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.
rocket fuel for the soul
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
I was going to write “you can’t beat Martin Sutton”, but that would sound all wrong. 🙂 So just saying am very happy with mentor session from Superstar Sutton. Virtual hugs all round.
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
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.
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!
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
Dominic King… Absolutely Inspirational!!!! Almost did not take up this session, wanted to play it save, but thank God I didn’t !!! Risk aversion you’re a bloody thief. Thanks
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 first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
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
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
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.
When I look back to last April, when I attended TSA’s Introduction to Songwriting, my life has changed immensely for the better
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
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
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.
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
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 !!!
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
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.
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
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
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!