Tuesday, 28 March 2017

6 March 2017 - Songwriting Competition

        Our meeting of 6th March was a musical affair lead by Hastings Writers Group member, singer/songwriter, Anna Page. Members showcased their entries for the song writing competition. Several members chose to perform live, some acapella and some with guitars, and the rest played recordings of their songs performed by themselves, or their friends and family members. Most entries were set to original tunes but a small number of members had skillfully written new lyrics to familiar songs, including a very moving reworking of Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’. The subjects were diverse and interesting, including an 80s-style reflection of the impact of social media, a humorous look at life after 65, a ‘whodunit’, romantic love and Brexit. There was just enough time at the end of the meeting for Anna to show us all how it was done by performing a couple of her own songs. 

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