Ep. 138: FRED

And The Writer Is...with Ross Golan show

Summary: Today’s guest is a multi instrumentalist producer, songwriter and artist who has had 6 Uk No1s, 11 Top 10s and last year was the youngest ever winner of the Brit Award for Producer of the Year. He has been called “a genius” by Brian Eno and “The White Burna Boy” by Burna Boy. A child prodigy, he wrote and produced his first album at 10 and started writing his first Symphony at 14. This was performed by a 50 piece orchestra at his high school when he was 16. His second symphony written aged 17 was performed in London by the Royal College of Music with a 60 piece of Orchestra to two sold out nights. Two years later he had his first No 1 with Clean Bandit &amp; Demi Lovato, followed up immediately with his second with George Ezra which took his first off the top spot. The latter was the biggest selling song of that summer and has become the longest running UK Top 75 song of all time. He also became a key collaborator of Ed Sheeran, producing the bulk of his No 5 Collaboration Project including 3 more No 1s. He is presently writing Ed’s next album. At the time of writing he is not only the #1 selling pop producer in the UK of the last year but also the #1 selling rap producer as well as being nominated for Best Dance Recording at the Grammys this year (with Jayda G). He has worked with artists including Ed Sheeran, FKA Twigs, Justin Bieber, Stormzy, George Ezra, Brian Eno, Khalid, Nicki Minaj, Maisie Peters, Headie One, Cardi B, Camilla Cabello and many more. Now releasing music as an artist himself, our guest has garnered over 4mil monthly listeners on spotify. And The Writer Is… FRED! Artwork: Michael Richey White  <br><hr><p style="color: grey;">See <a style="color: grey;" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://acast.com/privacy">acast.com/privacy</a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>