Ilan Kidron

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Ilan Kidron
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Ilan Kidron
Background information
Origin London, United Kingdom
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician, producer
Instruments Guitar, piano, Flute, Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts The Potbelleez, B.o.B, Paul Mac, Ricky Martin, Tommy Trash, Tina Arena
Website thepotbelleez.com

Ilan Kidron (born 22 April 1976, London), also known as iKid, is an Australian singer, song-writer and music producer who lives between Paris, Los Angeles and Sydney. Kidron is the lead singer of Irish-Australian electro-house and dance music group, The Potbelleez. Kidron co-wrote the group's breakthrough single, "Don't Hold Back", which peaked at No. 5 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified 2× Platinum by ARIA. Kidron has worked with artists such as Tommy Trash, B.o.B, Paul Mac and Sam La More and publishing/production companies The Kennel and Norway's Dsign Music. He currently writes for and performs with The Potbelleez as well as composing music for other well known artists such as Ricky Martin, Jessica Mauboy and Tina Arena.

Early life and influences[edit]

Ilan Kidron was born on 22 April 1976 in London, England. During his school life he learned to speak fluently in several languages and, as a classical graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia, is an accomplished guitarist, flautist and pianist. Kidron studied screen composition at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and also spent time studying at the International Music Centre Ashram in Varanasi, India.

Kidron plays a wide array of music. Though he comes from a background in "rock, folk, jazz, klezmer and a crooner"[1] music, Kidron moved into dance music when he joined The Potbelleez. When describing his transition to dance, Kidron stated, "You got to find new ways to dig deep and dance music's a really good way of doing that because it's built around tension and release. The song-writing takes on a bigger form with dance music, and it's accentuated by this amazing soundscape."[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Early in his career, Kidron was part bands Dr Smooth and the Medicine Groove and Fountainhead. As part of Fountainhead, he won the University of New South Wales Band Competition in 1993. He then moved on to join the band Glass,[3] and did hundreds of performances around Australia.

Kidron spent a few years as multi-instrumentalist for the band, Universe with Steve Balbi. As part of Universe, he released the single Be My Gun in October 1998.

The Potbelleez[edit]

As part of The Potbelleez, Ilan Kidron has released over six Top 50 Hits and two Top 20 Albums. Kidron has received two APRA Song Writing Awards for "Best Dance Work of the Year" for the songs Don't Hold Back and From the Music in 2009 and 2012 respectively.[4][5]

Other works[edit]

In January 2012, Kidron formed a song writing and production team, named "The SchooKids", with Dutch producer Louis Schoorl. The team co-wrote and produced the lead single, "Gotcha" for the Australian film "The Sapphires".[6] The song was performed by Australian singer Jessica Mauboy. The team currently writes for various Australian artists such as Mauboy and Reece Mastin.

Kidron's works include Ricky Martin's "Come with Me", which debuted at No. 3 on the Australian Charts and charted in 17 countries[7] and won an award an award at the ASCAP Latin Music Awards for 'Top Pop Song', Finnish Pop singer Isac Elliot's "New Way Home" which peaked at number one on the Official Finnish Singles Chart.[8] and Australian dance producer Tommy Trash's ARIA nominated hit "Need Me To Stay" which charted at number one on the ARIA Club Hits chart. Kidron also co-wrote Jack Vidgen's "Finding You", Tina Arena's "Love You Less", Vandalism's "Coming Alive", Emma Pask's "Season of My Heart", as well as a few tracks from Ricki Lee's fourth studio album.

Kidron has also produced sound tracks for films such the Academy Award Nominated Short Film, Inja. 3[9]

Personal life[edit]

Kidron is married to Samantha Rebillet and they have one son, Gabe.[10]

Kidron is an ambassador for the SMILE Foundation Charity[11] as well as an ambassador for the Australasian Performing Right Association. He also supports the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

Discography[edit]

Composer/Lyricist

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Awards[edit]

The APRA Awards are presented annually from 1982 by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), "honouring composers and songwriters".[13] Kidron has won two awards from six nominations, both for Dance Work of the Year.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2009 "Don't Hold Back" (David Greene, Ilan Kidron, Jonathan Murphy, Sam Littlemore) Most Played Australian Work[14] Nominated
Dance Work of the Year[15][16] Won
"Are You With Me" (David Greene, Ilan Kidron, Jonathan Murphy, Sam Littlemore) Dance Work of the Year[16] Nominated
2011 "Hello" (Ilan Kidron, Jonathan Murphy, David Greene, Justin Shave, Marisa Lock) Dance Work of the Year[17] Nominated
2012 "From the Music" (David Greene, Ilan Kidron, Marisa Lock, Jonathan Murphy, Justin Shave) Dance Work of the Year[18][19] Won
Most Played Australian Work[19] Nominated
2013 "Feed Off Me" (David Greene, Ilan Kidron, Marisa Lock, Paul Mac, Jonathan Murphy, Justin Shave) Dance Work of the Year[20] Nominated
"Coming Alive" (Ilan Kidron, Andrew Van, Dorsselaer, Cassandra Van) Dance Work of the Year[20] Nominated

ARIA Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards are presented annually from 1987 by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Kidron, as part of the Potbelleez, has received four nominations.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2008 "Don't Hold Back" Breakthrough Artist – Single[21] Nominated
Best Dance Single[21] Nominated
Highest Selling Single[21] Nominated
2011 "From the Music" Best Dance Release[22] Nominated

ASCAP Latin Music Awards[edit]

Universal Music Publishing announced that Ilan Kidron has won 'Top Pop Song' at the 22nd ASCAP Latin Music Awards in New York City for his work on Ricky Martin's "Come With Me.[23]

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Come With Me Top Pop Song Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Songs From the Heart". 
  2. ^ "Potbelleez frontman dishes up dirt". inmycommunity. 
  3. ^ "Glass Band Details". Coverband. 
  4. ^ "APRA-AMCOS 2009 Winners- Dance Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Archived from the original on 12 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Winners for the 2012 APRA Music Awards announced". APRA-AMCOS. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jessica Mauboy, Ilan Kidron and Louis Schoorl join forces for 'Gotcha!'". Universal Music Publishing. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "RICKY MARTIN – COME WITH ME (SONG)". 30 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Isac Elliot: New Way Home". Musiikkituottajat ry. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Nominees & Winners for the 75th Academy Awards". Academy Awards. (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). 23 March 2003. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Filmakers vent". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "SMILE Foundation". smh. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Ilan kidron in australian charts". 
  13. ^ "APRA Music Awards 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Most Played Australian Work – 2009". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "2009 Winners – APRA Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 12 January 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Dance Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Nominations - Dance Work of the Year – 2011". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  18. ^ "Winners for the 2012 APRA Music Awards Announced". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 24 May 2012. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Nominations - Dance Work of the Year – 2012". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2012. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Dance Work of the Year 2013". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  21. ^ a b c "2009 ARIA Awards Nominees". The Age. Fairfax Media. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "The Countdown Begins....Nominations Announced". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 11 October 2011. Archived from the original on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  23. ^ "Ilan Kidron wins ASCAP Award". Retrieved 29 March 2014. 

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