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The Young Songwriter 2021 live showcase will be held on Saturday 25th September, 7 – 9:30pm at The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 2AY. The Young Songwriter 2021 competition winners, finalists and Song Academy alumni making waves in the music industry will be performing their original songs live at The Tabernacle – a fabulous venue in Notting Hill. We’ve missed our live events and this one is set to be the best yet!
The showcase celebrates young people and the power of songwriting to help young people find their voice and find their tribe, making an exciting creative future.
We are delighted that the showcase will be compered by two young creative stars – Joshua Shea and Cassa Jackson. Josh Shea is a talented actor, director, musician and songwriter, as well as a past Young Songwriter finalist. He was young newt in Fantastic Beasts and Devin in The Royals. He’s recently launched a musical duo with his sister, Esther ‘The Sheas’. Cassa Jackson is a talented singer songwriter, musician and past Young Songwriter finalist. Her tracks have exceeded 4 million streams on Spotify. She’s supported The Jacksons on tour and in a couple of weeks is supporting JLS for their hotly anticipated comeback tour. Playing in arenas all around the UK including the 02 four times!
The Song Academy Young Songwriter competition is the leading international songwriting competition for young people aged 8-18. This year attracted a record 1,031 high quality entries. Sponsors of this year’s competition are Yamaha, Focusrite, Kobalt, PRS for Music, ICMP and Soundtrap. The SAYS21 star-studded judging panel included Fraser T Smith, Tom Odell, Calum Scott, Tom Grennan, Chris Difford, Michelle Escoffery, Miranda Cooper, Eg White, Emily Philips, Sacha Skarbek, Hannah V, Dan Gillespie Sells, Sodajerker and Janet Devlin.
To book your seats at this unique event send an email to email@example.com. £20 for seats at tables in the stalls (8 person tables and 10 person tables). £15 for seats in the gallery. All seats have an excellent view of the stage. Limited availability so we suggest you book soon. E-tickets will be sent out the week before.
TALKS TOO MUCH, LEONA MAE
FIREFLIES, LILY CRIDDLE
TEARDROPS, NELLY BINGHAM
ILLUSION, JOHNNY BEAU
DID I? ISLA CAMPBELL
VOICES, MACY O’NEILL
WISH I DIDN’T CARE, CASSA JACKSON
HONEY, CLARA FREEMAN-TAYLOR
HOW TO BE VULNERABLE, EMILY SEMPLE
GIRL IN THE DRESS, LOIS BROOKS
HOME, SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
TALK TO ME, THE SHEAS
NO PLACE, WILL MASSIE
LIGHTS OF THE SKY, LILITH BEE
LAYING ON MARS, BENJAMIN FRERE
DROWNS ME OUT, TAIA THOMPSON
CLAPHAM JUNCTION, JOE LEVER
WE’RE NOT LONELY ANYMORE, LEXIE CARROLL
ALL IT TAKES, HETTA FALZON
EXPRESS YOURSELF, SONG ACADEMY
We hope to see you there!
Background on Song Academy Song Academy was founded 12 years ago, we’re dedicated to the future of music & the wellbeing of young people aged 8-18. We enable young people to express themselves and have their voices heard. From their first song to developing their first album. We nurture young writers, artists, musicians, producers & creative thinkers, empowering young people at a formative time of their life. We believe that songwriting and music can transform the lives of young people by helping them find their voice and find their tribe.
Song Academy stands for the craft and art of songwriting in its purest form, enabling young aspiring songwriters to aspire to the very best melody, lyric, structure, concept, harmony, mood and impact a song can have. It’s a supportive community where young people feel brave and can express themselves, celebrate individuality and be themselves. The benefits from this unique community are far reaching, especially the positive boost to mental health.