Welcome to Redwood City

Here you will find up to date information about what's going on in the WCS Redwood City Location.  It's easy to find who to contact, where to go and when it's all happening!  If you need to reach us, please email the Redwood City Managers.


Manager Notes:

Congratulations to the West Coast Songwriters Redwood City Chapter March 2018 Best Song - The Complements - "Invincible"... Best Performance - Jenny Ball - "Long Distance Call" - Thanks to our judges: Mike Simpson & Edmond Clare ..Chapter Managers Pete Sommer, KJ Smith & Linda Yelnick.

Songwriter Competition Information:

  • LAST Tuesday of the month (Except October will be held on 24th due to Halloween)
  • Location: ANGELICA'S, Theatre Two Upstairs; 863 Main Street, Redwood City 
  • SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm. 
  • House PA and Keyboard (Casio 88 weighted) available.  
  • Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged.
  • Please make sure that you membership is current.
  • Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)  
  • Sound and co-managers Pete Sommer & KJ Smith


  • Best Song of the Month receives 2 hours of song consultation with David Scheibner, former composer for Entertainment Tonight and current catalog is represented by Atrium Music in L.A. David's musical experience is a result of almost 20 years in LA, writing for such companies as Walt Disney and Paramount. His move to Nashville continued his work in music production. Now residing in the Bay Area, David music library can be heard in various network TV productions. David can offer the winning contestant a variety of options, including ideas for taking the song to the next level, arrangement or demo possibilities.  Winner of Best Song will also be featured on the West Coast Songwriters YouTube site for one week. Winners, please talk to your location managers for details. 
  • Best Performance of the Month receives 40 mins vocal coaching at Iari Melchor's studio in San Jose 
  • A member can win Best Song Of The Month and Best Performance Of The Month twice during a season (with different songs) in each WCS Location. Playoffs are in July to determine Redwood City Best Song Of The Year. In August, the winners of Best Song of the Year from every WCS Location compete at the Finals for WCS Best Song of the Year. Three winners are chosen to perform at the annual WCS Conference in September.

Redwood City Competition Playoffs:  July 31st, 2018

WCS Grand Finals: August 24, 2018

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WCS is one of the oldest and most active songwriter organizations in the world. WCS is a non-profit with more than 1,200 members. Membership and admission charges are tax deductible. WCS is a volunteer organization. If you can volunteer, please speak with the Managers or contact WCS. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to ask the Managers. 

Monthly Winners

2017-2018 Song of the Year Winner:
Best Song:  
Alicia Muller The Complements - "Invincible" 
Thanks to our judges: Iari Melchor, Edmond Clare & Mike Simpson
Chapter Managers Pete Sommer, KJ Smith & Linda Yelnick

JUNE 2018 Winners:
Best Song:  
 Ren Geisick - "Not A Fool"
Best Performance:  Nate Walker- "Tied Down Tight"

Thanks to our judges: Mike Simpson & Steve Kritzer...Chapter Managers Pete SommerKJ Smith & Linda Yelnick....

MAY 2018 Winners:
Best Song:  
Chris Hanson - "My Entire Life"
Best Performance: Marilyn Cooney - "At The Gym"

Thanks to our judges: Edmond Clare & Kenny Schick...Chapter Managers Pete Sommer, KJ Smith & Linda Yelnic

APRIL 2018 Winners:
Best Song:  
Meghan Williams - "Round This Table"
Best Performance: Samantha Kostick - "Runaway

Thanks to our judges: Bev BarnettGreg Newlon & Maggie Wing ..Chapter Managers Pete Sommer, KJ Smith & Linda Yelnick

MARCH 2018 Winners:
Best Song:  
The Complements - "Invincible"
Best Performance:  Jenny Ball - "Long Distance Call"

FEBRUARY 2018 Winners:
Best Song:  Andy Karn - "Pay The Devil"
Best Performance:  Rosemarie Echelson Austin - "Far Above It"

Thanks to our judges: Mike Simpson & Mark LeMon..Chapter Managers Pete Sommer, KJ Smith & Linda Yelnick

JANUARY 2018 Winners:
Best Song:  
Courtney Farren - "Enough"
Best Performance:  Levi J - "Cowboy Jack"

Thanks to our judge: Mark LeMon..Chapter Managers Pete Sommer, KJ Smith & Linda Yelnick

NOVEMBER 2017 Winners:
Best Song:  
Samantha Margret - "As It Turns Out"
Best Performance:  Mick McMorrow - "I See Your Face"

OCTOBER 2017 Winners:
Best Song:   
Rick Merritt - "Love Will Set Us Free"
Best Performance:  The Complements - "The Kid Who Made It Out"

SEPTEMBER 2017 Winners:
Best Song:   
Greg McMorrow - "The Fair"
Best Performance:  Phillip Engstrom - "Don't Worry bout the Weather"


Redwood City Sponsors

2017-18 Monthly Competitions

2016-17 Monthly Competitions

2015-2016 Monthly Competitions