A must attend for aspiring artists and commercial songwriters. Discover the key aspects of being a topliner, how to approach briefs and how to unlock your potential. Current hit songs will be played followed by a discussion of the key components that comprise to it’s success.
Michelle Escoffery - Singer/Songwriter (Tina Turner, All Saints, Artful Dodger)
Michelle Escoffery an Ivor Novello Award Winning British Singer, Songwriter and Vocal Producer. Having consistently amassed accolades as one of the UK’s most respected songwriters, Michelle is making a return with her solo album ASÉ aka LOVE and ABOVE due for release Winter 2018 /Spring 2019.Michelle's metamorphic journey has been one of internal exploration and experience.
Coached by her father in the early years, Michelle has been heavily involved in every element of songwriting, singing, directing, producing and vocal coaching and continues to do so to this day.A member of family singing group, 'The Escoffery’s', signed to Atlantic Records USA in 1991, Michelle cut her teeth in the studio with sister Sandra Escoffery, learning to write and arrange, which led to independent success with chart topping UK girl band Truce. Michelle went on to become one of only 2 female stock writers at EMI Music Publishing at the time, alongside Cathy Dennis.Ivor Novello Award winner for her song ‘Just A Little’ 2002 PRS Most Performed work, also chosen as part of PRS’ ‘Songs Of A Century’, a selection of the top 100 British songs from the last century.
She has penned songs for Tina Turner, All Saints, Beverley Knight, Artful Dodger and worked on vocal arrangement and production for Rod Stewart song ‘Human’ and performed with Artists Stevie Wonder, George Michael and more. She has had recent hits around the world for international recording Artist Nabiha (single sat on the top of the airplay charts in Denmark for 40+ weeks) and SHINee (The last mini album was number 1 in 6 countries in 2015)Her drive to showcase and champion emerging songwriters and performers shone in 2002 when she founded and ran 'Kindred Spirit' for almost a decade – London’s launch pad for creativity, live band performances and one of the cities most revered live shows. Michelle continues to advocate and develop new talent through creative vehicles and platforms such as her event 'Front Room Sessions', being a UK judge for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and Vocal Coaching for various TV shows.