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Singer Louise Golbey chats with the UK's most successful songwriters about their work and career.
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Singer Louise Golbey chats with the UK's most successful songwriters about their work and career.
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    Mary Leay

    Mary Leay

    Mary Leay: Songwriter, Topliner and Recording Artist. 
     
    Who else did the writers have in mind to record Cher's hit 'Believe'?
    Louise Golbey asks Mary about her love of lyrics, why she's passionate about music for film and why being a performer isn't for her.
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    BIO
    Mary Leay is South London based S. Signed to Big Life and Reservoir publishing she has established herself as a key UK songwriter. Most well-known for co-writing the top 40 hit Piece of Me for MK and Becky Hill, which has now reached over 95 million plays on Spotify! Mary co-wrote Take It Like a Man for Cher's twenty-fifth studio album Closer to the Truth, and has also written and worked with X Factor boyband Union J, Rui De Silva and Sugar Jesus to name a few. Mary’s songwriting work has seen her across multiple genres - Pop, Country and Dance and as well as working with new artists and producers in the studio, Mary has written tracks both Film and TV over the years (most recently working with world renowned film director Gore Verbinksi on movie soundtrack ‘A Cure for Wellness’ Often featuring as the main vocalist on her co-written tracks - she also writes and performs for her own personal project ‘Mary The Lost’ and has just recently self released her debut EP ‘In This Silence.’
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    Omar Lye-Fook

    Omar Lye-Fook

    Omar Lye-Fook MBE: British multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and Neo-Soul Pioneer. 
     
    Which 'recreational activity' influenced the lyrics to There's Nothing Like This?
    Louise Golbey asks Omar about his unique compostition style and how his collaboration with Stevie Wonder came about. And who really 'invented' Neo Soul?
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    Omar Lyefook MBE is without doubt, one of the greatest soul music talents the United Kingdom has produced in the last 40 years. If anyone has doubts about that, then they might want to consider the list of legendary artists who happily line up to collaborate with him musically, or simply sing his praises - from the late Leon Ware, Erykah Badu, Common, through to Carleen Anderson, D'Angelo, and Soul II Soul's Caron Wheeler, Angie Stone and U.K. artists Mica Paris, Courtney Pine, TY, Rodney P, Kele LeRoc, Natasha Watts and Estelle, all appreciate his truly original and unique voice, musicianship and songwriting talent.
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    Michelle Escoffery

    Michelle Escoffery

    Michelle Escoffery: Award Winning British Singer, Songwriter and Vocal Producer. 
     
    Who was 'Just a Little' written for before it got passed on to Liberty X?

    Louise Golbey asks Michelle about her process of writing songs, how song ideas came about, what triggers certain lyrics, subject matters and delving further into her work and discussing her highly successful music career.

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    BIO
    Michelle first started writing when she was in the group The Escofferys alongside her sisters (signed to Atlantic Records in the US in 1991), this followed with her writing and performing in chart topping girl band Truce. She then went on to become one of only two female stock writers at EMI Music Publishing at the time, alongside Cathy Dennis.
     
    She's written songs for Tina Turner, Liberty X, Beverley Knight and Artful Dodger to name a few, arranged vocals for Rod Stewart and has performed with Stevie Wonder and George Michael. She has won a Brit Award, an Ivor Novello, coaches vocals for TV shows and has been a judge on the UK panel for the Eurovison song contest. She recently joined the board at PRS as Writer Director and teaches a song writing course at Tileyard Education in London. 
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    • 44 min
    Introducing Louise Golbey

    Introducing Louise Golbey

    Musician and artist Louise Golbey chats with some of the UK's most successful songwriters about their work and career. They share unique insights into their process - giving listeners a brand new perspective behind their well-known songs…
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