FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO WESTFIELD… MILLION-SELLING ARTIST RUMER TO PERFORM WITH UK’S TOP YOUNG SONGWRITERS AT FREE LONDON EVENT

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Brit Award nominee, Rumer has confirmed that she will perform on 12 June at Westfield, London, alongside top young songwriters aged 8 to 18 from across the UK and Ireland. Rumer, who is supported by leading music industry figures including Burt Bacharach, Elton John and Jools Holland, and has appeared at a host of prestigious locations including the White House in Rumer photoWashington DC, will perform ‘Reach Out’ with her husband, musical director Rob Shirakbari.

Co-headliner Cassidy Janson, who is currently starring in the West End as Carole King in the smash hit Beautiful The Musical, will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. The Westfield event will showcase the winners, runners-up and highly commended entrants of the Song Academy 2016 Young Songwriter competition.cassidy-janson-298x298

Many of the competition judges will be in attendance, including top producer Paul Stanborough, who’s worked alongside the highly respected Guy Chambers, with some of the most prominent names in the industry, from Kylie Minogue to Robbie Williams, Britney Spears to Tinie Tempah. Check out the full line-up.  Free Event @WestfieldLondon, Southern Terrace stage (near Jamie’s Italian), Sunday 12 June, 2 to 5pm.

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Charlie Smythe, 18 years old from Wharfedale, Leeds and a student at Leeds College of Music is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!
Original Song Title: Look Back and Smile (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: ‘Look back and smile’ is a celebration of youth and optimism. “I was looking forward to the summer and the great times that me and my friends are going to have. The idea of the invincibility of youth and endless optimism appealed to me (even though I know it doesn’t always turn out that way!). I hope the song generates happiness and raises people’s mood.”
Part of Song Lyrics: …. It’s the greatest atmosphere And it’s simply cos you are here It’s a time when we’ll look back and smile…….. Oooohhhh, ahhhhhhhh. And we’ll dance like champions And we’ll realize we’re the ones It’s a time when we’ll look back and smile……. Oooohhh, ahhhhhhhh. We’ll guess what it’s like when we’re 20 And stick all the leaves on the trees Won’t worry about time – we’ve got plenty See what I mean……. We’ll dance in the yard when it’s raining smother our crumpets in jam. Follow in Peter Pan’s footsteps That’s how I am…….. Here comes the sun…….!

Join us on Sunday 12th June afternoon

Come & watch the top young songwriters from across the UK and Ireland perform @WestfieldLondon in the Young Songwriter 2016 competition live showcase. A total of 47 performers including winners, finalists & highly commended entrants, aged 8-18 will perform. Plus, Cassidy Janson, playing Carole King in Beautiful The Musical will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. Click here for the full Line-up. Free Event. Win exclusive signed goodies!

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Tom Roddis, 14 years old from Essex, London and a pupil at The Perse Upper School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!
Original Song Title: No Apology
Theme & Inspiration for the song: No Apology is about when someone is cross with you and you feel you’ve done nothing wrong. “it’s a story of a misunderstanding, when someone was cross and they didn’t let the other person explain. Sometimes you just have to walk away and leave things unsaid.”
Part of Song Lyrics: Do you think it hangs there like a cloud about my head? Do you think I dwell on all those untrue things you said? Well I suppose I have at times, when I’ve written down these lines. Do you really think that what you said is true? What goes around, comes around for what I did to you? Well I never was unkind So I will not look behind. And I make no apology, apology Cause I, I’m feeling free I’m feeling free, I make no apology.

Join us on Sunday 12th June afternoon

Come & watch the top young songwriters from across the UK and Ireland perform @WestfieldLondon in the Young Songwriter 2016 competition live showcase. A total of 47 performers including winners, finalists & highly commended entrants, aged 8-18 will perform. Plus, Cassidy Janson, playing Carole King in Beautiful The Musical will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. Click here for the full Line-up. Free Event. Win exclusive signed goodies!

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Annie Horton, 17 years old from Woodbridge, Suffolk and a pupil at Farlingaye Sixth Form School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!
Original Song Title: You Say (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: You say is about domestic violence, controlling relationships and concealment of the truth. “The original inspiration for the song actually came not from the topic itself, but from the idea of a song with a ‘hidden message’ in it – a song that you have to look at from more than just a face-value first impression. From there it wasn’t difficult to make the leap to a topic that is metaphorically similar to the song itself – the line ‘concealer on left cheek, see you next week’ rather epitomises that key idea of a reality that is lying just under the surface, yet most don’t look closely enough to see it.
Part of Song Lyrics: Say you love me. Make a promise. Never do that thing again. Never let me .Never forget me. Never leave me all on my own. And say you love me. (You say you love me.) Long sleeves, just cold, Black eye, my fault. Bruised knees, fell down, Can’t talk right now. No sleep last night, I’ll be alright. Concealer on left cheek, See you next week…. I see me lie at night; I know you’re in the right. Because I’m always wrong – Should be glad you came along. Question in my mind, “Please get home on time”. Too afraid to ask, Break this perfect mask….Long sleeves, holding, Black eye, hitting. Bruised knees, pushed me, Hush you’re listening. No sleep for you, Got to stay true. Concealer on left cheek, Gone by next week.

Join us on Sunday 12th June afternoon

Come & watch the top young songwriters from across the UK and Ireland perform @WestfieldLondon in the Young Songwriter 2016 competition live showcase. A total of 47 performers including winners, finalists & highly commended entrants, aged 8-18 will perform. Plus, Cassidy Janson, playing Carole King in Beautiful The Musical will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. Click here for the full Line-up. Free Event. Win exclusive signed goodies!

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Gilska Weerakkody, 16 years old from Chiswick, London and a pupil at ArtsEd School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song Title: Stay Away (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: “My inspiration to write ‘Stay Away’ came from a mother’s intuition about her son’s future as a result of his continuing ‘Bad’ behaviour regardless of her struggles to protect her son from harm and repeating his mistakes and his negative approach to life. The son in his own way recognises what his mother is trying to tell him but he cannot help himself and he always remembers what she tried to tell him after his actions ends him in trouble. He see’s his life going too fast and it’s always too late to be smart.”
Part of Song Lyrics: Touch my neck and feel my heart. The pulse you hear is locked within your ear. Don’t regret the things you did. Cause everyday the memories don’t seem to fade away. Cus my momma told me not to cry, stay away stay away, From the crowded place Of love. My momma told me To take care Stay away stay away From the haunted layer of love

Join us on Sunday 12th June afternoon

Come & watch the top young songwriters from across the UK and Ireland perform @WestfieldLondon in the Young Songwriter 2016 competition live showcase. A total of 47 performers including winners, finalists & highly commended entrants, aged 8-18 will perform. Plus, Cassidy Janson, playing Carole King in Beautiful The Musical will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. Click here for the full Line-up. Free Event. Win exclusive signed goodies!

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Spencer Winningham, 15 years old from Hammersmith, London and a pupil at St Paul’s Boys School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song Title: September
Theme & Inspiration for the song: September is about summer love.
Part of Song Lyrics: I don’t want to see September come But I know it has to end I know you will remember us That moment when you said Let’s go somewhere and be alone Since then you’re in my head But when the leaves start falling September is the end It went too fast the time is gone for us it’s more than anyone what we thought was endless found its end I stare into those auburn eyes thinking about before you know that you’ve been my disguise but to me that’s so much more.

Join us on Sunday 12th June afternoon

Come & watch the top young songwriters from across the UK and Ireland perform @WestfieldLondon in the Young Songwriter 2016 competition live showcase. A total of 47 performers including winners, finalists & highly commended entrants, aged 8-18 will perform. Plus, Cassidy Janson, playing Carole King in Beautiful The Musical will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. Click here for the full Line-up. Free Event. Win exclusive signed goodies!

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Ella Bleakley, 14 years old from West Hampstead, London and a pupil at ArtsEd School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!
Original Song Title: Rewind (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: “This song is about losing someone to cancer. The person in this song was special to me, but she died when I was quite young, so I didn’t fully experience all the awful things her closest friends did. A couple years ago my mum was diagnosed with cancer, and it was one of the hardest things in my life to get through. I had a lot of close family friends supporting me and my brothers, but I still thought no one would fully understand how it felt. I wrote this song because I know many people are losing people to cancer, and I think they can relate to this song.”
Part of Song Lyrics: … And you left the world so soon, And I hope you’re gonna miss me too. Cause every little piece of me, Loves every little piece of you, and now that you’re gone, I hope that you realise. That every little part of me, Loves every little part of you. And now that you’re gone I wish I could rewind.

Join us on Sunday 12th June afternoon

Come & watch the top young songwriters from across the UK and Ireland perform @WestfieldLondon in the Young Songwriter 2016 competition live showcase. A total of 47 performers including winners, finalists & highly commended entrants, aged 8-18 will perform. Plus, Cassidy Janson, playing Carole King in Beautiful The Musical will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. Click here for the full Line-up. Free Event. Win exclusive signed goodies!

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Georgie West, 14 years old from Blackheath, London and a pupil at Alleyn’s School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song Title: Skeleton Dreams
Theme & Inspiration for the song: ‘Skeleton Dreams’ is about someone falling in love.
Part of Song Lyrics: Your eyes are bigger than I’ve ever seen skeleton dreams, they are causing a scene. I’m tired of just being nothing when you’re not by my side. I can’t see through the mist round my eyes. Show me the truth before I go blind. I’m tired of waiting for nothing. My lips just tell me lies. So maybe ignorance is bliss and maybe that is all I have. But one thing, darling, is for sure it’s not the same for me anymore.

Join us on Sunday 12th June afternoon

Come & watch the top young songwriters from across the UK and Ireland perform @WestfieldLondon in the Young Songwriter 2016 competition live showcase. A total of 47 performers including winners, finalists & highly commended entrants, aged 8-18 will perform. Plus, Cassidy Janson, playing Carole King in Beautiful The Musical will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. Click here for the full Line-up. Free Event. Win exclusive signed goodies!

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Elidh McKnight, 15 years old from County Armagh, Northern Ireland and a pupil at The Wallace High School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!
Original Song Title: Breathe (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: “‘Breathe’ is a song about observing someone I know experiencing regret at letting someone go”.
Part of Song Lyrics: Oh there she goes again. Chasing you around your head. You’re in between again. She’s always two steps ahead. There isn’t a reason why she’s on your mind. But don’t you know that she’s going to leave you far behind. Breathe and dance until you’re numb. Cause it’s hard when you care about someone. Just keep breathing, believing Just keep breathing, believing.

Join us on Sunday 12th June afternoon

Come & watch the top young songwriters from across the UK and Ireland perform @WestfieldLondon in the Young Songwriter 2016 competition live showcase. A total of 47 performers including winners, finalists & highly commended entrants, aged 8-18 will perform. Plus, Cassidy Janson, playing Carole King in Beautiful The Musical will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. Click here for the full Line-up. Free Event. Win exclusive signed goodies!

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Ralph Taylor, 17 years old from Framlingham, Suffolk and a student at BIMM Music School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song Title: Two Cigarettes (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: ‘Two cigarettes’ uses smoking as a metaphor for love. “It’s about a lovely girlfriend who wasn’t a smoker, it’s about the relationship when I was with her, and then months after we broke up.
Part of Song Lyrics: Two cigarettes go to waste, when I’m with you, you take my breath away. No we don’t have to wait, but if you want to, baby that’s ok. From the moment I saw your eyes, I knew I wanted you right by my side. Everything felt so right. Now I can say you’re mine, my love doesn’t need to hide Everything fell in line. Two cigarettes that never change, it seems so strange, to smoke our love away You’re the lighter to our flame, cos when our hearts fade, you spark them up again.

Join us on Sunday 12th June afternoon

Come & watch the top young songwriters from across the UK and Ireland perform @WestfieldLondon in the Young Songwriter 2016 competition live showcase. A total of 47 performers including winners, finalists & highly commended entrants, aged 8-18 will perform. Plus, Cassidy Janson, playing Carole King in Beautiful The Musical will perform one of Carole’s hit songs. Click here for the full Line-up. Free Event. Win exclusive signed goodies!

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