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'
The signing of American rock band Collective Soul is one of Fairwood's most recent and exciting new deals. Now based in Atlanta the group is led by vocalist and lyricist Ed Roland. Having initially broken into mainstream popularity with their 1993 hit "Shine" the band has recorded seven Number One rock hits to date including "December" and "The World I Knew" and they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in September 2009. Ed Roland is also active with another band called 'Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project'.
Watch Collective Soul 'December'
British-born Benson Taylor is a composer & songwriter, having written original music for Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, the Walt Disney Company, 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 Centrals 30 Rock, Two and Half Men, and CSI.
And for 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.
He began writing music professionally at the age of 22. He went on to study music composition at the University of California, Los Angeles and afterwards continued to train professionally with Grammy Award winning composer Mark Mancina (Speed & The Lion King).
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.