TMS (production team)

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Also known as
  • Ghosted
  • The Breakfastaz
OriginEaling, London, England
  • Songwriters
  • record producers
Years active2002–present
Associated acts
  • Tom 'Froe' Barnes
  • Pete 'Merf' Kelleher
  • Ben Kohn

TMS, also known by their stage name Ghosted, are a Grammy nominated English songwriting and record production team composed of Thomas 'Froe' Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter 'Merf' Kelleher. They have written 1 US number 1 single & 7 UK number 1 singles including Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved" [1], "Before You Go", Jess Glynne "Don't Be So Hard on Yourself", Sigma ft. Paloma Faith "Changing", Little Mix "Wings", Professor Green ft. Emeli Sandé "Read All About It" and Dappy "No Regrets". Other notable singles they have written or produced include G-Eazy + Bebe Rexha "Me, Myself & I" (US #1 Radio Record, US Billboard Hot 100 #7), The VampsLast Night" (UK #2), James Arthur "You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" (UK #2), Dappy "Rockstar" (UK #2) and Little Mix "DNA" (UK #3). They have collectively had 28 UK Top 40 Singles, sold over 15 million records, accumulated over 1.5 billion streams and have contributed to 50 Top 40 albums.

Their records played major roles in Emeli Sandé and Little Mix breaking chart records, the former in the UK (the longest ever stay in the top 10 of the UK Albums Chart)[2] and the latter in the US (highest debut ever for a British girl group).[3] For the UK Olympics in 2012, TMS had the honour of having their song "Read All About It" performed by Emeli Sandé at the Closing Ceremony, also known as "A Symphony Of British Music". The song featured prominently, being performed twice and opening the show to a backdrop of a stadium covered in newspaper. Watched by a worldwide audience of 750 million people.[4]


Title Year Artist Album Songwriter Producer
"Blank Expression" 2006 Lily Allen Alright, Still ☑Y
"I'm Landing" 2009 Tinchy Stryder Catch 22 ☑Y ☑Y
"Take the World"
(featuring Bridget Kelly)
2010 Third Strike ☑Y ☑Y
"Gangsta?" ☑Y ☑Y
"Walk This Road" ☑Y ☑Y
(with Dappy)
2011 Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Hush Little Baby"
(featuring Ed Sheeran)
Wretch 32 Black and White ☑Y ☑Y
"No Regrets" Dappy Bad Intentions ☑Y ☑Y
"Read All About It"
(featuring Emeli Sande)
Professor Green At Your Inconvenience ☑Y ☑Y
(featuring Luciana)
☑Y ☑Y
"Do You Think of Me?" Misha B Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Dub on the Track"
(featuring Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten and Ghetts)
Cher Lloyd Sticks and Stones ☑Y
"Keep It on a Low" Dot Rotten Voices in My Head ☑Y ☑Y
"Read All About It, Pt. III" 2012 Emeli Sande Our Version of Events ☑Y
(featuring Brian May)
Dappy Bad Intentions ☑Y ☑Y
"Are You Not Entertained?" Dot Rotten Voices in My Head ☑Y ☑Y
(featuring TMS)
☑Y ☑Y
"Wings" Little Mix DNA ☑Y ☑Y
"DNA" ☑Y ☑Y
"Hand on Heart" Olly Murs Right Place Right Time ☑Y ☑Y
"Personal" ☑Y ☑Y
"I Like It" JLS Evolution ☑Y
"Stereo Soldier" Little Mix DNA ☑Y ☑Y
"Make You Believe" ☑Y ☑Y
"Karmageddon" Dot Rotten Voices in My Head ☑Y ☑Y
(featuring Diane Birch)
2013 Devlin A Moving Picture ☑Y ☑Y
"Pressure" Dot Rotten Voices in My Head ☑Y ☑Y
"I Can See" ☑Y ☑Y
"Free" ☑Y ☑Y
"Thank You" ☑Y ☑Y
"Melodies" Madison Beer Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Favourite Scars" Cher Closer to the Truth ☑Y ☑Y
"Square One" Jessie J Alive ☑Y ☑Y
"You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You" James Arthur James Arthur ☑Y ☑Y
"Recovery" ☑Y
"Salute" Little Mix Salute ☑Y ☑Y
"Little Me" ☑Y ☑Y
"Competition" ☑Y ☑Y
"About the Boy" ☑Y ☑Y
"Good Enough" ☑Y ☑Y
"A Different Beat" ☑Y ☑Y
"Personal" Olly Murs Right Place Right Time: Special Edition ☑Y ☑Y
"My Best" Rebecca Ferguson Freedom ☑Y ☑Y
"Word Up!" 2014 Little Mix Word Up! EP ☑Y
"Last Night" The Vamps Meet the Vamps ☑Y ☑Y
(featuring Paloma Faith)
Sigma Life ☑Y ☑Y
"Can't Dance Without You"
(featuring Whinnie Williams)
Professor Green Growing Up in Public ☑Y ☑Y
"Walk" Kwabs Love + War ☑Y
"Empire" Ella Henderson Chapter One ☑Y ☑Y
"Pieces" ☑Y ☑Y
"Rockets" ☑Y
"Lay Down" ☑Y ☑Y
"Five Tattoos" ☑Y
"Nothing Without You" Olly Murs Never Been Better ☑Y ☑Y
"Never Been Better" ☑Y ☑Y
"Who Do I Love You" ☑Y ☑Y
(featuring Labrinth)
2015 Sigma Life ☑Y ☑Y
"She Ain't Me" Sinead Harnett Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Worship" Years & Years Communion ☑Y ☑Y
"Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" Jess Glynne I Cry When I Laugh ☑Y ☑Y
"Forgiven" Kwabs Love + War ☑Y ☑Y
"Another Love Song" Leona Lewis I Am ☑Y ☑Y
"Me, Myself & I"
(with Bebe Rexha)
G-Eazy When It's Dark Out ☑Y ☑Y
"Coming Home"
(with Rita Ora)
Sigma Life ☑Y ☑Y
"I Love You" Little Mix Get Weird ☑Y ☑Y
"I Won't" ☑Y ☑Y
"Clued Up" ☑Y ☑Y
"Temporary Fix" One Direction Made in the A.M. ☑Y ☑Y
"Gold Watch" Fleur East Love, Sax and Flashbacks ☑Y ☑Y
"Wild Horses" 2016 Birdy Beautiful Lies ☑Y
"Give Up" ☑Y ☑Y
"New Girl" Reggie 'n' Bollie Uncommon Favours ☑Y
"Body Language" Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion: Side B ☑Y ☑Y
"Change My Love" Craig David Following My Intuition ☑Y ☑Y
"Better with You" ☑Y ☑Y
"Find Me"
(featuring Birdy)
Sigma Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Private" Olly Murs 24 HRS ☑Y ☑Y
"High & Lows" Emeli Sande Long Live the Angels ☑Y ☑Y
"Naturally" ☑Y ☑Y
"Love Goes On"
(with Aloe Blacc)
2017 Kelly Clarkson The Shack OST ☑Y ☑Y
"Best Behaviour" Louisa Johnson Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"You Make Me Whole" Steps Tears on the Dancefloor ☑Y
"Bad Together" Dua Lipa Dua Lipa ☑Y ☑Y
"How Would You Like It?" Lauren Aquilina Isn't It Strange? ☑Y
"Don't Think About It" Justine Skye Ultraviolet ☑Y ☑Y
"One Chance to Dance"
(featuring Joe Jonas)
Naughty Boy Non-album single ☑Y
"On My Own" Niall Horan Flicker ☑Y ☑Y
"Denim Jacket" Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues ☑Y ☑Y
"I'll Be Gentle"
(with John Legend)
Paloma Faith The Architect ☑Y
"Guilty" ☑Y ☑Y
"Til I'm Done" ☑Y ☑Y
"If I Get My Way" Little Mix Glory Days: Platinum Edition ☑Y ☑Y
"Make Your Own Kind of Music" 2018 Paloma Faith The Architect: Zeitgeist Edition ☑Y
"Your Ex" ☑Y ☑Y
"Can I Get Your Number" Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind ☑Y ☑Y
(featuring Kranium and Louis Rei (Wstrn))
Kamille Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Emotional Remix"
(featuring Stefflon Don and Chip)
☑Y ☑Y
"You Deserve Better" James Arthur TBA ☑Y ☑Y
"One in a Million" Matoma One in a Million ☑Y ☑Y
"No One Compares to You" Jack & Jack A Good Friend Is Nice ☑Y ☑Y
(with Rag'n'Bone Man)
Professor Green TBA ☑Y
"Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent ☑Y ☑Y
"A Lover and a Memory"
(featuring Mike Posner)
Steve Aoki Neon Future III ☑Y
"Go Hard" Olly Murs You Know I Know ☑Y ☑Y
"Footsteps" ☑Y ☑Y
"The Cure" Little Mix LM5 ☑Y ☑Y
"So Long" Niall Horan Flicker: Featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra ☑Y
"Stopped Believing in Santa" MNEK Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Hindsight" 2019 Matrix & Futurebound Mystery Machine ☑Y
"Hold Me While You Wait" Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent ☑Y
"Blow My Mind" Sabina Ddumba Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Doing To Me" Astrid S Trust Issues ☑Y ☑Y
"Marine Parade (2013)" James Arthur You ☑Y ☑Y
"If I Left The World"
(ft MARINA, Model Child)
Gryffin Gravity ☑Y ☑Y
"Youngster" James Blunt Once Upon a Mind ☑Y ☑Y
"5 Miles" ☑Y ☑Y
"Halfway" ☑Y ☑Y
"Heartbeat" Tom Walker What a Time to Be Alive ☑Y ☑Y
"Marine Parade (2013)" James Arthur You ☑Y ☑Y
"Before You Go" Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Extended Edition) ☑Y ☑Y
"Time After Time"(ft Jessie Ware) Franky Wah Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Cool" 2020 Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia ☑Y ☑Y
"Wild"(ft Gary Clark Jr.) John Legend Bigger Love ☑Y ☑Y
"Alien" Dennis Lloyd ☑Y
"Kill Me Slow" David Guetta & Morten New Rave ☑Y

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated Work Category Result
2011 Tinchy Stryder - "Spaceship" MOBO – Best Video Won
2012 Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events MOBO – Best Album Won
2013 Brit Award – Best Album Won
2014 The Vamps - "Last Night" BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards – Best British Single Won
2016 G-Eazy + Bebe Rexha - "Me, Myself & I" ASCAP Pop Awards – Most Performed Work Won
BMI Pop Awards – Most Performed Work Won
ASCAP London Awards – Most Performed Work Won
BMI London Awards – Most Performed Work Won
BMI RnB & Hip Hop Awards – Most Performed RnB & Hip Hop Song Won
2018 Dua Lipa - "Dua Lipa" Brit Award – Best Album Nominated
2019 Anne-Marie - "Speak Your Mind" Brit Award – Best Album Nominated
Lewis Capaldi - "Someone You Loved" Q Awards – Best Track Won
A&R Awards – Song Of The Year Won
BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards – Best Single Won
2020 62nd Annual Grammy Awards – Song Of The Year Nominated
Brit Awards – Song Of The Year Won


  1. ^ "Sound on Sound Article". Inside Track: Lewis Capaldi's 'Someone You Loved'. Sound on Sound. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Hollywood Reporter Article". Emeli Sande ks The Beatles' U.K. Album Chart Record. Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Billboard Article". Little Mix ks Spice Girls' Chart Record. Billboard. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Capital FM Article". Olympic Closing Ceremony 2012 Review. Capital FM. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

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