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Max Walters, Reporter
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Singer songwriter will be at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance next week
Despite being exclusively for students the Times has a pair of tickets to give away to what promises to be a fascinating evening.
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The song writer behind some of the countries most recognised number 1 singles will be making a special visit to a music school in Kilburn.
Cathy Dennis will be holding a question and answer session for students at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance on March 13.
The writer, who has had success as both a performing artist and a songwriter and has penned eight UK Number 1 singles and will be sharing her wisdom with budding students.
Some of her most successful songs include “Toxic” for Britney Spears and “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” for Kylie Minogue.
Across the pond she also wrote “Before Your Love” for former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and “I Kissed a Girl” for Katy Perry.
She also co-wrote the Pop Idol theme and many of the show’s contestants have recorded her songs, including Will Young, Gareth Gates and Clay Aiken.
Cathy will be revealing the secrets of her success at this special event, which is being held exclusively students of the Institute and members at the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).
Speaking about the visit, Sophie Daniels, Songwriting BA Programme leader said: “We are very pleased to welcome Cathy Dennis to the Institute as part of our ongoing relationship with BASCA. Her huge experience and success as one of the UK’s best known songwriters mean that she can offer invaluable advice and inspiration to our students.”
The talk begins at 7pm.