“A fantastic setting where you can focus completely on your songwriting potential.”
— David Llewellyn/Nashville, TN
“I am still so moved by the immensity of talent and the
incredible warmth and comaraderie at the retreat. It really has been a life changing experience for me.”
— Janni Littlepage/CA
“Our Inisheer Retreat really kicked us into gear, plus, two of the songs written during that week are on our new CD,'13 Seasons'”
— Carol Ann and Stevie Gurr/Los Angeles, CA
“It was another super great and very together retreat in a super cool, new location with a shinning group of very talented and personable songwriters. This was my 5th Listening Room InternationaL Retreat.
Could'a been the best. Sign up now or forever wish ya did!”
— Burton Jespersen/Taos, New Mexico
“So many talents, great food and fellowship, good laughs and of course great songs! If you’re a songwriter at heart this is thee place for you”
— Phyllis A. Travis/Houston, Texas
“Catching songs in the mountains of the Sequoia's - Spiritually, mentally, physically...It was a life changing experience!!! I don't know if I can ever live without going there once a year...don't wanna!!!! So much outlook and love - Thanks to everybody there!”
— Nanna Larsen/Copenhagen, Denmark
“I'm grateful you're out there in the world, creating a wonderful space for great musicians everywhere to make their magic.”
— Tina Lear, Maine, USA
“The retreat in Inisheer was truly inspiring. I really got a chance to
stretch as a songwriter physically, emotionally and spiritually. The
morning warm ups were relaxing and a great way to start the day. There
was lots of laughter and many open hearts.
It was great watching the growth of the other artists as well. The beauty
of the island was truly magical and the nightly song circles were
completely uplifting and extremely challenging.
What a great combination!
— Robyn Rosenkrantz/Bright Blue Gorilla
“I'll say it's kind of opening a can of condensed energy and inspiration.
I've done it twice and I'm gonna do it again.
— Jan.Åke Nilsson/Sweden
“I must warn you, this is a highly addictive event! Once you become part
of this community and learn about the co-writing approach, you will get
a broader understanding of songwriting, maybe even see your own place as
an artist differently, and you will meet a bunch of fellow songwriters
who eventually might become friends along the way.”
— Claudia Nentwich/Berlin, Germany songwritingforum.de
“Wow! I just found my new tribe! Thank you, all. My gratitude to each and every one for an inspiring, tender, challenging, and just plain FUN week.
— Rita Cantu/Tucson, Arizona
“The songwritng retreat in Ben Lomand really shifted something in my writing (and in me) I'm so glad for the time there. Keep doing what you do.. it makes such a difference.”
— Drew Nelson/Red House Records Artist
“The Listening Room Retreat is exactly that:
A rare opportunity where you can calm your mind down long enough to actually listen...this process has been enormously effective for my craft which is my career and for my soul which is my life.”
— SONIA/disappear fear
"As a professional songwriter for over 25 years I have participated in, and facilitated, many writing workshops. It's my pleasure to attest that the Listening Room retreat I attended was the most enjoyable and productive of them all."
— Tom Kimmel/Nashville, TN (Johnny Cash. Shawn Colvin, Joe Cocker)
"Brett Perkins retreat on Samso Island in Denmark was a truly dreamy rejuvenation. Not a thing to think about but songs, songs, SONGS!!! "
— Kathrin Shorr/Sweet Talk Radio (Los Angeles)
"Brett Perkins' Listening Room Retreats have created some of the most magical and productive moments in my life as a songwriter. I would recommend it to anyone who want to grow as a songwriter/artist and human being."
— Simon Lynge, Recording Artist
"My experience of co-writing retreats has been fantastic. I've attended two of them so far - HolmHällar in Gotland 2003 and Inisheer, Ireland in 2004 - both of them were just great. I wanted to stay in this creative surrounding and not go back "to reality" afterwards. And I would love to do it again!
— Merit Hemmingson/Visby, Sweden
"After two retreats and over a dozen new songs I see a profound change in my creative life. Now if I could just arrange to attend every one!"
— Dana Cooper (Nashville)
"In 2004 I decided to re-invest in myself by going on a Listening Room retreat. The experience was literally transformational. I came back with renewed energy, some great co-written songs, a new network of songwriting friends from around the world and most importantly of all, I have come alive again as a songwriter. I can't recommend it too highly."
— Jimmy Rae (Merseyside, UK)
"Brett Perkins' Listeners Room Retreats stay in the mind long after other things have vanished. Is it magic or is it science? All I know is, a long wild woolly ride stayed in the consciousness after other things have long bid adieu. It's simply great."
— Tom Cunningham (Berlin)
"I made some great friends - and wrote some great songs - while staying in a stunningly beautiful place. I should really do more of these!"
— Sean Millar (Dublin)
" The Danish retreat in Samso confirmed my suspicion that Brett Perkins is a unique individual with a gift for letting the spotlight shine on each of the participants. The Listening Room Retreats are a joy to be a part of and just what any aspiring songwriter needs. Making some special contacts and friends, the well chosen destinations tend to be the sort of places where muses reside. I cannot recommend them highly enough."
— Danilo Moscardino (UK)