Songwriters’ Lab

November 15, 2012

Alan Bradley, Services & Security Manager at Aquinas College, is facilitating an informal, daytime, bi-weekly ‘Songwriters Lab’ on campus for any interested students, staff, or faculty who might enjoy songwriting or playing music. Attendance is free and all skill levels are welcome. The craft of songwriting will be discussed and original songs and peer feedback shared; even new song collaborations are possible. Alan, who has spent at least 15 years in various bands over the years – both in New York State and Nashville – has co-written with and had recorded ‘cuts’ by various artists such as Phil Keaggy (Christian rock), Pam Daley and Claire Lynch (bluegrass), Jim Drew (Christian folk-rock), and the Burns Sisters (folk/Americana), as well as two of his own previous bands (‘Max’ and ‘The Sheaves’). He is also a member of Nashville performing rights organization SESAC and has had songs published with SONY Music, Word/Warner Bros. Music, and Sparrow/EMI.

Although not much interested in live performances or ‘touring’ anymore, songwriting and recording remains a passion of his, so he is eager to share what he has learned and mingle with other aspiring writers. Lab attendees will also be considered for the new ‘singer-songwriter coffeehouse’ series starting in the Carriage House next semester that Aquinas Student Activities is sponsoring. If you or anyone you know are interested in attending the Labs to learn more about songwriting, please email Alan or call him at (615)-297-7545, ext. 437.