About
I am a lyricist . While I do have classical music training my leanings are towards words and stories. I was recently a finalist in the 2015 International Song Writers Contest in the Lyrics only category for my song Daisy Chains and Satin Dolls.I believe my songs fit well into New Country, I think in terms of cross over rock, blues and sou. l have an online collaborative catalogue of hundreds of songs. I want to connect with a singer/producer/band that would like to work with me to develop strong story based lyrics. I am completely open to co-writing and artistically flexible. I have only recently in the last year decided to write songs. I consulted with Molly Jenkins and later Clifford Goldbacher. then submitted a couple of songs. to get Semi Finalist in The International Song Writing Contest Lyrics Only Category.
General Info
 
First Name:
Derek
Last Name:
Houghton
Age:
56
City:
Toronto
State:
On
Country:
Canada
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Lyricist
Looking for a:
Composer
Genres:
Alternative, Blues, Country, Dance, Folk, Indie, Jazz, R&B/Soul, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics
Instruments I write with:
no instrument
Sounds like:
accustic with light electric, audible lyrics, strong narrative
Influences:
Smoky Robinson,Dolly P., Delta Blues, Cash, Cohen, Dylan etc
Songwriting is my:
planned career
Songwriting Achievements:
Finalist International Song Writing Lyrics Only Category Contest 2015
Personal Songwriting Goals:
behind the scenes lyricist
Collaboration Goals:
publishing deal, sync placement (film, TV, video games), mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release, just for fun