Songsalive! Australia & TSA
“Workshop in the Mountains 2017”
with award winning songwriters, Allan Caswell and Roger Corbett
: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September, 2017
: Victoria & Albert Guesthouse
Manager Roman Stolz - 19 Station Street, Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains
Here are some pics from the Workshop In The Mountains 2013
Why: Because we care and want to give songwriters of all ages the opportunity to attend a hands on and friendly workshop coached by experts in the business at an affordable price.
Cost: $140.00 per attendee includes:
- Saturday critiquing session 12pm - 3pm
- Workshop from 3 - 6pm with Allan Caswell and Roger Corbett.
- Performance opportunity Saturday night 2nd September
- Workshop / Co-writing group sessions and performances Sunday 9.30-5.00.
- Morning tea and lunch on Sunday
Rooms are available at the Victoria & Albert on Saturday night at specially discounted rates, with a cooked breakfast included.
Please email Roxanne
if you want to book a room, as we need to know in advance.
The Sunday workshop will run from 9.30 am until 5.00pm ending with performances.
This will be a one day special event where you will have the opportunity to be coached by two of the best songwriters in the country.
You too can be part of the musical atmosphere; we are planning a performance night on the Saturday evening, PA and amps provided.
Allan and Roger will be singing a song or two...so come on up! It’s sure to be a lot of fun.
In 2016 when Allan Caswell won his seventh Golden guitar in Tamworth (with Manfred Vijars) for Traditional Bush Ballad of the Year it marked 36 years since his first Golden Guitar in 1980. In the years in between Allan has experienced the highs and lows of a very successful and hugely varied career … His song “On the Inside”(the theme for the television “Prisoner”) reached No. 1 in Australia and New Zealand, No. 3 in England and made the Country Charts in the USA (his own version was a top 20 country hit in Europe in 2004) At last count, Caswell had well over 900 songs published and over 500 recordings of his songs released world-wide by artists of the calibre of Cilla Black, The Irish Rovers, Patti Page, Slim Dusty, James Blundell and The Living End.
Multi-award-winning songwriter Roger Corbett is a multi Golden Guitar winning, highly successful songwriter and Australian music producer, with numerous successful chart songs to his credit. His songwriting credits include "The Fire Within" the theme song for the opening of the Sydney 2000 Paralympics Games, "Bridge of Love", it was a hit song for the 1994 International Year Of The Family and hundreds of other recorded songs with artists from every genre.
From his Blue Mountains recording studio Roger predominately works with Independent artists in the singer-songwriter folk, pop, rock, country, gospel and children's music genres. Roger is a member and the manager of the legendary Bushwackers Band. The Bushwackers, now in their 45th year and with over 20 studio albums behind them, continue to tour the country and release new songs.
One of the best things you can do for your song, especially if you're almost finished, or have just recently finished it, is to bring it to a workshop.
Having your song listened to, and critiqued by fellow songwriters, often shows up elements which may need addressing, or extending. Sometimes, new ideas flow from the creative reactions to the song, and you find it benefits greatly from having been given a hearing before finally committing it to recording.
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