OUR WRITERS IN RESIDENCE
OUR WRITERS IN RESIDENCE
27th Sept - 1st Oct 2021
for 5 DAYS by
inclusive of food
Whether you’re seeking new inspiration, need to reconnect with your own songwriting, looking to collaborate or want guidance to help break through a creative block, then this retreat will help you immerse back into
the art and craft of songwriting.
SHELLY POOLE & PAUL STATHAM
Paul is a multi-platinum selling songwriter and producer whose commercial pop compositions have contributed to around 30 million album sales. These include the lead single 'Here With Me' and the title track 'No Angel' from Dido’s US and UK No 1 album ‘No Angel’ (22 million sales) and 2 co-writes and productions on Kylie Minogue's international No 1 album ‘Fever’ (7 million sales).
Paul is one of the longest serving writers at Warner Chappell publishing having been signed for over 20 years. He has written with an eclectic range of artists including Natalie Imbruglia, Will Young, Tina Arena & Sophie Ellis Bextor and many European artists. He also writes with many more left field artists including former Massive Attacks vocalists Shara Nelson and Dot Allison.
He has co-written and produced two albums for mercury prize nominated Helicopter Girl alongside writing with the Scottish rock legends Simple Minds. Paul is also known for his long standing seven album collaboration with gothic icon Pete Murphy.
A passionate believer in the art and craft of songwriting Paul also develops, mentors and writes with new artists for his publisher.
Paul shares the residency with Shelly Poole.
We're thrilled that Shelly Poole is joining us. She is a multi-platinum selling British singer and songwriter who has achieved international success in an ever-increasing variety of musical settings. The daughter of Brian Poole of the classic 1960s group The Tremeloes, Shelly formed the chart-busting band Alisha’s Attic in the late nineties with her sister Karen. Alisha’s Attic scored 4 gold and platinum selling albums and a string of hit singles.
Shelly is a highly respected award-winning songwriter and has worked closely and had hits with talents as diverse as Janet Jackson, Massive Attack, Jack Savoretti, Mark Ronson, Gary Barlow, Westlife, Ronan Keating, Boyzone, Paloma Faith, Michael Gray, Zucchero, Giorgio Moroder amongst many others. Shelly also continues to write with produce and mentor new and emerging artists.
We're over the moon that Shelly shares this residency with Paul Statham.