Episode 016

Kathryn Williams - Singer Song Writer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

song writing for yourself vs. others, song writing classes and stage fright

This week Ben is Newcastle’s Bridge Hotel with mercury prize nominated singer songwriter and adopted Geordie Kathryn Williams. With Kath we discuss song writing for yourself vs. others, song writing classes and stage fright.

 
 One of our own (ish). Mercury Prize nominee Kathryn Williams. She's boss.

One of our own (ish). Mercury Prize nominee Kathryn Williams. She's boss.

 

Kath talks about how song writing for her comes about when she opens herself up 'without boundaries'. That openness and honesty comes through in the interview. She is a true gem.

It was great to hear Kath share with us her challenges with stage fright in the early years, particularly around the time of the Mercury prize nomination. Also, how collaboration with others started to help her tackle this.

For many, song writing is something that you will do for yourself, to share with the world as your art. Kath does this very well, but also writes for others, which was interesting to hear how she approaches those differing dynamics.

The good cause this week is The Percy Hedley Foundation, who provide a wide range of high quality, specialist and personalised care and education support to disabled people and their families. Links as always below.

 

Here are some links associated to the episode:

 

  • Kath's website - Live dates, music, videos, and all things relating to the wonderful Kathryn Williams can be found here.

 

  • The Arvon Foundation - Here is a link to Arvon, who deliver residential songwriting courses. They celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018!

 

  • The Percy Hedley Foundation - The website for this week's good cause can be found here