Playing in front of an audience for the first time

Playing in front of an audience for the first time

Very likely, the first time you play in front of an audience will be at an open mic. But not all open mics are created equally… Probably the best sort to start at is one with a supportive audience of other musicians. Here you’ll usually find players of all ranges of ability. Complete beginners singing [...]

Lyrics or music first?

Lyrics or music first?

Here in this video I address the eternal question: Lyrics or Music? Which one comes first? There is a sensible answer to this question – seriously…

Why Making Your Music is So Important

It used to happen to me often: I’d hear on the radio about some ‘amazing new singer-songwriter‘, who’s selling millions of records. I’d listen and think ‘what in the hell have they got that I haven’t?!’. Their songs just sounded bland to me & I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. More to [...]