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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Clara Sanders, 17 years old from Gloucestershire and a pupil at Katharine Lady Berkeley School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song Title: Wire (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: Wire is a song about vulnerability. “This is a personal song, regarding a time in my life, I wanted to explore a state of mind and the pressure/ fragility I felt at the time. I like the imagery of a wire because it is both strong but fragile in that it can be cut at any time.”
Part of Song Lyrics: You, oh you fill me with fear, you could hurt me my dear, oh oh. And I, see right through you like glass, know this smile is a facade, oh oh. So take me away from here, where the fumes and the people disappear. Oh you, pull me tight, like a wire. And you, fray my edges with your fire. Oh you, pull me tight, like a wire, And you, fray my edges with your fire Words trickle out of your lips, I feel your hands on my hips, oh oh. And with, every kiss you poison me, cause your words too sickly sweet, oh oh.

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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Maisie Kate Shelbourne, 15 years old from Lincoln, Lincolnshire and a pupil at Lincoln Christs Hospital School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!
Original Song Title: Jumping From Swings
Theme & Inspiration for the song: ‘Jumping From Swings’ is about growing up and overthinking. “The main point of inspiration came to me when I was thinking about how, when I was younger, making decisions for example “jumping from swings” used to be so easy as I wouldn’t think, I’d just do. However, as I get older it’s becoming harder to just do things without overthinking the whole situation. Also, my brain tends to get crammed full of thoughts, especially at night when I’m laying in my bed in the silence. This is something I kinda wish didn’t happen so I just if I just compile all of this into some sort of song maybe it wont be so stuck in the back of my mind.”
Part of Song Lyrics: Don’t think just don’t think at all cos thinking leads to overthinking wanting to swim when your already swimming don’t moOoOve keep everything quiet keep everything still and try not to stress as the cool breath of reason sets your thoughts to rest oOoh nOoO I wish I could let it go but my head is where my heart is and my thoughts are mind is I’m overthinking over thoughts jumping from swings never took so long befoOoRe.

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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Camellia Kelly, 17 years old from Surrey and a pupil at Warlingham Sixth Form School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song title: Canvas (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: ‘Canvas’ is about relationships. “Basically, I began to like one of my ex’s best friends, but it turned out that this guy just happened to keep the most wonderful company and to this day we’re together. At the time it was awkward and I wasn’t sure whether to go for it or not, and I know it’s cliche – but my god, I went weak at the knees because of this boy! I saw it as a new page and seeing as I like arty creative stuff in my spare time, I thought I’d think of it as painting on a new canvas as if I were starting again with him.”
Part of Song Lyrics: I don’t know what to say sorta dumb, sorta fun but it’s all pretty pair shaped kinda cliche but it’s cool, I’m a fool and I, I don’t know what to do I’m sorta glad that I have your hand to hold on to sounds kind of mad, but it’s cool, I’m a fool and I oh we are painting on a pure canvas (of us, canvas, of us) far from colourless when we are making our own colourful mess acting recklessly oh cant you see that we’re pleasantly wonderful and so naive we’re waking up to sunshine and we’ve got a lot of feeling we just don’t know how to feel them.

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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Melanie Baker, 17 years old from Penrith, Cumbria and pupil at Ullswater Community College is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!
Original Song Title: Unrequitedly (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: This is a song I wrote after falling in love with someone who didn’t feel the same, and never would.
Part of Song Lyrics: I didn’t mean to fall the way I did I didn’t mean to fall in love unrequitedly I didn’t know how much it would hurt to love someone so so so much and never have that love returned And oh, how stupid I was to think that you felt the same to think that we shared the same love. All I need is you And all I want is for you to need me too The way that you look at me… Does that mean something? Or am I just longing? And oh, my heart might just break in two if I can’t stop loving you, if I can’t stop loving you.

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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Oscar Welsh, 14 years old from Saxmundham, Suffolk and a pupil at Framlingham College is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song Title: Cappuccino (Highly Commended)

Theme & Inspiration for the song: Cappuccino celebrates a love for coffee. “The lyrics ‘ever since I met coffee, I fell in love’- are very literal- this is what happened when I found out it gives you energy AND tastes good. When messing around with the piano I found a cool and cheeky set of chords which really set the base for a light and funny song. When our coffee machine made me a ‘Nice hot cappuccino’, an idea sparked and I started writing. I decided that I would use my laptop to record the song, and have lots of different tracks all on top of each other creating more of a band-like sound. I picked trumpets, piano, a bass and beatbox (kind of self taught – I just gave it a go).
Part of Song Lyrics: Ever since I met coffee, I fell in love, ever since I met coffee I just can’t get enough. Cos I can do what ever I want if that caffeine does its job cos, ever since I met coffee I just can’t stop. Nice, Hot cappuccino I got a test tomorrow, but I know I can make it with a sip or two. …. I Love my new girlfriend she’s so damn hot, she never answers back and she’s tall and dark, If I leave her for too long she goes cold, ever since I met coffee, I fell in 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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Alex Roche, 10 years old from Chelsea, London and a pupil at The American School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song Title: Bad Boy (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: “My inspiration came when a friend made a mistake that caused some trouble. That got me thinking about my song and then I remembered how people get into trouble and what they are usually called. They are called Bad Boys which gave me the title of the song. I wrote the line ‘cracking all the codes’  because I was nosy at school and I was always trying to figure out who had done the wrong thing when I had learnt about it. The line ‘ breaking all the rules ‘ is about when me and two of my friends got into trouble for something one of them did – we were supposed to say who had done it but we all took the blame instead.”
Part of Song Lyrics: I’m smashing outta school. And I’m breaking all the rules
and I’m cracking all the codes. And I’ll take on everything that comes my way. I’m cruising on my own. And I know which way to go. So don’t be blocking up the road. Coz I can’t stop being a bad boy all day long.

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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Silvia Cook, 9 years old from Wandsworth, London and a pupil at Holy Ghost Primary School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song Title: Someday (Highly Commended)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: ‘Someday’ is a song about helping a friend. “I saw someone being left out in the playground and I wrote this song to make the feel better”
Part of Song Lyrics: Someday, someday I’ll be in the wind like a flying bird, Someday, someday. I will sing the sweetest song you’ve ever heard. I will fly away, forget the hurtful things. I’ll get there some day. I just need to spread my wings. Life is a plane soaring through the sky, Life is a plant just waiting to die, You can do anything if you try…

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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Charlotte Lowe, 18 years old from Southampton, Hampshire and a pupil at Bitterne Park Sixth Form School is performing in our Young Songwriter 2016 live showcase at Westfield London on Sunday 12th June!

Original Song Title: Sweet Dreams (Finalist, 13-18 year category)
Theme & Inspiration for the song: “This is a love song about a girl who is forced to move away from her love and this is painful for them both.
Part of Song Lyrics: You say you dread the day I call somebody else baby, You say you’ll hate the name that replaces yours in my dreams, But we’ll have to accept that it’s not my choice to leave, You say ‘baby remember me’, And I know you won’t sleep tonight, But I promise you the pain will pass in time, And you should know I’ll always love you, And I will always remember you so, Sweet dreams, For when you’re over me, To me this doesn’t change how I’ve always felt about you, But I can see the pain in your eyes when you mutter how it’s nothing new, And that breaks my heart.

Judges Comments: “Big uplifting chorus.” Tom Odell; “Charlie delivers her vocal beautifully. I like the twist on the lyric at the end of the chorus.” Tim Laws; “Nice song idea, with a strong chorus.” Rumer

About Charlie & her songwriting: I’ve been writing songs since I was 12 or 13 but my songs have got better and better. I’d say I was a singer-songwriter at the moment, but career wise – just a songwriter would be really cool. I find inspiration everywhere I can, reading books, storylines and characters, people around me, if someone’s going through something I sing about how they’re feeling. It’s a good way to get out all the emotions, I do like imagining another person’s point of view apart from your own. Artists I look up to are Tom Odell. Paramour and Ed Sheeran.

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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