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 Golbey asks 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 and songwriters in the pop, grime and dance world including Charli XCX, Becky Hill, 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 2, Ep. 3
Sarah 'Baby' Blanchard has written global hits and multiple UK top ten singles for some of the biggest UK artists in the last decade.Her writing credits include artists such as Tom Grennan, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Anne - Marie, Louis Tomlinson, Bebe Rexha, Galantis and Little Mix to name a few. She is the only female member of the Manchester-based songwriting collective called The Six and was named one of PRS’s top 100 most successful female songwriters in the UK in 2020.She is currently working on tracks with the likes of Freya Ridings, David Guetta, Gracey, Griff, Jason Derulo and Becky Hill as well as working with Will I AM’s right-hand man - Johnny Goldstein
Season 2, Ep. 4
Jin Jin is a number one hit-making, multi-platinum-selling songwriter and artist who is behind some of the biggest pop, R’n’B and Dance songs of the last 10 years.Her work has won Brits and BMI Awards and an Ivor Novello nomination. Her biggest songs have reached nearly 500 million streams and she has written on multiple number one singles and albums.She has worked alongside producers such as Fraser T Smith, Diplo and David Guetta, and worked with the likes of. Jax Jones, Little Mix, Madison Beer, Paloma Faith & Sigala, RAYE, Sean Paul, Rita Ora, Liam Payne, Clean Bandit, Craig David, Gary Barlow, Jennifer Lopez, Joel Corry, MNEK, Burna Boy as well as break-through artists Hailee Steinfeld and Becky G.
Season 2, Ep. 1
Fiona Bevan is a multi-platinum songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist who has fast become one of the most in-demand top line writers on the UK music scene.She has written international hit songs for the likes of One Direction, Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, Joy Crookes, Stefflon Don, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Mika, Steps and the Backstreet Boys and she has been a judge for the Ivor Novello Awards.As an artist in her own right, Fiona has toured with Ed Sheeran, Nick Mulvey and Adam Ant and her last EP, ‘Wild Angels Sweet Demons’ went straight to number 3 in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.