The Songwriters Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 5
Dan Dare: platinum selling, number 1 hit making songwriter, artist and producer.How did the main ‘dum dum dum’ hook of MNEK and Joel Corry’s Head and Heart come about?Louise Golbeyasks Dan about his songwriting journey and what it is like being behind one of the biggest selling singles of 2020.Discover Dan’s music here.Dan Dare has worked with some of the industry’s top artists andsongwriters in the pop, grime anddance worldincluding Charli XCX,BeckyHill, Giggs, Wiley, Marina & The Diamonds, Gavin James and Newton Faulkner, and with his long time dance production duo Kolidescsopes - he is behind MNEK and Joel Corey’s huge 2020 number 1 single Head and Heart.Produced by Bernard P Achampong for Unedited.
Season 1, Ep. 4
Rob Davis: Producer, Composer and Songwriter.Which artist regrets turning down that iconic hit for Kylie?Louise Golbeyasks Rob about his 70s glam rock days, high spirited recording sessions with Enrique Iglesias and what was unique about the chorus on 'Can't Get You Out of my Head'.Discovermore music by Rob Davis.BIORob Davis is responsible for one of the most played and performed songs of the last decade.An accomplished musician - he started out as lead guitarist in 1970’s Glam Rock band - Mud which he wrote over 45 tracks for including their first single Flower Power and their big Top 10 hit L-L-LucyHe then went on to be one of the most in demand and successful songwriters in the UK.He has worked alongside DJ Paul Oakenfold on dance hits such as Not over Yetfor Grace and later The Klaxons and Joy and Heartbreak for Movement 98.And has written songs for artists such as KYLIE MINOGUE *ENRIQUE IGLESIAS * SOPHIE ELLIS BEXTOR* HOLLY VALANCE* BLUE* CHARLOTTE CHURCH,Mika, Rachel Stevens and Danni Minogue to name a few.In the early 2000’s he was behind three huge no.1 songs: Spiller’s track Groovejet (If This Aint Love) ft Sophie Ellis bexter , Fragma’s Toca’s Miracle and Kylie’s biggest hit Can’t Get you Out of My Head which he co-wrote and co-produced with Cathy Dennis.
Season 1, Ep. 3
Mary Leay: Songwriter, Topliner and Recording Artist.Who else did the writers have in mind to record Cher's hit 'Believe'?Louise Golbeyasks Mary about her love of lyrics, why she's passionate about music for film and why being a performer isn't for her.Discover more music by Mary here.BIOMary Leay is South London based S. Signed to Big Life and Reservoir publishing she has established herself as a key UK songwriter. Most well-known for co-writing the top 40 hit Piece of Me for MK and Becky Hill, which has now reached over 95 million plays on Spotify!Mary co-wrote Take It Like a Manfor Cher's twenty-fifth studio album Closer to the Truth,and has also written and worked with X Factor boyband Union J, Rui De Silva and Sugar Jesus to name a few. Mary’s songwriting work has seen her across multiple genres - Pop, Country and Dance and as well as working with new artists and producers in the studio,Mary has written tracks both Film and TV over the years (most recently working with world renowned film director Gore Verbinksi on movie soundtrack ‘A Cure for Wellness’ Often featuring as the main vocalist on her co-written tracks - she also writes and performs for her own personal project ‘Mary The Lost’ and has just recently self released her debut EP ‘In This Silence.’Buymy songs on Apple Music.
Season 1, Ep. 2
Omar Lye-Fook MBE: British multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and Neo-Soul Pioneer.Which 'recreational activity' influenced the lyrics to There's Nothing Like This?Louise Golbey asks Omar about his unique compostition style and how his collaboration with Stevie Wonder came about. And who really 'invented' Neo Soul?Discover more music by Omar here.Omar Lyefook MBE is without doubt, one of the greatest soul music talents the United Kingdom has produced in the last 40 years. If anyone has doubts about that, then they might want to consider the list of legendary artists who happily line up to collaborate with him musically, or simply sing his praises - from the late Leon Ware, Erykah Badu, Common, through to Carleen Anderson, D'Angelo, and Soul II Soul's Caron Wheeler, Angie Stone and U.K. artists Mica Paris, Courtney Pine, TY, Rodney P, Kele LeRoc, Natasha Watts and Estelle, all appreciate his truly original and unique voice, musicianship and songwriting talent.Buymy songs on Apple Music.
Season 1, Ep. 1
Michelle Escoffery: Award Winning British Singer, Songwriter and Vocal Producer.Who was 'Just a Little' written for before it got passed on to Liberty X?Louise Golbey asks Michelle about her process of writing songs, how song ideas came about, what triggers certain lyrics, subject matters and delving further into her work and discussing her highly successful music career.Discover more music by Michelle here.BIOMichelle first started writing when she was in the group The Escofferys alongside her sisters (signed to Atlantic Records in the US in 1991), this followed with her writing and performing in chart topping girl band Truce. She then went on to become one of only two female stock writers at EMI Music Publishing at the time, alongside Cathy Dennis.She'swritten songs for Tina Turner, Liberty X, Beverley Knight and Artful Dodger to name a few, arranged vocals for Rod Stewart and has performed with Stevie Wonder and George Michael. She has won a Brit Award, an Ivor Novello, coaches vocals for TV shows and has been a judge on the UK panel for the Eurovison song contest. She recently joined the board at PRS as Writer Director and teaches a song writing course at Tileyard Education in London.Buymy songs on Apple Music.
The Songwriters Podcast - trailer
Musician and artistLouise Golbey chats with some of the UK's most successful songwriters about their work and career. They share unique insights into their process - giving listeners a brand new perspective behind their well-known songs…Buy my songs on Apple Music.