Ki Fitzgerald

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Ki Fitzgerald aka KiFi
Birth name Ki McPhail
Born Rotterdam, Netherlands
Genres Pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2000 – present
Associated acts Busted, Lawson, The Wanted, PitBull, Sophia del Carmen, Tich, Jonas Brothers, B.o.B, RedOne[1]
Website www.thisisglobal.com

Ki Fitzgerald (born,, Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a British musician, singer, songwriter and producer based in London and Los Angeles.[2]

Early life[edit]

Ki was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands to British parents but later moved at 6 years old and grew up in Kent, England. His father is the singer Scott Fitzgerald Who had the international Hit with If I had words which was also the theme to the Hollywood Movie BABE he also represented the United Kingdom at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest which he lost to Celine Dion by 1 point.

Career[edit]

Fitzgerald began his career at 17 as an original member of the UK band Busted.[3]

Fitzgerald later also formed the band Eyes Wide Open and signed a publishing deal with Music Copyright Solutions.[4] The band toured the UK after making their debut at the GWR Fiesta to an audience of 40,000 people. They later played at the official after show performance of US band Blondie at KOKO, London. The band members consisted of: Ki (vocals and guitar), Tom Warner (lead guitar), TK (bass guitar) and Pat Garvery (drums) and Will Farquarson (Guitar) who went on to become a member of Band Bastille . The band made many appearances at festivals performing tracks "Bitter Sweet" and "By Your Side" receiving praise from BBC Radio Kent who said that Eyes Wide Open's "songs and production are really strong" and were considered to be "far more the real Ki...than his original Busted material".[5] The band broke up whilst in the process of recording their debut album with producer Steve Lironi (Bon Jovi) and Grammy award winning mixer Simon Gogerly (U2).[6]

In 2013 he signed an artist deal with producer RedOne to develop his own album, KiFi, for release in 2014.

Songwriting and music production[edit]

In October 2011, Fitzgerald signed with Global Talent Publishing to focus on songwriting for other artists. Since then, Fitzgerald has fast become a successful songwriter and producer for a diverse group of artists such as Lawson, The Wanted, Tich, Jonas Brothers, B.o.B, Alex Hepburn and Elyar Fox.

He is credited with having written several songs on the debut album from the UK band Lawson, including the singles "When She Was Mine" (UK No.4) "Standing in the Dark" (UK No.6) and their recent Collaboration with USA Rapper B.o.B on "Broken Hearted" (Uk No.6). Fitzgerald also contributed to the album tracks "Stolen" and "Everywhere You Go", "Die for You", "Getting Nowhere", "Hurts Like You","Are you ready" and "Black to life" which featured on Lawson's debut album "Chapman Square" and "Chapman Square - Special Edition ("Chapter II")".

Fitzgerald co-wrote and co-produced "Obsession", the 2nd single by artist Tich, released 17 August 2013.

Most recently he has been writing/producing with UK boy band The Wanted on their 3rd studio album, including songs "Summer Alive" and "Heart Break Story" UK Band Lawson's Follow up Album to Chapman Square,Alex Hepburn (Warner Bro) Union J's Central Park (Epic Records) Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano and co wrote the Debut single by Sophia Del Carmen Lipstick Ft PitBull.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ki Fitzgerald". oneone7.com. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Ki Fitzgerald". thisisglobal.com. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Busted pair plan court appeal". bbc.co.uk. 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  4. ^ "MCS Music sign former Busted singer". musicweek.com. 2007-01-05. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Kent unsigned: Eyes Wide Open". BBC Kent. 2005-09-02. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Music Copyright Solutions announces exclusive music publishing agreement with Eyes Wide Open" (Press release). Music Copyright Solutions. 2007-01-05. Retrieved 11 June 2012.