John Read

John Read

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Pop - General | Birmingham, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 3,123   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 10/20/2017

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Born Birmingham England.
Same school as Jeff Lynn. Raised in same area as Duran Duran & Black Sabbath.
Worked in Theatre - stage & lighting for - Dionne Warwick; Supremes; Buddy Rich; Rose Royce; Odyssey; Commodores; Osmonds; Four Tops; Hollies; Sister Sledge; Martha Reeves etc.
First piano lessons on theatre grand. Drove staff crazy practising scales all day. Helped by artists like Victor Borge.
First writing success - comedy sketches for TV & radio.
As a songwriter he has written with world
famous percussionist Evelyn Glennie OBE. John Hamilton (18 weeks in charts.) & the superb Donna Britton. www.donnabritton.com
Has a song on the Sham Rock CD produced by Grammy award winner, Philip Larson, (Kylie Minogue; Mary J Blige) & features a Paul McCartney song.
Sham Rock had big hit with 'Tell Me Ma.'
My song, Watch Me Now was written for a Whoopi Goldberg film.
Signed to: Warner Chappell; Intl. Music Network; MKM, Faber Music.

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Latest News

Just got two songs on the superb new album by San Francisco artist Isaac Angel.
Songs: 'Body Moves.' & 'Forever.'


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Greg Frain posted over 30 days ago to John Read


Thanks for the review of Mr Nice Guy - your feedback has been noted!
With best wishes
Greg


   
 
Joe Stewart posted over 30 days ago


Hi John, Just reviewed your song The Right People. Liked the song but marked it down on recording etc, sorry about that. I'm impressed with the standard of your writing. I see you are from the UK and had some success so very well done and I wish you well for the future. I'm from Leeds so it's nice to see a UK guy having success. Joe Stewart


Nigel Barrett posted over 30 days ago


Thanks for the review of Zimbabwe John. I need to revisit the tune and give it a more modern feel!


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