Meet our team
Katie has been creating songwriting events and retreats for over 10 years. Her vision is to bring together a worldwide songwriting community inspired by a common passion for creativity and a love for life. As well as being an artist manager and promotor, Katie also writes songs and poetry.
“…a one-woman whirlwind who brings her skills as a therapist and marketeer to her main passions – music and poetry.” Geoff Lakeman, Folk Legend
Katie and Reg have worked together since 2013 as manager/artist as well as running songwriting retreats together (Reg also offers online songwriting mentoring).
From gigging in folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages around the world, the breadth and depth of Reg Meuross’s material is unparalleled in contemporary folk.
“Classic, with echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen” The Guardian
Charlie Dore has many years of experience as a successful performer, platinum hit songwriter and song-doctor/mentor. Also a seasoned improvisor and co-founder of West End comedy-impro venue The Hurricane Club she’s uniquely placed to combine all these strands to help emerging songwriters develop their skills.
“…another master-class in song-writing…prescient, powerful and relevant“ Fatea Magazine
Simone Niles is an expert coach, sound healer, vocalist and author, who has worked with artists such as Eddy Grant, Third World, Tom Jones and Paloma Faith as well as on The Voice UK. Her book ‘Coaching For Performance Excellence’ offers performers new and innovative ways of approaching their art.Simone’s grounded and practical teachings, focus on empowering conscious, soul-driven creatives and entrepreneurs to generate meaning and alignment in their work and life.
Dan’s classic sounding songs have been described as ‘Black Country Soul’. Signed to Reveal Records he is an experienced workshop facilitator, qualified in the ‘Sounds of Intent’ methodology and working a lot within community music. Dan runs online workshops for Company of Song and also offers 1 to 1 mentoring for songwriters of all levels.
“Deliberately experimental, nothing short of beautiful” RnR magazine
Louise Goffin is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and artist in the tradition of her parents, the legendary songwriting and producing team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, ie transcending genre. Louise is running an online Masterclass in January 2021
“Majestically melodic, lyrically intriguing and rhythmically alluring” Pop Culture Classics
“I help songwriters to realise their full potential as artists making a positive difference in the world.”
Luke formed the folk duo Nizlopi (the JCB Song) with double-bassist John Parker when they were at school, selling a million records in their 20s and influencing a young Ed Sheeran. Now living in Vermont with his wife Stephanie and 15 chickens, Luke’s most recent release Ecstatic Bird in the Burning is ‘part love letter, part poem, part call-to-action’.
The first solo act to be nominated for Live Act of the Year at the Scot’s Trad. Music Awards Findlay Napier is one of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters. Described as Micheal Marra meets Elvis Costello, a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright III or a Scottish James Taylor this master storyteller’s songs are full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire.
Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall
Folk musicians Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall will be running performance workshops (online and in real life) for women and anyone identifying as a woman, exploring how to fine-tune your stage show. Learn how to overcome nerves, gain confidence in your performing, improve your vocal technique and become the performer you always wanted to be.
Acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-songwriter and record producer, as well as a very experienced songwriting facilitator, Boo’s work includes being lead singer and creative force behind The Bible, formed in the 1980s, and reformed in 1994, as well as solo recordings and work for film.