18-year-old local singer-songwriter wins prestigious national songwriting competition

A Burnham-On-Sea area teenager celebrates after winning a prestigious prize in a national songwriting competition.

Becca Brothwell, 18, from Crickham near Wedmore, has won the singer-songwriter category at the UK Songwriting Contest.

Her song, titled Paper Chapels, was written and recorded in her bedroom during lockdown. It’s the first song Becca has written and she says she’s “completely overwhelmed” to win.

She says, “Writing music is a great way to keep a healthy mind in these really tough times.”

the UK songwriting competition directors and judges include top producers and award-winning songwriters who have worked closely with many of the world’s major artists, including Elton John, Robbie Williams, Oasis and Led Zeppelin.

They said: “There were nearly 10,000 entries from 84 countries in the 2020 competition and we are delighted that Becca achieved such an impressive and well-deserved result at this year’s event and we wish her every success in the future. ‘to come up”.

Becca, an alumnus of Wedmore First School, Hugh Sexeys and Sidcot School, is currently studying an Art Foundation Diploma at Weston College.

She is delighted that so many people, including the impressive, internationally renowned jury, enjoyed her music.

“I’m completely overwhelmed and very excited,” she said. “I can’t wait to go deeper into my songwriting.”

“It’s really encouraging to have such lovely comments on my song.”

The winners of each category win a series of prizes that promote their talents to influential players in the music industry.

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