I've been writing songs for decades; first on the piano and, more recently, on guitar.  I have a lengthy musical archive, including a songbook for my novel, Welcome (see 'Writing'), songs for my children, husband, friends, dog and my own sanity.   


This One’s For You allows me to bring all my skills to one table, as well as making people happy (which is the best bit).  The reason I think people choose it, and why I take great pride in it, is because each song or poem is personalised specifically to one particular individual.  No two songs are the same and this is what makes the gift so special.  Click on 'Testimonials' to see how happy (and surprised) past clients have been! 




Once I’ve been contacted by a client, we’ll arrange a time to meet, in person or via Zoom.  Before this, I’ll email over a quick questionnaire to fill out.  Once we’ve spoken, I start writing and composing.  I ask for full payment up front after our initial conversation.  I will email the lyrics over first.  Once the client is happy, I’ll start composing.  The client receives the recording via mp3, which opens in iTunes, so the song can be played via bluetooth speakers, Sonos etc to the recipient.  The final lyrics or poem are sent to the client, by post, in an A4 frame. 



Original song - From £850*

Personalised poem - From £500

Cover song - From £250

Video performance of song - From £250

Live performance at event - £500

Recording client singing/playing - £80 per hour

(At their home with my kit)**

​​*For original songs, one lyrics-edit and one recording-edit is included in the price. Any edits after this are chargeable at £80 per hour. 


** Due to Covid-19 restrictions, should a client wish to sing / play on the audio recording, I can send an open production of the song, with sections ready for them to record.  The client must have a Mac or an iPad.