Welcome!

> Thanks for visiting my Songwriter site!
                                               
Roy Williams

> Many talented people are featured Here

LICKERISH QUARTET 

If you're a fan of 70's music, check out Lickerish Quartet ... 
(even if they are not from the 70's !!!)
... some former members of Jellyfish

  • Loads of musical / vocal talent
  • Sound like Queen, The Beatles; The Moody Blues
  • Use of "Tunelings" on Bluebirds Blues
    • So you can follow the arrangement as you listen
    • In order to find the Tunelings version, search "Lickerish Quartet Band"

Great stuff ... for those who like this kind of music!!!

JOHN PRINE - Thank you for so many great songs! 

We have lost one of our truly magnificent songwriters. Here is the link to American Songwriter's interview with John Prine (by Paul Zollo):

https://americansongwriter.com/john-prine-the-american-songwriter-interview/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=American+Songwriter+Daily+Digest&utm_campaign=American+Songwriter+Daily+Digest+4+23+20

You can feel his honesty, and humility. John can make you laugh and smile just by being John!

Enjoy!

Kenny DesChamp update 

Kenny DesChamp has updated his info ... please check out his new website - looks, and sounds, great!

https://kennydeschamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kennydeschampmusician/

Kenny sang the Lead Vocal on my Finalist song (Great American Songwriting Contest) "Callin' Through the Night"

To this day, my favourite vocal Kenny has performed for me is "Heaven's Lost and Found" - outstanding!!!

He sings from a deep inner feel which clearly comes naturally to him.

Inducted onto the Peterborough Path of Fame. Pay…

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SONGWRITERS ON SONG WRITING, by Paul Zollo 

Highly recommended ... SONGWRITERS ON SONG WRITING, by Paul Zollo
 
RANDY NEWMAN's use of the "untrustworthy narrator"
PAUL SIMON - "You want to have that first line that has a lot of options ... you have to be a good host to people's attention span"
CAROLE KING, on 'writer's block': "I have found that the key to not being blocked is to not worry about it. Ever. Do something else ... come back ... try again ... but do it in a relaxed manner"

Fascinating and informative, and very funny along the way!

MAY Update :) 

From last March ... 

 ... Hearing Jon Cleary at the 2015 Po-Boy Festival in New Orleans inspired a bluesy piano AABA song - "It Ain't True"

It took a while to come together; lots of edits and rewrites; Ken DesChamp provided a stellar lead vocal.

I'd love to hear The Absolute Monster Gentlemen singing the title!

Cheers,
Roy

SONGWRITING AWARDS

3x FINALIST - *** Great American SWC ***



17th Annual Great American Song Contest


GASC HONOR FINALISTS / 2015
Instrumental
- 'Bellamy 5'
https://www.greatamericansong.com/honorary-2015.php#INSTRUMENTAL



14th Annual Great American Song Contest


GASC FINALISTS / 2012
Folk/Americana
- 'Callin Thru The Night'
http://www.greatamericansong.com/honorary-2012.php#FOLK



14th Annual Great American Song Contest


GASC FINALISTS / 2012
Instrumental
- Heaven's Lost and Found
http://www.greatamericansong.com/honorary-2012.php#INSTRUMENTAL

 

8x TOP 30  *** Australian Songwriters Association SWC ***

1 - TOYS
(International Nov 2018)
2 - IT AIN'T TRUE 
(International Nov 2017)
3 - FEEL 
(International Nov 2017)
4 - BE THE REASON
(International Nov 2016)
5 - YOUR SMILE
(International Nov 2015)
6 - LOVE SINGS TO ME
(International Nov 2014)
7 - WHEN I WIN THE BIG ONE
(International Oct 2012)
8 - UNFORGIVEN
(International Nov 2011)