Artist, musician and songwriter Frances' podcast series, Ditty In A Dash, is here! We will see her challenge some of her most creative friends to write a song from scratch in just 15 minutes.
Each episode will see Frances invite a special guest into her home studio, once a fortnight, for a chat about their musical journeys, before setting the timer and getting down to business. With chart-topping, award winning guests lined up, this series is guaranteed to pull back the curtain and reveal a glimpse of the talents of some of the music industry’s biggest songwriters.
S2 Ep5: Grace Davies
Grace knew what she wanted from a young age and has always kept her integrity throughout her ever blossoming career. She turned down multiple offers to be part of The X Factor until she was promised she could audition with her own songs. That decision has set her up as the artist she wants to be and should teach us all that what we say no to is as, if not more, important than what we say yes to. I’m sure you will all love Grace as much as I do. Enjoy!
S2 Ep4: Tom Mann
Having Tom Mann join me for an episode is such a pleasure. He is so talented and just a joy to talk to and write with. Recently he has written Becky Hill’s single ‘Last Time’ as well as the latest Regard feat. Tate McRae and Troye Sivan single ‘You’. It was amazing to be able to grab him for an hour as he’s a man in high demand!
S2 Ep3: Lauren Aquilina
Lauren started her career as an artist when she was just a teenager. She captured the hearts of listeners globally with her heartfelt, poetic and ethereal songs. Hitting a bump in the road with her record label and ultimately her happiness, she made the brave decision to step back from being an artist. Within a blink of an eye though she re-emerged as the Lauren we all love, releasing amazing music independently as an artist and penning songs for other artists including no less than THREE on the brand new Demi Lovato album, “Dancing With The Devil...The Art Of Starting Over”. We had the best time chatting and writing our ‘ditty’, I’m sure you’ll all love her as much as I do!
S2 Ep2: Violet Skies
Violet Skies is a fantastic songwriter and artist. Her journey into the industry had many twists and turns but on all accounts she’s ended up right where she needs to be, making beautiful music both for herself and others.. AND running an incredible organisation called sheWrites, which organises writing camps for all female songwriters, producers and engineers. I’m sure you’ll love her as much as I do!
S2 Ep1: Nina Nesbitt
Welcome to series 2! What an amazing way to start with the fabulous Nina Nesbitt. She’ll make you laugh, her voice will melt you and her journey will inspire you. Nina is working on her highly anticipated next album and I’m certain it’s going to be a treat for us all. You can check out Nina’s previous albums and other amazing singles and collaborations in all of the normal places. Personal favourites of mine are ‘Things I Say When You Sleep’ and ‘Cry Dancing’ with NOTD. I’m sure you’ll all love Nina as much as I do!
S1 Ep5: Andrew Jackson
The legendary Andrew Jackson joined me for this episode and what a joy it was! Andrew has written for Dua Lipa, Rag ’n’ Bone Man, James Arthur, Kygo and Hailee Steinfeld to name but a few. We have been writing together fairly regularly for over a year now and he is definitely one of my favourite collaborators. I’m sure you’ll love him as much as I do!
Absolutely loved this series! Never listened to anything like this before and really enjoyed. Can’t wait for more!
Thank you for this podcast, so refreshing and creative.
Great creative idea
I love this idea and after listening to the first episode I was hooked and binge listened (if that’s a thing) to them all! The songs that come out at the end are so great, especially considering they were done in 15 minutes. There’s something magical that comes from hearing this raw creativity and rough process which ends each time in something so beautiful. I can’t wait to Hera more episodes!