Monthly Live Performance Showcases
A music-filled night, packed with new experiences, networking and live performance showcases
Show off your live music skills in one of London’s top music venues, meet recording and publishing label officials, and boost your exposure as an artist with our live performance showcases.
Every second Tuesday each month, we take to the road to visit the Piano Works Bar in London. This venue is one of the very best live music bars in the city and is always packed with interested, enthusiastic audiences. There’s also a huge number of recording and publishing label agents that visit, due to the bar’s reputation for finding emerging talent and quality musicians, so the chances of you getting noticed are much higher than at other open mic nights.
We’ll pick six of our best songwriters to play two songs each, along with three of our platinum member songwriters to play a 25-minute set each. Not only is it great fun to watch other artists perform, but it’s a seriously helpful learning experience. From having a trial by fire of networking with well-known names in the industry, to picking up better ways of capturing the audience, these nights are a perfect showcase of the skills you’ve picked up while working with us.
Once you’ve played your show, we’ll give you comprehensive feedback on your performance. Our songwriters and artists will point out what you did perfectly, as well as what you should improve to make your shows even better.
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
Just completed my first mentoring session with Mr Martin Sutton … got direction .. critique ..structure .. ongoing goals and targets …lots of advice and a real motivation boost !!! AWESOME !!!
Thank you so much for this weekend, really was such a fantastic experience. I’ve learnt so much that I wasn’t able to sleep all last night thinking about it.
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
Feeling so blessed to be a part of this songwriting family! Thank you for creating this wonderful community, a place for us all to be creative, passionate, supportive and talented!
10/10 – The one day course far exceded my expectations. Full of useful information backed up by eveidence. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the process of writing a song
Great organisation and inspiring evening
If I hadn’t have come I don’t think I would have believed in myself. you and the course have inspired me and sparked something inside of me to pursue my dream.
The passion of all the lecturers was amazing to see. The sharing of their life experiences that enabled them to get a career in the industry was inspirational and has made me reinforce in my mind it’s truly possible for me!
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
Just had my first mentoring session with Martin Sutton, what an amazing experience, so grateful and ready to face my first exercise. Thank you Martin.
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
I’m so freaking excited to be on this songwriting retreat!! Have written with some awesome people so far and have created some beautiful songs already! Yesterday’s was incredibly emotional
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
It is an amazing academy you have established with a true ethos of care and support coming straight from the top and filtering down through its ever increasing family – I am so proud to be part of it !
Thank you so much for an amazing Platinum year !- I have loved every minute or it, have learnt so much and feel very excited for 2018.
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
10/10 – Well worth the travel. I would do it all over tomorrow. I feel a lot more confident now with what I’ve learned.
Thank you Martin Sutton for your continued excellent support during the monthly 1:1’s, general encouragement, and kicks up the rear to keep on improving.
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
Finished yet another epic, inspiring and all round fantastic 1-2-1 with the awesome Luc Floreani So exited for the plans we’ve got cooking up…
I’ve finally found myself and my confidence has come back! That is down to what The Songwriting Academy has done for me and given me the boost I needed. I can’t thank you enough
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
Had a great and informative mentoring session with Mark Cawley, nice guy, had some interesting left of field ideas for me to try. Thanks Mark
The day went far too quickly
Just finished an awesome mentoring session with Charlie Charlie Dore what an inspiration you are Charlie. Thank you for all the excellent advice and guidance.
rocket fuel for the soul
What an incredibly life changing experience, on sooo many levels!!! It’s so difficult to put it all into words!!!!! Beautiful friendships gained and definitely the beginning of something monumental.
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
Another incredible mentoring session with Charlie Dore tonight! Really great feedback. So so much to work on and a good challenge but excited to get working on it!
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
Just had a fantastic mentoring session with Martin, my first on my platinum membership! Feel completely boosted and grinning away ready to take this year by the horns! Positivity all the way