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Transforming creative ideas into Powerful songs

Are you struggling to get started or get stuck when you songwrite?
Today I help singers and songwriters explore their own potential.  I encourage them to see new ways to view their creative ideas, working alongside to transform them into fully finished songs they are proud of.
Let's begin that journey together...
 
Concrete

RELEASED MUSIC

In my lyrics, I like to use strong images and combine them with authentic emotions. 
 
I always offer hope in my songs, looking for the positive, even out of adversity
I usually work outwards from a solid title, expanding the idea and exploring what caused that story to unfold
An attention grabbing opening line is essential

UNRELEASED MUSIC

All of these songs were collaborations, and that is an important feature of my approach to songwriting, and the norm in the industry
Getting together and creating something greater than your individual ideas
I love the moments where the mood lifts in the room when you are onto a great idea or an addictive melody
When I write, I'm aiming for those goosebump moments in the lyric.

Wave

REVIEWS

Michael Garvin

Grammy nominee & Multi Platinum writer of 22 No.1 hit songs including “Waiting For Tonight”, & country hits for Kenny Rogers, Tammy Wynette

"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Hugh for some time now, and he is one of the most talented young writers I've encountered. His versatility, integrity and work ethic are sure to insure him a bright future.”

 

Dominic King

Multi Platinum Songwriter including “My Simple Heart” 3 Degrees, “Modern Girl” Sheena Easton, “Music Sounds better with you” Stardust

"I've worked with Hugh on a number of occasions and am happy to vouch for his talent as a composer and lyricist. He is also a proficient producer and knows how to make the songs sound great. Other assets that will prove useful in any long-term project are his dependability, objectivity and determination to get things right."

Concrete

ABOUT

Have you ever felt you were travelling in the exact opposite direction to what you had planned or wanted?

 

At the end of my first year at University, I was faced with a full house of fail marks.  Because of a crushing lack of self confidence, I had deliberately failed so I would have to leave.  Then faced with the reality of escape, I realised that was even worse.  Fortunately my professor saw my potential, gently encouraged my confidence, and helped me to see other workarounds I could try.  I moved to a course that suited me better, and so I stayed.

 

The experience of trying to fail, taught me a lot about the fear of failure, or to be more exact, the fear of the unwanted outcome.  But I still had all this chaos inside of me, and no means to get it out.  That was when I discovered the releasing power of writing those things down, and began writing basic lyrics just for my own eyes.

 

It opened a gate to allow my stifled feelings and emotions to be set free into songs that expressed the deep feelings even I couldn’t understand whilst they remained in my head.

 

Today I help singers and songwriters explore their own potential.  I encourage them to see new ways to view their creative ideas, working alongside to transform them into fully finished songs they are proud of.

- 20 years experience

- Personally mentored by Ray Davies (The Kinks)

- Platinum Songwriter Academy, London

- Music tracks for advertising

- Ghost writer for multitude of European and US producers

- Cuts on Country music released songs with UK CMA finalist

- Top 40 charting single

- UK Songwriting Competition semi-finalist

- Short listed for London based Musical Theatre project

 
 
 
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