Jarrad Rogers

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Jarrad Rogers, 'Mr Rogers'
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Background information
Birth name Jarrad Rogers
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Pop, EDM, hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter
Years active 2001–present

Jarrad Rogers aka "Mr Rogers" is an Australian/British songwriter and pop producer based in Los Angeles. Jarrad has worked with many notable artists including Charli XCX, Demi Lovato, Lana Del Rey, Lauryn Hill, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Rebecca Ferguson, Rita Ora, James Morrison, 5 Seconds of Summer, Icona Pop, Erik Hassle, Sway Clarke II, JLS, Mark Ronson, Groove Armada, Avicii, Tinchy Stryder, Alex Clare, Pixie Lott, Ella Eyre, Annie Lennox, The Saturdays, Foxes, Boyzone, Delta Goodrem and Daniel Merriweather. He is managed by Advanced Alternative Media and is published by BMG Chrysalis USA.

Melbourne, Australia[edit]

Early Life[edit]

Jarrad played trumpet and classical piano from 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 spent all his spare time pursuing music.

2001–2005[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. 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.

Jarrad went on to write and produce songs for Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian. In 2006, Jarrad won a prestigious Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) award 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', No. 8[5]) and Jimmy Barnes ('Say It Ain't So' which appears on AUS No. 1 selling album 'Double Happiness').

London, UK[edit]

2005–2014[edit]

In 2005, Jarrad signed a publishing deal with Mushroom Music and relocated to London. 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 co-wrote 'Smilin' with Bryn Christopher[9]) and The Quest, [10] and also featured in series 4 of Grey's Anatomy[11]). In 2006, Jarrad produced Official Remixes for Mark Ronson single 'Valarie featuring Amy Winehouse, and Groove Armada's single 'Song 4 Mutya'.

Jarrad produced and co-wrote 'Love You Anyway' for Boyzone, which entered the UK singes charts at No. 5[12] and peaked in the Irish singles charts at No. 3[13] In October 2008, Jarrad produced a song for Annie Lennox, ('Pattern of My Life').

2010 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. 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 No. 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 23 March 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 5 November 2012 through RCA Records and debuted at number 3 in the UK. In 2012, Jarrad was an 'International Judge' for Australasian Performing Right Association's prestigious songwriting competition and was asked to be the key speaker for an APRA event held on December 6, 2012 at the Australia Centre, The Strand, London.

In early 2013, Jarrad co-wrote "Lost Boys" 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. In May 2013, "Fire Starter", a song co-written 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.[20]

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.[21] 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.

Glorious, the debut studio album by the Grammy award winner Foxes, released 12 May 2014, features 'Night Owl' which Jarrad co-wrote and produced. In July 2014, 'Lost Boy' was released on the Australian version of 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled debut studio album. The album which went to number 1 on the Australian charts. He co-wrote with James Morrison for his forthcoming album. He also collaboratied with Charli XCX for releases for a number of artists. On 28 July, Neon Jungle released 'So Alive', produced by Jarrad and co-written with Charli XCX and Ana Diaz. Neon Jungle's album, 'Welcome to the Jungle', went to number 8 on the UK Album Charts.

Los Angeles, USA[edit]

2014 to 2015[edit]

In July 2014, Jarrad signed a co-publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis USA and in September, relocated to Hollywood where he has been working with a number of well known artists, producers and songwriters. In December 2014, Charli XCX released 'Doing It', which was co-written and co-produced by Jarrad for the US release of her album 'Suckers'.

'Doing It' will be released as Charli XCX's single on the 8th February in the UK and Europe and will feature Rita Ora.

Bea Miller's debut EP Young Blood will be released in 2015, featuring the single, 'Fire and Gold' which was co-written and produced by Jarrad. In 2015, Jarrad has upcoming releases for Charli XCX, Rita Ora, James Morrison (Island Records), Erik Hassle, Becky Hill (Parlaphone), Sway Clarke II (Island Records), Charlotte OC (Polydor/Harvest/Capitol) and Sara Forsberg (Capital Records). He has also been developing his own artist project, 'Mr Rogers' which is due for release in 2015.

Discography[edit]

Key: p = Producer w = Writer

Singles[edit]

  • 2015: 'Doing It' - Charli XCX (UK #8) - (p/w)
  • 2014: 'If I Go' – Ella Eyre (UK #16) – (p/w)
  • 2014: 'All that I've Got' – Rebecca Ferguson – (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 No. 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 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Not Me Not I Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Oh Oh Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oh Oh ARIA Awards". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sunshine Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sugarush Beat Company Release". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sugarush Beat Company on Grey's Anatomy". Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sugarush Beat Company on Jools Holland". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bryn Christopher Smilin' Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Bryn Christopher The Quest Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Bryn Christopher in Greys Anatomy". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Love You Anyway Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Love You Anyway Ireland Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Bright Lights Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  15. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (9 August 2012). "Misty Eye Guardian Review". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Misty Eye Digital Spy Review". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Misty Eye Any Decent Music Review Aggregator". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Misty Eye Peak Chart Position". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Last Dance Debut on Pete Tong". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  20. ^ "Kim Kardashian Talks Pregnancy Curves In "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Promo". Disney Dreaming. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Listen: Icona Pop – 'Into The Stars' (Galaxy mix)". Popjustice.com. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Double Happiness chart position". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  23. ^ "Beautiful Life chart position". Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "Innocent Eyes chart position". Australian Albums Top 50. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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