Ki Fitzgerald

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Ki Fitzgerald aka KiFi
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Background information
Birth name Ki McPhail
Born Rotterdam, Netherlands
Genres Pop rock, EDM
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer,Publisher
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 2000 – present
Associated acts Galantis, Madcon, Busted, Lawson, Alex Hepburn, Moti, Headhunterz, il Volo, Elyar Fox, NTU, Union J, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, The Wanted, Pitbull, Sophia Del Carmen, Tich, Jonas Brothers, B.o.B, RedOne[1]
Website www.thisisglobal.com

Ki Fitzgerald, born Ki McPhail and commonly known as KiFi (born, Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a British musician, singer, songwriter and producer based in London and Los Angeles.[2]

Early life[edit]

Ki was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands to British parents on 25 September 1987, but moved at 6 years old and grew up in Kent, England. His father is the singer Scott Fitzgerald, who had and international hit with "If I Had Words" which was also the theme to the Hollywood Movie BABE. He also performed the song "Go" that represented the United Kingdom at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where he lost to Celine Dion by one point. In the year 2000, Ki Fitzgerald assembled and was a member of UK group Busted.

Original Busted Group

Career[edit]

Fitzgerald later formed the band Eyes Wide Open and signed a publishing deal with Music Copyright Solutions.[3] The band toured the UK after making their debut at the GWR Fiesta to an audience of 40,000 people. They later played at the official after show performance of US band Blondie at KOKO, London. The band members consisted of: Ki (vocals and guitar), Tom Warner (lead guitar), TK (bass guitar) and Pat Garvery (drums) and Will Farquarson (Guitar) who went on to become a member of Band Bastille . The band made many appearances at festivals performing tracks "Bitter Sweet" and "By Your Side" receiving praise from BBC Radio Kent who said that Eyes Wide Open's "songs and production are really strong" and were considered to be "far more the real Ki...than his original Busted material".[4] The band broke up whilst in the process of recording their debut album with producer Steve Lironi (Bon Jovi) and Grammy award winning mixer Simon Gogerly.[5]

In 2014 he signed an artist deal with producer RedOne to develop his own album, KiFi, for release in 2014. The first release with Dutch DJ duo Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano with the song Come Follow ft Vocals from KiFi. Released through Spinnin' Records 13 February 2015.

Songwriting and music production[edit]

In October 2011, Fitzgerald signed with Global Talent Publishing to focus on songwriting for other artists. Since then, Fitzgerald has fast become a successful songwriter and producer for a diverse group of artists such as Lawson, The Wanted, Jonas Brothers, B.o.B, Alex Hepburn, and Pitbull.

He is credited with having written several songs on the debut album from the UK band Lawson, including the singles "When She Was Mine" (UK No.4) "Standing in the Dark" (UK No.6) and their recent Collaboration with USA Rapper B.o.B on "Broken Hearted" (Uk No.6). Fitzgerald also contributed to the album tracks "Stolen" and "Everywhere You Go", "Die for You", "Getting Nowhere", "Hurts Like You","Are You Ready", and "Back to Life", which featured on Lawson's top 10 debut album Chapman Square and "Chapman Square – Special Edition (Chapter II).

He Co wrote and co produced the Singles Hunter for Galantis and Madcon's Got a little drunk both released on 05.05.17

Boy band The Wanted 3rd studio album, including songs "Summer Alive" and "Heart Break Story", the debut single by Sophia Del Carmen ft Pitbull "Lipstick" Capital/Redone. Co-Wrote 1st/2nd single "Roads" and Money from UK band Lawson's highly anticipated follow-up album Perspective, which Fitzgerald Co-Wrote 11 songs and released June 2016, co-wrote and co-produced "Obsession", the second single by artist Tich,

Fitzgerald signed a world wide publishing agreement with PhrasedDifferently in 2017 through his Publishing company KiFi Music. He has recently been working with Artists such as: Galantis,Madcon,Tinie Tempah,Craig David,Sigma,Nevada,Bakermat,Hardwell,Lost Frequencies,Andy Brown,Fleur East,DFA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ki Fitzgerald". oneone7.com. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Ki Fitzgerald". thisisglobal.com. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  3. ^ "MCS Music sign former Busted singer". musicweek.com. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Kent unsigned: Eyes Wide Open". BBC Kent. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Music Copyright Solutions announces exclusive music publishing agreement with Eyes Wide Open" (Press release). Music Copyright Solutions. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2012.