As one half of The Sherman Brothers, along with his late brother Robert, Richard M. Sherman is responsible for co-writing the most memorable Disney songs of all time. From the Academy Award winning compositions for Mary Poppins such as ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’, ‘Feed the Birds’, ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, ‘Jolly Holiday’, ‘I Love to Laugh’ and ‘Let’s Go Fly a Kite’, to other landmark Disney works such as The Parent Trap, ‘It’s a Small World (After All)’, ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ (The Jungle Book), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Aristocats, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Winnie the Pooh, the Sherman Brothers have enchanted people of all ages for half a century. In this hour of conversation, Richard M. Sherman joins Simon and Brian to talk through the writing of many of these classics in his own inimitable style.
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Sodajerker is a songwriting team from Liverpool in the UK, founded by co-writers Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor.
Most of them are just three minutes long, but pop songs are the poetry of the age. Listen in as a panel consisting of a music-loving comedian, a comic songwriter and an indie songwriter discuss the art and craft of songwriting.
Brian Nankervis is a performer, writer and producer. He is the co-creator and adjudicator of RocKwiz, and has appeared on television shows Hey, hey it’s Saturday, The panel and Thank God you’re here.
Rebecca Barnard is an indie-pop musician who released a solo album in 2006 after recording two albums as part of rock outfit Rebecca’s empire.
Casey Bennetto composed the smash-hit Keating, the musical which premiered in 2005 and went on to win many awards including the prestigious Helpmann Award.
This event was held at the State Library of Victoria on 10 September 2009.
Listen to a lyrical discussion about the art of songwriting featuring prominent musicians and comedians.