Tag Archives: Richard “Biffco” Stannard

Clare Maguire liberates new promotional single “All or Nothing Love”

9 Feb

British singer/songwriter Clare Maguire has liberated her new single online.

“All or Nothing Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Maguire alongside Philip Plested (Molly Kate Kestner, Leona Lewis) and Jim Eliot (Kylie Minogue, Emeli Sande).

Maguire’s upcoming project – which reportedly boasts further contributions from Richard “Biff” Stannard and Richard X – is expected to arrive later this year via French record label Play Two.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up 2016’s “Stranger Things Have Happened,” which was released via Virgin EMI Records and spawned the Blue May-produced lead single “Elizabeth Taylor.”

Stream the audio clip for “All or Nothing Love” below.

Spice Girls reunite with Richard “Biff” Stannard for new collaboration

3 Feb

British girl group Spice Girls – composed of Melanie Brown, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie Chisholm – have reunited with Richard “Biff” Stannard for a new collaboration.

The UK record producer and songwriter previously teamed up with the Spice Girls on international hit singles “Wannabe,” “2 Become 1,” “Mama,” “Spice Up Your Life,” “Viva Forever” and “Goodbye,” taken from the albums “Spice” (1996), “Spiceworld” (1997) and “Forever” (2000), respectively.

Stannard has also collaborated with group members on their solo projects, namely “Lullaby” (performed by Melanie B), “What Took You So Long” (performed by Emma Bunton), “Going Down” (performed by Melanie C) and “Generate the Flow” (performed by Victoria Beckham).

As mentioned in various media outlets, the Spice Girls are expected to release their second greatest hits compilation later this year via Virgin Records.

Their last album, 2000’s “Forever,” featuring the Rodney Jerkins-produced “Holler” and “Let Love Lead the Way,” topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number thirty-nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

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Clare Maguire announces new promotional single “All or Nothing Love”

9 Jan

British singer/songwriter Clare Maguire has christened “All or Nothing Love” as her next promotional cut will release it later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Maguire’s last album, 2016’s “Stranger Things Have Happened,” was released via Virgin EMI Records and spawned international hit single “Elizabeth Taylor.”

On her upcoming project, Maguire has reportedly teamed up with producers and songwriters including Richard “Biffco” Stannard (Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding), Lucy “Pawws” Taylor (Dua Lipa, Mabel McVey), Stephan Moccio (Lykke Li, Meghan Traunor) and Richard X (Kelis, Nerina Pallot).

Stream the audio clip for “Elizabeth Taylor” below.

Betsy schedules release date for debut album

9 Aug

Betsy has scheduled the release date for her upcoming self-titled debut album.

Born Elizabeth Martha Humphry, the Welsh singer/songwriter’s first studio collection will arrive on September 29 via Warner Brothers Records.

Current promotional single “Little White Lies” – which was co-written with Tim Woodcock and collectively produced by Alexander Burnett and Dreamtrak – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

In addition to Jack McManus, who collaborated with the artist on “You Won’t Love Me,” producers such as Richard Stannard (Clare Maguire), Fred Cox (Kiah Victoria), Shama Joseph (Ava Lily), Rationale (Rag’n’Bone Man) and Lazy Jay (Natasha Bedingfield) are also expected to appear on the album.

Watch the music video for “Little White Lies” 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.

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!