Rockfield Studios Producer Songwriter event

Pro7ect Announces New Residential Songwriting Sessions At Rockfield Studios

Pro7ect, the collaborative songwriting experience that pairs aspiring songwriters with internationally acclaimed record producers, will be taking up residence at Rockfield’s Quadrangle Studio for a series of events during July, 2022. Two four-day sessions and a one-day Masterclass that will explore the basics of collaborative songwriting and give participants a taste of what they can experience on a full residential event.

Since its launch in 2013, Pro7ect has written and recorded 60 tracks with 93 artists, 18 of which have been released. There have also been four syncs, three albums produced by P7 artist collaborators and nine production opportunities for participating Headline Producers through the P7 Alumni network, which promotes collaborations and professional opportunities for P7 artists.

Producer and singer/songwriter Lisa Fitzgibbon, the creative inspiration behind Pro7ect, says being forced to close residential sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic has given everyone involved renewed focus and enthusiasm.  “Our Headline Producers for 2022 are world class, the venue is the most famous residential recording studio in the UK, and I’m looking forward to writing and recording some incredible music at this year’s retreat” she says. The producers involved in this year’s events include Stew Jackson (Massive Attack), Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Mel C) and Gethin Pearson (Badly Drawn Boy, Charlie XCX).

Rockfield’s Quadrangle Studios, where artists such as Oasis, Bullet for My Valentine, Sepultura, Queen and Simple Minds have recorded, has a plethora of high quality audio equipment on hand to capture the collaborative efforts of those taking part.

Rockfield Studios Producer Songwriter event
Photo credit: Ian Wallman

Greg Haver says: “It’s exciting to be back in my native Wales for the Pro7ect writing week at Rockfield Studios. Having been involved in many writing camps, as both a participant and curator, I’ve seen the benefits for the individual artists, songwriters and the wider music industry that result from the collaboration and networking at these sessions. I look forward to sharing the week with new and familiar faces.” Stew Jackson adds: “Being thrown into a creative environment with people you don’t know is an odd thing to do, but great fun and very rewarding.”

Pro7ect events give aspiring and established songwriters and musicians an opportunity to re-focus their careers and meet other writers in a well-equipped studio environment, while being supported by professional record producers. During residential sessions, participants work in teams to write and record a track a day. Every evening there is a feedback session where teams play the result of their day’s work to the entire group.

Pro7ect Masterclasses are an intensive, musical transfusion,” Lisa Fitzgibbon says. “You get the contact, the content, the creativity, and the courage… the whole P7 experience in just one day.”

Sponsored by UK audio conversion specialist Prism Sound, Pro7ect 2022 gets underway on July 18th with the first four-day residential session.

Photo credits: Ian Wallman @ianwallman