Andy Marvel

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Andy Marvel
Birth name Andrew Michael Saidenberg
Born July 2, 1958
Origin New York, NY,USA
Genres Pop, Rock, R&B, Dance
Years active 1988–Present
Labels Universal Music Publishing

Andy Marvel (born Andrew Michael Saidenberg, July 2, 1958, New York City) is an American songwriter and music producer based out of New York City. He has written songs for Celine Dion, Diana King, Jessica Simpson and Colleen Fitzpatrick.[1][2][3] His songs, including "Shy Guy", "With You", and "Treat Her Like a Lady" have appeared on albums that have sold over 70 million copies worldwide.[4]

Biography[edit]

Marvel grew up in a musical family. His grandfather was first-chair cellist for the Chicago Symphony.[5] His uncle played Greenwich Village coffeehouses in the ‘60s. He started playing gigs at age ten, learned the formal rules of music at Oberlin College and the Berklee School of Music, then crammed his calendar with punk sets at CBGB’s, a concert with B. B. King at Radio City Music Hall, and sessions as a keyboard player for with Madonna, Chaka Khan, and other hitmakers.

In the 1980s he was a member of Members Only, a jazz ensemble who recorded for Muse Records.[6]

Marvel found his biggest success working with Ric Wake on Celine Dion records. While working with Ric Wake he met Peter Zizzo. Marvel and Zizzo would later become partners to build Big Baby Recording in 1999.

Home-base for Marvel is Big Baby Recording, in Manhattan’s Chelsea district. There, surrounded by the latest music technology, he continues his pursuit of the Holy Grail in pop music: “an eclectic, unique sound that’s married to solid, memorable pop hooks.”

Marvel’s music has been covered by Maxi Priest, Jon Secada, Dream, Patti Austin, Jessica Andrews, Eternal, Nikki Webster, Jennifer Brown, and Garou. He’s scored the theme song for a popular Japanese TV show and the title track for the Oscar-winning documentary When We Were Kings, and has had his songs placed on soundtracks for Bad Boys, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and First Wives Club.

Discography[edit]

Year Artist Album/Singles Charts Certifactions/Awards Credits
2008 Lee Mead Nothing Else Matters
  • "Nothing Else Matters"
- - Writer
2008 Garou Pieces of My Soul
  • "Nothing Else Matters"
- - Writer
2008 Stefanie Heinzmann Masterplan
  • "Can't Get You Out Of My System"
- - Writer
2004 Jessica Simpson In This Skin Billboard #1 2x Platinum

2005 ASCAP Award

Writer, Producer, Arranger, Engineer,

Keyboard Programming, Drum Programming

2004 Jessica Simpson NOW That's What I Call Music! 15 Billboard #1 2x Platinum

2005 ASCAP Award

Writer, Producer, Arranger, Engineer,

Keyboard Programming, Drum Programming

2001 Willa Ford Willa Was Here
  • "Tired"
  • "Prince Charming"
- - Writer
2001 Nikki Webster Follow Your Heart
  • "Strawberry Kisses"
Australian #3 1x Platinum Writer, Producer
2001 OV7 7 Latidos
  • Love Colada
- - Producer
2000 Jessica Andrews Who I Am
  • "I Wont Like Anyone"
- US Gold Writer
1996 Celine Dion Falling Into You Billboard #1

US Album #1

32x Platinum Writer, Producer, Arranger, Engineer,

Keyboard Programming, Drum Programming

1996 Diana King The First Wives Clubs (Music from the Motion Picture)
  • "Pieces of My Heart"
- - Producer
1996 Maxi Priest Man With The Fun
  • "Watching the World Go By"
  • "Ain't It Enough"
US Hot 100 - Writer, Producer,
1995 Celine Dion Lets Talk About Love Top 40 25x Platinum Writer
1995 Diana King Tougher Than Love Top 20 2x Platinum Worldwide Writer, Producer
1995 Diana King Bad Boy's Soundtrack Top 20 1x Platinum Worldwide Writer, Producer
1995 Diana King Shy Guy (single) Top 20 1x Platinum Worldwide Writer, Producer
1988 Sweet Sensation * "One Good Man" - - -

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