For our second Artist Series event, students at PSRS Paris and their parents attended a Songwriting Workshop with the legendary English musician Jarvis Cocker, hosted at APC Studios. Jarvis started the evening with a lecture on lyric writing and even performed the first song he ever wrote, "Shakespeare Rock." The second half of the evening was devoted to a live lyric writing session with audience participation. The audience and Jarvis wrote an entire songs lyrics in 15 minutes and the final song was performed live by PSRS Paris students and Jarvis. Thanks to Jarvis and APC for helping us create an event that our students will surely remember for a lifetime.
Sabrina Kentis, one of our esteemed PSRS Brooklyn alumni, shot and edited this video of our Songwriting Camp this summer. It really captures the fun we had during that week and it features two of the original songs written by the students. Enjoy!
We’re reeling from another super successful Summer Songwriting Session in Brooklyn! Our students penned some amazing original songs over the course of the 5 day camp and we all headed into the Bunker Studio on the 6th day to record. It was an amazing experience for all involved (including the parents, who got to lay down some vocal overdubs!). Big thanks to our students, the Bunker, Kristen Spillane for the great pics, and an extra thanks to Gowanus Music Club for inviting us to perform our original material with their awesome summer bands at Jalopy. We’ll be posting some of the songs soon!