Ainslie couldn’t believe his luck this morning when he discovered he’ll team up with Mark and Saul from indie band James in a mammoth songwriting session later today.
Stamping his feet with joy, Ainslie clapped his hands and danced around the lounge sporting a grin like a Cheshire cat and repeatedly shouting “Yes!”
Four pairs of professional songwriters will enter The Academy today at 3pm for a three-hour composition session. James’ Mark and Saul will team up with the excited Scot.
Other songwriters joining the students later today include Steve Duberry (credits include Liberty X and Heather Small) and John Mclaughlin (Billie and Five).
Ainslie bounded into the dining room to join Sinead and Lemar at breakfast and treated them to another triumphant yell.
“I thought you would be happy,” Lemar commented, before adding, “Didn’t they do Sit Down?”
“That was the worst song they did,” said the jubilant Scot. “When we get out of here, I will play you some of their albums.”
Referring to his girlfriend’s love of the Manchester band, Ainslie proclaimed “Bern’s gonna love me for this!”
“You know you have a band that you fall in love with?” Ainslie asked with a glint of nostalgia in his eyes.
“Well, James was that band for me.”
With that, a more than happy Ainslie got back to the task at hand of devouring breakfast.