Isabella Summers

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Isabella Summers
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Isabella Summers at Dean St Studios
Background information
Birth name Isabella Janet Florentina Summers
Born (1980-10-31) 31 October 1980 (age 33)
Hackney, England
Genres Indie rock, art rock, alternative rock, experimental
Occupations Songwriter, record producer, musician
Years active 2008–present
Labels Universal Publishing
Associated acts Florence and the Machine, Florence Welch, Ivan Ink 'n' Isa,
The Life The Love & The Grateful
Website http://www.myspace.com/isabellasummers

Isabella Janet Florentina Summers (born 31 October 1980) is an English musician, songwriter, producer, remixer and member of English indie rock band Florence and the Machine. As well as being the keyboard player for the group, Summers has five co-writing credits[1] on the critically acclaimed, BRIT Award-winning Lungs.[2] Isabella also has three co-writing credits on the album Ceremonials.

When not on tour with Florence and the Machine, Summers spends her time writing, producing and remixing tracks for an array of artists. She is also a founding member of the band The Life, The Love and The Grateful and is in the process[when?] of co-writing and producing their debut album.

Background[edit]

With DJing as her foundation, Summers worked with Dan Greenpeace on his 'All City Show' radio show on XFM (and record label) during her time at art school. She studied fine art "the fourth dimension" at Central Saint Martins. Inspired by this experience she bought her first MPC. With this she started a studio in Crystal Palace, and began making hip hop. During this time, Summers worked with, amongst others, Kashmere The Iguana Man, IRS Crew, MBC Crew, Inja and The Last Skeptic. She then met Florence Welch and moved from producing underground UK rap artists to writing and producing songs with her. The name of Florence and the Machine is attributed to Summers and Welch's collaboration. Welch and Summers performed together for a time under the name Florence Robot/Isa Machine. According to Welch, "The name Florence and the Machine started off as a private joke that got out of hand. I made music with my friend, who we called Isabella Machine to which I was Florence Robot. When I was about an hour away from my first gig, I still didn't have a name, so I thought 'Okay, I'll be Florence Robot/Isa Machine', before realising that name was so long it'd drive me mad."[3]

Discography[1][edit]

Writing/ Co-writes[edit]

  • Florence + the Machine – "Dog Days Are Over" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "I'm Not Calling You a Liar" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "Between Two Lungs" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "Cosmic Love" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "Falling" (Only on deluxe album)" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "Are You Hurting the One You Love (B-side to Rabbit Heart)" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "Ghosts demo (I'm Not Calling You a Liar) (Only on deluxe album)" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "No Light, No Light" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "All This And Heaven Too" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "Remain Nameless" – Island – Co-write
  • Florence + the Machine – "Breath of Life" – Island – Co-write – Soundtrack of the movie Snow White & the Huntsman
  • Carly Connor – Tracks – Atlantics Records – Co-write
  • Dia Frampton – Bullseye – Universal Republic – Co-write/prod
  • LP Tracks – Warner Bros – Co-write
  • Sam Sparro – 16 Shades of Grey – EMI – Co-write
  • Ivan Ink 'n' Isa – "Lover's Kiss" – Brink Records – Co-write
  • Ivan Ink 'n' Isa – "Standing On A Hill" – Brink Records – Co-write
  • Ivan Ink 'n' Isa – "Caught In Symmetry" – Brink Records – Co-write
  • Ivan Ink 'n' Isa – "Silver Or Lead" – Brink Records – Co-write
  • Conor Maynard - forthcoming material co- write/ produce
  • Angel Haze - Rose Tinted Suicide co- write/ produce
  • Cat McPhee - forthcoming material co - write/ produce

Producing[edit]

  • Florence + The Machine – "Dog Days Are Over" – Island
  • Florence + The Machine – "I'm Not Calling You a Liar" – Island
  • Florence + The Machine – "Between Two Lungs" – Island
  • Florence + The Machine – "Cosmic Love" – Island
  • Florence + The Machine – "Falling" (Only on deluxe album)" – Island
  • Florence + The Machine – "Hardest of Hearts"
  • Florence + The Machine – "Remain Nameless" – Island
  • Florence + The Machine – "Breath of Life" – Island – Co-write – Soundtrack of the movie Snow White & the Huntsman
  • Florence + The Machine – "Hospital Beds" (cover of Cold War Kids) B-side – Island
  • Florrible and Misrabella – "Little Donkey"
  • Ivan Ink 'n' Isa – "Lover's Kiss" – Brink Records
  • Ivan Ink 'n' Isa – "Standing On A Hill" – Brink Records
  • Ivan Ink 'n' Isa – "Caught In Symmetry" – Brink Records
  • Ivan Ink 'n' Isa – "Silver Or Lead" – Brink Records
  • Dia Frampton – "Bullseye" – Universal Republic – Co-write/prod
  • Angel Haze - "Rose-Tinted Suicide" - Island

Remix[edit]

  • Beyoncé – "Countdown" – Columbia
  • Beyoncé – "End of Time" – Columbia
  • Florence + The Machine – " Cosmic Love" Island – w/ Lexxx
  • Primary 1 – "Princess" – Atlantic
  • WooWoos – "Remember Me" – Island

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Florence + The Machine* – Lungs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Florence And The Machine's 'Lungs' finally tops UK albums chart". NME. UK. 17 January 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Bell, Sean (26 July 2009). "A piece of my mind: Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 8 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Isabella Summers at Wikimedia Commons