Leadership

Brett Perkins

Brett Perkins is a Grammy nominated California born, Copenhagen based songwriter, consultant, educator and presenter whose involvement in the international songwriting community spans four decades.


He’s the founder of the Listening Room Retreats, Copenhagen, Galway, Idyllwild & Tuscany Songwriters Festivals, Listening Room Concert Series and Cph Listening Room Open Stage, with previous roles including C.E.O./National Academy of Songwriters, Publisher/SongTalk Magazine, Producer/Salute To The American Songwriter & NAS Lifetime Achievement Awards, Executive Director/Kerrville Festival Foundation and Founding Partner/Unisong International Song Contest.


Brett’s co-writes appear on numerous international artists albums, including the #1 debut single ‘Breaking News’ for Sony artist Mads Langer, with additional co-writes including Una Healy (The Saturdays), Boo Hewerdine (Natalie Imbruglia), Tom Kimmel (Sean Colvin, Johnny Cash), Kevin Welch, Simon Lynge, Teitur and more receiving significant live play.

An active writer/performer since the early ’80’s, Brett’s toured 39 countries so far, with his voice and songs appearing on more than twenty releases, as well as film and tv placements (MTV Road Rules, NBC Movie Of The Week, Anna Pihl, etc), awards (1st Place Great American Song Contest/Pop Category and Australian Song Contest/International Category, etc), plus widespread radio play.


Brett currently divides his time between leading the Listening Room Retreats, guest speaking on songwriting (Berklee, Los Angeles Songwriting School, IMRO, etc), touring and recording with Michaut/Perkins, The Pawnshop Preachers and solo, and spending time with his daughter Liva September, also an avid songwriter.


You Can Learn More About The Listening Room Philosophy In The Brief Interview Below and find his music via www.brettperkins.com:

Brett Perkins Brett and Fredrik Brett and Joni

Brett, Joni Mitchell & Jeff Barry, NAS Lifetime Achievement Awards 1996