Producer, programmer, string & orchestral arranger, pianist and guitarist. Jonathan works out of the legendary RAK Studios in London’s 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. He co-wrote four songs on the U.K no.1 album by James Arthur ‘Back From The Edge’ including the title track and second single 'Safe Inside'.
He also wrote and produced the new single ‘Tough’ by Lewis Capaldi (Virgin) the recent single and TV show theme by Mika ‘It’s My House’ (Universal Republic), Kawala's critically acclaimed single 'Moonlight' (Mahogany), 'Silver and Gold' (A list Radio 2) by Nikhil (Warners / East West) and ‘The Hand That You Hold’ and ‘Stay Awake With Me Now’ for Dan Owen (Atlantic), the latter being the title track of his album. For Black Butter/Sony, he produced and mixed the first single by Leo Stannard ‘Gravity’ which has been streamed more than 16 million times on Spotify as well as Leo’s follow-up singles ‘Home’ and ‘Five Years Later’. Earlier in the year Jonathan produced the Tom Walker's single ‘Just You and I’ (Relentless / Sony) which reached no. 24 in the Billboard Adult top 40 and has been streamed over 58 million times! He also co wrote, produced and mixed the beautiful George Oligvie single ‘Foreign Hands’ which has been streamed over 27 million times.
He is currently writing and producing tracks with ... amongst others ... Tiggs Da Author, (Alacran), Alex The Astronaut (Kobalt), Adam French (Virgin) and Jordan Max (Atlantic), James Morrison, Forest Blakk (Atlantic) and many more...
It's My House- (produced / co written)
actually - this is the house band - but it's such fun!!
Praise You - (produced / mixed)
Leo Stannard featuring Francis
Gravity - (produced / mixed)
Just You And I (produced)
George Oglivie -
Foreign Hands - (produced / mixed / co written)
October - (produced / mixed / co written)
Patricia Kaas -
Madame Tout Le Monde - (produced / co written)
Love Somebody - (produced / co written)
Rise again - (produced)
Tiken Jah Fakoli
Racine - Album (produced / mixed)
At Least For Now - Album (produced / mixed / co written)
Condolence - (produced / mixed)
Move With You - (produced)
Broken - (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. (Jonathan continued to moonlight in the studio, working on in house projects, ads and films).
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)
Kawala 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)
Patricia Kaas W/P (Album / Single)
Hannah Grace P/M (Single)
Aura Dione W/P (Album/Single)
George Oglivie W/P/M (2 singles)
Laurence Fox - W/P/M (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:
Joseph J Jones
Alex The Astronaut
Tigs The Author
Light House Family