Ever wanted to collaborate with other songwriters? Are you looking to develop your musicianship and perform live? Our Songwriting Bootcamp is an intensive programme that brings together musicians and songwriters to collaborate, create new songs and perform them live at the Roundhouse.

What will I get from taking part?

  • Learn how to develop your musical ideas into a song
  • Work in groups to experiment with different methods of songwriting
  • Improve your musicianship by writing and performing with others
  • Make connections with other young creatives

Who will be teaching the project?

Fran Lobo
Fran Lobo is a singer, songwriter, producer, choral composer and sound artist from London. Her work is centred around the importance of having a voice and enabling others to do the same through her creative and facilitation work. Her work has been shown at the V&A, Southbank Centre and Somerset House and has been critically acclaimed by publications such as DAZED, i-D and The Guardian.

‘FRAN LOBO is one of a kind. The London-based singer songwriter is currently carving out a niche of her own, creating music that all at once manages to be ethereal, empowering, and perfect for a sing-along, and conjuring up comparisons to artists as diverse as PJ Harvey, Grimes and Rage Against the Machine’, DAZED

James Yarde
As a producer, musician and songwriter, James Yarde’s influences are many and include reggae, Afro-beat and jazz, while his roots lie firmly in soul, hip hop and R&B genres. Recent collaborations on and off stage have included Ty, The Olatuja Project and The WiseChildren, of which he is at the helm. James is currently working on material for Esco Williams’ debut LP and for his own LP project which will feature an array of artists and musicians.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
This bootcamp has been designed for young people who already have some experience with an instrument/writing songs.

Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
Your instrument (heavier items like amplifiers/keyboards/drums will be provided), a notebook and pen. A bottle of water and packed lunch.

How to apply:
You can apply for a place on this project by completing the short form below. Deadline for submission: Mon 18 July, 9.00am

I’m not sure I can afford to take part…
If you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare, we can help. Find out how you can get support.

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?
We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs. Get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements and do our best in supporting you.

Where is the project taking place?
Roundhouse Studios