Andrew Robert Chapman

Biography

After being awarded a BSc Honours Degree in Computing Science from Stafford University (the then Staffordshire Polytechnic), I worked for several English manufacturing companies before accepting an offer of work in Germany in 1991, where I have been living and working for several blue chip financial institutions based in Frankfurt am Main till this day. As a result of my career I wrote and self-published “Cobol: Optimised and Maintainable Application Programming” in 2003 and “JCL – STEP by STEP” in 2008.
In 2012 I was asked to write lyrics for several rock band projects, an adventure which led to the role of singer/songwriter in WildScreW and the composition of several hundred lyrics, the majority of which are patiently waiting to be put to music or self-published.

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Currently reading "BON The Last Highway" by Jesse Fink
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PC or FIRE 10
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Series

Lyrics & Poems
Annual collections of the year's song lyrics with occasional background information about the song's history and selective detailed lyric analysis.

2012: Lyrics & Poems

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2013: Lyrics & Poems

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2014: Lyrics & Poems

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2015: Lyrics & Poems

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Books

2011 & Earlier: Lyrics & Poems
Series: Lyrics & Poems. You set the price! Words: 20,580. Language: British English. Published: March 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
Three of the 2016 WildScreW CD songs date from 2011 and before but truthfully, back in 2011, I was cutting my teeth with song lyric writing and none of the many other efforts were to find themselves selected for ALPHAs. Several of the rhymes were sent to the Great American Song Contest for appraisal and the results can be found later in this book.
2012: Lyrics & Poems
Series: Lyrics & Poems. You set the price! Words: 19,250. Language: British English. Published: February 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
Looking at the rhymes I wrote in 2012 I am quite surprised at the number which were married to WildScreW musical melodies, effectively turning the poems into songs. “Free Fall”, “Beast With Two Backs”, “Stung!”, “Cougar!” and “On My Own” were all developed from original Thomas Wild guitar melodies and were professionally recorded on the studio CD which was released at the start of 2017.
2013: Lyrics & Poems
Series: Lyrics & Poems. You set the price! Words: 9,520. Language: British English. Published: February 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
2013 was a year in which around half the total lyrical work was married to WildScreW musical melodies, effectively turning the poems into songs. The WildScrew song “The Beginning Of The End”, which was developed from one of Thomas Wild’s guitar melodies was penned and professionally recorded on the studio CD which was released at the start of 2017.
2014: Lyrics & Poems
Series: Lyrics & Poems. You set the price! Words: 11,320. Language: British English. Published: February 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
A collection of rhymes from 2014 written as song lyrics. About half of the rhymes remain poems but the other half were married to various WildScreW guitar melodies and two of the lyrics found their way onto a professionally produced recording studio CD.
2015: Lyrics & Poems
Series: Lyrics & Poems. You set the price! Words: 14,170. Language: British English. Published: February 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
A collection of over 29 rhymes, written as song lyrics but, for the most part, missing a musical melody. However two WildScreW studio songs, "Painkiller" and "Writing On The Wall" as well as a follow on band project, FATE, BETA song, "Scarlet Women".
2016: Lyrics & Poems
Series: Lyrics & Poems. You set the price! Words: 5,650. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
A collection of 10 poems and rhymes from 2016, written as song lyrics but, for now at least, completely missing a musical melody.
2017: Lyrics & Poems
Series: Lyrics & Poems. You set the price! Words: 12,040. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
A collection of 19 poems and rhymes from 2017, written as song lyrics and five of the bunch sang to a musical melody.
2018: Lyrics & Poems
Series: Lyrics & Poems. You set the price! Words: 17,000. Language: British English. Published: January 21, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A collection of over 70 rhymes, written as song lyrics but, for now and the most part, missing a musical melody.
Packeis: Lyrics and Betas
You set the price! Words: 4,100. Language: British English. Published: January 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The songs in this book represent my work on song lyrics for a band project called PackEis. Matthias Esswein (vocals), Peter Mathes (bass), Dominik Butnaru (durms) and Martin “Kühl” (Guitarist) made up the four man stoner rock group, who had recorded their first CD, “Collision Guaranteed” in 2010, and were working on material for their second CD. In mid 2012 I was asked by the band to put lyrics to
F.A.T.E: Alphas and Betas
You set the price! Words: 11,090. Language: British English. Published: December 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The songs in this book represent my lyrical work on new material for a band project called FATE, formed in 2017 and named after its members (Frank Suß, Andy Chapman, Tobi Muff and Erich May) four of the five members of the disbanded WildScreW. All guitar, bass and vocal melodies are included in the book (as hyperlinks to a cloud address).

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