STILES + DREWE BEST NEW SONG PRIZE 2023 WINNERS

November 23rd, 2023

BEST NEW SONG 2023 WINNER:
RACHEL WALKER MASON & NINA SUNDSTROM
for ‘Drowning Without Water’ from The Circle
Performed by Renee Lamb

Rachel Walker Mason

Rachel Walker Mason (music and lyrics) is a GRAMMY member, recipient of a prestigious British Citizen Award for contribution to the arts and hailed “an inspiration” by Prince Harry, Rachel is a multi-award-winning musician writing songs with Grammy, Emmy and Ivor Novello award winners, The Voice UK and American Idol alumni, Oscar, MOBO and BRIT Award nominees. Rachel is also a mentor for Help Musicians, an author, an international vocal and song writing judge and patron of a mental health charity in Somerset.  

Nina Sundstrom

Nina Sundstrom (music and lyrics) is a songwriter who received the Strive award from the Roundhouse Songwriters Circle, recognising promising songwriting talent. Nina has worked on music for film & TV, including international perfume campaigns for Rochas Paris. Nina recently completed a working trip to Nashville where she was recommended for and engaged in songwriting sessions with more than twenty collaborators. She has written with: Danny O’Donoghue (The Script), Jamie Lawson, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Brooke Alex, Hannah Grace & more. 

Renee Lamb

VOICE, VISION & POTENTIAL PRIZE: 
GERAINT OWEN
for ‘BIO’ from Queerway
Performed by Caroline Sheen

Geraint Owen

Geraint Owen (music and lyrics): is a composer, writer, musical director and pianist from Cardiff. As composer: Queerway (Wales Millennium Centre/Welsh tour); Rust (Edinburgh Fringe – Best Musical Award Winner). As Musical Supervisor/Director: Branwen: Dadeni (Wales Millennium Centre/Welsh tour). As Associate Musical Director: Love Never Dies (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); My Fair Lady (London Coliseum/UK & Ireland tour). As a pianist and keyboardist, Geraint has played at several West End venues and major playhouses across the UK. @geraintllyrowen

Caroline Sheen