By Good News Post
Becca Brothwell, 18, from Weston College, Somerset beat off 9000 entries from 84 countries to win the singer songwriter category in the prestigious UK Songwriting Contest.
Becca’s beautiful song, Paper Chapels, was her first ever song that she has written, and was recorded in her bedroom during lockdown.
The UK Songwriting Contest is one of the world’s longest running songwriting events and is widely regarded as the most prestigious international songwriting competition. The judges are renowned in the industry across the world.
Becca said: “i am overawed that the first song I wrote has had such an impact. I am delighted that so many people, including the impressive internationally renowned judging panel, enjoyed my music.
Becca has played the guitar for a few years and she is was looking to start gigging in local pubs before COVID-19 struck the nation and the world.
During the first lockdown Becca started to experiment with song writing and Paper Chapels was the first song that she wrote. Her parents were amazed and encouraged her to do something with it and so she entered it into the competition.
The UK Songwriting Contest really the premier completion in the UK and nationally. Stuart Epps, who is one of the judges from the panel who chose her song, has worked with Elton John, Robbie Williams, Led Zeplin and Oasis and more.
Becca has quite a wide musical taste but her main inspirations are The Beatles, Oasis, the Artic Monkeys, Tracy Chapman and KT Tunstall.
Winners of each category win a suite of prizes which promote their talents to influential players in the music industry. Many winners have gone on to have successful careers.
To hear the song see https://youtu.be/JDhocm64Z34