Fraser T Smith

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Fraser Thorneycroft-Smith
Fraser T Smith in the studio.jpg
Background information
Born (1971-02-08) February 8, 1971 (age 43)
Buckinghamshire, England
Genres Hip hop, indie, rock, pop, progressive rock
Occupations Record producer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Years active 1995–present
Labels My Audiotonic Productions
Associated acts Adele, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green, Ellie Goulding, Plan B Birdy, Sam Smith, Example, Lily Allen, Rita Ora, Quadron, Taio Cruz, Katy B, Kaiser Chiefs, Britney Spears, Keane, Tinchy Stryder, Kano, James Morrison
Website frasertsmith.com

Fraser Lance Thorneycroft-Smith (born 8 February 1971), known professionally as Fraser T Smith, is a Grammy-winning English record producer, songwriter and musician. He has co-written, produced and mixed six number 1s in the UK and US[1] and has collaborated on such songs as Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain", James Morrison's "Broken Strings", and Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart".[2] Artists he has worked with include Plan B, Sam Smith, Leona Lewis, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen, Quadron, Birdy, Cee Lo Green, Ellie Goulding, Katy B, Tinchy Stryder and Kano.[3]

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" In 2013 Adele also won a Grammy award for "Set Fire To The Rain (Live)". He was also nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for his writing on 'Broken Strings'.

Early life and education[edit]

Fraser grew up in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and received education in Marlow and Reading having attended Reading Blue Coat School and Sir William Borlase's Grammar School. After leaving school, Smith attended Woolwich Polytechnic for a year before leaving the faculty having won a scholarship to study at the West London Institute.

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.[4] In 1992, Smith met Rick Wakeman with whom he toured and recorded.[5] Smith then went on to work with Tony Hadley.[6] He also worked extensively with Adam Wakeman.[7] In the mid-1990s, they formed Jeronimo Road; a progressive rock band. Smith then became involved in playing guitar in studio sessions, performing on over 200 records, including hits such as Rui Da Silva's number one "Touch Me" and Tim Deluxe's "Just Won’t Do".[8][9]

Early career[edit]

In 1999, Smith was introduced to the then-unknown Craig David and spent the next five years working closely as his guitarist performing on major television and radio performances around the world, as well as high-profile concerts including the John Lennon Tribute Concert at Radio City Hall in New York, The Tsunami Relief Concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Live 8.[10]

By working with Craig David, Smith was able to develop his production skills, remixing and songwriting. They remixed songs together under the pseudonym of Treats and have written songs such as “World Filled With Love”, “6 Of 1 Thing” and “Hot Stuff”.

Smith soon realised that to be a successful songwriter and producer he would have to make a choice in his career. He decided to stop touring and performing and went on to focus on songwriting and production full-time.

Recent work[edit]

In 2013 and 2014, Fraser has co-written and produced tracks to be released by Sam Smith, Quadron, Kaiser Chiefs, Katy B, Lily Allen, Example, The Kooks and Maverick Sabre. As well as recently working with Cee Lo Green, Bipolar Sunshine, Mikky Ekko, Angel Haze and Rag 'N' Bone Man.

Discography[edit]

Artist Song Album Credit Release Date UK Singles Chart US Singles Chart UK Album Chart US Album Chart
The Kooks ”Are We Electric” Listen Writing/Production September 2014
The Kooks ”Icons” Listen (Deluxe) Writing/Production September 2014
Kimbra ”Goldmine” The Golden Echo Writing August 2014
Sam Smith ”Not In That Way” In the Lonely Hour Writing/Production May 2014 1 2
Lily Allen Holding On To Nothing Sheezus Writing/Production May 2014 1 12
Kaiser Chiefs ”The Factory Gates” Education, Education, Education & War Writing March 2014 1
Kaiser Chiefs ”Ruffians on Parade” Education, Education, Education & War Writing March 2014 1
Kaiser Chiefs ”Cannons” Education, Education, Education & War Writing March 2014 1
Kaiser Chiefs ”Song For Stephanie” Education, Education, Education & War Writing March 2014 1
Example Kids Again" Live Life Living Writing/Production March 2014 13 8
Example ”10 Million People" Live Life Living Writing/Production March 2014 8
Example ”Seen You" Live Life Living Writing/Production March 2014 8
Example ”Can't Face The World Alone" Live Life Living Writing/Production March 2014 8
Katy B "Still" Little Red Writing/Production March 2014 1
Katy B ”Blue Eyes” Little Red Writing March 2014 1
The Wanted "Show Me Love (America)" Word Of Mouth Production October 2013 8 9 17
Birdy "Standing in the Way of Light" Fire Within Writing/Production September 2013 8
Ellie Goulding "Hearts Without Chains" Halcyon Days Writing/Production July 2013 1 9
Quadron "Hey Love" Avalanche (Quadron album) Writing/Production May 2013
Rita Ora "Shine Ya Light" Ora (Rita Ora album) Writing/Production November 2012 10 1
Dappy "Good Intentions" Bad Intentions Production September 2012 12 6
Dappy "All Or Nothing" Bad Intentions Production October 2012 6
Nelly Furtado "End Of The World" The Spirit Indestructible Production/Mix September 2012
Leona Lewis "Hurt" Hurt: The EP Production December 2011 8
Leona Lewis "Colorblind" Hurt: The EP Production December 2011 8
Leona Lewis "Iris" Hurt: The EP Production December 2011 8
Rebecca Ferguson "Diamond To A Stone" Heaven Writing/Production December 2011 3 23
Adele "Set Fire To The Rain" 21 Writing/Production/Mix July 2011 11 1 1 1
Cody Simpson "On My Mind (song)" Coast to Coast (Cody Simpson EP) Writing/Production April 2011 12
Britney Spears "Trouble for Me" Femme Fatale Writing/Production/Mix March 2011 8 1
Britney Spears "Scary" Femme Fatale Writing/Production/Mix March 2011 8 1
Tinchy Stryder feat. Taio Cruz "Second Chance" Third Strike Writing/Production/Mix November 2010 22 48
Tinchy Stryder "In My System" Third Strike Writing/Production/Mix August 2010 10 48
Kano "iPod Generation" Method to the Maadness Production/Mix August 2010
Kylie Minogue "Everything Is Beautiful" Aphrodite Writing/Production/Mix June 2010 1 19
McLean "Finally In Love" Finally In Love Writing/Production/Mix May 2010 44
Keane "Stop for a Minute" Night Train Production May 2010 40 1 25
Taio Cruz feat. Ke$ha Dirty Picture Rokstarr Writing/Production/Mix May 2010 6 14 8
Chipmunk feat. Esmee Denters "Until You Were Gone" I Am Chipmunk Writing/Production/Mix April 2010 3 2
Ellie Goulding "Your Biggest Mistake" Lights Writing/Production/Mix March 2010 1 21
James Morrison "Get to You" Songs for You, Truths for Me Writing November 2009 3 49
Taio Cruz No Other One Rokstarr Writing/Production/Mix November 2009 42 14 8
Tinchy Stryder "You're Not Alone" Catch 22 Writing/Production/Mix November 2009 14 2
JLS "Keep You" JLS Writing/Production/Mix November 2009 1
Young Soul Rebels (War Child) "I Got Soul" Non-album Single Production/Mix October 2009 10
Taio Cruz "Keep Going" Rokstarr Writing/Production/Mix October 2009 14 8
Taio Cruz "Only You" Rokstarr Writing/Production/Mix October 2009 14 8
Cheryl Cole "Stand Up" 3 Words Writing/Production October 2009 1
Taio Cruz "Break Your Heart" Rokstarr Writing/Production/Mix September 2009 1 1 14 8
Tinchy Stryder "Preview" Catch 22 Writing/Production/Mix August 2009 2
Tinchy Stryder "Halo" Catch 22 Writing/Production/Mix August 2009 2
Tinchy Stryder "Spotlight" Catch 22 Writing/Production/Mix August 2009 2
Tinchy Stryder feat. Amelle "Never Leave You" Catch 22 Writing/Production/Mix August 2009 1 2
Pixie Lott "Boys and Girls" Turn It Up Additional Production/Mix August 2009 1 6
The Dolly Rockers "Gold Digger" Non-album Single Production/Mix August 2009 46
Frankmusik "Confusion Girl" Complete Me Additional Production July 2009 29 13
Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz "Number 1" Catch 22 Writing/Production/Mix April 2009 1 2
Jennifer Hudson "If This Isn't Love" (Fraser T Smith Remix) Jennifer Hudson Production/Mix March 2009 37 21 2
N-Dubz "Strong Again" Uncle B Writing/Production/Mix February 2009 24 11
Miho Fukuhara "Everybody Needs Someone" Rainbow Writing/Production January 2009
Tinchy Stryder feat. Taio Cruz "Take Me Back" Catch 22 Writing/Production/Mix January 2009 3 2
Florence and the Machine "You Got the Love" Lungs Production/Mix January 2009 5 1 14
James Morrison feat. Nelly Furtado "Broken Strings" Songs for You, Truths for Me Writing December 2008 2 3
Craig David feat. Tinchy Stryder "Where's Your Love" Greatest Hits Writing/Production November 2008 58 48
Tinchy Stryder "Stryderman" Catch 22 Writing/Production/Mix July 2008 73 2
"Craig David" "6 of 1 Thing" Trust Me Writing/Production February 2008 39 18
Jennifer Lopez "Hold It Don't Drop It" Brave Remix January 2008 24 12
Kano "Feel Free" London Town Writing/Production December 2007 12 14
Kano "Police & Thieves" London Town Writing/Production/Mix December 2007 14
Craig David "She's On Fire" Trust Me Writing/Production/Guitar November 2007 18
Craig David "Kinda Girl For Me" Trust Me Writing/Production/Guitar November 2007 18
Craig David "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)" Trust Me Writing/Production/Mix November 2007 7 18
Kano "This Is My Life" London Town Writing/Production September 2007 14
Kano feat. Kate Nash "Me & My Microphone" London Town Writing/Production September 2007 14
Kano "Fighting The Nation" London Town Writing/Production September 2007 14
Kano "Bad Boy" London Town Writing/Production September 2007 14
Kano & Craig David "This Is the Girl" London Town & Trust Me Writing/Production August 2007 18 14
Jamelia "La La Love" Walk With Me Writing/Production March 2007 20
Beyoncé "Listen" (Fraser T Smith Remix) B’Day Production February 2007 8 3 1
Plan B "Dead & Buried" Who Needs Actions When You Got Words Writing/Production June 2006 30
Plan B "Charmaine" Who Needs Actions When You Got Words Writing/Production June 2006 30
Plan B "Kidz" Who Needs Actions When You Got Words Writing/Production June 2006 30
Plan B "Young Girl" Who Needs Actions When You Got Words Writing/Production/Mix June 2006 30
Rachel Stevens "It's All About Me" Come and Get It Writing/Production October 2005 28
Kano "Signs In Life" Home Sweet Home Writing/Production June 2005 36
Kano "Nobody Can't Dance No More" Home Sweet Home Writing/Production June 2005 36
Kano "Ghetto Kid" Home Sweet Home Writing/Production June 2005 36
Kano "Typical Me" Home Sweet Home Writing/Production February 2005 22 36
Craig David "World Filled with Love" Slicker Than Your Average Writing/Production October 2003 15 4 32
Craig David "4x a Lady" Slicker Than Your Average Writing/Production November 2002 4 32
Craig David "Can't Be Messin' Around" Born To Do It Production/Mix August 2000 1 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fraser T. Smith (2012-01-21). "Fraser T. Smith | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  2. ^ "— The Manifesto". Themanifesto.co. 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Sweet As A Productions » Out Of Step". Sweet-as-a.co.uk. 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  4. ^ "Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Fraser T Smith". Soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  5. ^ "A&R, Record Label / Company, Music Publishing, Artist Manager and Music Industry Directory". Hitquarters.com. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  6. ^ "#1 => Order cialis online from canada -/- Generic and Brand Cheap PILLS". Lenurbonline.com. 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  7. ^ "Explore Multimedia". Explore Multimedia. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  8. ^ Cassandra (2001-04-02). "Release "Touch Me" by Rui da Silva feat. Cassandra". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Tim Deluxe Featuring Sam Obernik - It Just Won't Do (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  10. ^ "Fraser Smith - From Craig David to Plan B". Gforce Software. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 

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