Glenn Bidmead

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Glenn Keith Bidmead
Also known as gkb
Born (1962-02-03) 3 February 1962 (age 56)
Sydney, Australia
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Pop, Pop rock, Rock, Arena rock, Alternative rock, Country rock
Years active 1988–present
Labels Warner Music
Roadshow
Ocean Records
A-Zip Records
Associated acts Matt Finish, LemonJuice, Kerosene, People Like That
Website GlennBidmead.com

Glenn Keith Bidmead (born 3 February 1962) is a Sydney-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, performer and producer.

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Bidmead was born at St Margarets Hospital in Darlinghurst, Sydney. He started playing the guitar at age nine and during his high school years performed in bands (Young Blood, The Fashions, Illusion, Frozen Moments & The Accessories) on weekends with his brother Paul, a drummer and vocalist.

Lemonjuice[edit]

In 1988, Bidmead moved to Brisbane, Queensland where he met songwriter Steve Glover and formed the band Lemonjuice, which released the album "Squeezed" in 1996.

Solo career[edit]

In 1998 signed a recording and publishing contract with JWM and Roughcut Music's John Woodruff, manager of Savage Garden. Bidmead moved back to Sydney and later that year, his debut album "Seven Seconds" was produced by Charles Fisher and mixed in Los Angeles by Chris Lord-Alge.

Bidmead's first single, "Find Love" was released by Warner Music in Australia in 1999, with music video directed by New York-based filmmaker Adolfo Doring, renowned for his video for the Savage Garden hit "Truly Madly Deeply".[1]

In 2000, Bidmead released a second single "A World Away" through Roadshow/Warner Music.

The album "Seven Seconds" was released on iTunes in 2006, re-titled "A World Away".

Bidmead has released several independent recordings: solo albums, "Songs in Black and White" and "The Acoustic Sessions" EP, and "Last Chance Cafe E.P."

Contemporary Works[edit]

Bidmead is a founding member of the country rock band Kerosene with songwriter/drummer Kere Buchanan. Kerosene's debut album, Art of Survival, was released in 2006.[2]

Bidmead co-wrote six songs with Buchanan for his debut album "Starting Over" as well as singing lead vocals on two tracks, "Heartbreaker" and "Through The Tears". Buchanan and Bidmead have also co-written ten new songs for Buchanan's second album, "Goodbye Yesterday". Bidmead also sings lead vocals on two of those tracks, "Slippin' Away" & "Until I Found You".

Bidmead was the producer and co-songwriter of Australian Urdu duo Raasta. He produced Raasta's debut album, Pehla Safar in 2007.

Bidmead has composed with Foreigner guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones in New York City, as well as other artists such as The Veronicas, Brooke McClymont and Jennifer Waite (Aneiki).

In March 2009, Bidmead became the lead singer and guitarist in Matt Finish with drummer and founding member John Prior and bass player Harry "The Doctor" Brus. He performed with them until November 2011.

Bidmead released the five track "Last Chance Cafe E.P." in 2012, which comprises four new original country tracks and an acoustic reworking of the Kerosene song, "Kerosene".

Recently Bidmead has written the song "Leave With Me" with Swedish brothers JTR for their debut album "Touchdown" and he's also preparing to release some new Lemonjuice recordings.

People Like That[edit]

Since June 2013, Bidmead has composed and recorded more than 60 pop, rock, folk, funk, psychedelic rock and progressive rock songs with guitarist/author Rob Prior (brother of Matt Finish drummer John Prior) under the moniker People Like That. In 2015, videos of "Song Inside Your Heart", "Skating On Rainbows", "We Are Love" and "Smart Girl" were released on YouTube. In November 2015, People Like That released a five track EP entitled "One" on iTunes. These recordings include guest appearances by drummer Paul Wheeler from Icehouse, jazz pianist Bill Risby, drummer Gordon Rytmeister, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra principal violinist Adrian Keating and drummer Ian Paice from Deep Purple. The lyrics of 31 of these songs were based on a 31 day programme in the personal development book "Say Hello To Happiness", written by Rob Prior and psychotherapist Michael Adamedes and published by Porpoise Press in March 2012.

Lemonjuice[edit]

In April 2018, Bidmead released a new Lemonjuice album, "The Sound Of Strawberry" and is about to start playing live with Lemonjuice.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Squeezed - Lemonjuice 1996
  • Seven Seconds - Glenn Bidmead 1999
  • The Acoustic Sessions - Glenn Bidmead 2000
  • Songs in Black & White - Glenn Bidmead 2005
  • The Art of Survival - Kerosene 2006
  • The Sound Of Strawberry - Lemonjuice 2018

EPs[edit]

  • Last Chance Cafe - Glenn Bidmead 2012
  • One - People Like That 2015
  • Lemonjuice E.P. - Lemonjuice 2015

Singles[edit]

  • Find Love/Willingness of the Heart/Entangled - Glenn Bidmead 1999
  • A World Away/Love Is Around/When One And One Is Three - Glenn Bidmead 2000
  • Art of Survival/How Does It Feel - Kerosene 2007
  • Get It Together/Judy Blue - Lemonjuice 2009
  • Secret Language - Glenn Bidmead 2016
  • Fly Away - Lemonjuice 2017
  • Europe Somewhere - Lemonjuice 2017

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