Award winning young songwriters and VIP guest artists impress a packed audience at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill.
The Song Academy Young Songwriter 2021 live showcase celebrated the power of songwriting, music and young people. The Young Songwriter 2021 finalists songs were selected for their originality, creativity and music bravery. As well as being exceptional young songwriters they all performed like professional artists!
A special thank you to Josh Shea and Cassa Jackson for compering the showcase with great style. Also a massive congratulations to The Song Academy band for helping to bring the songs to life on stage. Thank you again to The Young Songwriter 2021 sponsors, Yamaha, Focusrite, Kobalt, PRS for Music, ICMP and Soundtrap, for supporting this year’s competition. Plus a big thank you to the SAYS21 star-studded panel of judges, including 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.
A highlights video of the showcase is shown below. Photos can be seen on our Facebook page (SongacademyUK). The Song Academy Young Songwriter 2021 album will be released shortly. Follow our social media channels to hear the latest news first!
THE YOUNG SONGWRITER 2021 SHOWCASE PERFORMERS
TALKS TOO MUCH, LEONA MAE, TOP 10 FINALIST SAYS21
FIREFLIES, LILY CRIDDLE, 2ND PLACE SAYS21
TEARDROPS, NELLY BINGHAM, TOP 10 FINALIST SAYS21
ILLUSION, JOHNNY BEAU, 3RD PLACE SAYS21
DID I? ISLA CAMPBELL, TOP 10 FINALIST SAYS21
VOICES, MACY O’NEILL, TOP 10 FINALIST SAYS21
WISH I DIDN’T CARE, CASSA JACKSON, VIP GUEST ARTIST
MARBLE ARCH, CLARA FREEMAN-TAYLOR, TOP 10 FINALIST SAYS21
HOW TO BE VULNERABLE, EMILY SEMPLE, TOP 10 FINALIST SAYS21
GIRL IN THE DRESS, LOIS BROOKS, WINNER SAYS21, 8-12 YEAR CATEGORY
HOME, SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, VIP GUEST ARTIST
TALK TO ME, THE SHEAS, VIP GUEST ARTISTS
FANTASY, GILSKA, VIP GUEST ARTIST
NO PLACE, WILL MASSIE, WINNER SAYS20, 8-12 YEAR CATEGORY
LIGHTS OF THE SKY, LILITH BEE, WINNER SAYS20, 13-18 YEAR CATEGORY
LAYING ON MARS, BENJAMIN FRERE, 3RD PLACE SAYS21
DROWNS ME OUT, TAIA THOMPSON, TOP 10 FINALIST SAYS21
CLAPHAM JUNCTION, JOE LEVER, TOP 10 FINALIST SAYS21
WE’RE NOT LONELY ANYMORE, LEXIE CARROLL, 2ND PLACE SAYS21
ALL IT TAKES, HETTA FALZON, WINNER SAYS21, 13-18 YEAR CATEGORY
EXPRESS YOURSELF, SONG ACADEMY
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. Song Academy songwriting programmes include clubs, workshops, song feedback, birthday parties and The Young Songwriter competition.
The Song Academy Young Songwriter competition is the leading songwriting competition for young people aged 8-18, worldwide. It’s a golden opportunity to get your songs heard by a star-studded panel of judges, stand out & connect to a talented tribe of like-minded young songwriters. The Young Songwriter 2022 competition is open for entries from 1st February to 31st March 2022, for 8-18 year olds worldwide. Get your songs ready!
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