• Showcase @ Couth Buzzard [Roster FULL]

    Couth Buzzard Espresso Buono

    Slot 1 Doug Rusk (Www.reverbnation.com/dougrusk)

    Slot 2 Gary Baugh (https://garybaughmusic.com)

    Slot 3 Notable Journey (notablejourney.com)

    Slot 4 Roo Forrest (host)

    Couth Buzzard book store and cafe has an intimate performance space that regularly hosts music events. The SiS showcase here is a recurring event every 1st Saturday of the month.

    This venue is unable to have a stage or stage lighting so it is best suited for solo artists and at most duos. We'll keep it simple and relatively low volume.

    buonobuzzard.com

    Note: Individual performance times will be determined at the venue the evening of the showcase.

    Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. Should be a great evening!

    Sound check and back lining gear is at 7:00 p.m.

    Each performer plays for about 25 minutes.

    A Yes RSVP to this meetup will not put you on the performance roster. To reserve a performance slot for any future showcase, please submit the form at:

    songwritersinseattle.com/showcases

  • Original Song Circle-- VIRTUAL!

    Online event

    PLEASE READ THROUGH TO THE END. Please read the "Virtual Rules" below as there are some important requirements in order for you to participate and for this to be effective. There will be no surprises if you read through.

    REQUIREMENT #1-- VERY IMPORTANT!
    If you are new, please make certain your meetup setting ALLOWS you to receive private messages as that is how I communicate initially. If you have it turned off, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE MESSAGES AND I WILL REMOVE YOU FROM THE LIST TO ALLOW A WAITLISTED MEMBER TO ATTEND.

    REQUIREMENT #2- YOUR SONG
    A) provide a draft of your song lyric sheet in a google doc one week prior in an email I will send directly to the group (via meetup) attending. This confirms your spot and intention to show up. If I don't receive it (or any communication as to why), then you automatically forfeit your spot and I will open it up to those on the waitlist, giving them time to make plans in order to participate.
    B) you need to be able to perform it live OR have a recording of it that you can play over zoom. There is a way to share a recorded track through your computer in the program which is much more effective.
    Tell us what you’d like critiques of and we’ll verbally discuss only what each writer would like to hear about. It's not up to anyone in the group to make value judgments on anyone's work (it's good, it's not good). We're here to consider our songs from where they're at, with respect to the artistic work we're helping to nurture and grow.

    The event is limited to 8 people. You must stay for the duration of the event as you would if you came in person. After 8 have signed up, a ‘yes’ rsvp goes on a wait list, so please don't RSVP yes to hold a spot if it's only a 50-50 chance you'll make it. NO SHOWS AND LAST MINUTE CANCELS WILL NOT HAVE PRIORITY FOR FUTURE CIRCLES.

    New people and all genres and levels of music are welcome!
    Looking forward to hearing your beautiful songs.

    Abby K

    3
  • Showcase @ C & P Coffee [Roster FULL]

    C & P Coffee Co

    7:00 Carmen Ficarra

    7:30 Royal Blunder (royalblunder.bandcamp.com)

    8:00 Erik Christensen

    8:30 Tom Humphreys (host)

    C & P Coffee in West Seattle is our first live showcase back on the 2nd Friday of every month! Masks are required and performers are encouraged to bring their own microphone.

    A Yes RSVP to this meetup will not put you on the performance roster. To reserve a performance slot for any future showcase, please submit the form at:

    songwritersinseattle.com/showcases

    Since 2003 C & P Coffee Company has been building friendships around community and coffee. They proudly serve Lighthouse Roasters fine coffees as well as a rotating selection of beer and wine. They offer locally sourced baked goods including vegan and wheat free options.

    candpcoffee.com

    Sound check and back lining gear is at 6:30 p.m.

    Each performer plays for about 25 minutes.

    Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. It should be a great evening!

    1
  • Monthly Showcase @ Soulfood Coffeehouse [Roster FULL]

    Soulfood Books and Cafe

    6:00 Erin McMillin (@oversherin on Instagram)

    6:30 Joytaeko (@joytaeko on Instagram)

    7:00 Mr Primitive (mrprimitivemusic.com)

    7:30 Chris Klimecky (host) (chrisklimecky.com)

    SoulFood Coffeehouse has a cozy performance space and our members showcase there on the 3rd Friday of every month.

    Organic coffee, treats, incense, books, a reading area for the kids, and an overall uplifting vibe. More info here:

    soulfoodcoffeehouse.com

    A Yes RSVP to this meetup will not put you on the performance roster. To reserve a performance slot for any future showcase, please submit the form at: songwritersinseattle.com/showcases.

    Sound check and back lining gear is at 5:30 p.m.

    Each performer plays for about 25 minutes. Soulfood has a good stage, PA system, and lights.

    Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. It should be a great evening!

  • Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Meetup [VIRTUAL]

    Online event

    This is the monthly networking and introduction meeting, the perfect place to meet new and experienced songwriters. Come introduce yourself to fellow lyricists and composers and find a rich community of peers and mentors.

    This is currently a Zoom/online event. The link will be in the event information here once you RSVP "going".

    Everyone is encouraged to introduce themselves and share a song as well as learn more about Songwriters in Seattle and the events that we sponsor. Get to know the talent and personalities of the members of SiS through their music!

    See you there!

  • Themed Songwriting Challenge, Zoom Edition

    Online event

    The theme for December 2022 is RESTLESS. As per usual, take it in whatever sense you want.

    Themed Songwriting Challenge is a monthly event. We'll announce a theme each month, 4 weeks ahead of time. During the month leading up to the challenge, you'll have a chance to write a song based (perhaps loosely) on that theme.

    At the actual meetup, we'll go in a circle and perform the songs we've written. In order to make sure everyone has a chance to perform, we're going to keep a timer on discussion after each song.

    If you want to just come without a song and listen in, you're welcome to do that! We're limited to 15 performers due to time, and we'd like to leave the spots in this meetup for those performers, so if you want to come without a song, please leave a comment here and I will send you the Zoom link!

    ***

    ABOUT THE VENUE

    The December meetup will be online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be on this page once you've got a confirmed RSVP for the meetup.

    (In non-pandemic times, this meetup is held at various libraries in the King County Library System, and timing/venue varies depending on library availability.)

    ***

    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

    Welcome to Themed Songwriting Challenge! When your turn comes around, please:

    1. Introduce yourself and your song (Name, song title, anything else you’d like to add)
    2. Tell us what kind of feedback you’re looking for, if any:
    • No feedback
    • Encouragement
    • Critique: music, performance, lyrics, or some combination
      This is your time and we’re here to give you whatever will be helpful for you. There’s no pressure to ask for any particular kind of feedback, or any feedback at all.
    1. Perform your song! (You can perform live or use the speakers and/or laptop to play a recording.)

    When giving feedback:

    • Limit your feedback to what the performer asked for
    • Critique the work, not the artist
    • Good critique helps make the work the best version of itself that it can be

  • Songwriter Support Group - Zoom Edition

    Online event

    Hello songwriters!

    We are continuing our Songwriter Support Group over Zoom and hope you will join us! This is a great chance to connect with fellow songwriters and hear what others are creating. And, as we have discovered over the past year, you can log in and share from almost anywhere!

    The Zoom room will open at 6:50pm and we will start promptly at 7:00pm. Plan to login at least a couple minutes early to make sure you are there for the start of the meeting.

    Please read the "Virtual Rules" below as there are some minor and important requirements in order for you to participate and for this to be effective. Also, if you are new, please make certain your meetup setting allows you to receive private messages as that is how I communicate initially. If you have it turned off, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE MESSAGES AND I WILL REMOVE YOU FROM THE LIST TO ALLOW A WAITLISTED MEMBER TO ATTEND.

    Looking forward to hearing your beautiful songs.

    The requirements for your song:

    A) If you would like us to display your lyrics while you are performing, provide a draft of your song lyric sheet in a google doc 2 days prior in an email.

    B) You need to be able to perform it live OR have a recording of it that you can play over Zoom. There is a way to share a recorded track through your computer in the program which is much more effective. If you have questions about this please contact me at least 48 hours ahead of the meeting.

    Also…
    Tell us what you’d like critiques of and we’ll verbally discuss only what each writer would like to hear about. It's not up to anyone in the group to make value judgements on anyone's work (it's good, it's not good). We're here to consider our songs from where they're at, with respect to the artistic work we're helping to nurture and grow.

    The event is limited to 13 people. You must stay for the duration of the event as you would if you came in person. After 13 have signed up, a ‘yes’ rsvp goes on a wait list, so please don't RSVP yes to hold a spot if it's only a 50-50 chance you'll make it. NO SHOWS AND LAST MINUTE CANCELS WILL NOT HAVE PRIORITY FOR FUTURE CIRCLES.

    New people and all genres and levels of music are welcome!

  • Showcase @ Couth Buzzard [Roster FULL]

    Couth Buzzard Espresso Buono

    Slot 1 Amy Laybourn (https://youtube.com/channel/UCbjFWi43bJ6bUavBhosDIqA)

    Slot 2 CARMAIG↯GEDDON (https://youtube.com/channel/UCqlzlATnkDQ9gkiMd95T3Vw)

    Slot 3 Northern Ballard Project (https://Northernballardproject.bandcamp.com)

    Slot 4 Roo Forrest (host)

    A Yes RSVP to this meetup will not put you on the performance roster. To reserve a performance slot for any future showcase, please submit the form at: songwritersinseattle.com/showcases

    Couth Buzzard book store and cafe has an intimate performance space that regularly hosts music events. The SiS showcase here is a recurring event every 1st Saturday of the month.

    This venue is unable to have a stage or stage lighting so it is best suited for solo artists and at most duos. We'll keep it simple and relatively low volume.

    buonobuzzard.com

    Note: Individual performance times will be determined at the venue the evening of the showcase.

    Sound check and back lining gear is at 7:00 p.m.

    Each performer plays for about 25 minutes.

    Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. Should be a great evening!

    6
  • Showcase @ C & P Coffee [Roster FULL]

    C & P Coffee Co

    7:00 Jeff Broihier

    7:30 Laura Bermes

    8:00 Mark Ippolito (https://markippolito.com)

    8:30 Tom Humphreys (host)

    A Yes RSVP to this meetup will not put you on the performance roster. To reserve a performance slot for any future showcase, please submit the form at: songwritersinseattle.com/showcases

    C & P Coffee in West Seattle is our first live showcase back on the 2nd Friday of every month! Masks are required and performers are encouraged to bring their own microphone.

    Since 2003 C & P Coffee Company has been building friendships around community and coffee. They proudly serve Lighthouse Roasters fine coffees as well as a rotating selection of beer and wine. They offer locally sourced baked goods including vegan and wheat free options.

    candpcoffee.com

    Sound check and back lining gear is at 6:30 p.m.

    Each performer plays for about 25 minutes.

    Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. It should be a great evening!

  • Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Meetup [VIRTUAL]

    Online event

    This is the monthly networking and introduction meeting, the perfect place to meet new and experienced songwriters. Come introduce yourself to fellow lyricists and composers and find a rich community of peers and mentors.

    This is currently a Zoom/online event. The link will be in the event information here once you RSVP "going".

    Everyone is encouraged to introduce themselves and share a song as well as learn more about Songwriters in Seattle and the events that we sponsor. Get to know the talent and personalities of the members of SiS through their music!

    See you there!