Category Archives: FAWM

Write More Better Songs Faster

If you’re a songwriter whose New Year’s Resolution is to write more songs, or write better songs or just write some songs full stop, then one of the best things you can do is join a songwriting group. These are … Continue reading

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Everyday FAWMer

One of the reasons I love FAWM so much is hearing regular but talented people making great music that relates to their lives. Katie Dwyer wrote this lovely song as part of FAWM last year and it was cool to come … Continue reading

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Church Of Snark

Edited another FAWM kid’s composition ‘Midnight Curry Blues’ and then writing in the evening with Deeper Than Forever (a great live vid on the way from them). Was reminded today of a post I wrote that was popular AND got … Continue reading

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We Won!

The First Tuesday Songwriting Group boasts 4 FAWM winners this year and 3 of them got together tonight to share a bunch of their songs. Matt Wood, Rachel McClean, Martin Quibell and I all wrote 14 or more songs in Feb. … Continue reading

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Clearing Up

Today I spent nearly every waking hour either teaching, writing or demoing. Or all three. At once. Made good progress on about 6 FAWM demos with young peeps at Fernwood Junior School. Roped in the deputy headteacher to add some … Continue reading

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Mike, Chuck, Harold & Eglon

Songs, songs, songs, they pour out of me Not all of them are worth finishing But you got to finish them to see Mike Viola: Secret Radio from the album Acousto De Perfecto A great song that really sums up what I’m learning … Continue reading

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Horribly DeFAWMed (Slight Return)

Here’s 4 songs plus interviews from Sea Monster Eyes – a great band (featuring 3 former pupils) who have grown into amazing prolific songwriters FAWM Report Yesterday I finished FAWM 2014. Well actually I finished this morning at 2:25. Given the level of illness, … Continue reading

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I Love FAWM

During FAWM my guitar pupil Harry (10) came up with a pretty complete Iron Maiden style song that just needed me to put chords to. I got the Fernwood Rock band to record it and then asked if anyone on … Continue reading

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Minecraft And Free Daisies

My FAWMbuddy and all round songwriting Yoda Mr Gee (aka Steven Wesley Guiles) is working on a very special project – Songs In The Key Of Minecraft. Rather than just buying a copy you can help him finish the project … Continue reading

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Single Prop Planes And Grown Up Kids

  Trying to blog regularly. In an idea world I’d have everything neatly compartmentalised, but guess what? – it’s not an ideal world! Everything Is Broken as the song goes. Single Props Was really nice to get featured on the … Continue reading

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