Event Details

Event date: 
30 January 2019
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Nashville-based award-winning songwriter, singer, and creativity teacher Beth Nielsen Chapman will be the guest at our first Songwriters' Circle of 2019. 

She will join ICMP Head of Songwriting and host Sophie Daniels and four other ICMP student and alumni songwriters at the event. 

Who is Beth Nielsen Chapman? 

American born Beth is one of Nashville's most lauded songwriters. Moving to the city in 1985, she found acclaim as a writer for hire, penning top hits for Tanya Tucker and Willie Nelson and signing as a pop artist to Warner/Reprise. She's released numerous solo records in her own name while also penning tunes for many top artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood. 

Her awards include mega-hit 'This Kiss', sung by Faith Hill, was ASCAP’S 1999 Song Of The Year, garnered a Grammy nomination and Nashville NAMMY’S 1999 Songwriter of the Year. Beth also received a special award by The Alabama Music Hall Of Fame, was the recipient of The Distinguished Artist Award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2009 and in October 2016 Beth was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. 

2018 saw the release of her thirteenth solo album, 'Hearts Of Glass'. Produced by Sam Ashworth, it is a collection of songs about vulnerability and strength which includes several new compositions and a few striking new versions of some rediscovered gems from her back catalogue.

Visit bethnielsenchapman.com to find out more.  Watch the video to her track 'All I Have'

Student Performers

Marland Barsby (BA Songwriting Year 1)

Emma Moore (MA Songwriting)

Richard Fairlie (BA Songwriting Year 3)

Will Thomson (BA Creative Musicianship

How to book a place? 

Students can sign-up for this event and reserve a place via Room Bookings using the ICMP Dashboard - look for the 'Masterclass' tab on the relevant date of the event and click 'Enrol'. 

What is Songwriters' Circle? 

Lifting the veil on songwriters today, this writers round is a truly unique experience.

Do you love to discover new talent or listen to the finest stripped back songs? Then come along to London's fastest growing Songwriting event where songsmiths reveal how and why their lyrics came to be. Taking place in an intimate setting, the audience gets an exclusive listen to well known hit songs stripped back sung by the writers themselves as well as new material from the most talented, up and coming, songwriting students in the UK. 

Hosted by our tutors (which include a Mercury Music Prize Nominee and No 1 UK writers and artists), and featuring an exciting line-up of successful alumni along with ICMP student artists and our fantastic line up of special guests... you never know who you'll meet! 

Open to all, the Songwriters' Circle attracts musicians, music lovers and industry alike. This is a unique blend of people coming together for one evening along with stunning songs and the stories around them, this is an experience you won't forget.