Jem Godfrey

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Jem Godfrey
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Jem Godfrey on stage live with Frost* at Rosfest-Keswick 5 February 2009.
Background information
Birth name Jeremy Godfrey
Genres Pop, neo-progressive rock, Electronic
Instruments Keyboards, Vocals, Guitar

Jeremy "Jem" Godfrey (born 6 October 1971) is a British music producer, keyboardist and songwriter.

Godfrey was responsible, with Bill Padley at Wise Buddah music, for many UK number one hits including Atomic Kitten's platinum-selling single, "Whole Again", which earned the pair two Ivor Novello Award nominations, and the production and remixing of the international hit version of "Kiss Kiss" by Holly Valance.

He won an Ivor Novello on 25 May 2006 for the best selling single of 2005, "That's My Goal", for The X-Factor's Shayne Ward.[1]

"That's My Goal", was released in the UK on Wednesday, 21 December 2005 and after selling 742,000 copies in the first week (including 313,000 on its first day), it became the Christmas number one single of 2005, held the top spot for four weeks and stayed in the top 75 until June 2006, which was a 21-week run. It therefore became (at that time) the fourth fastest selling UK single of all time, beaten by Elton John's "Candle in the Wind", Will Young's "Anything Is Possible/Evergreen", and Gareth Gates' "Unchained Melody" which sold 685,000, 403,000 and 335,000 copies in their first days of sale respectively). To date, "That's My Goal" has sold 1,080,000 copies.

In 2004, Godfrey formed the progressive rock group Frost* who to date have released two studio albums and a live album.

In the autumn of 2010, Godfrey was contacted by ex-Frank Zappa guitarist Mike Keneally and asked play keys for Joe Satriani on tour. Godfrey toured for a week with the band before playing the Glasgow and Birmingham shows in the UK while Keneally went to Europe to play piano at Vai-Fest with Steve Vai. In the summer of 2012, Godfrey toured again with Satriani and also Steve Vai playing keys for the entire European leg of their G3 Tour.

In 2013, Godfrey mixed and co-produced the second album by LOSERS signed to Gung Ho! Recordings featuring XFM's Eddy Temple-Morris and Tom Bellamy from The Cooper Temple Clause. The single "Turn Around" was used as the backing music for the trailer for the fourth season of US television series Game of Thrones,[10][11]while their single "Azan" was used on the trailer for film Hercules.

Discography[edit]

Single composer[edit]

Other compositions[edit]

Producer[edit]

  • Blue - All Rise (2002, Programming, Instrumentation)
  • Ronan Keating - Destination (2002, Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Disneymania (2002, Producer)
  • Atomic Kitten - Feels So Good (2002, Arranger, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Holly Valance - Footprints (2002, Arranger, Programming, Multi Instruments, Producer, Mixing)
  • Various Artists - Now Dance 2003 (2002, Producer)
  • Various Artists - Now, Vol. 53 (2002, Arranger, Producer)
  • Lulu - Together (2002, Arranger, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Atomic Kitten - Atomic Rooster (2003, Arranger, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - Brit Awards 2003 (2003, Producer)
  • Atomic Kitten - Feels So Good (2003, Arranger, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Gareth Gates - Go Your Own Way (2003, Instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - Hit 56 (2003, Producer)
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie Original Soundtrack (2003, Producer)
  • Various Artists - Now, Vol. 54 (2003, Producer)
  • What a Girl Wants Original Soundtrack (2003, Producer, Mixing)
  • Ronan Keating - 10 Years of Hits (2004, Arranger, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Blue - Best of Blue (2004, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Play - Don't Stop the Music (2004, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Gareth Gates - Go Your Own Way (2004, Producer, Mixing, Instrumentation)
  • Atomic Kitten - Greatest Hits (2004, Arranger, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Remixing, Instrumentation)
  • Lulu - Greatest Hits (2004, Arranger, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - Hip to Hip/Can You Feel It, Pt. 1 (2004, Arranger, Multi Instruments, Producer)
  • Various Artists - Hip to Hip/Can You Feel It, Pt. 2 (2004, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - I Love 2 Party 2004 (2004, Producer)
  • Disney's Mega Movie Mix (2004, Producer)
  • Cherie - No. 1, Pt. 1 (2004, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Cherie - No. 1, Pt. 2 (2004, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Jennifer Ellison - Bye Bye Boy (2004, Producer, Mixing, Musician)
  • Blue - 4Ever Blue (2005, Producer, Instrumentation)
  • Atomic Kitten - Access All Areas: Remixed and B-Sides (2005, Arranger, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Remixing, Instrumentation)
  • Various Artists - Handbag Handbag Handbag: The Soundtrack to the Perfect Girls' Night Out (2005, Producer)
  • Frost* - Milliontown (2005, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer)
  • Frost* - Experiments In Mass Appeal (2008, Keyboards, Vocals, Moose Whispering, Producer)
  • Frost* - The Philadelphia Experiment (2009, Keyboards, Vocals)
  • Losers - And So We Shall Never Part (2013, Keyboards, Vocals, Production)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2006 Ivor Novello Awards". The Performing Right Society. Retrieved 27 July 2006. 

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