Songwriting — Starting out

As a songwriter: How did you start?

A group of songwriters, at various stages in their career told us how they got started.


Jamie Sellers

Jamie Sellers is a British songwriter and record producer based in Essex/London. In a career spanning just 8 years Jamie has accumulated three UK Top 40 Singles, two UK Top 40 albums, a platinum selling Number 1 album in Japan, Top 5 Selling album in Spain, Top 10 singles in Belgium, Sweden and France, a Top 20 Billboard US Dance Chart single and most recently produced a top 10 UK country album with Megan McKenna.


Filmed at MusicStation | Tonbridge Wells
Music: | Acoustic Breeze


Leoni Jane Kennedy

Leoni is an up and coming singer-songwriter whose music has been described as ‘haunting’ with very intricate guitar melodies and riffs. Since winning the Freddie Mercury Scholarship to attend her university, Leoni has begun to build her career as a musician around the Guildford/London area with her band backing her for gigs in bigger venues. The band have worked on a 7 song album and their single Life Like This with famous producer of Motorhead and Uriah Heep, John Gallen.


Still — Blackham Images
John Mullaly — Live Footage
Test the Water — Leoni Jane Kennedy
Interview filmed at The Three Pigeons | Guildford



TJ Walker

T J started playing the ukulele banjo aged 4 and took up guitar when he was 7.  By the time he was 15 he had started working in professional bands and has since performed all over the world in venues including the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena.  He also writes music for radio, TV and film, and his credits include the BBC Radio One Live Lounge theme and BBC 6 Music. T J has recently released his debut solo album of original songs entitled The Long Game.

Filmed at Brighton Electric  | Brighton
Music Roisin | TJ Walker