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.
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
Feeling thoroughly inspired after a mind-blowing chat with Luc Floreani of Floreani Management. So thankful that he’s willing to share his enthusiasm and give me some new ideas.
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
rocket fuel for the soul
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
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.
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
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…
Just when I thought it could not get any more inspirational, I have another mentoring session with Luc Floreani!
Thanks for a great day & for inspiring me to #makeithappen along with discovering some crazy improve skills!
Brilliant. Entertaining. Humorous. Good for business.
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
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
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.
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
Great first mentoring session with Martin. Really encouraging, helpful in establishing focus and with so many things to takeaway.
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.
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
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.
Wonderful uplifting day restoring faith in my path
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
I am SO totally buzzed that I took the plunge and committed to this program!
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!
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
Excellent thought provoking and inspirational
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times
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.