As I teenager, I started getting quite jealous of guys who would get all the girls by playing a little keyboard riff from a chart hit, whilst I'd be practising Beethoven an hour each evening! I'm a Grade VIII classical pianist and lover of almost all types of music. I sing in tune with a sweet but fairly soft voice. I'm not a professional musician but song-writing is the thing in my life that makes me most proud. I sing Tenor 2 in a local choir I always wanted to be a composer. I loved the great classical writers but also great song writers. At the time, the Gibbs were taking a break from the Bee Gees and were having success writing for other artists. I would always tell people that it was the song more than the performer that counted. That's when I started writing. I can't walk 200 metres without a tune coming into my head. I love writing and I'm pleased to say that people like my output. I like originality. I like music that gets right into my senses. I find it strange that there are people out there who CAN'T write! What I find more of a challenge is the recording and mixing process. I want to get my stuff sounding as good on an MP3 as it does in my head! It rarely does :-( I mainly write piano ballads but I like to be a bit more varied so I also include some upbeat stuff in my repertoire. Occasionally, I do solo performances in front of
It's the art form that I relate to the most. I moves me. I turns me on. It also angers and frustrates me.
To have a song of mine recorded by an artist I admire.
I would give also those who need it an extra dose of humility.
How Deep Is Your Love
Bee Gees, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Don Henley, Leonard Cohen, Supertramp, Crowded House, Damian Rice, Beth Rowley
Being upset by something. Just waking up feeling creative.
I'm a sensitive soul. Be nice to me and like me.
Like I could reach the moon. There's nothing like having an audience like putty in my hand, hanging onto every note I play and word I sing.
Interesting idea. I like the fact that it doesn't seem to be a medium where the it's about spending loads of money to buy success. I hope it stays like that.
Recording my songs and them not sounding as good on disk as they did in my head.
Not currently but I know I should. I will when time allows!
Beth Rowley and Katey Brooks.