Hallo everyone, friends, family and well-wishers. I am thrilled to be able to announce that nine of my songs are in the semi-finals of the UK Songwriting Competition (sponsored by the BRIT Trust). Because so few of my 17 songs were vocal demos, I had to submit most of them by submitting the lyrics in the lyrics category and music demos in the instrumental category. The result was that in a few cases the music won a place in the semi-finals but the lyrics didn't, and vice versa, which is a shame because, dare I say it myself, the quality of both music and lyrics in all my songs is brilliant! There is still plenty of time to rectify that, and I want to book the Rogue Studios in London so that I can make proper vocal demos with some really good singers, and then enter the songs again in the correct categories.
For this I need to raise £2000, which will cover the studio hire, pay my trip from Germany to England, and reimburse the five singers their travel costs plus a small fee for helping out.
The songs I want to record are Taxi Driver, Roll Over Santa, Monumental Fool, The Very Small Giraffe, Come A Little Closer, Atonement, Or Shall We Die, and Christmas Superstar. You can follow the lyrics and hear the music to all of these songs on my website www.come-a-little-closer-to-me.com. Scroll down to the bottom on the home page and click on the tiltles under Selected Songs.
The rest is up to you! Feel free to donate as little (or as much!) as you can. And many thanks!