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 & many Saturday morning shows including the early morning BBC 9 o'clock news. "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" peaking at No.33 in the national chart 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, Kinane, with two under ground No.1 dance hits "Heaven" and "Business" and super boy group 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 working with various artists such as Soul-unique, & his brother lead vocalist KG/Mn8. 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", also found on 2011 soul togetherness Expansion rec "So @ Ease" and "Sunshine". "Jammin in the Place" made it to the No.5 position on the Official UK Soul Chart & 9 in the 'sweet soul rhythm chart' solar radio 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. released 18th August 2014 Glens follow up single "London Skies" [Original Version] and "London Skies [Soul Talk Remix]. The track was written by Glen Goldsmith and Cristain Jermane. 'London Skies' peaked in the solar 'Sweet soul rhythm chart at No1 & also a "No 1 Official UK SOUL CHART" giving glen 3 No.1 singles for 2014 making a consecutive run of 5 number 1 singles. Both singles " DONT DELAY" & "LONDON SKIES" was also a pressed 7 inch vinyl on Ralph Tees Expansion rec & "London skies" made it on the Expansions rec "Soul togetherness" 2014 .

Jessie Tsang has served as Glen Goldsmith's management, working with Glen & his indie record label "Soul On Soul Records" overseeing marketing and PR since 2011.

Discography[edit]

UK chart singles[edit]

  • "RCA records BMG"
  • 1987 "I Won't Cry" (Back yardie mix)
  • 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"
  • 1988 " I wont cry " (Back yardie mix)
  • 1988 "Save a little bit"
  • 1988 "Dreaming"
  • 1988 " Undercover"
  • 1988 "Gone too far"
  • 1988 " what you see is what you get "
  • 1988 " Shame"
  • 1988 "Keep in touch"
  • 1988 "Rhythm of romance"
  • 1988 "Shadow of doubt"
  • 1988 "What you see is what you get" (Remix)
  • 1988 " I won't cry" (original )
  • 1988 "I won't cry" (back yardie mix)
  • 1988 "Dreaming" (Glen for president mix )
  • 1988 "Winjama" "Theres a place in the sun" (for charity)
  • 1989 "Feed the world" for (BAND AID ) No.1 charity song
  • "RCA REC BMG"
  • 1990 "You got me dancing " featuring Mc Hammer"
  • 1990 "On the one"
  • 1990 "One life"
  • 1990 "Undercover" remix
  • Perfect songs ROLLOVER"
  • 1991 "understanding"
  • "SCRATCH RECORDS BMG"
  • 1992 "Learn to live"
  • 1992 "Put love in"
  • 1992 "Can we lay"
  • "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" The original & the Soul talk remix

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.