Miljenko Matijevic is the founding father, vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter of the rock band SteelHeart. To his credit Matijevic has written and performed songs from the SteelHeart self-titled debut album "SteelHeart", and follow-up albums "Tangled In Reigns", "WAIT", "Good 2B Alive" and the 2017 album "Through The Worlds Of Stardust". The song "We All Die Young", from the album "WAIT"; co-written and performed by Matijevic, was used in the 2001 Motion Movie Picture - 'Rock Star' - Starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston.
Watch Steelheart 'Lips of Rain'
Signed at the start of 2018, husband and wife team Esther and Tim O'Connor form part of the new wave of modern UK country music that's making headlines on both sides of the Atlantic. When not in the studio they are touring extensively around Europe while also being very well received on both UK and European radio.
Watch Ashton Lane 'One Kiss Later'
Fairwood is proud to announce a long term worldwide (ex-North America) publishing agreement with Grammy and BMI award-winning songwriter, producer, Sony Epic Records CEO and former X Factor USA judge Antonio 'L.A.' Reid. Reid, an icon in the music business, has penned hits for the likes of Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, TLC and Bobby Brown amongst many other incredible achievements. In 2014 Reid served as executive producer on the second Michael Jackson posthumous album 'Xscape'.
Watch 'L.A.' Reid Tribute
Fairwood is proud to have signed Ivor Novello award winning British producer and songwriter Sam Williams. Sam discovered 90's alternative rock group Supergrass and produced their debut album "I Should Coco" released to critical acclaim in 1995. Amongst other acts Sam has worked with the likes of Plan B, The Noisettes and Kula Shaker. He also recently completed the score for the film 'Captcha' which won 'Best Film' at the Australian Short Film Festival. In early 2017 Sam finished a new project with the group Polar Circles.
Watch Supergrass 'Alright'
British-born Benson Taylor is a composer & songwriter, having written original music for Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney, Dreamworks SKG and many more.
His works span a multitude of platforms including writing for The Ricky Gervais Show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (Emmy winning), Ross Kemp on Gangs (BAFTA winning), Comedy Central's 30 Rock, Two and Half Men, and CSI.
Benson has also done movie trailers, including James Cameron’s Avatar, Clash of the Titans, The Blind Side, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
For the past 3 years, Taylor has composed for the world famous sporting event, the Super Bowl, and more notably, the Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, which drew an average audience of 106.5 million people in America and over 150 million worldwide, the second largest broadcast in US history.
Fairwood Music are proud to announce a worldwide publishing agreement with former Smiths guitarist Craig Gannon. Craig, a highly sought after film and television composer, played on classic Smiths songs including the singles ‘Panic’ and ‘Ask’ and was a member of new wave band Aztec Camera prior to his joining The Smiths. Amongst other collaborations Gannon has worked with the likes of Terry Hall, Morrissey, Roddy Frame, Edwyn Collins and Alison Moyet.