Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Yep, we've done it again - award-winning songwriting according to the UK Songwriting Contest 2009. We won two semi-finalist awards, one in the Pop category for Work With Me, and one in the adult contemporary category for Truth or Dare.
Lasy year, when we collected our semi-finalist awards for Untouchable and Is This Real, we pledged to do better in 2009. Well, in a way we did, because the judges scores for our 2008 entires were 6, and this year we went up to a 7, which apparently means we almost made it to the finals. In 2010 we're going to try for Finalist - though it's a hard slog, as we're up against thousands of fantastic songwriters, not only from the UK but from all over the world.
In other news, the album is now progressing nicely with most of the drums done, half of the bass tracks now laid down and the other half scheduled to be recorded in a couple of weeks' time, after which work can begin on the guitar, keyboards and vocals. We're still on track for our tentative completion deadline which is New Year 2010. A new year, a new album!
It's been a dry season for gigs (probably just as well since we're hard at work with the album) but maybe Autumn will bring out the jazz and soul lovers. We'll keep you posted!