Anthony Smith (Revelry) is a versatile songwriter, producer and arranger who has achieved great success in many genres, including Country, Pop, R&B, and Jazz. Artists who have recorded his songs include Bucky Covington, Lonestar, Clay Walker, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, Joanna Smith, Regina Belle, Reba McIntire, Vince Gill, Jo Dee Messina, Neal McCoy, RBD, Emerson Drive, Adam Gregory, Heartland, Donna Summer, Shane Yellowbird, Jaydee Bixby, Trent Tomlinson, Rio Grand, The Wilkinsons, Kirk Whalum, Suzy Bogguss, Kenny Rogers, John & Audrey Wiggins, Julie Reeves and Anita Cochran.
Smith's hit songs include:
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There’s something about the kind of potent rock and roll fury that Airbourne cranks out, all cylinders firing, that makes you want to chug a beer straight down your throat and punch the air as though it’d touched your wife inappropriately. It sounds crude, we admit. But that’s the thing about these Aussie pub rock rebels. Their music, like new album No Guts. No Glory., are perfect soundtracks for drunken debauchery, and “that’s what we’re here for, mate,” says rowdy lead guitarist and vocalist Joel O’Keeffe.
Phil Lehmann is an independent music producer, engineer and songwriter based in Vancouver, BC. With his variety of skills, he has been involved with various music projects for Hipjoint Music Group and Nettwerk One Music as well productions for such artists as Kelly Rowland (Sony / BMG), Kreesh Turner (Virgin / EMI (USA), and up and coming artist Shiloh (Universal Music (Canada) / Universal Republic (USA).
His compositions and productions have landed him film and tv placements on shows like ABC’s Samantha Who? and syndicated TV series Flash Gordon.
He is currently a producer, writer and head engineer for Hipjoint Music Group as well as his own company, Active Minds Productions. Along with his talented singer/songwriter partner (and wife) Erica Lehmann, he enjoys performing and producing their personal music project called “Dreamboat Money”.
Graduating from U.B.C. as a classical pianist in 1976, Dave has been working extensively in the international pop music recording industry since 1980, first as a session keyboard player, then as a producer, writer, and arranger.
I played in Scratching Post for a gazillion years. It was awesome. Brief history: we started in London, Ontario. Got signed to a major U.S label by the guy who discovered and signed Motley Crue and Guns 'n' Roses. That was also awesome til the label folded. So we made some noise indpendently and released a whack of albums, singles and videos. Toured the country a bunch of times with some great bands. Had a blast!
Now I write and co-write songs for and with a bunch of great artists in a bunch of different genres. I love it.
Hard work and perseverance is what it takes to make it in the music industry. Just ask producer and songwriter Chris Perry. Having produced scores of local indie talent Perry moved into the major label remixing arena working with TLC, Edwin, Snow, Our Lady Peace, Jacksoul, and Organized Rhyme. In 2000, he signed on to Camara Alford’s management company UOMO and their focus quickly shifted to major label production and song-writing. Chris Perry has since become one of the most sought after writer and producer in the country, having written and produced hit singles such as “Talk to Me” – George, “All I Ever Wanted” – Brian Melo, “Unpredictable” - Keshia Chanté, “Let’s Go” - Shawn Desman, “Something More” – Ryan Malcolm, “Awake in a Dream” - Kalan Porter, “Run” – Rex Goudie, “Moviestar” – Rascalz, “IE” – In Essence.
It has been an amazing year for hit songwriter / producer Ryan Stewart. In the last twelve months, Ryan has accumulated three Juno Nominations, won “Songwriter of the Year” along with the amazingly talented Carly Rae Jepsen at the Canadian Radio Music Awards, co-written and produced two Certified Gold singles & five Top 15 hits, and received over 70,000 spins at Canadian radio. Based in Vancouver, and focusing on his own brand of "cred-pop", Ryan has co-written and produced hit songs for Carly Rae Jepsen, Laurell, Carmen & Camille, Jessie Farrell, and Andrew Allen. He is currently in the studio with Suzie McNeil, The Latency, and Marianna's Trench guitarist Matt Webb.
Gary Clark is a Scottish musician who formed a band with his brother Kit Clark, and long time friend, Ged Grimes in 1984, initially under the name of Spencer Tracy. After objections from the estate of Spencer Tracy they changed their name to Danny Wilson, as taken from the 1952 Frank Sinatra film, Meet Danny Wilson.
Initially spotted busking around Dundee, they signed to Virgin Records in 1986. The following year saw the release of the band's first album Meet Danny Wilson. The first single, "Mary's Prayer", written by Clark, was a worldwide hit, reaching number 3 in the UK, and the Top 40 in the United States Billboard Hot 100, earning him a BMI award, and a nomination for an Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. A second album Bebop Moptop was released in 1989, including hit single "Second Summer of Love" which reached number 23 in the UK Singles Chart. The band split in 1991.
Best known for his tenure in the hard-to-peg-down Welsh outfit Super Furry Animals, Gruff Rhys has a long history in British rock. Born in 1970, Rhys played in Creation Records' Emily as well as Ffa Coffi Pawb, but his first foray into the musical arts was at the ripe age of five, when he wrote an odd little number about a train driver who's contemplating his own death. In 1990, a chance meeting helped lead to the development of what would become Super Furry Animals. First a left-field techno group, then later a whacked-out guitar group, SFA got much of their character and respect from Rhys' outlandish and obscure lyrical slants. After many critically acclaimed singles and full-lengths, Rhys released his solo outing Yr Atal Genhedlaeth in 2005. And in true Gruff Rhys form, it was an entirely Welsh affair. He followed up the release with a small sampling of dates in his native homeland.