About
London UK based. Started songwriting about 5 years ago. I do the odd open mic and I have release a few albums, but I have zero aspirations to be a serious performing artist. It's the writing and creation process that thrills me. I would love to have songs recorded by serious artists
General Info
 
First Name:
Gary
Last Name:
Cawker
Age:
55
City:
LONDON
Country:
United Kingdom
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Songwriter
Looking for a:
Songwriter
Preferred collaboration style:
in person, video chat, email
Genres:
Country, Folk, Indie, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, melodies
Instruments I write with:
guitar, vocals
Sounds like:
Bill Callahan, Nick Cave, REM
Influences:
AA Bondy, Lucinda Williams, REM, Lou Reed, Neil Young,
Songwriting is my:
hobby
Songwriting Achievements:
Album releases (Spotify):
Gary Cawker (The Sleep Of Reason)
Skaw (Young & Out Of Time)
Skaw (Colour Of Rust)

Album review (Jently Bently):
I love this album. It feels like a diary, snapshots of stories.
Lovely simplified descriptions of complex shit.

Folk style structure, but edgy and not pretentious. Catchy rifts and choruses. Love the sneaky ballad fiddle that seemed to find its way in through a gap in a fence somewhere!

I feel John Grant's echoey vibes but without the forceful shock-like rude lyric or anger. Awesome Dylanesque feel from Wolf, the final track.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Get songs recorded by a professional artist
Collaboration Goals:
niche/independent artist release
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