What’s in a Song? This question is about to be answered by two internationally successful songwriters in an evening of songs, VIP guest performers (including Sarah Maclaine, Barry Smith & Issi Dye), and stories that will bring laughter and tears, as they frankly discuss the stories behind the songs they have written, and why they were written.
In a one night only exclusive show called “2 GUYS AND THEIR SONGS” Thursday 16th. November at Chapel off Chapel, Frank Howson and Warren Wills will give their audience an insight into the creative process and the events that triggered the inspiration behind their songs. The show will feature songs written for the hit show “GENESIS TO BROADWAY” as well as their upcoming shows “CHOPPER – The Musical” (inspired by the life of Mark “Chopper” Read), “LOVE ME TENDER” (a show about the final years of Elvis Presley), and “GLAM”.
Award winning writer/director/author/recording artist/lyricist & poet Frank Howson
has become an Australian showbiz legend having commenced his career at the age of 7. As a writer/producer and/or director he has over 14 movie credits including the award winning Boulevard of Broken Dreams, What The Moon Saw, Hunting, Flynn, Remembering Nigel amongst others. His theatre credits includes directing the acclaimed Australian production of Caryl Churchill’s A Number, as well as 2 sell-out seasons of Genesis To Broadway (also writer), and writing Cry Me A River (starring Rhonda Burchmore), and his current smash hit Dream Lover (The Bobby Darin Musical). His songs have been recorded by many international artists including Richie Havens, Eric Idle, Little River Band, Dan Hill, Marc Jordan, John Farnham and many others. Howson also gave Ian Meldrum the nickname “Molly”, and Meldrum recently described him as “one of the most creative minds Australia has yet produced”. A recent exhibition of his paintings (see frankhowson.com) at Fad Gallery was so successful a new exhibition is scheduled for this coming December.
Multi award-winning Australian born composer /md/pianist/broadcaster /producer, Warren Wills has diverse achievements from the West End end hit,Olivier nominated, Simply Heavenly, the critically acclaimed Genesis to Broadwayto organizing the World Premiere for 2,000 professionals and amateurs alike at the Forth Rail Bridge Centenary Celebrations, to working with RSC, Woody Allen, 28 albums out worldwide (see all info on warrenwillsworld.com) the world premiere Pinmoney Opera, for which he won the Carling London Best Musical Award. He has md’d and composed for Sheila Ferguson, Pamela Anderson in Aladdin, Ilham al Madfai, and has 25 albums out worldwide for Prestige Records on iTunes, and is delighted to be here again in this workshop environment