Thursday, March 27, 2008

Songsalive! workshop Sunday

Orange County Songsalive! Songwriters Workshop
WHEN: Last Sunday of every month
NEXT: Sunday, March 30, 2008
TIME: Starting promptly at 7:00 p.m., running until 9:00 p.m. (PST/PDT)
WHERE: Spires Restaurant (in the Meeting Room)
13030 Goldenwest Avneue (corner of Garden Grove Blvd.),
Westminster, CA 92683.
Phone: 714-636-0442.
Consider ordering dinner before or after the workshop!

Directions: Southwest corner of Goldenwest Avenue and Garden Grove Boulevard. Exit the Garden Grove (22) Freeway at Knott Avenue. There's plenty of free parking.

COST: $5 for non-members, free to Songsalive! members. You can join Songsalive! to participate in the workshops at , then click on Join.
REGISTER: Email below with 'Orange County Chapter Songsalive! Workshop' in subject header, or contact us by phone. You will be automatically registered to attend unless contacted. We prefer pre-registrations.
CONTACT: Rod O'Riley, Workshop Coordinator
Email: or (714) 333-8222 to pre-register.

RULES & WHAT TO BRING: 1 song either on tape, CD or live (bring own guitar or keyboard) and 20 copies of your typed lyric sheet with contact details clearly displayed.


HOSTED BY: Rodney S. O'RileyRod O'Riley is the writing and performing name of Rodney Dean Stansfield. RDS is a guitar salesperson by day, songwriter by night, and many other things in the hours in between. A native of Los Angeles, raised in his parents' native Vancouver, BC, and schooled all over the West Coast. Currently learning the fine art of bass playing, producing, and letting the computer take care of the hard parts.

Active as an organizer in science fiction fandom, he also keeps himself busy as an activist for animal rights, gay/lesbian/bi rights, and anarchism. And, of course, for the continued viability of live music and the venues that support it.

Rodney has been involved with Songsalive! since 2002. In 2007, he was honored to assist with the creation of the new Songsalive! chapter in Orange County, California.

UPCOMING GUEST SPEAKERS: On Sunday, April 27, Joanne Ledesma will discuss "Pitching: Making your Music Marketable", 7:00 pm. Location to be determined.

MORE INFO on the event, upcoming events, joining Songsalive! and workshop info at

Come to regular Songsalive! workshops and develop collaborations, meet industry guests, showcase and workshop your music for feedback in a professional and supportive environment. Songsalive! holds workshops where songwriters gather to share their songs, gain feedback and develop relationships within the songwriting communities we have created around the world.All speakers' biographies can be read at

OUT OF TOWN CRITIQUES: Can't get to one of our workshops? Why not upload your mp3 for a Songsalive! Song Critique go for details.

Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Founded in 1997, Songsalive! is run by songwriters for songwriters and now has over 18 chapter cities around the world. It acts as an epicentre, a heart of the international songwriting community and music markets, bridging the gaps, tapping songwriters into the pulse of the business and at the same time giving them and their music the support they deserve.

Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! Songsalive! gives life to songs, provides opportunities for collaboration, creates awareness about original music, promotes and educates through an amazing network of programs designed especially for songwriters and original music: live events and showcases; songwriter critique workshops, songleads and industry pitches; cd samplers; education seminars and Expos; artist development; studio production; informational source and networking.

For Songsalive! information, media and membership inquiries - call head office at 801-838-5411 or Email via

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