Producer, programmer, mixer, string & orchestral arranger, pianist and guitarist. Jonathan works out of the legendary RAK Studios in St John’s Wood, where he writes top lines, lyrics and track.
Jonathan produced and mixed Benjamin Clementine’s debut album 'At Least For Now', which won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Nemesis, a single from the album, is the theme for Apple's critically acclaimed drama 'The Morning Show'. He co-wrote four songs on the no.1 album by James Arthur ‘Back From The Edge’ including the title track and second single 'Safe Inside'.
He produced the Tom Walker's track ‘Just You and I’ (Relentless / Sony) which appears on Tom's no.1 album and recently co -produced the single. The two versions have had over 100M streams. He also wrote and produced the single ‘Tough’ by Lewis Capaldi (Virgin), the single and TV show theme by Mika ‘It’s My House’ (Universal Republic), wrote produced and mixed Kawala's critically acclaimed single 'Moonlight' (Mahogany) and Alex the Astronaut's single 'Waste of Time'. For Black Butter/Sony, he produced and mixed the first single by Leo Stannard ‘Gravity’ which has been streamed more than 20 million times. He also produced two tracks on James Arthur's No.2 Album 'You' as well as 7 tracks on the (contested) No1 album 'Got It Covered' for Children In Need.
He is currently writing and producing tracks with ... amongst others ... Sam Ryder (Parlaphone), Debby (Def Jam), LP, Tiggs Da Author, (Alacran), Tycho Jones and Psykhi (Globe Town) and many more ...
Tycho Jones -
Don't Be Afraid - (produced / mixed)
Tom Walker -
Just You And I - (produced)
Nemesis (produced / mixed)
Tiken Jah Fakoli
Is It Because I'm Black (produced / mixed)
It's My House- (produced / co written)
actually - this is the house band - but it's such fun!!
Leo Stannard featuring Francis
Gravity - (produced / mixed)
George Oglivie -
Foreign Hands - (produced / mixed / co written)
Praise You - (produced / mixed)
Condolence - (produced / mixed)
Move With You - (produced)
Tiken Jah Fakoly -
Dernier Appel - (produced / co written)
Peroni - La Dolce Vita Campaign
Peroni - My Girl Campaign
FILM AND ANIMATION
Winner of; The El Rey Award for excellence in Sci Fi - Barcelona 2014
Luca Brena - Showreel
Dropping out of Architecture school to explore the vibrant Sheffield music scene, Jonathan quickly established himself as a session keyboard player and programmer. His first production was for Paris based Barclay artist Fred De Fred.
Jonathan then began a production partnership with Kevin Bacon (the other one). From AXIS Studios, their Sheffield base, they developed, wrote and produced an album for Electra signed Ephriam Lewis, who tragically died soon after its release.
Signing to R&S as MANNA, they put out two seminal electro albums before returning to production, most notably with Brit winning Maverick A Strike (Finley Quaye) and Grammy winning Fallen Is Babylon (Ziggy Marley).
Despite their profile being at its zenith, a new London studio at RAK, A&R consultants to Island Records, no.1 singles and a long list of high profile clients, Bacon and Quarmby saw more exciting opportunities elsewhere, and with Apple guru Denzyl Feigelson, set up innovative digital distributor AWAL.
In 2012 AWAL was sold to Kobalt and by 2014 Jonathan was free to return to music creation.
Still based out of RAK, he now divides his time between writing and producing
Recent discography includes:
James Arthur VxP/W (Album/ Single)
Lewis Capaldi W/P (Single )
Mika W/P (Single)
Benjamin Clementine P/M (EP / Album/ Single)
Tom Walker P (Single)
Tycho Jones W/P/M (Singles)
Finlay P/M (Singles)
Ward Thomas W/P/M (Singles / tracks)
Ward Thomas / Dan Owen W/P/M (single)
Kawala W/P/M (Singles / EP)
VC Pines - W/P - (single)
Amrit Kaur - W/P/M (Single / EP)
Toby Johnson W/P/M (singles / EP)
Adam French W/P/M (Single)
Jordan Max W/P (Tracks)
Kodaline AdP (Album - track)
Nikhil D'Souza W/P (Singles)
Dan Owen W/P (Album - track)
Leo Stannard P/M (Single)
Alex The Astronaut W/P/M (Single / Tracks)
Shane Filan W/P/M (Single)
Daniel Merriweather W (single)
James Morrison W (track)
Patricia Kaas W/P (Album / Single)
Hannah Grace P/M (Single)
Aura Dione W/P (Album/Single)
George Oglivie W/P/M (2 singles)
Thomas David W/P (Album)
Tiken Jah Fakoli - P/M (Album)
Jacob Banks - W/P (Album - tracks / Single)
Gabrielle Aplin - P/M (Album - track)
Tiken Jah Fakoli - W/P/M (Album)
Rhys Lewis P (Tracks)
Soom T - W/P/M (Track)
Nicole Scherzinger - P (Samuel L Jackson charity single)
Melissa Steele - P (Soundtrack / Album - tracks)
Daley - P (Album - tracks)
The Skints - P (EP)
Natasha Beddingfield W/P
Ben Taylor - P (Album)
Kookie and the Bard - P (EP)
Recent writing collaborations include:
Debbie (Def Jam)
Tiggs The Author
Joseph J Jones
Alex The Astronaut
Light House Family