The ILLIONNaires and The Lake Poets deliver songwriting masterclasses at Blast Recording Studios Newcastle

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There was a great turnout on Saturday for the Generator Songwriting masterclass session at Blast Recording Studios in Newcastle. Featuring masterclasses from professional songwriters The ILLIONNaires and The Lake Poets.

Organised by Border Scout’s  Sam Burt, music mentor for This is Creative Enterprise, and funded as a completely free event by Generator – attendees were given two masterclasses in the morning session focusing on a creative approach to songwriting followed by a Q&A with the expert panel.

In the afternoon session, 14 people were chosen to take part in a practical songwriting session.  Sam split them into five groups and each took live songwriting briefs from industry giants including BMG and Universal. Working in Blast’s studio spaces, including the Mono suite, each group wrote a song under the  mentorship of the professional songwriters and performed it for a live recording at the end of the day.

More information about the day can be found on the blog at

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