Fraser T Smith

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Fraser T Smith
Birth name Fraser Lance Thorneycroft-Smith
Born (1971-02-08) 8 February 1971 (age 43)
Buckinghamshire, England
Genres Hip hop, pop, dance-pop, rock, R&B
Occupations Record producer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Keyboards, guitar
Years active 1995–present
Labels My Audiotonic Productions

Fraser Lance Thorneycroft-Smith (born 8 February 1971), known professionally as Fraser T Smith, is an English record producer, songwriter, mix engineer and guitarist. He has co written, produced and mixed several number 1s in the UK and US[citation needed] and is responsible for such songs as Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain", James Morrison's "Broken Strings", and Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart".[citation needed] Artists he has worked with include Katy B, Sam Smith, Kwabs, Lily Allen and Birdy, Cee Lo Green, Ellie Goulding, Plan B, Tinchy Stryder and Kano.[citation needed]

In 2012, he won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year with Adele for 21 having produced and co-written and mixed "Set Fire to the Rain"[citation needed]. In 2013 Adele also won a Grammy award for 'Set Fire To The Rain (Live)

Early career[edit]

Having spent a year at the West London Institute studying music, Smith started his career playing guitar in pubs and clubs both as a solo musician and in bands.[citation needed] In 1992, Smith met Rick Wakeman with whom he toured and recorded, e.g. 1999's White Rock II.[citation needed] Smith then went on to work with Tony Hadley.[citation needed] He also worked extensively with Adam Wakeman.[citation needed] In the mid-1990s, they formed Jeronimo Road; an album, Live at the Orange, was released after the band broke up on the Explore Multimedia label.[citation needed] He then had the opportunity to become involved in studio sessions performing on hits such as Rui Da Silva's number one "Touch Me" and Tim Deluxe's "Just Won’t Do".[citation needed]

In 1999, Smith was introduced to the then-unknown Craig David and spent the next five years working closely as his right hand man, friend and guitarist performing major acoustic gigs including the John Lennon Tribute Concert at Radio City Hall in New York, The Tsunami Relief Concert, Live 8 as well as playing concerts at Madison Square Gardens and Wembley Arena.[citation needed]



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