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Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil

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A show for songwriters with songwriters talking to other songwriters about the craft of songwriting.

A show for songwriters with songwriters talking to other songwriters about the craft of songwriting.
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Location:

Toronto, Ontario

Description:

A show for songwriters with songwriters talking to other songwriters about the craft of songwriting.

Language:

English

Contact:

4165344273


Episodes

Exploring songs with “talk-singing”

12/10/2017
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We featured songs on this episode that use the unique “talk singing” technique. For the most part, we agreed that talk-singing meant that the singers were using short notes without too much melodic range, but still consciously in the key of the song.… The post Exploring songs with “talk-singing” appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:58:02


Creating songs when you have an unconventional singing voice

12/3/2017
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You don’t necessarily need to have a fantastic voice to write or even perform songs well. We looked at some of our favorite songwriters with unusual voices and how they did it. Listen to the episode https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-199-Unconventional-Singers.mp3 We talked about … The post Creating songs when you have an unconventional singing voice appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:53


Patrick Ballantyne’s Canadian song picks

11/26/2017
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Popular guest co-host and guest on Song Talk Radio, Patrick Ballantyne dropped by the studio to share two of his favourite Canadian songs. “Help Me” by Joni Mitchell is a great example of her unique combination of melody, structure, and lyrics to evoke a casual conversational tone.… The post Patrick Ballantyne’s Canadian song picks appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:55


Where metal, folk, and soul meet with Andy De Rego

11/20/2017
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Andy De Rego, also known as Black Suit Devil, is a seductive blend of acoustic soul with thought provoking lyrics and heartfelt, soulful melodies. Andy has been a regular in Toronto’s rock, blues and metal music scenes for over twenty years, writing and performing across North America.… The post Where metal, folk, and soul meet with Andy De Rego appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:58:07


It’s The 4th Anniversary Show!

11/13/2017
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The gang celebrates 4 years of Song Talk nerd-ery! Station tech genius Michael Newton stops by too. What we talked about: Angela SainiRachel RaditzNolan HubbardThe Oh Chays Listen to the Full episode https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-196-4th-Anniversary.mp3 … The post It’s The 4th Anniversary Show! appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:33


Halloween Special

11/5/2017
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The next time Halloween will occur on a Tuesday will be in 2023, so we were supernaturally possessed to take advantage of the freaky intersection and dig up some Halloween themed songs for this show. But first, the important stuff. Since this is radio, we figured Halloween costumes were in order.… The post Halloween Special appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:53


Exploring non-standard time signatures & EDM with Neel Modi

10/23/2017
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Our very own Neel talks about creating non-standard time-signature based EDM music. Past guest and composer Frank Horvat co-hosted while Neel’s better half, Hema handled the social media. Some stuff we talked about: Dave BrubeckGoldie – TimelessWriting Better Lyrics – Pat PatisonFrank’s webpageDave Brubeck’s Take 5One of a MindNo One Will Ever KnowNeel’s webpage Listen to the...

Duration: 00:57:54


Michelle Thibodeau moves from opera to pop

10/14/2017
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Michelle Thibodeau is a pop-folk singer/songwriter from Moncton, New Brunswick, now based in Toronto. She performed live for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (2012) and David Foster (June 2017) as well as recently playing the leading lady “Nancy” in a professional production of Oliver the Musical.… The post Michelle Thibodeau moves from opera to pop appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:51


Book Writing for Musicals with Stephen Witkin

10/8/2017
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Stephen Witkin joined us again to talk about his career writing the book for various musicals, and shared three songs resulting from his writing. We talked about: Samuel French … The post Book Writing for Musicals with Stephen Witkin appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:52


The Oh Chays: the ins-and-outs of making a living as a songwriting couple

10/1/2017
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The always surprising, risk-taking, gear-shifting, soul-belting Oh Chays are beholden to no single genre. Currently writing and recording their second album, The Oh Chays are a husband and wife duo raised on trad jazz, rockabilly, gospel, and the Detroit radio of the 70’s and 80’s.… The post The Oh Chays: the ins-and-outs of making a living as a songwriting couple appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:58:06


Non-songwriting careers in music

9/24/2017
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Bonnie Fedrau, Administrator at ACTRA-RACS and David Misener, Product Specialist at HHB Canada joined us to share their wide-ranging experiences in the music industry. Here are some of the cool things we talked about: Re-SoundRecording Artists’ Collecting SocietyBroken Social SceneHaydenThe New Deal Listen to the show https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-189-Non-songwriting-careers-in-music.mp3… The post Non-songwriting careers in music...

Duration: 00:57:51


Blair Packham and two of his favourite songs

9/17/2017
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For this special episode, good friend of the show Blair Packham (frontman of The Jitters, co-creator of Song Studio), brought in two of his favourite songs and together we dove deep into each song. We talked about: Unpopular PopMalcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History: King of Tears Listen to the show https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-188-Blair-Packham.mp3 The Songs Good-Ole-Boys-Like-Me_LYRIC-Good Ole Boys...

Duration: 00:57:52


Shelly Peiken – writing the hit song

9/4/2017
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Multi-platinum hit songwriter Shelly Peiken, has written songs for, and with, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, Celine Dion, Cher, Reba McEntire, Christina Aguilera, Meredith Brooks, Britney Spears, Natasha Bedingfield, NSYNC, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato. Shelly Peiken is also a successful author who has written a book detailing her experiences in songwriting – “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter”.… The post Shelly Peiken – writing the hit song appeared first on Song...

Duration: 00:57:51


Brighid Fry: Songwriting with multiple collaborators

8/27/2017
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Teenaged singer-songwriter Brighid Fry joins us to talk about her many collaborations and solo songwriting processes. Singer-songwriter Carmen Toth filled in for Neel – thanks Carmen! We talked about: … The post Brighid Fry: Songwriting with multiple collaborators appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:46


Sintja Baba – songwriting with a band’s support

8/21/2017
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Multi-instrumentalist and back up vocalist Sintja Baba has been playing alongside various Toronto acts and is currently playing that role in Marlon Chaplin’s band. She started her own band THE NAIVE, where her music has taken the shape of various genres.… The post Sintja Baba – songwriting with a band’s support appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:57


Pop songwriting with Amir Brandon

8/6/2017
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Pop music singer-songwriter Amir Brandon joined us to talk about two of his upcoming songs, working with producer Thomas McKay, and the stories behind his songs. We also talked about: … The post Pop songwriting with Amir Brandon appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:55


Nolan Hubbard and his happy summer tunes

7/23/2017
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Singer/songwriter Nolan Hubbard, originally from Gananoque, Ontario, brought us some summer sunlight through his stories and two of his catchy, tuneful songs – “Today” and “Sandbanks”. In this informative and entertaining program we talked about: Douglas RomanowMetalworksHype Music … The post Nolan Hubbard and his happy summer tunes appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:54


Chord-based and conversational songwriting with Sean Bertram

7/16/2017
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Up and coming singer-songwriter and Humber College music student Sean Bertram joined us to talk about his education and his chord-based approach to songwriting. Blair Packham subbed in for Phil – thanks Blair! And welcome to Raphael, our new technical and audio specialist – welcome to the team!… The post Chord-based and conversational songwriting with Sean Bertram appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:55


How to write songs with a looper pedal with Rachel Raditz

7/9/2017
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The very talented singer-songwriter and improvisational artist Rachel Raditz brought one song to Song Talk Radio that she had written previously. The other she made up on the spot in the middle of the program. “Back in Hali” about a friendship that might be more set in Halifax had an unconventional structure and a melody that grabbed us by the ears.… The post How to write songs with a looper pedal with Rachel Raditz appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:53

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