Chris Braide

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Chris Braide
Birth name Christopher Braide
Origin Cheshire, United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitars, piano, synths, strings
Years active 1990s – present
Labels Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, East West Records, Polydor
Associated acts Sia, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Yuna, Christina Aguilera, Paloma Faith, David Guetta, Theophilus London, Cathy Dennis
Website chrisbraide.com

Christopher "Chris" Braide[1] is an English singer-songwriter and record producer[2][3] based in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Braide has worked as a songwriter and producer in the UK and the US and was co-founder and co-producer of Producers[4] with Trevor Horn.[5]

Braide produced and wrote songs for The Great Gatsby soundtrack,[6][7] Britney Spears,[8] Beyoncé,[9] Lea Michele, Jennifer Hudson,[10] Christina Aguilera,[11] David Guetta,[12] Sia Furler,[13] Paloma Faith,[14] Lana Del Rey, Marc Almond[15] and, along with Pharrell Williams[16] produced the US debut full-length by Yuna[17][18]

Braide co-wrote and produced the single "Perfume" for Britney Spears with Sia Furler, He also wrote and co-produced "God Made You Beautiful" with Sia Furler and Beyoncé.

Songwriting and Producer discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Label Song Writer/Producer
2016 Sia This Is Acting Columbia "Unstoppable" Writer
"Space Between" Writer/ Producer
2015 Selena Gomez Revival Interscope Camouflage
Halsey Room 93 Astralwerks/Capitol "Trouble"
Marc Almond The Velvet Trail Cherry Red Records All songs Co-Writer/Producer
Kate Pierson Guitars and Microphones Kobalt "4 songs" Writer/Producer
Katharine McPhee Hysteria
2014 Sia 1000 Forms of Fear Columbia "Eye Of The Needle" Writer
"Big Girls Cry" Writer/ Producer
Colbie Caillat 'Gypsy Heart Universal "Break Free"
Paloma Faith 'A Perfect Contradiction EPIC/RCA "Impossible Heart"
Afrojack Forget the World Universal / Def Jam "Ten Feet Tall"
2013 Lea Michele Louder Columbia "If You Say So"
"You're Mine"
Britney Spears Britney Jean RCA "Perfume"
"Brightest Morning Star" Vocal Producer
Beyoncé Life Is But a Dream Columbia "God Made You Beautiful" Writer/ Producer
Sia The Great Gatsby soundtrack[6] Interscope Records "Kill and Run"[19]
David Guetta featuring Sia Nothing But the Beat 2.0 Virgin Records/ EMI "She Wolf"[20]
Stooshe London with the Lights On Warner Bros "Your Own Kind of Beautiful"[21]
"Perfectly Wrong"
Yuna Nocturnal Verve/ Universal "Rescue"[22]
"Colors"
"Escape"
"Come Back" Producer
Sixth Street (EP) "Let Love Come Through Ft Kyle"[23] Writer/ Producer
Sarah Brightman Dreamchaser Decca "Closer"[24]
2012 Lana Del Rey Born To Die[25] Interscope "Million Dollar Man"[26]
Leak "Damn You"
"Queen of Disaster"
"Hollywood's Dead"
[Christina Aguilera]] Lotus RCA "Blank Page"[27]
Paloma Faith Fall to Grace Epic "30 Minute Love Affair"[28] Writer
Yuna Yuna[29] Fader "Lullabies" Writer/ Producer
"Favorite Things"
"Loud Noises"
" Islands "
" Decorate "
Delta Goodrem Child of the Universe[30] Sony Music "Hunter and the Wolves"[31] Producer
"Speed of Life"
"Control"
2011 JLS Jukebox[32] Epic "Killed By Love" Writer/ Producer
Theophilus London N/A Warner Bros "Century Girl ft Dev Hynes"[33]
Pixie Lott "Turn It Up Louder "[34] Mercury "Doin' Fine (Without You) "[35]
2010 Diana Vickers Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree RCA "The Boy Who Murdered Love"
"N.U.M.B"
"Four Leaf Clover"
"Me and You"
JLS Outta This World[36] Epic "That's Where I'm Coming From"
Olly Murs Olly Murs Epic "Ask Me To Stay" Writer
The Saturdays Wordshaker Fascination/ Polydor "Denial" Writer/ Producer
2009 Cheryl Cole 3 Words Fascination/ Polydor "Don't Talk About This Love" Writer
Lolene The Electrick Hotel Island Def Jam "Beautiful Disaster" Writer/Producer
The Saturdays Chasing Lights Fascination/ Polydor "Chasing Lights"
Westlife Where We Are Syco Music "Reach Out"
Natalie Bassingthwaighte 1000 Stars "1000 Stars"
"Turn The Lights On"
Glenn Tilbrook Pandemonium Ensues Quixotic Records "Little Ships" Writer
"Melancholy Emotion"
2008 Will Young Let It Go (album) RCA "If Love Equals Nothing" Writer/ Producer
Leon Jackson Right Now Syco "Don't Call This Love"
James Morrison Songs For You, Truths For Me Polydor "Save Yourself " Writer
JLS JLS Epic "Heal This Heartbreak"
2007 David Jordan Set The Mood ZTT " Fight The World "
" Only Living Soul "
The Click Five Modern Minds And Pastimes Atlantic Records "Jenny"
" Happy Birthday"
"I'm Getting Over You",
2006 Duncan James Future Past Innocent Records "Sooner or Later"
" Somebody Still Loves You"
"I Come Alive"
"Frequency"
"Letter to God"
Beverley Knight Voice – The Best of Beverley Knight Parlophone Records "Not Too Late for Love" Writer/ Producer
" Who's Gonna Save Your Soul "
The Webb Sisters Daylight Crossing Universal Records "Please Writer
2004 Jesse McCartney Beautiful Soul Hollywood Records Because You Live Writer/ Producer
Diana DeGarmo Blue Skies" Sony Music Dreams Writer
Emotional
Lara Fabian A Wonderful Life I Am
Beverley Knight Affirmation Parlophone "Not Too Late for Love" Writer/ Producer
"Tea and Sympathy"
Glenn Tilbrook Transatlantic Ping Pong Quixotic Records Untouchable
" Ray and Me Writer
Lisa Stansfield "The Moment" ZTT If I hadn't Got You
2003 Kylie Minogue Body Language Parlophone Records "After Dark" Writer/ Producer
Play Replay Columbia Records "Let's Get to the Love Part" Writer
Clay Aiken Measure of a Man RCA "This Is the Night"
"Run To Me"
"Invisible"
S Club 7 Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7 Polydor "Say Goodbye"
"Have You Ever"
2002 Sunshine (album) Parlophone Records "Have You Ever"
Will Young From Now On Syco Music "Anything Is Possible"
2001 Victoria Beckham Victoria Beckham Virgin Records "I O U "
Emma Bunton A Girl Like Me Virgin Records "Spell It O.U.T "
" Been There, Done That "
Glenn Tilbrook Incomplete, Glenn Tilbrook " Quixotic Records "Parallel World"
"Morning"
Brian Kennedy Get on With Your Short Life Sony Music "Get on With Your Short Life"
1999 Brian Kennedy Now that I know what I want 19 recordings "Now that I know what I want "
1996 Cathy Dennis "Am I the Kinda Girl?" Polydor "Run Like A River"

Recording artist[edit]

In 1993, Braide recorded his first solo album "Chapter One - Chris Braide" for Polydor Records. The album was produced by Thomas Dolby and Simply Red's Mick Hucknall. In 2014 this album was remastered and released in the UK on Plane Groovy Records[37]

In 1996, Dave Stewart signed Braide to his Warner Brothers backed label Anxious Records who released a single co-written with Chris Difford "If I Hadn't Got You", and second single "Heavenly Rain", followed a year later by the album, Life in a Minor Key,[38] which was co-produced by Braide and David A. Stewart at Electric Lady Studios in New York. The record was released in the US on Atlantic Records and in 2013 a vinyl version was released on Plane Groovy Records.[39][40]

Side projects[edit]

Starting in 1993, Braide began a long-running association with Squeeze, singing backing vocals on their album Some Fantastic Place. Braide would continue to work with Squeeze as a session musician on several of their albums, and officially joined the band as their keyboardist for a few months in 1999. He has co-written several tunes with Squeeze lead singer Glenn Tilbrook that have featured on Tilbrook's solo albums; Braide has also collaborated with Squeeze lyricist Chris Difford on other projects.

The band Producers was co-founded by Braide and fellow record producers Trevor Horn and Steve Lipson in 2006. Braide officially left the group in 2008 after relocating to Los Angeles, though he occasionally returned to perform live with them and continued to contribute to their debut album, Made in Basing Street, released in June 2012.

In 2012, Braide completed work with musician Geoff Downes on a project called "Downes Braide Association" (DBA). A full-length album, Pictures of You, was released in November 2012 on Cherry Red Records and a vinyl version on Plane Groovy Records.[41] Classic Rock magazine gave the album rave reviews describing it as "An absolutely stunning piece of work".[citation needed] Their second release "Suburban Ghosts" is due out November 6, 2015.

Human Feel is an album of electro pop produced and performed by Chris Braide and featuring Theophilus London, and Cathy Dennis under the name of Hello Leo. It was released on limited edition yellow vinyl and download in November 2012 on Plane Groovy Records.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004 PRS Awards ASCAP
  2. ^ "Music Week BMG signs songwriter Chris Braide". 19 April 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Billboard BMG signings". 26 June 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Producers co-founder Chris Braide". 
  5. ^ "Trevor Horn biog". 
  6. ^ a b "IMBD Chris Braide". 
  7. ^ "The Great Gatsby soundtrack credits Chris Braide". 
  8. ^ "Britney enlists Sia Furler and Chris Braide for new single Perfume". 
  9. ^ "Beyonce enlists Drake for fifth studio album". 
  10. ^ "Jennifer Hudson unleashes new song". 
  11. ^ "Lotus and the glorious return of Christina Aguilera". 
  12. ^ "Chris Braide has David Guetta's new hit single". 
  13. ^ "Sia pushes back release date for new studio album". 
  14. ^ "Chris Braide writes Paloma Faith's new single 30 Minute Love Affair". 
  15. ^ "Marc Almond announces only British show of 2013". 
  16. ^ "Yuna debut produced by Pharrell and Chris Braide". 
  17. ^ "Official site for Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, signed to Fader Label | YUNA". Yuna Music. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Yuna Let Love Come Through". 
  19. ^ "Sia's Great Gatsby contribution". 
  20. ^ "She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) ft Sia written by Sia Furler, Chris Braide, David Guetta and Giorgio Tuinfort". 
  21. ^ "Stooshe Credits London with the light on". 
  22. ^ "yuna believes we can save ourselves in light bright single rescue". 
  23. ^ "Let Love Come Through produced by Chris Braide". 
  24. ^ "Dreamchaser credits Chris Braide composer". 
  25. ^ "Born To Die credits". 
  26. ^ "Born To Die credits". 
  27. ^ "Blank Page Produced by Chris Braide". 
  28. ^ "Fall to Grace Credits". 
  29. ^ "Yuna debut credits". 
  30. ^ "child of the universe credits". 
  31. ^ "child of the universe credits". 
  32. ^ "jukebox credits". 
  33. ^ "Theophilus London Century Girl ft. Chris Braide & Dev Hynes". 
  34. ^ "Pixie Lott Turn it up Louder credits". 
  35. ^ "Cathy Dennis and Chris Braide write Doin'Fine Without You". 
  36. ^ "Outta This World Credits". 
  37. ^ "Chris Braide on perfectsongs.com". Perfectsongs.com. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  38. ^ "iTunes – Music – Life in a Minor Key by Chris Braide". Itunes.apple.com. 4 December 1998. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  39. ^ "Interview with Chris Braide". HitQuarters. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  40. ^ "Chapter One by Chris Braide". theorchard. 4 December 1998. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  41. ^ http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3895

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