Chariot Baldwin 5

Artist Bio

Influences:   In the past these have been my major influencers ... Tim Minchin, Diane Warren, Darren Hayes, Tracy Chapman, Jon Bon Jovi, Abba Terence Trent D'Arby, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Tina Arena, Spice Girls, I've also confessed to being a bit old school and not listening to music as much as I used to. Life stuff gets in the way and there's only so much time. The tv show Nashville had a massive impact on me and showed me how to write in an emotional style. I still hate that it's over and the finale #mademecry But for me, It's really about the song, how it makes me feel and the genius of the lyrics.

Another year,
Another FAWM,
Another month of frantic songwriting.
#joy #bringiton #wegotthis #stresscapades

For 2019 I'm going to focus on writing songs country music style. Last year, I went to my first songwriting workshop and it was life changing for me. I could hold my own but can see that I still have to lift my game. This is not a bad thing to discover and I look forward to this self imposed challenge.

So because I've set some goals for myself to get cuts on albums (in Australia) - I need to direct my attentions and skills to one genre (for now), even though my natural writing style tends to be rockfish and othertimes dark. So again, can't wait for 1st Feb.

I've been involved with FAWM the same length of time that @JohnStaples has and even had a debut single a few years later, based on a song I wrote during my first FAWM (and the positive influence he had on me). We are STILL waiting for his first album by the way 😀 #nopressurejohn

My main goal is to be a lyricist that people want to work with from around the world. My hearing loss is irrelevant, when it comes to finding the right words in a song. I've been doing this for 10 yrs (as a hobbyish) and only in the past 2 yrs or so, has the tide started to turn a little. That was the result of a co-write that helped me and someone else win the AC category of UKSC in 2017.

It's a been long slow journey but I trust the universe and my efforts will pay off in time. Like anything, you will only get better with practice and FAWM is the perfect songwriting beast to start your year out right creatively.

So to all you newbies for 2019, welcome to the FAWMily - take a deep breath, enjoy the experience for what it is and write something every two days. It doesn't matter if its crap, write, write, post, write write, post, write, write, post and before you know it, you'll have 14 drafts to play with in March, April and May 😀


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  • @tamsnumber4  1 week

    Thanks for commenting and listening to "Nothin' To Lose", appreciate it!

  • @tamsnumber4  1 week

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Tempting Time", I really appreciate it!!

  • @kristi  1 week

    Thanks for your detailed comments on my lyric, It Isn't Me, and my collab with Tammy. Yes, I will do a review of my lyrics at some point, (especially those bridges as they can be trouble!! lol) Anyway, I appreciate your feedback!

  • @coolparadiso  1 week

    thx for your comments and offer but its not meant to be too deep, hence the lightness and repetition. i I will demo it when i finaly get home it will likely be mandolin folksy, bluegrassy.

  • @valeriecox  1 week

    Thanks for dropping in on my Janis tribute. I feel like the muse must be followed or she'll disappear. 😀

  • @nicklosh 1 week

    Thank you for your kind words.

  • @benjo  1 week

    Hey thank you so much
    for your very kind words on my lyric
    will you keep my grave
    it means a lot to me to read your feedback
    and the typo's ha ha so sorry
    I am a terrible speller
    and I'm glad of the corrections
    thanks again


  • @tonyk11 1 week

    Thankyou for the lovely comments!!

  • @nicklosh 2 weeks

    Hi @chariotbaldwin, good to be here again.
    I'm looking forward to making challenging beats and hearing what everyone else is writing.

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  • @wobbiewobbit  4 weeks

    thank you. have a great FAWM 😀

  • @writeandwrong  4 weeks

    Hey, there! Coffee is fully stocked and loaded on my end, and hopefully on your end as well! Enjoy and g'luck!

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    I rpomise to bring a notebook:) Happy FAWM . I look forward to hear your songs.

  • @jibbidy34  4 weeks

    Hello lovely! Looking forward to reading some of your lyrics this FAWM. I hope the muse visits bountiful and often!

  • @kahlo2013  4 weeks

    Go forth and create with bliss and beauty! I look forward to your work!

  • @valeriecox  4 weeks

    Hey! Country music. Cool. Looking forward to reading what you come up with!

  • @dragondreams  4 weeks

    Hi Christine. Hope you're well. 😊

  • @stuartbenbow  4 weeks

    Hey Christine, welcome back! Looking forward to the crazy, let the muse be generous!

  • @wistah  4 weeks

    Welcome back! Looking forward to hearing your tunes!

  • @johnstaples  4 weeks

    Hiya Christine! Happy 7th FAWM! Cannot believe we've been at it this long! I see you are gonna focus on country this year; lemme know if you want any help on the music and production side of any songs! Have a great FAWM 2019, my friend!