ASC Sydney Circle: 15th Birthday – Naomi Crain Workshop: What Makes A Song Great + Song Critiques

Date(s) - 16/10/2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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** This is an online session via Zoom **

🥳  Happy 15th Birthday ASC Sydney Circle!  🥳


Join us for our Birthday event – a fantastic workshop with Naomi Crain plus Song Critiquing! We will be taking out customary Birthday Photo on the night so bring your party hat for a funny foto!

This month Naomi Crain will be running a Songwriters Toolkit night like no other. We’ll be unpacking one of the “best songs ever written” (Naomi’s words) – Whisky and You, written by Chris Stapleton and Lee Thomas Miller.

By deep diving into what’s happening in the lyrics of this song, we’ll be learning how these master songwriters have crafted their lyric to create maximum impact. We’ll see how they’ve applied some of the tools we’ve covered in past Songwriter Toolkit nights, and learn just how much work it takes to write a fantastic song.

For anyone who is striving to write, not just good songs, but great ones, this is a night not to be missed.

[Listen to the version by Chris Stapleton before the night, if you have a chance, on your chosen streaming service or at ]

We should have time for some Song Critiquing in the second half of the night. In September, our conversation with Benn Gunn took up the entire session, so those people who registered a song critique for that night will be the first to be critiqued in October. For everyone else, don’t worry – if we run out of time for more submissions, we have an All Critiques All Night coming up in November!

Please note: Whether you want to go on the critique list or you wish to attend without presenting a song, you must still register to receive the Zoom link.


Naomi is a long-standing member of the ASC Sydney Circle and one of our community’s past volunteer co-ordinators. She’s a singer songwriter whose two albums, Leaving Ur and Vermillion Truth, are available on Apple Music and Spotify. She’s also a life coach and avid self-helper, regularly presenting at our January meetings. Her activities are designed to help us put the year ahead into focus so we can achieve greater satisfaction, musically and personally.

Free entry for ASC Members and 1st/2nd time Circle visitors.
$15 entry fee for Visitors.

If you’ve never attended an ASC Circle before, we invite you to attend as our guest FOR FREE!   Simply email and ask for free entry. (Note: this invitation is only open to first- and second-time visitors.)


Bookings close at 6pm (AEST) on 16 October 2023

ASC Sydney Circle welcomes you to join us to develop your skills in the craft and business of songwriting, network and collaborate with other members, and be involved in this supportive and cherished songwriting community.

Songwriters of all music genres and all skill levels are welcome to join. However, the session link will only be sent to those officially registered by 6pm (Sydney time) on the night.