Desmond Child hosts songwriting-themed edition of Rock Fantasy Camp with “spectacular guest stars”
Prolific hit songwriter Desmond Child will headline a special songwriting-themed edition of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp taking place April 7-10 in Nashville.
Child, who co-wrote classic songs such as Bon Jovi“You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Livin’ on a Prayer” Aerosmith“The guy looks like a lady” TO KISS‘ “I was made to love you” and Ricky Martin“Livin’ la Vida Loca” will be joined by – as he describes them – “spectacular guests”, including Steve Cropper, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Marti Frederiksen and Desmond’s “all-time hero” Felix Cavaliere from The rascals.
Participants will be expected to bring their own original songs to camp, and Child will share his expertise on how to perfect their compositions. Additionally, it will give campers missions to write various types of melodies, and campers will also collaborate with each other on songs.
Of course, guest mentors will also be on hand to pass on their songwriting knowledge.
“I will attend each of these [sessions] if they didn’t keep me busy making mine,” Child told ABC Audio, “because there’s something to learn from everyone.”
Regarding his own participation in camp, Child says, “I have all this knowledge inside that I’m dying to share…with the kids. [who]…even if they don’t make a career out of it…have this kind of appreciation of…how a song is made and how it’s constructed and what makes a song successful.
In addition to the various aspects of songwriting, the camp will focus on topics such as recording demos, navigating the music business and much more.
Desmond says that for him, however, “the main thing is to be inspired by art, by creating”.
Visit RockCamp.com for more details on the “Desmond Child & Friends” camp.
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