The UK Songwriting Contest 2014

The UK Songwriting Contest 2014

Winner (Best Song Lyrics)
"Give Me Impossible Things"
Finalist 2017

'The Joker'

'If I Lose My Way'
"Ghost of a Woman"
"Promised Land"

American Songwriter Magazine 2014

American Songwriter Magazine 2014

Runner-Up (Best Song Lyrics)
"Give Me Impossible Things"


About Mick

Co-writing is addictive - forging stories and melodies into songs - maybe capturing a feeling - to smile, dance - who knows. Maybe find out a little more about yourself too.

The huge step forward for me has been working with Mark Cawley at Mark agreed to coach and mentor me back in 2014 - and everything I’ve written since has been the result of his guidance and belief - it still is today.

Mark Cawley

Mark is hugely inspirational and has a lifetime of knowledge to share in the music business - he has 'been there, done it'. He has helped me no end - to understand how to write, and how to do it more consistently. He also has an uncanny gift for putting co-writers together that really ‘click’ - and opening music industry doors that most of us would find firmly shut!

Mark has absolutely been my 'tipping point' - working with him today is still the major source of development and drive that it has always been. A great coach - and a trusted friend. Thanks Mark!

Mark Cawley contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Lyrics & Co-Writing
If you like the lyrics on this site and have an interesting co-write idea, do let me know!

Makayla Colonello

2019: Continuing ‘The Famous 5’ - a cosy Anglo-German team working on music for The Italo Brothers, Cody Island, Ima Sobe, D’allegro - and more to come.

Lawrence Grey - our jazz album will be ready for release in early 2019, following ‘The Joker’ EP released in 2017. Check out the ‘Virginia Sinner’ track from the album in the video section.

Lots more lyrics to come to life - collaborations from lyrics to melody - or writing from melody - or doing it all together. More fun with Lawrence Grey, The Italo Brothers, Cody Island - just some of the great talents where we already have new material for the coming year.

And some great co-writes already written - Makayla Colonello has co-written some great songs over the last few years - a truly gifted songwriter and performer - and an excellent co-writer. She brings the words to life - and I'm very proud of the songs she has created and performed. Check out Makayla’s YouTube channel here

Makayla Colonello contact details: Website | Facebook | Twitter

2015 - Lyrics to Songs & New Demos
Working with Makayla Colonello - some excellent demos: ‘Give Me Impossible Things’, ‘Rose Of New Orleans’, ‘The One Before The One’ and the charity song ‘Blue Angel’ (see ‘Lyrics’ section for words and demos).

2014 - UK Songwriting Contest - Winner
A great year - winner with 'Impossible Things'. Hear the finished song, co-written & performed by Makayla Colonello here.

My Background
I grew up in the UK on the English-Welsh border - a mix of English and Welsh family backgrounds - in a mix of old-town agriculture, some great outdoors, old-time Industrial Revolution relics and 1970s artificial new town. It was a pretty good place to grow up.

Today, I live in Bristol in the South West - one of my favourite spots in the UK. Still not too far from Wales - a quick drive to Cardiff when the rugby's on!