Songwriting Workshop With Jere Sosa

The Defectors Bar, Perth

West Australian Music (WAM), in partnership with Healthway and Beaufort St Song Writers Club, invites aspiring song writers and musicians to attend a one off song writing workshop with local musician Jere Sosa at Defectors Bar on Thursday December 20.

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Jere Sosa arrived in WA in 2014 with a guitar and a head full of rich musical influences. With a musical approach founded on the melodic song writing of The Beatles and the guitar playing finesse of Carlos Santana, he combines punk, jazz and Latin feels in a unique way. Sosa performs live with his band but retains a solid and continuing existence busking as a solo performer, utilising a loop station that he adopted on his travels some years ago.

At this unique workshop Sosa will unravel the mysteries of song writing and discuss how chord progressions and harmony can be used to express feelings. He will also treat participants to an intimate live performance.

The workshop will provide a genuine synergy with Healthway’s Act-Belong-Commit message by giving people the opportunity and skills to improve and maintain positive mental health through the act of being creative and connecting with like-minded people.

Bio

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Jere Sosa arrived in WA back in 2014 with a guitar and a head full of rich musical influences. His approach is founded upon the melodic songwriting of The Beatles and the guitar playing finesse of Carlos Santana, with punk, jazz and Latin feels within the living-breathing mix. Sosa performs with his band but retains a solid and continuing existence busking as a soloist, utilising a loop station that he adopted upon a trip to New Zealand some six years ago and taking songs to new heights even on his own. 

Sosa’s debut album, Coming back home in two footsteps, was recorded by Daniel Brown at Decibel Audio Productions and mastered at Poons Head with Rob Grant. The album features A Taste Of Honey, which won the ‘World’ category at the WAM Song Of The Year Awards in mid-2017. The album itself offers a diversity of Sosa’s musical spirit – many styles, many places, many sounds to revel in. 

And many good times indeed.

 

Reviews

The World Award to the Fremantle-based Jere Sosa for the very chilled, flamenco-infused Taste of Honey.”

— The Music.com.au

Anyone who has enjoyed the sunset beach markets in South Fremantle will be familiar with the sounds of Jere Sosa. If you haven't well paint you a picture real quick - you're sitting on a picnic rug at South Beach, enjoying a delicious gourmet food-truck dinner, sipping on a glass of wine and watching the sunset - all whilst relishing in the sounds of the local live musician, who is playing chilled-out acoustic folk tunes that are making you so darn relaxed and happy you might just have to call in sick on Monday. That's Jere.”

The Urban List - Kristy Petrides