Today I help singers and songwriters explore their potential. - Bespoke lyrics for your songs - Top-lines for your songs - Translate your lyrics to English - Song critiques (lyrics and/or production)
My experience includes being mentored by Ray Davies (The Kinks), and Dominic King (Stardust, Music sounds better with you) - I've learnt to work fast and to a high standard as a given. I love to work with strong images and honest emotions, expressing them in new ways. My lyric writing has been described as ‘excellent’.
I will write a bespoke lyric for your song, matching your melody or track as required.
I can also write a melody / top line for you, just let me know what you need, and I will do my best to accommodate.
If English is not your natural language, I can help with translations for your songs.
I also offer song reviews of either just lyrics, or lyrics & production. This is a comprehensive written review and I will offer suggestions of what to do to improve the song and/or production.
If you need something else, just let me know how I can help your song move forward.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
16 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse ZephyrHillMusic
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Hugh has been a pleasure to work with. It makes it easy when the material is top quality. Great music and great lyrics. He knew what he wanted and was able to express his ideas about the performance in a very courteous and professional manner. I look forward to working with him again.
Hugh did a great job! He wrote a perfect lyric for my song, it has become a great story! I highly recommend working with him!
Hugh is a professional writer and he did very impressive work. I just finished my third project and he was very responsive. I highly recommend Hugh.
Very talented writer! Very responsive and easy to work with. Highly recommended!
I just completed the second project with Hugh and he is very correct and professional in his job, he also finished before the deadline. It was really great job Hugh. Thank you very much!
I am very satisfied with the lyrics.That is what I was expecting to complete my song. Can not wait to hire ZephyrHillMusic again.
Hugh is an excellent communicator and is aware of the components that a well planned song should have. He is also analytical about the marketability of songs. Thanks.
Hugh was as usual - professional, on time, consistent and responsive. He's so creative, his lyrics tell a story and paint a whole world at the same time. Looking forward to working with him again!
I had a great experience working with Hugh. He was responsive, thoughtful and willing to spend the time communicating with me. He brought a fresh sensibility to my original lyrical draft that opened up new options for the song. Thank you, Hugh.
Hugh was professional, polite, patient and responded well to all my visions and ideas. This isn't my first project with Hugh, and I'll def. come back for my next one.
Fast and understanding!
Quick & professional, great communication!
Hugh is very professional writer and I am very satisfied from his work. Just finished third project with some very impressive results and highly recommend him.
I really enjoy Hugh’s work. I felt he understood the song and was really able to bring the lyrics to life. Highly recommended if you are looking for a lyricist.
Got Hugh involved on a project I was doing for a great up and coming artist. He nailed the lyric! Great communication the whole way through and an excellent collaborator. Will definitely use again.
I have worked on projects on a number of occasions, fantastic to work with from the initial idea to completion, so thorough with attention to detail.
Interview with ZephyrHillMusic
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Deliver what they need, when they need it
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: You can do it anywhere.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can write lyrics. You can, but are they just your average everyday words, or a masterpiece waiting to be sung to the world?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Ideally I do need to know the genre you want, and the kind of artist or similar song you are working towards.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell me as much or as little as you need to about your idea - I'll do the rest.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Pen, paper, guitar, fire lighter, boat!
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'll work on anything, and have done.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyrics - that's what I do!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An new angle. Strong opening lines, big visual images.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Feed me either a rough idea for a song, just a title or more. I'll provide a fully complete song lyric
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I love to help artists find their voice, and build strong authentic images and emotions with the lyrics I provide.