Smudgie 17


M5J 2H2 CA   Feb 2014  

Artist Bio

Influences:   The Beatles,Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, First Aid Kit, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Louis Capaldi, Pink, Sarah Bareilles, Coldplay, Ed Sheeren,Cake, Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Bowie, Queen, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, The Naked and Famous, The Smiths, Capital Cities, Snow Patrol, Foo Fighters, Bach, Black Keys, Bon Jovi, Beirut, City and Colour, The Cranberries, Ingrid Michaelson, Joni Mitchell, Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, Lady Antebellum, Lana Del Rey, Dido, Macklemore, M83, Mat Kearney, MGMT, Muse, No Doubt, One Republic, Pink, Paramore, Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, Pharrell Williams, Polica, Rihanna, Serena Ryder, She & Him, Silversun Pickups, Soundgarden, Triumph, Vance Joy, The Who, Led Zeplin, Evanescence, Ellie Goulding, Capital Cities, Heart, Figgy Duff, and millions more!

Hi Guys! I am a singer-songwriter from Toronto. Just got my 14th song done! Yay! Go FAWM 2020!

Thanks for an amazing FAWM 2020 guys! Good luck with all your writing! πŸ˜€

Best place to hear my music is here: my music website is:


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  • @audrey  Feb 26

    Thank you for your kind words about my song Tailing the Suspect. I appreciate it. πŸ˜€

  • @smudge  Feb 23

    @mariekevinkmusic Hi my pleasure! Im a real newbie at production so please let me know if you want me to try lol! Cheers, Smudgie

  • @mariekevinkmusic  Feb 22

    Hi. Thanks for your comment on Cold. If you want to do some production work on it, please feel free. I can record a proper vocal for you to play with πŸ˜€

  • @s7even  Feb 21

    Thanks so much for your compliments on β€œdanger danger” on of the most challenging songs I’ve written. It’s a miracle I got it done in an hour.

  • @smudge  Feb 12

    @kahlo2013 Thanks for letting me know! πŸ˜€

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 11

    Hi! You are now up for morph chain 3 - here is my contribution for you to morph!

  • @ajna1960 Feb 9

    I'm trying to kick myself out of a de-motivated slump 😭 Any help would be wonderful !

  • @arthurrossi Feb 8

    I would like to thank you very much for your kind comment!

  • @smudge  Feb 8

    @treble Ahh Im blown away! I will try to develop PTSD Girl! πŸ˜€

  • @treble Feb 8

    Thanks so much for your comments on my skirmish song Have a Great Day. Once again, I really liked PTSD Girl a lot!

  • @smudge  Feb 8

    @tsunamidaily no worries will do! πŸ˜€ Cheers, Smudgie

  • @tsunamidaily  Feb 8

    i did get your track. sorry i didn't respond last night. just started a new job that ends late and i'm still getting used to it. i listened to it a couple of times last night and then again this morning. if you have a chord chart for your guitar backing, that would be helpful as well. thanks!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 5

    Looks like John Crossman is up and is aware. And we are further down the list.

  • @tsunamidaily  Feb 5

    well i can work various ways. i had a collaborator "in real life" that would write keyboard based stuff, but it had a typical AABA construction, or whatever, and i would listen to it and i would hear the vocal sounds which eventually led to words. i would sing the vocals over it, send him my tracks, and he would put what effects he wanted on my voice and send me the mix. i would always just put it in my DAW after that and add my main vocal back in, with no reverb, etc, and bring it up in the mix so you could just hear it.eventually he started putting a dry vocal in his mixes, like i had been doing, after i told him why my mix of his mix was always improved-- he was losing the presence of the vocals in reverb he added. that is one way we could work.
    i have had success by having my partner give me a phrase or title they wanted realized in lyrics, and i did so.usually, the other person then took my lyric and realized the arrangement. i always get a first impression of any lyrics i write, in case i want to go back and see how i would have done it.
    or we could figure out what instruments we have, and have technique on, and trade out adding and subtracting parts that we each put over it. kiss by prince was created as a full track, and prince stripped it down to the bare-bones hit it became. so there's that way.
    i have turned other people's lyrics into songs, as well, and in person i can talk with someone about something that matters to them and write lyrics to express what i grasp of what they tell me.
    any certain way that tickles your fancy?

  • @leleyukon  Feb 3

    I'm a geographer, I study the embodiment of transience. Working with Canadian musicians on tour for my PHD. I'm very interested in who we are becoming as we travel and move homes more frequently.

  • @tsunamidaily  Feb 1

    hey! first all, have the best FAWM!
    when i get up enough people to pair lyrics and vocals, i will post the pairings on the thread, and you will be notified by a notice in your feed. this might be harder to see now that songs are coming out, depending on how many people you have watchlisted, so keep an eye out on the thread in the forums, just in case.
    thanks for your interest.

  • @smudge  Jan 22

    Hey @zecoop yay! So glad to be back thank you!! πŸ˜€

  • @smudge  Jan 22

    Hey @russiasaturn cool! Thanks! Yes my email is Sounds great thanks πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Jan 22

    Glad you're back!! πŸ˜€

  • @russiasaturn Jan 22

    Hey! Saw your reply on my forum post. I took a listen to your stuff and wow, I would totally love to collaborate with you! We could exchange emails and chat more about what we might like to do it if you'd like. Cheers

  • @metalfoot  Jan 16

    *waves hello*

  • @smudge  Jan 16

    Hi Guys! I havent done FAWM in a few years but looking forward to getting my feet wet again!