Audrey 4

@audrey 

  Jan 2016


Artist Bio

Influences:   Ed Sheeran, Jann Arden, Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading, Paul Simon, Mozart.

I discovered the joy of songwriting at a Ladies' Rock Camp some years ago. I play a little piano, and I've sung in various community choirs over the years. My recording skills are limited, so I let Sibelius (my notation software) 'play' the piano for me on my tracks, but I love writing songs.

This past year, I focused solely on writing choral pieces. I've written three now. The choir I sing in performed my Christmas song in December. I can't describe how great that felt, and I'm so grateful to my choir director, Irene Percival, for asking me to write it. She mentored me in the beginning, until I took the online Coursera course "Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition". It took me 18 months to write that Christmas song, so I'm very slow. This is my third FAWM, and I'll be happy to end up with 4 or 5 new songs to flesh out over the next year.

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  • @bethdesombre  Mar 19

    Thanks for all the comments! Looking forward to listening to some of yours.

  • @jwhanberry  Mar 18

    Thanks for listening to "No Wonder". Glad you liked it.

  • @klaus  Mar 14

    Hi Audrey. Thank you so much for listening and giving comments on Pink Turns to Red. I like Roxy Music too. 😀

  • @driftwood1  Mar 14

    Thank you for all the listens and fantastic comments.

  • @keithcuts Mar 14

    Wow thank you for the recommended song thread shout out!

  • @keithcuts Mar 14

    Hey thanks for listening to my stuff! Wasn’t sure people were still listening here but alas! ... is it February 2019 yet?

  • @jenjen Mar 12

    Thanks so much for your kind words re: China Beach!

  • @elliottlawrence Mar 12

    Thanks for the really nice comments! I've got to listen to your stuff now too 😀

  • @rainchaser  Mar 12

    Wow! I thought the chord progression you were using was I-vi-IV-V!! That's why I called it the ice cream chord progression. Glad I was wrong! Anyways I'm a fan of delaying one of the big three (I, IV, V) in a chord progression. It makes it sound interesting and new to my ears! Pop punk bands or Ramonescore bands would use the ice cream chord progression some times in their songs as those bands were influenced by 60s garage rock, doo wop, and rock and roll. Yeah that chord you used was definitely associated in jazz music.

  • @kevinemmrich  Mar 12

    Thanks for the comments on "snowy gran prix" (and "never saw it coming") That is a ukulele in snowy gran prix with no pick, just fingers. When I get though the "who's still here" list I will try and come back for another song of yours.

  • @tseaver  Mar 9

    Thanks for your comment on my "All Modern Cons." I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  • @feeslip58  Mar 9

    Thanks for listening and the nice things you said about my songs, Audrey.

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 8

    Ah man! You took so much time to listen to my songs. You're adorable! Thank you and much appreciated 😁

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 8


    Whatdayawantamedal? Well you’re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 8


    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @hummingbear Mar 8

    Blueberry Island would be wonderful as SATB. And you've heard so many voices here, probably could do a demo with other FAWMers.
    Thanks for looking at the Martha song and your kind comments. What I have seen in our legal system is that in the end it often works but it takes far too long.
    It's been a good FAWM for me too, even if I can late to the party. I'm really enjoying the after party too - there's so much to explore.

  • @hummingbear Mar 8

    Thanks Audrey, yup I did the lyrics but your music brought all the ears! Never have I received so many comments - that recommended thread really works. Pretty happy about it. BTW, have you listened to phoenixash? Big, operatic voice, I've listened to a couple of his.

  • @zxcvbnm  Mar 7

    Thanks Audrey, Yo have been a very busy lady commenting on all my songs. 😀 With me I find it strange how songs develop, I often start off in one direction and finish in a totally different one. She Devil was like that, my original intention was a more spiitual theme. 😀

  • @srcoops Mar 6

    You are so kind to comment on Lucky, The Worker, and Hangin It Up. When you have known a wonderful lady since the 8th grade and been married for more than 60 years, the love songs come easily.

  • @mkd  Mar 6

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on a selection of my songs! The Time to go one is one of two that I wrote that I’m least fond of, so it’s especially valued to get such a positive comment on that one. Thanks!

  • @hummingbear Mar 6

    Thanks for commenting on all those lyrics, I really appreciate the feedback. Hope you are basking in the good comments about your music for "Rocky Shores." Few days off, then busting some zongs, then on to more listening.

  • @letyourhairdown Mar 6

    Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and for that extremely nice comment... We appreciate it so much. 😀 ❤️ 😀

  • @darcistrutt  Mar 6

    Thanks for your extended visit today! I’ll jump in to your offerings tomorrow.

  • @zecoop  Mar 6

    Thank you so much... It's always fun getting a little loud, and it's always fun writing with Karl. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. 😀

  • @izaakalexander Mar 5

    Thanks for all your comments, Aubrey! To answer your questions about 'The Road West' --- I felt it a 5/4 with the metronome at quarter = 180bpm and the mandolin breaks break it down as a fast 10/8 --- 6 + 4 ... The 'drum' is actually just mandolin chopping on beats 2, 3 and 5, with some weird equalizer settings to sound like a snare drum and a MIDI bass drum on beats 1 and 5. I love #odd-time-signature songs, glad you liked it!!

  • @kahlo2013  Mar 4

    Audrey! Thanks so much for all of the kind comments! Much appreciated!

  • @owl  Mar 4

    Thanks for all your comments! I'll be by later to listen to some of your music!

  • @cleanshoes Mar 4

    Thanks for all your kind comments on my songs!

  • @quork  Mar 3

    I love “The Only Way Out Is Through “. Very real to me. It’s a rough, out of tune demo, but something I’ll revisit and rework.

    I had the idea and the chorus for “The World Is Bigger” and tried to write a song around it. I don’t think I got it yet.

    It’s amazing to me that FAWM gives us the opportunity to come together around the miter are creating.

  • @quork  Mar 3

    Thanks for listening and your great comments. I’ll check out your songs. By the way, my daughter’s name is Audrey. Great name.

  • @gslade Mar 3

    Thanks for checking out my tracks this year. I appreciate any feedback I can get. Can you tell I was pretty single minded this year?

  • @ericdistad  Mar 2

    Wow! Thank you for all your great comments Audrey! I'm glad you enjoyed our songs!

  • @zoom  Mar 2

    Hi Audrey!
    Thank you so much for your comments on my songs !
    It means a lot to me - as I was very nervous about posting anything
    at all 😀
    I'm happy to say that FAWM has been nothing but inspirational !

  • @roy  Mar 1

    Thank you for the kind words, Audrey. Always a pleasure to be here in FAWM and be introduced to so many other talented artists, such as yourself.

    It may take you a long time to write something; but the results are always worth it, and your work here is clear evidence that you know what you are doing, regardless of how long it takes to do it.

    Carry on and be amazing, I would like to say!

  • @tpthehouse Mar 1

    Thanks for the comments! I definitely enjoyed my first FAWM, and look forward to the coming FAWMtastic years. Side note: your profile image reminds me a bit of the album cover of Volcano Crowe by Halfnoise. The landscape look peaceful and inviting through the haze.

  • @billgcaldwell  Mar 1

    Thanks for the nice comment on my song "Why is there so much hate". I am appalled at the exponential explosion of pure hate to the point one group can't even hear another, let alone compromise.

  • @mleverette  Feb 28

    Thanks @audrey for your encouraging words on my song. 😀 Glad you enjoyed it.

  • @mauramer Feb 27

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my songs! 😀

  • @wacha  Feb 27

    Thank you for all the lovely comments on my songs, being compared to Gordon Lightfoot is a new one but quite a compliment.

    I have a much easier time coming up with music on the guitar than I do lyrics, I consider myself lucky that it is something that comes pretty natural to me. Though I have studied a little music theory which helped greatly.

  • @srcoops Feb 27

    Thank you for your kind words regarding New Kid.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 25

    That would be great on everything good!

  • @hummingbear Feb 25

    Just posted it to the new demo thread.

  • @hummingbear Feb 25

    Oh Audrey, it's gorgeous. Brings tears to my eyes. Thank you so much. You are so talented and I'm grateful you chose my lyrics to work with.
    BTW, there's a download button but I can't download it. Maybe you could email me an .mp3?

  • @klaus  Feb 20

    Thank you Audrey for your kind, kind comments on Darkness and Shadows. Glad you liked it, much appreciated.

  • @hummingbear Feb 20

    I'm excited to hear it - you've done an exceptional job and put in lots of hard work. The earlier mp3 was lovely but your voice will make it so much better.

  • @jenjen Feb 17

    Thank you for your kind feedback on my song "hornby island". peace!

  • @misterd Feb 17

    Thanks so much for your kind and generous words on my song 'same way the river flows '. It's so gratifying (and mind blowing ) to know that something I created in my own little world can then be uploaded and heard, acknowledged & appreciated by fellow musicians /artists around the world . It's beautiful ! Thankyou 🙏

  • @benjo  Feb 16

    Thank you so much for your kind words, means a lot to me

  • @crisp1  Feb 15

    Ah, OK, thanks for the explanation. The music sounds classically inspired and I'm unfamiliar with Sibelius music notation software. I'm glad you liked the lyric enough to write music for it.

  • @misterd Feb 14

    Thanks Audrey for listening and kind comments on my song 'it's starting to get interesting now '. I sure do appreciate it ! 😊🙏

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 14

    Thanks for the kind words for my Another Singer Songwriter. The First verse has been in my head for years, but could never do anything with it. Crazy stuff this Songwriting.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 14

    Thanks for your feedback on my songs, Audrey. i appreciate you stopping by and listening. be sure I will return the favor. When things quiet down a bit I'll have sooooo many cool songs to soak in!

  • @gordon  Feb 14

    Hi Audrey! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. Hope you have a good FAWM.

  • @cindyrella  Feb 14

    Thanks so much Audrey for all your lovely comments!

  • @misterd Feb 2018

    Welcome to FAWM ! Good luck with it all !

  • @rbmarty000  Feb 2018

    Very kind words.. if you need any help let me know..

  • @paulster1967  Feb 2018

    Hi Audrey, thank you for your kind comments on my first song - have a great FAWM 2018

    Kind Regards

    Paulster1967

  • @sherrycanary  Feb 2018

    Hi..thanks for listening to Full Moon NY eve. Glad you liked it.
    Have a great FAWM

  • @chandra83  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments! 😀

  • @susyblue  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your kind comments, hope you have a good fawm!

  • @crisp1  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments on Evening Echo, Audrey. Happy FAWMing!

  • @gordon  Feb 2018

    Hi Audrey, thanks for stopping by and leaving such positive feedback. Hope you have a good FAWM 2018

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your kind words! 😀
    How cool that you do choral arrangements! That is DEFINITELY some serious musical challenge!

  • @jenjen Feb 2018

    Thanks for saying hi! what part of BC are you in? I love BC and traveled pretty extensively as a nurse to remote villages. Your adventures in songwriting sound very fulfilling already, very inspiring!

  • @mannon Feb 2018

    Thank you for listening! I'm definitely excited to see what you come out with too haha 😉

  • @timothybracken Feb 2018

    Thank you for the kind words and listen! Will check back to see what you come up with as well! 😀

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 2018

    Hi Audrey, thanks for the message, great to see you here again. It will be even better when I hear you again. Enjoy FAWM 2018

  • @tootoobee  Feb 2018

    HI Audrey, great to see you! Have a wonderful FAWM 😀

  • @cindyrella  Feb 2018

    Hi Audrey! I hope to work with you too!

  • @nikke88 Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comment.

    I just noticed, that I forgot to mention about the piece being for solo piano. Whoops. 😀