Kevin Savigar

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Kevin Savigar
Kevin Savigar
Background information
Born (1956-11-09) 9 November 1956 (age 61)
London, England, U.K.
Genres Pop, rock, Americana, country, folk
Occupation(s) Record producer, audio engineer, music executive, composer, songwriter
Instruments Keyboards, piano, organ, accordion
Years active 1978 – present
Labels Universal, Warner Bros., Mercury, Verve, Riva, Verse Music Group
Associated acts Rod Stewart, Patty Smyth, The Cheetah Girls, Bob Dylan, John 5
Website www.kevinsavigar.com

Kevin Savigar[1] (born 9 November 1956) is an English session keyboardist, record producer, songwriter, and composer based in Los Angeles, CA. Perhaps most recognised for his longtime collaboration with Rod Stewart, Savigar has also contributed to a wide range of recordings for artists such as Bob Dylan, George Harrison, John Mellencamp, Pat Benatar, Marilyn Manson, Willie Nelson, Randy Newman, Sinead O'Connor, and Peter Frampton among others.[2]

Early life[edit]

Savigar was born in London, England in 1956. Savigar started to play the piano at age five and went on to study classical piano at the prestigious Trinity College of Music. By the age of 17, Savigar had begun his career as a session musician in the studios of London.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Rod Stewart[edit]

Savigar joined Rod Stewart's touring and recording band in 1978. Savigar worked in collaboration with Stewart, Phil Chen, Jim Cregan and Gary Grainger on Stewart's studio album Foolish Behaviour, which sold more than 5 million albums worldwide. Savigar co-produced Stewart's 2013 studio album Time, including 6 tracks from the album.[4]

Singles
Year Song Rank
1980 "Passion" 17(UK), 5(US), 13(GER)
1980 "My Girl" 32 (UK)
1981 "Somebody Special" 71 (US)
1981 "Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight" 74 GER)

Rod Stewart discography[edit]

Year Song Album Album Rank
1980 "Passion" “My Girl" “Somebody Special" Foolish Behaviour, 4(UK) 12 (US)
1983 "Move Me" “Body Wishes" “Ghetto Blasters" “Strangers Again" "Satisfied" Body Wishes, 5(UK) 30 (US)
1988 "Forever Young" “When I Was Your Man" Out of Order, 20 On Billboard Top 200
1989 "Move Me" “Body Wishes" “Ghetto Blasters" “Strangers Again" "Satisfied" Storyteller – The Complete Anthology: 1964–1990, 31(UK) 54 (US)
1993 "Forever Young" Unplugged...and Seated, 2(UK) 2 (US)
1995 "Lady Luck" “Muddy, Sam and Otis" A Spanner in the Works, 4(UK) 35(US)
1998 "When We Were The New Boys" When We Were the New Boys, 2(UK) 44(US)
2001 "Young Turks"[5] "Every Beat of My Heart" “Tonight I'm Yours"[6] "Passion" The Story So Far: The Very Best of Rod Stewart, N/A
2008 "Young Turks"[5] "Forever Young" “Passion" “Tonight I'm Yours"[6] The Definitive Rod Stewart, N/A
2006 "Auld Lang Syne" Arrangement Merry Christmas, Baby, 4(UK) 3(US)

Additional works[edit]

Kevin has contributed to the following works listed below:[7]

Singles
Year Album Artist
1975 "Live at London Weekend Television" National Youth Jazz Orchestra
1977 "Under The Glass" Easy Street
1978 "Changing Winds" Maddy Prior
1980 "Night" Planet 10
1980 "Long Distance" Night
1981 "Live and Uncensored" Millie Jackson
1982 "Night" Planet 10
1986 "Somebody Up There Likes Me" Michael Des Barres
1986 "Darling" Robert Hazard
1987 "Raising Fear" Armored Saint
1987 "Mercy" Steve Jones
1988 "Wide Awake in Dreamland" Pat Benatar
1988 "Passion" Norman Connors
1988 "Down in the Grove" Bob Dylan
1988 "Based on a True Story" The Del-Lords
1989 "Wake Me When It's Over" Father Pussycat
1989 "Strong Enough" One Nation
1989 "Best Shots" Pat Benatar
1990 "Two Fires" Jimmy Barnes
1990 "Stilleto" Lita Ford
1990 "David Cassidy" David Cassidy
1990 "Blue Tears" Blue Tears
1991 "Thump" Michael Morales
1991 "The Regulators" Regulators
1991 "Soul Deep" Jimmy Barnes
1991 "Rhythm Syndicate" Rhythm Syndicate
1990 "Passion" Rhythm Syndicate
1990 "Live Your Life, Be Free" Belinda Carlisle
1990 "Hollywood Vampires" L.A. Guns
1991 "Day One" Robbie Nevil
1991 "Dangerous Curves" Lita Ford
1991 "Dancin' On Coals" Bang Tango
1991 "Blow Up" The Smithereens
1992 "What Goes On" The Sighs

Awards[edit]

In total, Savigar has won 6 ASCAP awards, 16 RIAA awards, 10 Brit Awards aka BPI awards, 2 SOCAN awards and a Nashville Songwriters Association International No. 1 award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Savigar Music". Kevin Savigar Music. 
  2. ^ "Past artists search". ascap.com. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Early History Search". synchronicity-music.net. Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Credits Search". discogs.com. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Credits Search". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Credits Search". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Credits Search". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 July 2013.