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The Songwriting Project is Chrisie Santoni and Craig Smith.  They’ve been writing and performing together since 2006 as The Billies.


Their song “Deluxe” is featured in the Emmy-nominated, Maria Shriver-produced HBO Documentary “Paycheck To Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert”.


Santoni has co-written with multi-platinum selling, award-winning songwriter Lindy Robbins, who has written hits for MKTO, Demi Lovato, Hot Chelle Rae, Jason Derulo, and One Direction among many others.  In addition, Santoni ‘s song “Mona Lisa” has taken 1st Place in the Unisong Songwriting Contest and 1st Runner-Up (Adult Contemporary) in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.   Santoni and Smith have also worked with Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Mitch Dane.



As Dancing Bears Music, Santoni and Smith write and perform children’s music and run a music and movement program by the same name.


They’ve been full-time musicians since 2009, playing their own songs at colleges, coffeehouses, fairs, farmer’s markets, libraries, parks, pubs and theaters throughout the United States.  Their songs are streamed and downloaded all over the world, they are a do-it-yourself operation, and they’ve been presenting their Songwriting Workshop for 13 years.

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