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I have been writing songs since I was a kid, and have been playing guitar, keyboards, and a few other instruments since my early teens. Led and played in various bands. Studied music composition at SUNY Fredonia. I've had a couple collaborators in the past, but nothing too extensive. I am very private when it comes to writing, but I am looking to break out of that shell and open up to other writers. What I'd really like to find is a lyricist that can put words to my music, or let me put music to their words. Musically, I draw from early rock and roll and soul. I love strong melodies and unusual chord changes. I like old country too. It typically comes out like a power-pop/Americana hybrid. I appreciate wordplay and puns, but I do not consider myself a strong or prolific lyricist. However, when I have a good lyric to work with, it usually lends itself to a good tune. One thing I am really strong with is developing ideas (riffs, chord changes, melody fragments) into something more complete.
Songwriting Info
I am a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Looking for a:
Preferred collaboration style:
email, cloud storage
Alternative, Folk, Indie, Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
melodies, chord progressions, arrangements
Instruments I write with:
guitar, piano, vocals
Sounds like:
Beatles, Weezer, The Band, Big Star
Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Gene Clark, Lennon/McCartney, Goffin/King, Townes Van Zandt.
Songwriting is my:
hobby, planned career
Songwriting Achievements:

Alex Northrup - The Great Mundane (writing, arranging, performing, 2017)
Northern Spies - Autumn Chapter (writing, arranging, performing, 2016)
The Sanctuaries - Annette (arranging, performing, 2011)
The Tabs - Face the North (writing, arranging, performing, 2011)
The Tabs - The Navigator (writing, arranging, performing, 2010)
The Demos - Changes (writing, arranging, performing, 2005)

Won a couple local composition competition contests in High School. Haven't entered any contests since then!
Personal Songwriting Goals:
To write quality songs as often as possible
Collaboration Goals:
publishing deal, niche/independent artist release, just for fun
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