Glen Goldsmith

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Glen Goldsmith (born 17 August 1965)[1] is a UK-based singer and songwriter. His own hit songs have included "I Won't Cry", "Dreaming", "Save A Little Bit" and "What You See Is What You Get";[2] the latter of which was featured on his album of the same name.[3] Goldsmith also appeared in the line-up for the Band Aid II single in 1989.

Career[edit]

Glen Goldsmith was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. In September 1987, he signed a recording contract with RCA, and released his first single "I Won't Cry". It reached No. 34 in the UK Singles Chart[2] and was also a dance hit single, staying in the dance chart for nineteen weeks and also gaining European chart success. It climbed to No. 3 in Germany. Goldsmith then signed his first publishing deal with Rondor Music. His biggest-selling hit was "Dreaming" (1988), and he promoted it with appearances on several television shows including Top of the Pops and Pebble Mill. "Dreaming" reached No. 12 in the UK.[2] His album, What You See is What You Get was released in July 1988, and peaked at No. 14 in the UK Albums Chart. His other RCA hit singles included "What You See is What You Get" and "Save A Little Bit".[2]

Goldsmith co-wrote and recorded "You Got Me Dancing" with the American producer Jaee Logan for his second album, Don't Turn This Groove Around, which was also released by RCA. The single was released in 1989 featuring M.C. Hammer. It was Hammer's first release in the UK. Hammer also appeared in Glen Goldsmith's music video for this song.

Goldsmith's career then moved more into songwriting and production where he published his own work. He worked alongside Ollie Jay and Philip Jacobs during the 1990s. Several songs were released, including "Put Love", "Learn to Live" and "Understanding", written by Goldsmith, Jacobs and Jacobs. Also, "Go with the Flow" which came out on Diverse Rec., was written by Goldsmith and the Code.

Goldsmith scored his first Top 30 hit as a co-songwriter/producer with Paul Johnson and Phil Edwards. "Call Me by My Name" was recorded by Mica Paris. Goldsmith then worked with Dannii Minogue, Ultimate Kaos, Rozalla, and MN8. His biggest hit to date was "Mysterious Girl", as recorded by Peter André On its third release after chart positions 53 & 2 the track eventually reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart, following André's appearance on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. However, "I Feel You" had given Goldsmith his first UK No. 1 credit as a songwriter when released by André in 1997. Goldsmith went on to have a third hit single as co-writer when "Natural" peaked at No. 6. Another André track, "Turn It Up", was also co-written by Goldsmith.

In 2000, Goldsmith built his own recording studio in Ladbroke Grove, London, and set up Blues & Rhythm, a production company and record label. In 2004, Goldsmith composed "Trippin'" for Milk & Sugar's album, Housemusic.de. In 2008, Goldsmith and Rollover wrote Niki Evans' debut single, "Love Me No More" which failed to reach the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart.

In January 2011, Goldsmith made an appearance on the BBC Television's musical quiz programme, Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Glen Goldsmith set up his own independent record label, SOUL ON SOUL Records and between 2011 2012 and 2013 released three singles; "Jammin in the Place", "So @ Ease" and "Sunshine". "Jammin in the Place" made it to the No.5 position on the Official UK Soul Chart followed by the release of "So @ Ease" which made the No. 1 spot on the Official UK Soul Chart on 22 July 2012. "Sunshine" was released on 2 July 2013, and reached the No.1 spot on the Official UK Soul Chart 17 August, Glen’s birthday and retained this position for 2 weeks. In July 2014 Glen Goldsmith released the single 'Don't Delay' which reached No. 5 on the Solar Radio Sweet Rhythm Chart and the No.1 spot on the Official UK Soul Chart on August 31st 2014. "Don't Delay" was written by Glen Goldsmith and Karlito Edward's. On 18th August 2014 Glen released his new single "London Skies" [Original Version] and "London Skies [Soul Talk Remix]. The track was written by Glen Goldsmith and Cristain Jermane.

Jessie Tsang has served as Glen Goldsmith's management and working in Glens record label soul on soul records marketing and PR since 2011.

Discography[edit]

UK chart singles[edit]

  • "RCA records BMG"
  • 1987 "I Won't Cry"
  • 1988 "Dreaming
  • 1988 "What You See Is What You Get"
  • 1988 "Save A Little Bit"
  • 1988 "Give me the word"
  • 1988 "album What you see is what you get"
  • 1989 "Undercover"
  • "RCA REC BMG"
  • 1990 "You got me dancing " featuring Mc Hammer"
  • 1990 "on the one"
  • 1990 "one life"
  • Perfect songs ROLLOVER"
  • 1991 "understanding"
  • "SCRATCH RECORDS BMG"
  • 1992 "learn to live"
  • 1992 "put love in"
  • "DIVERSE RECORDS"
  • 1993 "Go with the flow"
  • "SOUL ON SOUL records"
  • 2011 "Jammin in the place"
  • 2012 "So @ Ease"
  • 2013 "Sunshine"
  • 2014 "Dont delay"
  • 2014 "London skies"

Albums[edit]

  • What You See Is What You Get (1988) - #14 UK[2]
  • Don't Turn This Groove Around

References[edit]

MTV Glen Goldsmith hits page http://www.mtv.co.uk/glen-goldsmith/videos/i-wont-cry

BBC Glen Goldsmith artist page http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/bf8a9964-365c-46b5-83cb-8107e463f501

Official Charts Glen Goldsmith hits http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/glen%20goldsmith/

  1. ^ "Brainyhistory.com". Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Robert's, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 230. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Allmusic ((( Glen Goldsmith - Overview )))". Retrieved 2010-04-24.