Jarrad Rogers

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Jarrad Rogers
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Background information
Birth name Jarrad Leith Rogers
Also known as Jaz Rogers
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Pop, EDM, hip hop
Occupations Record producer, songwriter
Years active 2000-present

Jarrad "Jaz "Rogers is an Australian/British songwriter and record producer. He is based in London and travels frequently to the USA. He writes music primarily in the genres of pop, hip hop, and dance. Jarrad has worked with many notable artists including Demi Lovato, Lana Del Rey, Lauryn Hill, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Rebecca Ferguson, Rita Ora, Icona Pop, JLS, Mark Ronson, Groove Armada, Avicii, Tinchy Stryder, Alex Clare, Pixie Lott, Ella Eyre, Annie Lennox, The Saturdays, Charli XCX, Foxes, Boyzone, Delta Goodrem and Daniel Merriweather. He is managed by Advanced Alternative Media.

Australia[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jarrad began playing trumpet and classical piano at an early age. Studying piano under renowned concert pianist, Alexander Sumetski, he progressed to the Australian Music Education Board's highest grade. At 13, he formed a band with his brother and together they won studio time through a local band competition which sparked his interest in music production. He completed a double degree with Honours in Business Management and Civil Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne and then worked as a consultant for Accenture but he spent all his spare time pursuing music.

2001-2003[edit]

From 2001, Jarrad worked as the in-house producer at a newly formed independent record label in Melbourne and developed the direction and sound of artists Daniel Merriweather and Phrase (rapper).

He co-wrote the singles ‘Predictable’ and ‘Not Me, Not I’ with Delta Goodrem and Kara DioGuardi for 15 x platinum selling Australian artist Delta Goodrem's debut album 'Innocent Eyes'.[1][2] Innocent Eyes was the highest-selling album in Australia of the decade. 'Not me, Not I' peaked at number-one in the Australian charts, breaking Kylie Minogue's record of having the most songs released from an album to reach number-one. 'Predictable' also reached number-one and remained in the top ten for eight weeks.

2004-2006[edit]

Jarrad resigned from the record label and went on to write and produce songs for Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian. In 2006, Jarrad won a prestigious APRA award by the Australian Performing Rights Association in the category of 'Most Performed Urban Work' for ‘Oh Oh’, a single which Jarrad produced and co-wrote with Guy Sebastian [3][4]). He also wrote with Ricki-Lee Coulter the song (‘Sunshine’, #8[5]) and Jimmy Barnes ('Say It Ain’t So' which appears on AUS #1 selling album 'Double Happiness').

In 2005, he signed a publishing deal with Mushroom Music and relocated to London.

London[edit]

2006-2010[edit]

In 2006, Jarrad's side-project, SugaRush signed a recording contract with Sony label RCA. The band’s eponymous debut album was released in 2008 to critical acclaim.[6] Their singles ‘L-O-V-E’ and ‘They Said I Said’ both featured on 'Grey's Anatomy'.[7]) In February 2008, the band appeared on UK music TV show Later... with Jools Holland,[8] and the band’s 2009 release ‘Love Breed’ featured on US TV drama 'Private Practise'.

On a songwriting trip to LA in 2006, Jarrad had the opportunity to work with and produce songs (unreleased) for Lauryn Hill who was in the process of writing new material.

Jarrad also co-wrote ‘Smilin’ with Bryn Christopher [9]) and The Quest ,[10] and also featured in series 4 of Grey’s Anatomy[11]).

Jarrad produced Official Remixes for Mark Ronson single 'Valarie featuring Amy Winehouse, and Groove Armada's single 'Song 4 Mutya (Out Of Control)'.

Jarrad produced and co-wrote ‘Love You Anyway’ for Boyzone, which entered the UK singes charts at #5[12] and peaked in the Irish singles charts at #3[13]

In October 2008, Jarrad produced a song for Annie Lennox, (‘Pattern of My Life’).

2010 also saw Jarrad write with artist Alex Clare. Two songs from these sessions, 'Treading Water' (co-written with Eg White) and 'Sanctuary' were chosen to feature on Clare's debut album on Island Records which was released on 8 July 2011. The Lateness Of The Hour. The album peaked at number 17 on the UK Albums Chart, number 8 on the German Albums Chart and number 48 on the US Billboard 200. 'Treading Water' was released as a single.

2011-2012[edit]

Jarrad wrote with Lana Del Rey in 2011. Together they wrote "Live or Die". In 2011, Jarrad also produced and co-wrote (with Bryn Christopher) for The Saturdays’ 2011 album On Your Radar.

He also worked with UK rap artist Tinchy Stryder and wrote "Bright Lights", which entered the UK Singles Chart at number seven[14] and featured Pixie Lott as a guest vocalist. Pixie released her own version of the song on her album Young Foolish Happy titled "Bright Lights (Good Life) Part II", which Jarrad also produced.

Between November 2011 and February 2012, Jarrad co-wrote and produced the debut album from X Factor finalist Aiden Grimshaw, titled Misty Eye. The album was released to critical acclaim[15][16][17] and entered the UK Albums Chart at #19 on 26 August 2012.[18]

Dance producer Avicii released a version of Jarrad’s song "Last Dance", co-written with Karen Poole. The track was premiered on Pete Tong’s show on BBC Radio 1 on March 23, 2012.[19]

Jarrad co-wrote "Give Me Life" which was released by English boy band JLS on their fourth studio album, Evolution. The album was released on November 5, 2012 through RCA Records and debuted at number 3 in the UK.

2013 & 2014[edit]

In early 2013, Jarrad co-wrote "Lost Boys" (to be released in 2014) with Roy Stryde and Australian Band, 5 Seconds of Summer which was performed by the band while they were supporting One Direction on their world tour.

"Ghost Ship", co-written by Jarrad, Devlin and Alex Clare was released on A Moving Picture, the second studio album by English rapper Devlin. The album was released on 4 February 2013 and peaked at number 19 on the UK charts.[20][circular reference]

In May 2013, "Fire Starter", a song Jarrad co-wrote with Lindy Robbins and Julia Michaels, was released on the fourth studio album by Demi Lovato, on Hollywood Records. The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 110,000 copies, becoming her best-selling debut week of her career. "Fire Starter" was chosen by E! to feature on their promotion for the 8th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.[21]

Icona Pop released "In the Stars", a song co-written and produced by Jarrad which appears on their full-length album, This Is... Icona Pop. "In the Stars" was also released in association with Samsung’s Galaxy series, using a 'Galaxy mix’ of the original.[22]

In December 2013, Rebecca Ferguson released her second album Freedom which includes five songs co-written and produced by Jarrad. The album debuted at number 6 and the single "I Hope" debuted at number 15 on the UK charts. The Album achieved a silver certification from the BPI after just 3 weeks since its release date followed by a Gold certification on 27 December 2013.

Bea Miller's debut EP Young Blood was released on April 22, 2014 and features 'Fire and Gold' which was co-written and produced by Jarrad. Bea Miller's EP peaked at #2 on the iTunes pop albums chart.

Glorious, the debut studio album by the Grammy award winner Foxes, which was released 12 May 2014, features 'Night Owl' which was co-written and produced by Jarrad.

In 2014, Jarrad has upcoming releases for 5 Seconds of Summer, Neon Jungle, Camilla and Rebecca Rosso and Rita Ora. Jarrad has also been collaborating with Charli XCX, for other artists as well as for Charli's album.

Discography[edit]

Key: p = Producer w = Writer

Singles[edit]

  • 2014: 'Lost Boy' - Five Seconds Of Summer (Song off debut album)
  • 2014: 'If I Go' - Ella Eyre (released June 2014) - (p/w)
  • 2014: 'All that I've Got' - Rebecca Ferguson (released 2 March 2014) - (p/w)
  • 2013: 'I Hope' - Rebecca Ferguson (UK #15) - (p/w)
  • 2013: 'In the Stars - Galaxy Remix' - Icona Pop (p/w)
  • 2012: 'Give Me Life' - JLS (p/w)
  • 2012: 'Curtain Call' - Aiden Grimshaw (UK #49) - (p/w)
  • 2012: 'Is This Love?' - Aiden Grimshaw (UK #35) - (p/w)
  • 2012: 'Bright Lights' - Tinchy Stryder (UK #7) - (p/w)
  • 2009: 'Pattern of My Life' - Annie Lennox - (p)
  • 2008: 'They Said I Said' (as featured in Grey's Anatomy season 5/Ep 10)- SugaRush Beat Company - (p/w)
  • 2008: 'L-O-V-E' (as featured in Grey's Anatomy season 6/Ep 17) - SugaRush Beat Company - (p/w)
  • 2008: 'Ride My Tempo' - Ida Corr - (p/w)
  • 2008: 'Love You Anyway' - Boyzone (UK #5) - (p/w)
  • 2008: 'Smilin' - Bryn Christopher (UK #31) - (p/w)
  • 2007: 'The Quest' (as featured in Grey's Anotomy season 4 finale)- Bryn Christopher (UK #45) - (p/w)
  • 2007: 'Kingdom Falls' - Nate James - (p/w)
  • 2006: 'Elevator Love' - Guy Sebastian - (AUS #11, Gold) - (p/w)
  • 2006: 'Get Used To It' - Brand New Heavies - (p)
  • 2005: 'Sunshine' - Ricki Lee (AUS #8) - (p/w)
  • 2004: 'Oh Oh' - Guy Sebastian (AUS #11) - (p/w)
  • 2003: 'Predictable' - Delta Goodrem - (AUS #1) (2xPlatinum) - (w)
  • 2003: 'Not Me, Not I' - Delta Goodrem - (AUS #1) (UK #18) (Platinum) - (w)

Albums and Album cuts[edit]

(p = producer; w = writer/co-writer)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Predictable Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Not Me Not I Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Oh Oh Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Oh Oh ARIA Awards". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Sunshine Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  6. ^ "Sugarush Beat Company Release". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  7. ^ "Sugarush Beat Company on Grey's Anatomy". Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  8. ^ "Sugarush Beat Company on Jools Holland". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  9. ^ "Bryn Christopher Smilin' Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  10. ^ "Bryn Christopher The Quest Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  11. ^ "Bryn Christopher in Greys Anatomy". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  12. ^ "Love You Anyway Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  13. ^ "Love You Anyway Ireland Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  14. ^ "Bright Lights Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  15. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (2012-08-09). "Misty Eye Guardian Review". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  16. ^ "Misty Eye Digital Spy Review". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  17. ^ "Misty Eye Any Decent Music Review Aggregator". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  18. ^ "Misty Eye Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  19. ^ "Last Dance Debut On Pete Tong". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  20. ^ Devlin. "A Moving Picture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.m.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  21. ^ "Kim Kardashian Talks Pregnancy Curves In “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” Promo". Disney Dreaming. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  22. ^ "Listen: Icona Pop - 'Into The Stars' (Galaxy mix)". Popjustice.com. 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  23. ^ "Double Happiness chart position". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "Beautiful Life chart position". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  25. ^ "Innocent Eyes chart position". Australian Albums Top 50. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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