The gospel way with Bazil Meade

The gospel community will tomorrow celebrate the achievements of Reverend Bazil Meade, co-founder of the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC). A black-tie event will be held in East London to honour Meade, who has just received an MBE from HRH Prince William at Buckingham Palace for services to music especially the development of British Gospel […]

One more time with feeling

“One more time, with feeling!” Stravinsky was known to say. He’s certainly not the only one to have barked that order: all top directors and producers want the same thing, for their artists to deliver straight from the heart. The world’s greatest singers and songwriters have something in common: they express their authentic selves without […]

The Country Way

What’s so special about country music? Singer-songwriter Lisa Redford explains what makes this genre unique. The late, great country singer Glen Campbell summed it up: “There’s a longing in country music that can soften even the rockiest heart.”This longing is a defining aspect of country music, alongside a long history of storytelling and emotional, expressive, […]

Beating performance anxiety

Performance anxiety (PA) can be a career crippling condition. Just ask Barbra Streisand who gave up live performing for 27 years and NKOTB’s Jonathan Knight who became a virtual recluse. Even at its mildest, PA can prevent you from enjoying your performance experience and hamper your ability to deliver to the best of your potential. […]

Five Top Song Writing Tips

Jane Taylor is an award-winning singer-songwriter and winner of the UK and International Songwriting Competition. Here she shares her top five songwriting tips. A song is no different to any other art form. It’s an expression of what you think and feel and what you’re learning. If you want to write a great song, as well […]