Producer, programmer, string & orchestral arranger, pianist and guitarist. His works out of the legendary RAK Studios in London’s St John’s Wood, where he writes toplines, lyrics and track. Jonathan produced and mixed Benjamin Clementine’s debut album At Least For Now, which won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. He recently 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 co-wrote and produced the new single by Mika (Universal Republic) ‘It’s My House’.
He also co-wrote and produced ‘The Hand That You Hold’ and ‘Stay Awake With Me Now’ for Dan Owen (Atlantic Records) on his debut album which is released 7th August 2018. With Nikhil (East West) he has co-written and produced a number of songs for his forthcoming album including the current single, ‘Silver and Gold’. For Black Butter/Sony, he produced the first single by Leo Stannard ‘Gravity’ which has been streamed more than 12 million times on Spotify and produced and mixed the majority of his album including his Leo’s follow-up single ‘Home’. Jonathan produced the Tom Walker (Relentless / Sony) single ‘Just You and I’ which reached no.24 in the Billboard Adult top 40 and has been streamed over 35 million times! He also co wrote, produced and mixed the beautiful George Oligvie single ‘Foreign Hands’ which has been streamed 15 million times.
He is currently writing and producing tracks for the forthcoming Lighthouse Family (Polydor) album and has releases pending with Tiggs Da Author (RCA / Sony), Antigoni Buxton (Island Records), Josef Salvat (Columbia), Lewis Capaldi (Universal Germany / Virgin, James Morrison, Shane Filan (Absolute), Liv Dawson (Method), Billy Locket (East West), Jazz Morley (Absolute). 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)
Mika W/P (Single)
Benjamin Clementine P/M (EP / Album/ Single)
Tom Walker P (Single)
Kodaline AdP (Album - track)
Nikhil D'Souza W/P (Singles)
Dan Owen W/P (Album - track)
Leo Stannard P/M (Single)
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)
Thomas David W/P (Album)
Laurence Fox - 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 (Album - 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:
Tigs The Author
Light House Family