About
I've created music my whole life... but haven't been the best at finishing songs-mostly because of lyrics! I'm heavily involved with musical directing musicals as well as am a music teacher and music director at my church here in Connecticut. My major influences would be Billy Joel, Ben Folds, Danny Elfman, several Broadway guys, and pretty much anything from films.
General Info
 
First Name:
Michael
Last Name:
Gowdy
Age:
36
City:
Wethersfield
Country:
United States
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Songwriter, Composer
Looking for a:
Lyricist
Preferred collaboration style:
in person, video chat, email, cloud storage
Genres:
Alternative, Children's Music, Christian/Gospel, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
topline writing/hooks, melodies, chord progressions, beats/grooves, arrangements
Instruments I write with:
piano, other
Sounds like:
Billy Joel, Jim Brickman
Influences:
Billy Joel, Jim Brickman
Songwriting is my:
hobby, part-time job, planned career
Songwriting Achievements:
I've composed music that has been performed by my rock band, students in concert bands, as well as choirs. My wife is a singer and we have performed together over a thousand times.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Completing songs that are inspirational and/or spiritual and/or pop and/or musical comedy and/or anything fun or dark (so ya... kinda anything)
Collaboration Goals:
publishing deal, sync placement (film, TV, video games), mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release