John Beck (songwriter)

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Not to be confused with John Beck (It Bites). ‹See Tfd›

John Beck is a songwriter, producer, keyboard player and guitarist known for his work with Tasmin Archer and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Beck was signed to EMI along with Archer after writing her first hit "Sleeping Satellite", which went on to be number 1 in 16 countries. The album sold 1.5 million and went on to receive a Brit Award.

Beck has subsequently been Grammy and Ivor nominated and in 2008 won ASCAP song of the year award for "Put Your Records On" performed by Corinne Bailey Rae.[1][2]

Beck has worked in New York with Claude Kelly and Andrea Martin, and whilst there was asked to work on a rare co-write with Ashford and Simpson, as well as being invited by Amanda Ghost to write for Epic recent signing Alice Smith.

He has also worked with and written for Will Young, Paloma Faith, Lisa Mitchell, Pearl and the Puppets, Rebecca Ferguson, Eliza Doolittle (singer), Delilah, Daley, Newton Faulkner, Lianne La Havas and many more. Joe Goddard recently re-mixed Beck's track "Gabriel" featuring Valentina which became number 1 in South Africa and was number 1 in the dance charts. It was also number 4 in the Guardians best tracks of 2011, number 3 in Mixmags and in the NME's top 40 tracks for the same year.

He has recently written and produced the debut album for Epic signing Indiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paine, Andre (2008-10-15). "Dido, Kate Nash Honored At ASCAP Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  2. ^ "GRAMMY Rewind: 49th Annual Grammy Awards". Grammy.com (The Recording Academy). 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 

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