Tag Archives: Richard “Biff” Stannard

Kylie Minogue hits the studio with Sky Adams

31 Aug

Kylie Minogue has teamed up with Sky Adams for a new collaboration.

The African German record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Zak Abel (“All I Ever Do is Say Goodbye”), Effie (“Pressure”), Rizzle Kicks (“Always Late”), Koda Kumi (“Hurricane”), Rochelle (“You Got Something”) and Yellow Claw & Yade Lauren (“Love and War”).

Adams’ resume boasts additional alliances with fellow songwriters including Amy Wadge, Knightstarr, Maegan Cottone, Tebey Ottoh, Victoria Horn, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Ali Tennant, Fiona Bevan, Tom Aspaul, Grace Tither, Danny Shah, Guy Chambers, Pam Sheyne, Ki Fitzgerald, and Gina Kushka.

Minogue, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourteenth album and follow-up to 2015’s “Kylie Christmas” later this year via BMG Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), Chris DeStefano (Kelly Clarkson), Steve McEwan (Carrie Underwood), Richard “Biff” Stannard (Sam Smith), Cutfather (Olly Murs), Luke Fitton (Tom Grennan), Guy Chambers (Marlon Roudette), Sigala (Craig David), DJ Fresh (Elle Eyre) and The Invisible Men (Rita Ora).

Watch the music video for “Come Into My World” below.

Chelcee Grimes drafts RedOne for debut album

12 Aug

British singer/songwriter Chelcee Grimes has drafted Moroccan-Swedish record producer Nadir Khayat (professionally known as RedOne) for her upcoming debut album under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Label Group UK.

RedOne’s credits include Lady GaGa’s “Alejandro,” Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor,” Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It,” Nicki Minaj’s “Starships,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Poison,” Kelly Rowland’s “Down 4 Whatever,” Stanaj’s “The Way I Love Her,” Roya’s “Lie,” and Skyler Stecker’s “Bring Me to Life.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters Cathy Dennis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Simon Wilcox, Justin Tranter, Andrea Martin, Sean Douglas, Frankie Storm, Wayne Hector, Makeba Riddick, Talay Riley, Ester Dean, Bilal Hajji, Angela Hunte, Prince Charlez, and Sia Furler.

Grimes’ first studio collection, on the other hand, reportedly yields further productions and songwriting contributions from Steve Robson, Claude Kelly, Wayne Wilkins, Kara DioGuardi, Cutfather, Shelly Peiken, Jamie Hartman, Stuart Crichton, Richard “Biff” Stannard, and Ed Drewett.

Fans of Grimes’ songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Era Istrefi, Anne-Marie, Dakota, Rita Ora, Antigoni Buxton, Imani Williams, Mollie King, KStewart, Nina Nesbitt, and Tamera Foster.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to RedOne’s works!

Kylie Minogue enlists Amy Wadge for new album

22 Jul

Kylie Minogue has enlisted the songwriting services of Amy Wadge for her upcoming 14th album, which will arrive later this year via BMG Records.

Wadge’s extensive resume boasts works with Ed Sheeran (“Thinking Out Loud”), Jasmine Thompson (“Let Myself Try”), Molly Kate Kestner (“I Don’t Know”), Geri Halliwell (“If You Love Someone”), Una Healy (“Stay My Love”), Jamie Lawson (“Don’t Let Me Let You Go”) and James Blunt (“Paradise”).

Fans of her works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Janella Monae, Dakota, Zak Abel, Mahalia, Tom Grennan, Marlon Roudette, Nina Nesbitt, Jessie Ware, Keith Urban, Anne-Marie, Kacey Musgraves, Mullally, Dan Caplen, Ella Henderson, Dagny, James TW, Liv Dawson, Betsy, Aston Merrygold, Jorja Smith, Max George, Lily Moore, Conrad Sewell, and Gryffin.

Other songwriters and producers expected to appear on Minogue’s next project, which follows 2015’s “Kylie Christmas,” are Richard “Biff” Stannard, Karen Poole, Luke Fitton, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, The Invisible Men, Grace Barker, Chris DeStefano, Gina Kushka, Cutfather, Bonnie McKee, and Guy Chambers.

Watch the music video for “Spinning Around” below.

Kylie Minogue hits the studio with Karen Poole, Eyelar Mirzazadeh for new album

29 Apr

Australian singer/songwriter Kylie Minogue has teamed up with Karen Poole and Eyelar Mirzazadeh for a new collaboration.

Poole previously co-wrote songs for Minogue alongside fellow musicians Johnny Douglas (“Chocolate”), Richard “Biff” Stannard (“City Games”), Jonas Quant (“No More Rain”), Matt Prime (“Cried Out Christmas”), Calvin Harris (“Heart Beat Rock”), Greg Kurstin (“Wow”), Matt Schwartz (“Sparks”), Paul Harris (“Timebomb”), Chris Loco (“Fine”) and Bloodshy & Avant (“Nudity”).

Meanwhile, Eyelar’s songwriting resume boasts works with Taya (“Got Me Wondering”), Charli XCX (“After the Afterparty”), Redlight (“Here with Me”), Diztortion (“I’ll Be There”), Yellow Claw (“Catch Me”) and R3hab (“Get Up”).

Fans of Dutch songbird’s work should also keep an eye on the next projects by RAYE, Karen Harding, Anne-Marie, Liza Owen, AYDEN, Kyla Smith, Clean Bandit, KStewart, Rita Ora, Sigma, Macy Maloy, Kara Marni, Tamera Foster, Mali-Koa, and LOVELLE.

Minogue, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourteenth album and follow-up to 2015’s “Kylie Christmas” later this year via BMG Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Guy Chambers, Lauren Aquilina, Cutfather, Gina Kushka, Daniel Davidsen, Bonnie McKee, Peter Wallevik, Grace Barker, Luke Fitton, and The Invisible Men.

Listen to the audio clip for “Heart Beat Rock” below.

Lea Michele delivers new album “Places”

28 Apr

Lea Michele has delivered her new album online.

“Places” – featuring singles “Love is Alive,” “Anything’s Possible,” “Run to You” and “Getaway Car” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Louder” delivers songwriting contributions from Ali Tamposi, Ellie Goulding, Allie X, Julia Michaels, Chantal Kreviazuk, Fransisca Hall, Anjulie Persaud, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Chloe Angelides, MoZella, Dana Parish, Alexandra Savior, Wrabel, Tim Myers, and Michael Fitzpatrick.

Michele has also worked with producers John Shanks, Toby Gad, Andrew Hollander, Jon Levine, Kyle Moorman, Jesse Shatkin, Xandy Barry, Linda Perry, Nathan Chapman, Christopher Braide, Kid Harpoon, Stephan Moccio, Afrojak, Richard “Biff” Stannard, and Ash Howes.

Stream “Places” below.

Ellie Goulding pens song for Lea Michele’s new album “Places”

16 Mar

Ellie Goulding has penned a new song for fellow recording artist Lea Michele.

“Heavenly” is earmarked for inclusion on Michele’s sophomore studio collection, “Places,” which will arrive on April 28 via Columbia Records.

Goulding wrote the song with production duo Richard “Biff” Stannard and Ash Howes, who previously teamed up with the British singer/songwriter on “Lights,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, and “Ritual,” taken from the artist’s 2012’s album, “Halcyon.”

Additionally, Goulding co-wrote Diana Vickers’ “Remake Me + You,” “Jumping into Rivers” and “Notice” alongside UK producer Guy Sigsworth.

The “Love Me Like You Do” star’s upcoming fourth album – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from Noel Zancanella, Justin Tranter, Nate Campany, RAYE, Andrew Jackson, Ilsey Juber, and BloodPop – is expected to hit stores and online outlets later this year via Polydor Records,

On the other hand, Michele’s current promotional single “Anything’s Possible” – which was co-written by Maureen “MoZella” McDonald and Timothy “Tim” Myers – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Lights” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Richard “Biff” Stannard

12 Mar

Richard “Biff” Stannard is an English record producer and songwriter who worked with a number of high-profile artists, including Kylie Minogue (“Please Stay”), Ellie Goulding (“Lights”), Leona Lewis (“One More Sleep”), Little Mix (“Change Your Life”), Sophie Ellis Bextor (“Heartbreak”), Melanie C (“Goin’ Down”), Emma Bunton (“What Took You So Long”) and Melanie B (“Lullaby”).

His extensive resume boasts further with Gabrielle (“Falling”), Sarah Whatmore (“When I Lose You”), Atomic Kitten (“If You Come to Me”), Hear’Say (“Everybody”), Alesha Dixon (“Ting-a-Ling”), Sonique (“You’re the Reason”), Holly Valance (“Connect”), Pixie Lott (“Paper Planes”), Chloe Howl (“Nervous Breakdown”), Ella Henderson (“Billie Holiday”), Little Boots (“No Brakes”), Marina Diamandis (“Jealousy”), and Medina (“We Survive”).

Amongst the tracks Stannard co-wrote and produced but were not officially released are Spice Girls’ “Feed Your Love,” Geri Halliwell’s “Once Upon a Time,” Sam Smith’s “You Never Loved Me,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Forbidden Love,” Ella Eyre’s “Thinking it Over,” Chloe Howl’s “Nervous Breakdown,” Fleur East’s “Missiles,” Paloma Faith’s “You’re Gonna Want Me Back,” Nikki Flores’ “Could You Ever Love Me That Way,” Karen Harding’s “Louder,” Alex Reid’s “Junkie,” Laura Welsh’s “Armour,” Rebecca Ferguson’s “Unconditionally,” Kerli Koiv’s “Heartline,” and Mutya Keisha Siobhan’s “I’m Alright.”

Furthermore, Stannard has collaborated with top songwriters including Andrea Martin, Lindy Robbins, Karen Poole, Shelly Poole, Hannah Robinson, Lisa Greene, Mima Stilwell, Shaznay Lewis, Autumn Rowe, Maiday, Camille Purcell, Ana Diaz, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Nicola Roberts, Emma Rohan, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, Ayak Thiik, Cozi Costi, Shep Solomon, Ali Tennant, Wayne Hector, Iain James, Ed Drewett, and Jimmy Napes.

Stannard has also helmed songs with fellow producers Julian Gallagher, Matt Rowe, Ash Howes, Martin Harrington, Bradford Ellis, Tim Powell, Jason Nevins, Stuart Crichton, Calvin Harris, The Freemasons, Alan Nglish, Jonas Quant, Cass Lowe, Steve Robson, Ryan Tedder, Fernando Garibay, Jim Eliot, Rob Davis, Greg Kurstin, Jonas Jeberg, Cutfather, Jez Ashurst, TMS, Matt Prime, Richard X, Starsmith, Jonny Lattimer, Carl Ryden, and BURNS.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Richard Stannard’s work!