Stefan Skarbek

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Stefan Skarbek
Origin Camden Town, United Kingdom
Occupation(s) Songwriter, producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist
Associated acts Double 0 Zero, Sacha Skarbek, Amy Winehouse
Website stefanskarbek.com

Count Stefan Skarbek is a British-born songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer.

Early life[edit]

He was raised in the Camden Town area of London. Skarbek is officially a "Count" from his Polish father Count Andrew Skarbek, a prominent psychotherapist. His mother is the journalist and bestselling author Marjorie Wallace who was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire for founding the mental health charity SANE. His brother, Sacha Skarbek, is also a songwriter and music producer who has several credits including James Blunt and Jason Mraz.[1]

Career[edit]

After leaving performing arts school, Skarbek got involved with several British bands, including Jamiroquai, The Verve, Kahuna and Arkana. He regularly performed on national TV and toured.

Stefan became a resident of Mayfair Studios in Primrose Hill along with Matt Rowe and Guy Chambers where he worked on several records for artists like Amy Winehouse,[2] the Spice Girls, Eliza Doolittle, Lily Allen, Charlotte O'Connor, Sugababes, Sophie Ellis-Bextor,[3] Alex Parks, Seal, Pixie Lott and Estelle. He has achieved several platinum and gold records and awards. He also released several dance hits under various names and collaborated with acts such as Basement Jaxx. He worked closely with Amy Winehouse on and off until the time of her death in 2011.[4]

In 2008, Skarbek formed the band Double0Zero with longtime friend Lalo Creme. They recorded their debut album We Are Not a Band, and released in the United States through Mirrorball Music in August 2010.[5] Their music is featured on several computer games and film soundtracks, including Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.[6]

Skarbek is a co-founder and the Creative Director of Mirrorball Music in Los Angeles, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with SACHA SKARBEK, songwriter for James Blunt, Carrie Underwood, Jason Mraz". hitquarters.com. July 13, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Frank [Clean] Amy Winehouse CD". Deep Discount. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Music Gets The Best Of Me". Discogs. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Baltin, Steve (August 2, 2011). "Amy Winehouse Collaborator Talks Unreleased Songs, Demos". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "We Are Not a Band by Double 0 Zero". iTunes. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Friends With Benefits (Original Soundtrack)". Amazon.com. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 

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