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Eg White

geboren am 22.11.1966

Alias Eg White
Francis Anthony White
Francis White

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Eg White

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Francis Anthony "Eg" White (born 22 November 1966) is a British musician, songwriter and producer. White is primarily known for his work with successful commercial pop acts such as Rebecca Ferguson, Adele, Duffy, Will Young,[1] James Blunt,[1] Joss Stone,[1] Natalie Imbruglia[1][2] and James Morrison.[1]

Biography

White started his career in the bands Yip Yip Coyote[1] and, with his brother David, Brother Beyond[1] in the late 1980s, leaving the latter when they became involved with the songwriting team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman and just prior to their chart successes.

In 1990 White collaborated with London model and BMX champion Alice Temple to record the critically acclaimed pop album 24 Years of Hunger, which was released in 1991 under the name Eg and Alice and failed to chart.[3] It was described by Allmusic as "one of the finest, most refined and fully realized recordings of the era, employing a much more sophisticated and romantic style than anything else out of England at the time".[4]

In 1992 White produced the debut, self titled album by Kinky Machine,[5] then disappeared from the music industry until 1996 when he released his debut solo album Turn Me On, I'm a Rocket Man,[6] which was unsuccessful.[6]

He turned to songwriting in 1997, providing instrumentation for the sessions of Suggs' solo album The Three Pyramids Club, but in 1999 his career really started to take off as he became an in-demand songwriter, musician and producer. He collaborated with Alice Temple again for her solo debut album Hang Over, Icelandic/Italian singer Emiliana Torrini on her debut album Love in the Time of Science and produced British singer/songwriter Mark Abis' album Changing Inside.- for which Eg is still awaiting payment 16 years later.

White's song "Leave Right Now" was recorded by Will Young in 2003, and reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. In recognition, White was awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in 2004. He has since enjoyed continued chart success - with acts such as Duffy, Adele, James Morrison, Joss Stone and Will Young - and had cuts with numerous other artists including Pink, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia and Florence + the Machine. In 2009 White was awarded his second Ivor Novello Award for 'Songwriter of the Year',[7] and in 2010 he had a second UK number 1 with the Diana Vickers single "Once", a song he wrote with Cathy Dennis.[8]

White started his own record label imprint, Spilt Milk Records, in 2009 - making Lauren Pritchard its first signing, and then signing an exclusive license deal with Island Records to release the album Wasted in Jackson in 2010. The album features collaborations with White, Ed Harcourt and Marcus Mumford (of the band Mumford & Sons).

Though White is first and foremost a songwriter/producer, he has signed a recording contract with Parlophone Records and released a second album entitled Adventure Man on 18 May 2009. The instrumental version of the lead single, "Broken", was used as the incidental music to the BMW PGA Championship 2009 and played during the closing credits of BBC's coverage of England's final game in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He is an accomplished player of many instruments, playing all instruments on his album and also on many of his productions of other people's work.

Songwriting - selected discography

Singles

  • 2013 "Hold Me" Tom Odell
  • 2012 "No Strings" Chlöe Howl
  • 2012 "Shoulder To Shoulder" Rebecca Ferguson
  • 2012 "Sense" Tom Odell
  • 2012: "Lover to Lover" Florence and the Machine
  • 2012: "I Used To Have It All" - Maverick Sabre
  • 2012: "Too Good To Lose" - Rebecca Ferguson (UK #186)[9]
  • 2011: "What The Water Gave Me" - Florence and the Machine (UK #24)[10]
  • 2011: "Nothing's Real But Love" - Rebecca Ferguson (UK #10)[11]
  • 2011: "Yeah Right" - Dionne Bromfield (UK #36)
  • 2011: "If Time Is All I Have" - James Blunt
  • 2010: "Not the Drinking" - Lauren Pritchard (released October 2010)
  • 2010: "Painkillers" - Lauren Pritchard (released July 2010)
  • 2010: "Once" - Diana Vickers (UK #1)
  • 2010: "Who Said Anything (About Falling in Love)?" - The Hoosiers
  • 2009: "Water and a Flame" Daniel Merriweather
  • 2009: "Spilt Milk" - Kristina Train
  • 2008: "Changes" - Will Young (UK #10)
  • 2008: "Let It Go" - Will Young (UK #58)
  • 2008: "Love, Love, Love" - James Blunt
  • 2008: "You Think I Don't Care" - Jack McManus
  • 2008: "Warwick Avenue" - Duffy (UK #3)[12]
  • 2008: "Tired" - Adele (Spain #4)
  • 2008: '"Chasing Pavements"' Adele (UK #2)[13]
  • 2007: "No Man's Land" - Beverley Knight (UK #43)
  • 2007: "Just a Little Bit" - Mutya Buena (UK #65)
  • 2006: "You Give Me Something" James Morrison (UK #5)
  • 2006: "Wonderful World" James Morrison (UK #8)
  • 2006: "Who Am I" - Will Young (UK #11)
  • 2005: "Shiver" Natalie Imbruglia (UK #8)
  • 2005: "Call My Name" - Charlotte Church (UK #10)
  • 2005: "Dirty Business" - Sara Jorge (UK Dance & Club charts #1)
  • 2004: "You Had Me" Joss Stone (UK #9)
  • 2003: "Leave Right Now" Will Young (UK #1)
  • 2001: "Unemployed in Summertime" - Emiliana Torrini
  • 2001: "Easy" - Emiliana Torrini
  • 1999: "To Be Free" - Emiliana Torrini
  • 1999: "Dead Things" - Emiliana Torrini

Album tracks

  • 2013: "Fake Smile", "My Freedom" - "Freedom", Rebecca Ferguson
  • 2013: "Water and a Flame" - Loved Me Back to Life, Celine Dion
  • 2013: "Didn't Know Love" - Loved Me Back to Life, Celine Dion
  • 2012: "Habit" - The Female Boss, Tulisa Contostavlos
  • 2012: "Chaos & P**s" - The Truth About Love, Pink
  • 2011: "Nothing's Real But Love", "Shoulder To Shoulder", "Fairytale", "Fighting Suspicions", "Too Good To Lose" - Heaven, Rebecca Ferguson
  • 2011: "Drive All Night" - LP1, Joss Stone
  • 2011: "Hands Are Clever", "Treading Water" - The Lateness of the Hour, Alex Clare
  • 2011: "Two", "Here To Stay" - Two, Lenka
  • 2011: "Yeah Right", "Muggin'" - Good for the Soul, Dionne Bromfield
  • 2010: "If Time Is All I Have", "Turn Me On" - Some Kind of Trouble, James Blunt
  • 2010: "Take It All" - 21, Adele
  • 2009: "Bring It Back" - Kris Allen, Kris Allen
  • 2009: "Hurricane Drunk" - Lungs, Florence + the Machine
  • 2009: "Call in the Maker", "Don't Remember", "Don't Beg For Love", "Half Light", "It's Over Now" - Spilt Milk, Kristina Train
  • 2008: "Innocent" - Songs for You, Truths for Me, James Morrison
  • 2008: "Changes", "I Wont Give Up", "Tell Me The Worst" - Let It Go, Will Young
  • 2008: "Hot Mess", "Waiting For Time" - Sam Sparro, Sam Sparro
  • 2008: "Warwick Avenue", "Delayed Devotion", "Hanging on Too Long" Rockferry, Duffy
  • 2008: "Chasing Pavements", "Tired", "Melt My Heart To Stone" 19, Adele
  • 2008: "One Foot Wrong" - Funhouse, Pink
  • 2008: "Beggar's Prayer" - Me and Armini, Emiliana Torrini
  • 2007: "The Sun Is Always Blinding Me" - This Delicate Thing We've Made, Darren Hayes
  • 2007: "Cosmic" - X, Kylie Minogue
  • 2007: "I'll Take Everything" - All The Lost Souls, James Blunt
  • 2006: "Mancunian Way" - Beautiful Word, Take That
  • 2006: "Keep On", "Think About It", "Save Yourself" - Keep On, Will Young
  • 2005: "Slow Down" - Counting Down the Days, Natalie Imbruglia
  • 2005: "Fisherman's Woman" - Fisherman's Woman, Emiliana Torrini
  • 2003: "Leave Right Now", "Going Out of My Way", "Out of My Mind" - Friday's Child, Will Young
  • 1999: "Fingertips", "Tuna Fish", "Sea People" - Love in the Time of Science, Emiliana Torrini

Production

  • 2013: "Water and a Flame" - Loved Me Back to Life, Celine Dion
  • 2013: "Didn't Know Love" - Loved Me Back to Life, Celine Dion
  • 2012: "Habit" - The Female Boss, Tulisa Contostavlos
  • 2011: "Turn Me On" - "Some Kind of Trouble", James Blunt
  • 2010: Wasted in Jackson, Lauren Pritchard
  • 2010: "Bring It Back" - Kris Allen, Kris Allen
  • 2009: "Hurricane Drunk" - Lungs, Florence + the Machine (co-production with Paul Epworth)
  • 2008: "Changes", "Let It Go", "I Wont Give Up" (co-production with Freemasons - Let It Go, Will Young
  • 2008: "Innocent" - Songs for You, Truths for Me, James Morrison
  • 2008: "Chasing Pavements", "Tired", "Melt My Heart To Stone" - 19, Adele
  • 2008: "One Foot Wrong" - Funhouse, Pink
  • 2008: "Hot Mess", "Waiting For Time" - Sam Sparro, Sam Sparro (co-production with Paul Epworth)
  • 2007: "Cosmic" - X, Kylie Minogue
  • 2006: "You Give Me Something", "James Morrison" - Undiscovered, James Morrison
  • 1999: "Sea People" - Love in the Time of Science, Emiliana Torrini

Awards and nominations

Year Institution Award
Winner
2009 Ivor Novello Awards Songwriter of the Year[1]
2004 Ivor Novello Awards Best Song Musically and Lyrically ("Leave Right Now")[14]
Year Institution Award
Nominated
2009 Grammy Awards Song of the Year & Record of the Year ("Chasing Pavements")[15]

Eg and Alice - discography

Singles
  • "Indian" c/w "Crosstown and Bobby and Holly" (WEA Records 1991) - did not chart
  • "Doesn't Mean That Much to Me" (WEA Records 1991) - did not chart
Album
  • 24 Years of Hunger (WEA Records 1991) - did not chart

Solo discography

Singles

  • "Stay Home" (Andy Sturmer) / "A Little More Now"
  • "Made My Baby Cry"
  • "Broken" (Released 18 May 2009)

Albums

  • Turn Me On, I'm a Rocket Man (WEA Records, 1996)
Track listing
  1. "Nothing Comes Easy"
  2. "Made My Baby Cry"
  3. "What Can I Do"
  4. "Stay Home"
  5. "Mr Cool"
  6. "Do It for Myself"
  7. "Sister Blue"
  8. "Holding It In"
  9. "I Wish You Could Be Happy Too"
  10. "Angel"
  11. "My Lovely Valentine"
  • Adventure Man (Spilt Milk Records 2009)
Track Listing
  1. "But California" (Eg White)
  2. "Weird Friendless Kid" (Eg White, Louis Eliot)
  3. "My People" (Eg White)
  4. "'Til The End" (Eg White, Aret Komlosy)
  5. "Pay Later" (Eg White, Neil Hannon)
  6. "Broken" (Eg White, Ricky Ross)
  7. "There's Going To Be Someone" (Eg White, Matt Marston)
  8. "Whatever Makes You Sick" (Eg White)
  9. "Time To Fall" (Eg White)
  10. "If You Run" (Eg White, Neil Hannon)
  11. "Pull Me Through" (Eg White, Alice Temple)
  12. "Our Turn Will Come" (Eg White, Jack Hues)

First review found at Daily Music Guide.[16]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 McCormick, Neil, Francis 'Eg' White interview: the craftsman behind pop's perfect songs, The Daily Telegraph, 21 May 2009. URL accessed on 25 October 2012.
  2. Carolyn E. Davis, Sarah Dillistone, Natalie Imbruglia Finds Creative Freedom In Married Life, mtv.com, 15 April 2005. URL accessed on 25 October 2012.
  3. Allen, Liam, Songwriter White craves stage, BBC News, 22 May 2009. URL accessed on 25 October 2012.
  4. Swihart, Stanton. Eg & Alice - biography. allmusic.com. Retrieved on 25 October 2012.
  5. Kinky Machine - Kinky Machine : Credits. allmusic.com. Retrieved on 25 October 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 CAN EG WHITE FINALLY CRACK THE CHARTS?, Daily Express, 17 May 2009. URL accessed on 25 October 2012.
  7. 2009 Ivor Novello awards: The winners, news.bbc.co.uk, 21 May 2009. URL accessed on 25 October 2012.
  8. Sexton, Paul, AC/DC's 'Iron Man 2' Powers To U.K. No. 1, billboard.com, 26 April 2010. URL accessed on 25 October 2012.
  9. CHART LOG UK: NEW ENTRIES UPDATE. zobbel.de. Retrieved on 25 October 2012.
  10. FLORENCE & THE MACHINE. officialcharts.com. Retrieved on 25 October 2012.
  11. 2011-12-03 2011 Top 40 Official UK Singles Archive. officialcharts.com. Retrieved on 25 October 2012.
  12. Duffy - Warwick Avenue. acharts.us. Retrieved on 25 October 2012.
  13. Adele. officialcharts.com. Retrieved on 25 October 2012.
  14. Burrows, Robin, Eg White - Adventure Man Album Review, contactmusic.com. URL accessed on 25 October 2012.
  15. Grammy Scorecard, Los Angeles Times, 3 December 2008. URL accessed on 25 October 2012.
  16. Spencer, David (26 April 2009). Eg White - Adventure Man (Parlophone). dailymusicguide.com. Retrieved on 25 October 2012.

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