John Reynolds (musician)

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John Reynolds is a record producer.[1] He was the first husband of singer Sinéad O'Connor; they have one child, Jake.[2] Reynolds, formerly a drummer for the solo musician, Jah Wobble, met O'Connor and recorded her first album, The Lion and the Cobra in 1987, and has since collaborated on her I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got (1990), Universal Mother (1994) (for which he was nominated as Q Producer of the Year), the Gospel Oak EP (1997), How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? (2012), and I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss (2014).

Reynolds was the drummer for O'Connor's band on her tour of 2013.[3]

He has produced number one hits with Damien Dempsey. He produced the charity song The Ballad of Ronnie Drew by U2, The Dubliners, Kíla, and "A Band of Bowsies" which went straight to number 1 in the Irish single charts. He has recently recorded Herbie Hancock, Indigo Girls and Brian Eno for their July 2011 albums.

Reynolds produced the seventh Belinda Carlisle album, Voila. He has produced a new album Lifelines by Andrea Corr in 2011.

John also produced the Emmy Award Winning 'Music of Ireland' companion CD[citation needed] to a two-part PBS documentary series (Welcome Home and Welcome to America) celebrating 50 years of contemporary Irish music, its impact on America and its influence throughout the world. Each program features exclusive interviews, intimate performances and archival clips from some of the greatest Irish artists of our time including: The Chieftains, The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, U2, The Cranberries, Celtic Woman, Riverdance, Sinéad O'Connor, Bob Geldof and many others.[citation needed]

Artists produced include:

John co-produced with Brian Eno From Africa With Fury: Rise (2011) with Seun Kuti, son of Fela Kuti.


  1. ^ "John Reynolds". John Reynolds. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Sinead O'Connor 'to wed'". BBC News. 25 June 2001. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ "concert review in Chicago Sun-Times". Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.

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