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Tim Kellett

born on 23/7/1964 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom

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Tim Kellett

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Tim Kellett (born 23 July 1964, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer.


Kellett has worked in the British music industry for the past twenty five years. His professional career began in 1984, when he joined the British post-punk band The Durutti Column as trumpeter, but he left in 1985 to join Simply Red, where he also played keyboards and performed backing vocals live. He was with them until 1991. They had a No.2 UK / No.1 US hit in 1986 with "Holding Back The Years". He left in 1995 to form Olive with Robin Taylor-Firth, also of Nightmares on Wax. Olive had a No.1 UK hit in May 1997 with "You're Not Alone" before going on hiatus in 2001.

Kellett also had success in writing songs for The Lighthouse Family and, more recently, James Morrison and Matthew Ward[disambiguation needed]. Other collaborations include Nate James, Ella Chi, Emma Bunton, Gareth Gates, Girls Aloud, Christophe William, Gareth Gates and Taio Cruz. The latter wrote and produced with Kellett on the track "Never Gonna Get Us" for Cruz's 2008 Departure album.

Kellett lives and works in Derbyshire, where he has a residential recording studio.


The Durutti Column

  • Without Mercy (1984)
  • Circuses and Bread (1986)

Simply Red

  • Picture Book (1985)
  • Men And Women (1987)
  • A New Flame (1989)
  • Stars (1991)


  • Extra Virgin (1996)
  • Trickle (2000)

James Morrison

  • "This Boy" (2007) from his debut album, Undiscovered
  • "One Last Chance" (2007) also from Undiscovered


  • The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll 3rd Edition
  • The 1000 UK Number One Hits

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