Great Songwriters

Great Songwriters

From Thursday, July 6th at 7.30pm | Australian Premiere | Available on Foxtel Anytime

Great Songwriters is a classic series of original portraits of legendary songwriters discussing their creative processes and inspirations. Discover Chuck D, rapper and creative leader of Public Enemy, Norah Jones, Bill Withers, Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Carly Simon, Barry Gibb, Jimmy Webb and Ryan Adams.

Thursday, July 6th at 7.30pm – Chuck D

Rapper Chuck D, the creative leader of the seminal and often controversial Public Enemy, talks through his early influences, charts the band’s development, and reveals his individual song writing process.

Thursday, July 13th at 7.30pm –  Norah Jones

Singer and songwriter Norah Jones discusses her musical influences, collaborations and song writing process in this candid profile, and gives new performances of four tracks.

Thursday, July 20th at 7.30pm – Bill Withers

Songwriter Bill Withers, who recorded his breakthrough single, Ain’t No Sunshine, in 1971, gives a candid and fascinating interview on the pain of creation and why he gave up recording and performing.

Thursday, July 27th at 7.30pm-  Carly Simon

Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning singer Carly Simon invites film makers into her home to discuss her fascinating life, work, and approach to song writing, giving original performances of four songs.

Thursday, August 3rd at 7.30pm- Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb, one of the most successful songwriters of all time, offers a fascinating insight into his genius and performs some classic and new songs.

Thursday, August 10th at 7.30pm- Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb takes us through his remarkable career, including his songs for Glen Campbell, and his forthright views on Country music and the future of songwriting.

Thursday, August 17th at 7.30pm- Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams is a prolific and multi Grammy nominated singer songwriter. In a remarkable interview, he reveals his life, work and writes a song on camera.