Writing Influences: in no particular order, Bob Dylan, Court Yard Hounds, Keith Urban, Nick Lowe, Lucinda Williams, KT Tunstall, Sarah Harmer, Kathleen Edwards, Paul Simon, CSNY, Bryan Adams, all the Beatles, Depeche Mode, Prince.
Songs by Michael Holland
Alone In A Crowd
West Vancouver, BC
Level of Experience:
Country | Folk and Traditional | R&B and Soul | Rock and Pop | Other
By myself | For myself | With others | For others
I prefer to write:
Lyrics | Chord Patterns
Valentine's Day (Feb 2013) Alone In A Crowd (Oct 2013)
I am interested in:
Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal
Songwriting has always been a part of me, and now I am devoted to it. I've been doing it a long time and studied many genres up close due to an earlier career as a pro recording engineer for too many years, mostly at large studios, including a very enjoyable 4 years at Battery Studios London UK (early 1990's on salary as in-house producer/engineer for the Zomba group). I'm an adept drum and synth programmer, ProTools HD operator, all-round musician/arranger/singer. I play half a dozen instruments pretty well and I love to write and sing songs. I'm just at the start of my education in video editing, and looking forward to making my own video content and building an internet presence.