Songwriting Dept. - WaterBear | The College of Music

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Songwriting Dept.

All tutors and mentors at WaterBear are also highly experienced professionals. It’s their job to ensure you get the best help and guidance possible to achieve your qualification and career goals.


Abi D’Arcy | Songwriting

Abi is a singer, songwriter, and performer who is currently involved in various original projects
across a wide variety of genres including folk-acoustic, African-hip hop, electronic swing/gypsy
jazz, and pop. As a live performer, Abi has supported artists such as Paolo Nutini, Newton Faulkner, Nick Mulvey, Little Boots, Mungo Jerry, Congo Natty, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, and more. She performed alongside Russell Watson for Prince Charles at Windsor Castle and has taken part in live sessions at Maida Vale Studios.


Nick Williams | Songwriting

Nick Williams is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer and live music promoter. He’s the lead singer and songwriter with electronic folk band Night House. Williams graduated from commercial music at Bath Spa University, specialising in Songwriting and Production. Releasing music under his own name and as Night House has led Williams to tour Europe regularly, with support slots for Ben Howard, Willy Mason, and The Magic Numbers. Recent Night House shows have seen them sell out St Nicholas’ and the Unitarian Churches Brighton. They’ve performed at prestigious venues from Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club to the Brighton Dome, with festival performances including The Great Escape, Isle of Wight, Celtic Connections and YNot.


Amba Tremain | Songwriting & Vocals

Amba Tremain is a contemporary singer, songwriter, musician and vocal coach. She has worked with many high profile artists including Boy George, Newton Faulkner, Ella Henderson and Roachford. She’s also been awarded a gold disc by the BPI for her contribution to the album ‘Somewhere’ by the late Eva Cassidy. Amba and her band, ‘Blame Jones’ have nearly 300,000 monthly listeners across streaming platforms. She’s featured on over 90,000 worldwide playlists and is also a prolific session vocalist and keyboard player. Her other roles include Musical Director of award winning organisation ‘The Urban Vocal Group’ and Director of the ‘Breaking Through’ Artist Development Programme.

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