Steve Robson

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Steve Robson
Birth name Stephen Paul Robson
Born November 1969
Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Genres pop, rock, country
Occupation(s) songwriter, record producer
Instruments multi-instrumentalist
Associated acts 5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction, Olly Murs, Christina Aguilera, Take That, James Blunt, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, James Morrison, Busted, Faith Hill, Leona Lewis, Mr Hudson, Paloma Faith, Westlife, Blue

Steve Robson (born November 1969, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear) is an English songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist.


Born in Jarrow in November 1969, he began playing piano at the age of four and went on to play violin, clarinet and saxophone.[citation needed] He began his adult career playing in covers bands and working men’s clubs around the North East of England.[1] He quickly moved into TV work engineering, programming and producing for shows such as Spender, Crocodile Shoes and The Riff Raff Element.[citation needed] He also produced the second Crocodile Shoes Album.[citation needed] Moving to London in his early twenties, he signed a publishing deal with Andy Heath at Momentum Music.[citation needed] He had his first hit in 1998 with a song called “123” for Dina Carroll.[2] He was then involved in the formative years of Busted co-writing and producing their first album and is largely credited with their unique sound.[citation needed] Signing to Rondor Music in 1999 led to a hugely successful writing career on both sides of the Atlantic, also achieving success in Nashville resulting so far in 6 No1 singles and songs on 17 top 5 US albums.[citation needed]

He won BMI Song of the Year for his Rascal Flatts song “What Hurts The Most” which was also Grammy nominated and recognised by his peers by winning a “ Songs I Wish I’d Written” award.[3] He won an Ivor Novello Award and a Brit Award for “Shine” written with and performed by Take That.[1] He also co-wrote "Said It All" from The Circus album [4] and the title track, "Beautiful World" from the comeback album.[5] He has recently co-written and produced singles on all 4 Olly Murs albums including "Troublemaker", Wrapped Up, "Please Don’t Let Me Go", "Dance with Me Tonight" and "Thinking of Me".[6] He has also written the title tracks on the last 2 albums, "In Case You Didnt Know" and "Right Place Right Time".[7] He has co-written and produced tracks on both One Direction albums, "Everything About You", "Same Mistakes" and "Summer Love" from their second album, "Take Me Home". He co-wrote and produced the last James Blunt album, "Some Kind of Trouble" and has written on all 3 James Morrison albums including the no.1 single "I Wont Let You Go" and "Pieces Don’t Fit" and "Undiscovered" from the first album. He produced “Run” for Leona Lewis. Most recently he has co-written and produced the new Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton duet "Just A Fool" single from her Lotus album. Recently he has co-written the new 5 Seconds of Summer single "Don't Stop".


  1. ^ a b Sean Smith (26 September 2013). Gary: The Definitive Biography of Gary Barlow. Simon & Schuster UK. pp. 160–. ISBN 978-1-4711-0224-0. 
  2. ^ Steve Robson ASCAP Profile, 2004, retrieved 2013-10-17 
  3. ^ "NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards – 2009". 
  4. ^ James MacCarthey. Take That- Uncensored On the Record. Coda Books Ltd. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-908538-96-3. 
  5. ^ Lau, Juliana (2007), Take That: Beautiful World, retrieved 2013-10-17 
  6. ^ "Please Don't Let Me Go a hit for Rafters". 
  7. ^ Copsey, Robert (2012), Olly Murs: 'New album Right Place Right Time sums up my career', retrieved 2013-10-17 

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