In this revealing podcast, Drew talks about the inspiration and journey he took as a young budding musician and how he started writing musicals. The episode features previously unheard songs from Drew's earliest years, including his first attempts at songwriting and for composing for the stage. It's "warts and all" - but after all, we all started somewhere, and that somewhere is part of who you are as a creative person today.
In this second Composer Spotlight, Drew interviews Vidya Makan; Australian composer, writer, actor, and singer! Vidya talks about her journey as a musical theatre composer, and what inspires her to write. You'll also hear exclusive live recordings from her song-cycle "My Home Too", and the behind-the-scenes stories of her other works and stage performances.
As a writer, there are times when you just seem stuck - no matter how hard you work, nothing seems to be coming out, or in the way you want it to. The flow isn't there, the inspiration is missing, or it's just a case of everything seems "bleugh". In this podcast, Drew gives 7 tips on what to do when you're faced with the dreaded Writer's Block, and how you can find your way out of it. The podcast also features three songs from Drew's own catalogue, two of which never made it to a musical and came out of his own struggles with writing.
In this second episode, Drew explains a simple way to help flesh out your idea. After all, before you get writing, you need to know where you're going with your story! This episode also features songs from his youth musicals "A Different Normal" and "Disconnected", as well as tracks from "The Impossible Princess" and the award-winning "Marking Life".
Welcome to the 1st episode of "From Inspiration To Stage", a podcast which focuses on the process of writing musical theatre. Ep #1 looks at the question: Where do you get your ideas from? Join award-winning Aussie composer, Drew Lane, as he talks through his process and offers tips and advice. Also featured are songs from the youth musicals "Somewhere To Fight For" and "The Tree Of Life", a special live track, and a remix of a song from "Cafe Latte", created just for this podcast!