Fraser T Smith
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|Fraser T Smith|
|Birth name||Fraser Lance Thorneycroft-Smith|
8 February 1971 |
|Genres||Hip hop, pop, dance-pop, rock, R&B|
|Occupations||Record producer, songwriter, musician|
|Labels||My Audiotonic Productions|
Fraser Lance Thorneycroft-Smith, known professionally as Fraser T Smith, is an English record producer, songwriter, mix engineer and guitarist. He has co written, produced and mixed four number 1s in the UK and US 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". Artists he has worked with include Sam Smith, Kwabs, Lily Allen and Birdy, Cee Lo Green, Ellie Goulding, Plan B, Tinchy Stryder and Kano. 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."
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. In 1992, Smith met Rick Wakeman with whom he toured and recorded, e.g. 1999's White Rock II. Smith then went on to work with Tony Hadley. He also worked extensively with Adam Wakeman. 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. 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".
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.
- Official website
- Craig David told to lose guitarist
- Never Leave You review
- The Guardian review
- You're Not Alone review