We are SongSeeds: the home of creative, affordable and inclusive songwriting retreats!
Ran by professional and experienced songwriters Rosie Bans and Becci Wallace, we believe that songwriting is as much about community and collaboration as it is about craft. SongSeeds Online Songwriting Retreats provide a unique environment where established and emerging songwriters have the chance to share, collaborate, experiment and perform.
A SongSeeds Songwriting Retreat is:
Affordable - suitable for all budgets with fully funded bursaries places available
Inclusive - a safe environment for songwriters of all ages, abilities and identities
Informative - add to your songwriting toolkit with a mixture of workshops, task based songwriting, and masterclasses
Productive - enjoy the opportunity for dedicated, distraction free writing time
Challenging - showcase your newly written material to an audience via our end-of-retreat live streamed gig
Rosie Bans is a musician, songwriter and music producer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her original brand of intelligent multi-genre pop music has gained national support from press including features in The Musician Magazine (“melodic and finely observed songs”), Louder Than War (“powerful songs full of emotion”) and London based blog Gigslutz (“passionate and unique”).
As a popular and in demand writer Rosie has toured extensively across the UK and Europe and is passionate about having a positive influence on the world through music and art, committed to opening up conversations around mental health and equality through her songwriting.
With a drive to help pave the way for change towards more equality in the music industry Rosie founded and runs Women Producers Meet, a group for music producers who identify as womxn to discuss, support and platform each other in the music industry.
'Electric, haunting, mesmerizing, unusual, brilliant, a voice to silence the room' NHC
'Captivating, Becci Wallace carries you away.' Janice Forsyth- BBC Scotland
’Original, artful alignment of folk and hip-hop elements’ Celtic Connections
Becci Wallace is a singer-songwriter,producer, lecturer and community artist. She is firmly placed at the heart of Scotland's songwriting community. The first thing you will notice is her tireless energy and zest for music and writing.
Becci is known for her unique vocals, tight harmonies and thought provoking lyrics. She has been broadly featured on STV Glasgow, BBC radio Scotland, Celtic Connections and various festivals.
Becci writes across genres, co-writing on the Pearlfishers latest album Love and Other Hopeless Things, Catherine Rudie's The Mobius Kiss and Loki's Government Issue Music Protest.
As a solo artist her first album Fragmentality was released in 2015, gaining plaudits across the country and securing multiple national and local radio plays. Her current project Present Tense will be released in November.
She has co written and worked alongside David Scott, Jo Mango, Jo Bennet, Findlay Napier, David Sinclair, Andy White, Little Rach, Yvonne Lyon as well as at the Harris Institute in Toronto and Columbia University in Chicago.
Becci has an MA in songwriting and is studying a PHD in Music. She lectures on BA Commercial Music and MA Music at the University of the West of Scotland.
Becci is also the creator of That's What She Said - a series of podcasts featuring panels and performances from women in the music industry.