Soda Jerker

Published on January 30th, 2012

SodaJerker Mike Batt

Sodajerker is a songwriting team from Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Founded by co-writers Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor, Sodajerker is the creative outlet for two friends raised on the celebrated songbooks of such luminaries as Lennon and McCartney, Bacharach and David, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Goffin and King and The Chic Organisation.

Simon and Brian talk to five-time Ivor Novello winning songwriter, composer, conductor, arranger and producer Mike Batt about his diverse career including projects like The Wombles, The Hunting of the Snark and the writing of hit songs like ‘Bright Eyes’ (from Watership Down) and ‘The Closest Thing to Crazy’ (Katie Melua).

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  1. Posted by Chris Galvin on February 16th, 2012, 21:30

    Great interview. I love this kind of stuff from songwriters, not enough of this on radio and TV. Must go through the dictionary now, that’s a good tip!


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