Songwriter Profile

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MPF Podcast 004: Mark Cawley on Writing for Legends

Mark Cawley’s catalog of work has included writing songs for artists such as Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and even The Spice Girls. His songs have appeared on more than 15 million records so far. He has even worked with legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach. In this Music Producers Forum podcast episode 4, … Continue reading

MPF Podcast 003: Barry Southgate – To Mars and Back

Barry Southgate has supported major US R&B artists when touring Australia, including the legendary Brian McKnight. In this conversation, I talk to Barry about his time with his idol, and himself becoming a finalist on the Australian Idol competition. We also chat about his time beyond the reality show, and how he independently produced his … Continue reading

Artist Preview: Barry Southgate, an artist bringing change and not standing idol

True success is well and truly earned, and that journey means taking initiative and simply getting things done. Songwriter, producer and vocalist Barry Southgate is living by these rules. His motto is ‘bring change somewhere’, which is a simple yet profound philosophy.  As an independent artist with a solid fan base, he’s producing his own … Continue reading

Video: Donald Fagen talks Arrangement and Chords for Peg

In discussing studio recording styles with a fellow musician/producer, I mentioned a Steely Dan documentary that I posted a few years back on the Forum. In revisiting this video, I came across more detailed and personal interviews where Donald Fagen he talks about the chords and the arrangement for Peg, from their 6th LP Aja released … Continue reading

Beyond Noiseworks, a profile of Steve Balbi

In 2009 I was commissioned by CCEntertainment to write a profile on a music artist, producer, singer, songwriter who has had a profound influence in Australian Rock Music. In the late 80’s/early 90’s,  Noiseworks came into prominence on the Australian rock scene at time that was dominated by INXS, Midnight Oil and Crowded House. In … Continue reading

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