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Alice Ashcroft discusses songwriting and writing techniques used by a range of musicians and authors.

Alice Ashcroft discusses songwriting and writing techniques used by a range of musicians and authors.
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United Kingdom

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Alice Ashcroft discusses songwriting and writing techniques used by a range of musicians and authors.

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English


Episodes

Melanie Murphy

10/7/2019
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Melanie Murphy is a self-proclaimed 'Creator', she's a film maker, a videographer and a writer. In this episode, Alice and Melanie discuss her second book 'If Only', a fantasy book set in the modern-day where the protagonist has the very real ability to ponder on 'If only...'. Support the show

Duration:00:30:31

Scott Quinn

9/30/2019
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Songwriter Scott Quinn, writes such heartfelt lyrics and catchy tunes, and his new single lines can definitely be referred to as a 'sad bop'. In this episode, Alice and Scott discuss the differences between singles and albums, taking the leap of faith and becoming a full-time musician and how important it is to love what you do. Also, Alice set up her mic wrong so sounds super echo-y. Sorry. Support the show

Duration:00:41:08

Kelsey Kopecky

9/23/2019
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Alice Ashcroft and Kelsey Kopecky discuss songwriting at its core and what makes a song, an EP and an album. Kelsey talks about her experience in her band 'Kopecky' and how this led her to where she is today. They talk about what makes a great song; the lyrics, the production or the people who make the music great. Support the show

Duration:00:28:57

Beth O'Leary

9/16/2019
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Beth O'Leary, author of The Sunday Times top five bestseller 'The Flat Share' and upcoming novel 'The Switch Up', and Alice discuss how you even start writing a book. Alice asks Beth about the characters she fell in love with and explore how she uses her words to do this. Support the show

Duration:00:22:18

Tanya Byrne

9/9/2019
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Tanya Byrne, of Bismuth and many other bands, tells Alice about her fondness of jazz and how this plays into her darker music tastes. Alice and Tanya work together and create very different music, but they discuss how all music has the same foundation. Support the show

Duration:00:25:00

Dave Giles

8/24/2019
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In 2018, Dave Giles released his second album 'Tennessee and 48th'. In this episode, Alice and Dave discuss how this came about, from fundraising to get to Nashville, to the art of going to the toilet to write better songs. Support the show

Duration:00:46:42