BOOM: Open Mic for Berklee Songwriters

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Monday / September 29, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Songwriting Department chair Bonnie Hayes

Berklee’s Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room, is proud to present our monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters. The open mic is held on the last Monday of every month. Here are the rules of the road:

  • To play, you must be a current Berklee student.

  • Your song must be an original composition less than 5 minutes in length.

  • Sign up at Café 939 any time after 6 p.m. on the day of the event.

  • There will be openings for 25 writers (and as many as 10 alternates, who will play if others don’t show up).

  • Each person will play only one song (although in some instances, there may be an opportunity to play again, once everyone who has signed up has played, depending on total number of participants).

  • No covers.

  • No drum kits, please.

For more info, please email the Songwriting Department.

Bonnie Hayes, chair of Berklee’s Songwriting Department, is a songwriter perhaps best known for penning “Have A Heart” and “Love Letter,” which restored Bonnie Raitt to superstardom with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy-winning album Nick of Time. Her best-loved song might be her ‘80s pop-punk anthem and college radio hit, “Shelly’s Boyfriend.” Writing for artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Robert Cray, Adam Ant, David Crosby, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, and Cher, Hayes has continued to craft songs that one critic described as “sparkling clockwork mechanisms with a tendency to do the unexpected.” Famed for her kick-out-the-jams live show, Hayes has also enjoyed success as a musician, recording artist, and producer, recording with artists at her Icehouse Studio facilities.