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New Column: Behind The Music (Fraser T. Smith)

heyyyyyy! introducing a nu segment where rather than yap about only the stars showing up on your screens but also about the stars behind the scene"s (song writers, producers, DJ's etc)
Today we start with  Fraser T. Smith
Fraser T. Smith (born 8 February 1971, Thorneycroft-Smith Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England) is an award winning English record producer, songwriter, mix engineer and guitarist. He is responsible for such hit songs as James Morrison's "Broken Strings", Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart", and Tinchy Stryder's "Number 1", "Take Me Back" and "Never Leave You". "Break Your Heart", written and produced with Taio Cruz, spent 3 weeks at number 1 in the UK charts. On 2 March 2010, it reached #1 on the US iTunes chart and debuted at #53 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending 13 March 2010. They also set the record for largest jump to number 1 in 2010 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an act with its first charting single when "Break Your Heart" leaped 53-1 for the week ending March 20, 2010.
He has recently produced Clare Maguire's debut album, Keane, Adele, Kylie Minogue, four tracks on Cee-Lo Green's album The Lady Killer, and several singles and album tracks for Tinchy Stryder. Other recent projects include co writing, producing and mixing the track "Your Biggest Mistake" on Ellie Goulding's #1 debut album, Lights as well as Cruz's single "Dirty Picture" featuring Kesha, and the Chipmunk single "Until You Were Gone" featuring Esmee Denters, which has been remixed by Drumsound & Bassline Smith as well as "Maaad" for Kano.
Fraser was awarded the 2008 Urban Music Award for 'Best Producer' and has been nominated for the award again in 2010. Further to that, 2010 also saw an Ivor Novello nomination for his work on "Broken Strings", losing out to Lily Allen's "The Fear".

Fraser T. Smith discography
Song Artist Credit Album Release Date UK Chart


"Set Fire To The Rain" Adele Writing/Production 21 January 2011 -

"Second Chance (Feat. Taio Cruz)" Tinchy Stryder Writing/Production/Mix Third Strike 1 November 2010 22

"In My System" Tinchy Stryder Writing/Production/Mix Third Strike 8 August 2010 10

"Finally In Love" McLean Writing/Production/Mix TBA May 2010 44

"Stop for a Minute" Keane (band) Production Night Train May 2010 40

"Dirty Picture" Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha Writing/Production/Mix Rokstarr 3 May 2010 12

"Until You Were Gone" Chipmunk ft Esmee Denters Writing/Production/Mix I Am Chipmunk 19 April 2010 3

"No Other One" Taio Cruz Writing/Production/Mix Rokstarr 30 November 2009 42

"Get To You" James Morrison Writing Songs for You, Truths for Me 16 November 2009 104

"You're Not Alone" Tinchy Stryder Writing/Production/Mix Catch 22 2 November 2009 14

"I Got Soul" Young Soul Rebels (War Child) Production/Mix N/A 19 October 2009 10

"Break Your Heart" Taio Cruz Writing/Production/Mix Rokstarr 14 September 2009 1

"Boys and Girls" Pixie Lott Add Production/Mix Turn It Up 31 August 2009 1

"Gold Digger" The Dolly Rockers Production/Mix Untitled 31 August 2009 46

"Never Leave You" Tinchy Stryder feat. Amelle Writing/Production/Mix Catch 22 3 August 2009 1

"Confusion Girl" Frankmusik Additional Production Complete Me 19 July 2009 29

"Number 1" Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz Writing/Production/Mix Catch 22 20 April 2009 1

"If This Isn't Love" (Fraser T Smith Remix) Jennifer Hudson Production/Mix Jennifer Hudson 23 March 2009 37

"Strong Again" N-Dubz Writing/Production/Mix Uncle B 9 February 2009 25

"Take Me Back" Tinchy Stryder ft. Taio Cruz Writing/Production/Mix Catch 22 18 January 2009 3

"Broken Strings" James Morrison ft. Nelly Furtado Writing Songs for You, Truths for Me 8 December 2008 2

"Where's Your Love" Craig David ft. Tinchy Stryder Writing/Production/Guitar Greatest Hits 10 November 2008 58

"Stryderman" Tinchy Stryder Writing/Production/Mix Catch 22 20 July 2008 73

"6 of 1 Thing" Craig David Writing/Production/Guitar Trust Me 17 February 2008 39

"Feel Free" Kano Writing/Production London Town 8 December 2007 12

"Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)" Craig David Writing/Production/Mix Trust Me 20 November 2007 7

"This Is The Girl" Kano & Craig David Writing/Production London Town & Trust Me 20 August 2007 18

"Listen" (Fraser T Smith Remix) Beyonce Production B'Day 17 February 2007 8

"Typical Me" Kano Writing/Production/Guitar Home Sweet Home 29 February 2005 22

"World Filled with Love" Craig David Writing/Production/Guitar Slicker Than Your Average 13 October 2003 15

"I Wanna Be With You" Mandy Moore Guitar I Wanna Be With You 11 July 2000 21

"Touch Me" Rui Da Silva Guitar N/A 2000 1



[edit] Other CreditsSong Artist Credit Album Album Release

"Everything Is Beautiful" Kylie Minogue Writing/Production/Mix Aphrodite June 2010

"Your Biggest Mistake" Ellie Goulding Writing/Production/Mix Lights March 2010

"Keep You" JLS Writing/Production/Mix JLS 2 November 2009

"Stand Up" Cheryl Cole Writing/Production 3 Words 26 October 2009

"Keep Going" Taio Cruz Writing/Production/Mix Rokstarr 12 October 2009

"Only You" Taio Cruz Writing/Production/Mix Rokstarr 12 October 2009

"Dirty Picture" Taio Cruz Writing/Production/Mix Rokstarr 12 October 2009

"No Other One" Taio Cruz Writing/Production/Mix Rokstarr 12 October 2009

"Spotlight" Tinchy Stryder Writing/Production/Mix Catch 22 17 August 2009

"Preview" Tinchy Stryder Writing/Production/Mix Catch 22 17 August 2009

"Halo" Tinchy Stryder Writing/Production/Mix Catch 22 17 August 2009

"Under The Fence" Sam Beeton Production/Guitar No Definite Answer 9 March 2009

"Best Friend" Sam Beeton Production/Guitar No Definite Answer 9 March 2009

"Everybody Needs Someone" Miho Fukuhara Writing/Production/Guitar Rainbow 28 January 2009

"Not Me" Amy Pearson Production, Guitar Who I Am 19 April 2008

"Hold It Don't Drop It" Jennifer Lopez Remix Brave 21 January 2008

"She's On Fire" Craig David Writing/Production/Guitar Trust Me 12 November 2007

"Kinda Girl For Me" Craig David Writing/Production/Guitar Trust Me 12 November 2007

"This Is My Life" Kano Writing/Production/Guitar London Town 10 September 2007

"Me & My Microphone" Kano feat. Kate Nash Writing/Production/Guitar London Town 10 September 2007

"Fighting The Nation" Kano Writing/Production/Guitar London Town 10 September 2007

"Bad Boy" Kano Writing/Production/Guitar London Town 10 Sept 2007

"La La Love" Jamelia Writing/Production/Guitar Walk With Me 17 March 2007

"Dead & Buried" Plan B Writing/Production/Guitar Who Needs Actions When You Got Words 26 June 2006

"Charmaine" Plan B Writing/Production/Guitar Who Needs Actions When You Got Words 26 June 2006

"Kidz" Plan B Writing/Production/Guitar Who Needs Actions When You Got Words 26 June 2006

"All About Me" Rachel Stevens Writing/Production/Guitar Come and Get It 17 Oct 2005

"Signs In Life" Kano Writing/Production/Guitar Home Sweet Home 27 June 2005

"Nobody Can't Dance No More" Kano Writing/Production/Guitar Home Sweet Home 27 June 2005

"Ghetto Kid" Kano Writing/Production/Guitar Home Sweet Home 27 June 2005

"Personal" Craig David Guitar Slicker Than Your Average 19 November 2002

"4x a Lady" Craig David Writing/Production/Guitar "Slicker Than Your Average" 19 November 2002

"Can't Be Messing Around" Craig David Production/Mix Born To Do It 20 Aug 2000

"A Vision" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"The Return Overture" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Mother Earth" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Buried Alive" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"The Enigma" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Is Anybody There" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"The Ravine" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"The Dance of a Thousand Lights" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"The Shepherd" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Mr Slow" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Bridge of Time" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Never Is a Long, Long Time" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Tales From The Lindenbrook" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"The Kill" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Timeless History" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Still Waters Run Deep" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Time Within Time" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Ride of Your Life" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Floating" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"Floodflames" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"The Volcano" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"The End of The Return" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Return To The Centre of The Earth" 1999

"A Brighter Dawn" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Tapestries" 1996

"A Little Piece of Heaven" Rick Wakeman Guitar "Can You Hear Me?" 1996

"Starship Trooper" Jeronimo Road Guitar "Tales from Yesterday" 1995

"Burlington Arcade" Rick Wakeman Guitar "The Romance Of The Victorian Age" N/A

"Black Bird" Rick Wakeman Guitar N/A N/A

"The Blue Lily" Rick Wakeman Guitar N/A N/A

"Tapestries" Rick Wakeman Guitar N/A N/A

"The Last Teardrop" Rick Wakeman Guitar N/A N/A

"We Can Work It Out" Rick Wakeman Guitar N/A N/A

"Elanor Rigby" Rick Wakeman Guitar N/A N/A

"Fremiet's Cat" Rick Wakeman Guitar N/A N/A

"Fool On The Hill" Rick Wakeman Guitar N/A N/A

"Norwegian Wood" Rick Wakeman Guitar N/A N/A

"Box of Secrets" Zarif Additional Production/Guitar TBC TBC

"California" Zarif Production/Guitar TBC TBC

"Over" Zarif Additional Production/Guitar TBC TBC

"Seen It All Before" Zarif Production/Mix/Guitar TBC TBC

"You Take The Darkness" Zarif Production/Mix/Guitar TBC TBC

"Cash Me Up" Overkillers Writing/Production/Guitar N/A N/A

"Colours" Rosie Ribbons Writing/Production/Guitar Levitate N/A

"Don't Wanna Be A Daddy" The Wayne Foundation Writing/Production/Guitar N/A N/A

"Milf" The Wayne Foundation Writing/Production/Guitar N/A N/A

"Euphoria" Dave Pearce Guitar N/A N/A

"Get Up" Nina Jayne Writing/Production/Guitar N/A N/A

"Could've Been" Nina Jayne Writing/Production/Guitar N/A N/A

"No Ordinary Pain" Nina Jayne Writing/Production/Guitar N/A N/A

"How Could You (Bring Him Home)?" Eamon Remix N/A N/A

"How Could You (Bring Him Home)?" Mandy Moore Remix N/A N/A

"Just Won't Do" Tim Deluxe Guitar "The Little Ginger Club Kid" N/A

"Less Talk More Action" Tim Deluxe Guitar "The Little Ginger Club Kid" N/A

"You Got Tha Touch" Tim Deluxe Writing/Guitar N/A N/A

"Mundaya" Tim Deluxe Guitar "The Little Ginger Club Kid" N/A

"Let It Out" Driza Remix N/A N/A

"Love Is In The Air" Colin Firth & Rupert Everett Production/Guitar St Trinian's Soundtrack N/A

"My Love Is Always" Saffron Hill Guitar N/A N/A

"Police & Thieves" Kano Writing/Production/Guitar/Mix "London Town" N/A

"Trouble" Girl's of St Trinians Production/Guitar St Trinians N/A

"Will You Take Me" Tony Hadley Guitar N/A N/A

"Young Girl" Plan B Writing/Production/Guitar/Mix Who Needs Actions When You Got Words N/A

"Fixate" 24/7 Guitar N/A N/A

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