London Songwriters is an inclusive and welcoming songwriting community where lyricists, composers and music producers of all levels and genres have met at least once a month for the last seven years to collaborate, share songs for feedback, attend retreats and develop their craft. It has been an important part of the journey for hundreds of budding songsmiths many of whom have gone on to garner record releases and TV/Radio airplay or simply improve their songwriting skills.
(Above is a selection of fully produced songs written in 90 minutes at London Songwriters Collaboration workshops)
These practical workshops feature Songshare with Feedback, comfortably challenging Collaboration Briefs and Songcraft Presentations along with occasional Industry Guests, Community Performances and Countryside Retreats. We have also sourced Song Pitching opportunities. You do not have to be an accomplished performer to attend and you are guaranteed to learn something new and meet new friends and collaborators!
Above all, the workshops are about mutual support, enjoyment and a safe space to develop your ideas in an unpressured and friendly environment - the group comments will testify to how supportive we are.
What they say:
" I do thank your classes at London Songwriters for helping me become more confident in my songwriting ability" “Loved it! it was like the anti-X-factor: no competing, no hurtful criticism, simply a bunch of open minded musicians with a passion & talent for music suppporting each other :) I will come again!” What a brilliant few hours spent sharing and writing and playing, thanks so much to everyone for a great Sunday....!!!! “I have now attended five of these. As with the other four this one was a delight.” “It was a great experience! Really good for my confidence and to meet nice, talented people.” “Murray puts a lot of effort into running a smooth event making people of all abilities feel at ease and confidentto play their new songs.”
------------ A couple of things to note....
Please join for the following reasons: - you are an individual songwriter or songwriter/producer at any level from beginner and beyond - you live in London, or close enough, and intend to attend group meetings - you want to meet up with a warm, friendly and supportive group of like-minded individuals
Murray Webster has over 40 years experience as a multi-genre songwriter, having performed at some of the most prestigious music venues including The Astoria, The Hammersmith Palais, The Forum, The Mint (LA) and Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville).
He has facilitated London Songwriters workshops for the last five years, including six highly successful Countryside Songwriting Retreats. He has a Masters Degree in Songwriting, a PTLLS qualification as a Community Music Leader and has mentored young people in music skills for NCS - The Challenge.
His latest self-produced tracks feature on albums commemorating the Shakespeare 400 centenary and a Christmas compilation, being part of a project series featured in The Guinness Book Of Records.