you will see in the video PARISA has got it all Goin’On .in true professional style .. a confident relaxed stage presence, a stellar vocal delivery and a current, contemporary vibe which just shouts out… “Destined for the Spotlight”
The SHOWCASE included a brand new selection of Her Own awesome original Songs and the bonus of a cover of NEW RULES – Dua Lipa would be in awe ! – clip below.
Parisa closed to tumultuous and enthusiastic applause – as our next act asked … “How am I gonna Follow that ?”
ROB NICKLAS – closed the evening with a showcase of eclectic self written songs and a cover of 70’s mega hit “Nights in White Satin” which is actually about bed sheets (take note Ed Sheeran). Rob is a born entertainer and needn’t have worried about following PARISA (unless he was planning on doing Beyonce songs) His originality and congeniality show through and he never fails to get the audience engaged and smiling. Rob was accompanied in parts by the lovely Anne-Marie Shevlin who was AWESOME on the keys Here’s one of Rob’s originals