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Music Chats: What Does It Take To Be A Professional Songwriter?

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC+10


The Songwriters Journey Music Chat is an essential start to your 2020 professional development.

Join four of Canberra’s most interesting and successful songwriters and musicians for their take on a songwriters journey. Find out how they started, why songwriting is central to their careers as musicians and the importance of communication, confidence and collaboration.

Listen out for their three big insights that each have taken from their songwriting career. There will be live performances, a Q&A and networking drinks.

Presenter bios:

Indie Folk Nouveau Chanteuse Lisa Richards is a performer and songwriter who bends the traditions of folk, blues, and jazz, writing songs of longing, love, and hope and has just completed recording new work in NYC.


Bryn Evans has carved out a unique and lucrative niche in the sync and soundtrack world and is fresh back from a songwriting intensive in Nashville USA.


Both Lisa and Bryn were awarded an artsACT grants in 2019 and both are hyped to share their insights and experience and what drives them as professional songwriters.

Kojo Owusu-Ansah was born in Ghana and moved to Australia when he was six. He is the brother of Genesis Owusu. He released his first single, “YES!” in 2013 and followed it up the next year with an EP called Demokracy, released in November 2014. The EP was nominated for Best Urban Album at the ARIAs and Best Independent Hip-Hop Album Release at the AIR Awards. In October 2015 he released his debut album With The People and followed it up in 2017 with Belly of the Beast.


Singer-songwriter Lucy Sugerman has been cutting her teeth performing around her birthplace of Canberra since she was just nine years old, playing all kinds of events and venues from pubs to youth festivals to corporate events nearly every single weekend during primary and high school. Lucy developed a love for the piano and writing descriptive lyrics and soaring melodies from an early age, growing up listening to the likes of Carole King, Elton John and Norah Jones.



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Smith’s Alternative
76 Alinga Street
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
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