Eliot says he cant wait to be back in Sheffield's beautiful City Hall, adding: "The last time I was there I was given an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University. Pleasure to be performing with you on your big night mate. “We hit the ground running. It's quite amazing.". vicki.shaffer.946. We were thrilled to interview him for a series of features on his incredible career to date to mark the milestone, and help raise awareness of his charity fundraiser for #ChallengeDerbyshire hospice care. And we did.”. Once Take That started again I moved back to London, I was back in the trenches on my own. “They just drove to Sheffield to find me. In 2013, Gary and Eliot travelled to Camp Bastion on a mission to entertain the troops. I just have the privilege of calling them friends.”. Then I had a big hit with Boyzone [Picture of You (1996) won Eliot an Ivor Novello]. Despite all the highs, its also been a "pretty intense" time for Eliot after the death of his mum Pat (75) in 2016. Ann interviewed Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy ahead of his 50 th birthday charity gig. "We've got some fabulous new artists on the night that I am really excited about, too.". It went to number one on my 25th birthday.”, The success of the song left him ‘freaked out’: “Opportunities were coming I wasn’t sure I was ready for.”, He convinced Sony, who he’d just signed to, to fund a studio in his home. He has worked with artists such as Take That, Spice Girls, Bryan Adams, Lulu, S Club 7, Five, Gary Barlow, Delta Goodrem & The Wanted. “I turn up every day with the same intention, the same passion and energy.”. The musical opened in 2014. That’s going to be a big deal to perform their first singles in front of that audience.”. "I don't feel any different to last time we spoke," he says. It went straight to number one, where it stayed for two weeks. They all crashed at my house while we were writing songs together. The story ran in Northern Soul, and a different version was published on a series of websites, including the Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Star, and Wakefield Express. Which leads us to rock legend, Bryan Adams. And he’s invited his famous friends. That was the next phase for me.”, “Gary was getting hungrier, and it was the rebirth of him. Music, Eliot says, is the ‘backstage pass to everybody’s soul’. Sharing the moment onstage will be a special moment for both Eliot and Gary, as it marks 25 years of friendship and achievements. Very Happy Birthday to you Eliot Kennedy! Heather Small performed live at the Eliot Kennedy 50th Birthday Celebration concert which took place at Sheffield City Hall on Friday 29th March 2019. Eliot Kennedy Wiki: Salary, Married, Wedding, Spouse, Family Eliot Kennedy is an English songwriter and record producer based in Sheffield. It was a whirlwind of a time.”, “Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space! Report. “I just wanted to work with new artists to really learn my craft as a songwriter. Roger Jason Stone (born Roger Joseph Stone Jr.; August 27, 1952) is an American conservative political consultant and lobbyist. There's always the fear of no-one turning up to your birthday party - but Eliot doesn't seem to be having any guest-list problems. Born on September 24, 1896, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to an upper-middle-class family, Fitzgerald was named after his second cousin thrice removed, Francis Scott Key, but was always known as Scott Fitzgerald. This is also a big year for Take That, who are embarking on a 30th anniversary tour in April. There's no need to be so hard on himself - Eliot has worked solidly since leaving Dinnington Comprehensive at the age of 16 and has gone on to become one of the world's most successful and sought after producers, working with the Spice Girls, Lulu, and Celine Dion to name a few. Limited company Reg no. Hi Alfie Hi Gary two legends ️️. “Gary had pretty much become a hermit by this stage and was practically locked in his house.” Eliot made the decision to leave Steelworks to ‘drag’ Gary back into making records. Eliot says: "I've really enjoyed writing for Broadway, I didn't realise how much I'd enjoy it. Bryan said it’s just a bona fide smash. It was a prudent decision and a really crucial one.”. Best pals Gary and Eliot will be joined onstage by, among others, Alfie Boe, S Club, Kenny Thomas, John Reilly and M People frontwoman Heather Small. Trouvez les Alexander Deleon images et les photos d’actualités parfaites sur Getty Images. Box office: 0114 2789 789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk, Martin Hughes-Games and Iolo Williams 17 October 2021, Company Number: 7620884, VAT No. Now the idea has gathered pace and has turned into a 50th-cum-fundraiser with Sheffield City Hall playing host to the North Anston music producer and his talented friends. The next morning I was in the supermarket and my mobile phone went, he said its Bryan Adams here. This site requires JavaScript for certain functions and interactions to work. Sign up for Deezer for free and listen to Eliot Kennedy: discography, top tracks and playlists. Three years on, Finding Neverland is still touring the US, it comes to the UK next year. I said, is it heck,” Eliot laughed. But listen I’m still a Bryan Adams fan, I’m still a fan of Take That, I won’t ever lose that respect. Then came a role as Talent Director on ITV’s The X-Factor, where he mentored Little Mix. “I’d gone to live in Hong Kong on and off to develop an international music project. The next milestone record was Say You’ll Be There – his first global success for The Spice Girls. Not only was it my first number one record, it ties in with the ambition I always had to have a number one by the time I was 25. Eliot Kennedy est un Compositeur (chansons du film), Parolier (chansons du film). I rediscovered why I loved song-writing.”, You can’t take the boy out of Yorkshire. On the brink of 50, Eliot feels he’s in the most creative period of his life. Eliot Kennedy (born March 29, 1969) is an English songwriter and record producer based in Sheffield. It’s a quality that has secured not just professional partnerships with the likes of Gary Barlow and Bryan Adams, but solid friendships spanning over 20 years. Gary and I still worked together, in 2012 we made the Queen’s Jubilee record, Sing, and that was the biggest record of the year.” The pair toured the Commonwealth to shoot the video, with a cameo from Prince Harry. In between writing musicals and performing at The Oscars, twice, Eliot worked at developing future stars. I was really proud of that. “We told the director, we’re not Broadway writers we’re pop tarts, and she said that’s what I want you for! He has worked with artists such as the Spice Girls, Bryan Adams, Lulu, S Club 7, Five, Delta Goodrem, The Wanted, Janet Devlin and Lovers Electric. He moved to Cheshire, to run a production studio with him. The pair wrote the title song to Celine Dion’s massive hit album, Let’s Talk About Love, with 33 million copies sold word-wide, it is one of the best-selling albums in history. He also has ambitions to write a book about the stories behind songs and how they've affected people's lives, which has the working title Our Song. "I looked like Henry VIII in my outfit, I looked ridiculous! Eliot laughs. "I don't know if the other Take That boys will be putting in a performance. “I’d gone to see Bryan at a gig the night before in Sheffield Arena, just because I was a fan. Baby, Happy Birthday by Train prod. "I'll be singing, playing bass, bringing on guest acts, and we'll tell stories of how we met, I'll get to tell some funny stories about the songs - I never rehearse these things, just see what the night brings. Unlike his work on the X-Factor, with the artist development process ‘on caffeine’, Eliot takes up to a year to develop new acts. Meanwhile, Gary Barlow had his publicised depression following Take That’s split in 1996. Cause UK wishes our friend, songwriter Eliot Kennedy, a very happy 50th birthday today! That was the turning point in my entire career.”. "I've flirted with the idea of that being a TV show, but I want to get back to writing it as a book," he adds. "My ambition when I started out was to have a number one single and I achieved that on my 25th birthday when Take That went to number one with Everything Changes." I'm still as passionate about it today and definitely have no plans to retire.". Eliot has brought his talented friends together before for charity shows, but the March 29 show will be extra memorable, as it's actually on his birthday. Producer Eliot Kennedy Reveals Spice Girls Are Writing New Hits | Good Morning Britain EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS & TRIBUTES: Take That surprise as Eliot Kennedy's 50th b'day gig raises £100k Eliot Kennedy My Destiny FINDING NEVERLAND Scribes Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy on Making the New Musical Fly Star studded tributes for hitmaker Eliot Kennedy as 50th birthday gig raises £100K … Happy Birthday to Eliot! Visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk for your ticket to join the party. I’m able to function here.”. Eliot has brought his talented friends together before for charity shows, but the March 29 show will be extra memorable, as it's actually on his birthday. I said did you really? JPIMedia - Archive. "We did Finding Neverland, the Peter Pan story on Broadway, and I think if you're involved in the music business you have to have an element of Peter Pan - music keeps you fresh and young. "IT was Gary who suggested it," Eliot Kennedy says of his grand upcoming birthday bash. TAKE That superstar Gary Barlow is to perform at a star-studded birthday charity gig for Sheffield songwriting pal Eliot Kennedy. Eliot Kennedy And Friends 50th Birthday Celebration Concert, Sheffield City Hall Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy The name Eliot Kennedy might not be familiar to you but the songs the Sheffield legend has written or produced at his legendary Steelworks Studios in … Eliot Kennedy is an English songwriter and record producer based in Sheffield. Eliot Kennedy celebrating 50th birthday with star studded golden hits concert On his 25th birthday, the stars must have literally aligned. You don’t waste energy pretending. Eliot’s first record that saw the stars align was Take That’s Everything Changes, co-written with Gary (1993). It became an ITV documentary, Journey to Afghanistan. Eliot said: "Take That kick off their tour in Sheffield, which is handy as they are doing production rehearsals in Sheffield, which means Gary's more available before my show - it was his bloody idea, so he better be! I just pushed the shopping cart and left it in the middle of the aisle, got in my car and drove.”. See what Eliot Kennedy (eliotokennedy) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. Eliot Kennedy, the songwriter to the stars from Sheffield, celebrates his 50th birthday with a charity concert in his hometown. The more you connect, the more positive energy you get. Does the songwriter to the stars get star-struck? It offers us all a bridge to our fellow human beings. "We went to a health retreat last year and were sat talking about what we wanted to do next and he said: 'You should do something to celebrate your 50th'.". 7444120 | Copyright © 2019 oXyFire Media Creative Ltd . Fitzgerald was also named after his deceased sister, Louise Scott Fitzgerald, one of two sisters who died shortly before his birth. “I had a bit of a dark time. I wasn’t in a phone book so I thought that was pretty dedicated. His birthday fundraiser will raise money for three end-of-life care charities in North Derbyshire, which helped care for Pat in her Dinnington home after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Very Happy Birthday to you Eliot Kennedy! Does he plan to send Donald Trump an invite? By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our usage of cookies. That’s a really powerful tool.”, His 50th concert will raise funds for three hospices in Derbyshire. Since my last 2014 interview with Eliot, the musical he and Gary had been working on then, Finding Neverland, has been a huge success. He was ready to go again and he hasn’t stopped.”. Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Alexander Deleon de la plus haute qualité. Buy your tickets now! It’s joyful.”, Eliot Kennedy: 50th Birthday concert in aid of #ChallengeDerbyshire, March 29, Sheffield City Hall, featuring Gary Barlow, Alfie Boe and S Club. It’s almost unquantifiable, but it’s soulful. Eliot Kennedy is an English songwriter and record producer based in Sheffield. Eliot says. This video is unavailable. Jennifer Hudson debuted the song Neverland at the Tony Awards; the production starred Fraiser’s Kelsey Grammer. “He said, no it’s Bryan Adams, I really love your Spice Girls record and do you want to get together and have a cup of tea. I loved every minute of it and being in that world.". Steelworks has a number of young musicians under its wing. Take That surprise for Eliot Kennedy at star studded golden birthday concert “A bunch of people in a room, with the right music and the right attitude, you can actually change people’s world. Watch Queue Queue He plays it all around the world. I’d left Steelworks to create this new team with Gary and all of a sudden my song-writing partner was gone. last year | 1 view. We were thrilled to interview him for a series of features on his incredible career to date to mark the milestone, and help raise awareness of his charity fundraiser for #ChallengeDerbyshire hospice care. Eliot glows with it. The duo went on to co-write Around the World in 80 Days, and Calendar Girls with Tim Firth. 86w 1 like Reply. "That was half of my life ago! Out of that came a whole different kind of creativity. “Bryan said to me, El when you came in to the room I thought to myself that’s a multi-million dollar meeting. He had a hit record in the charts every month for the next five years. We were also delighted to pen his concert brochure for his special celebration. “It became this incredible factory for writing and producing records – S Club, Five, Billy Piper. The proud Yorkshire man and hit machine is raising funds for hospice care for #ChallengeDerbyshire. "So far, it feels like everyone I know wants to come to my birthday, which is brilliant and were making it a charity event - its going to be cracking," he says. Pleasure to be performing with you on your big night mate. “We then did the Aretha Franklin and Mary J Blige song that won a Grammy.” Never Gonna Break My Faith was written for the 2006 film Bobby, about Robert F Kennedy. Take That surprise for Eliot Kennedy at star studded golden birthday concert. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Eliot Kennedy & Kenny Thomas YouTube Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy Swing session, Hidden Wounds Concert, Doncaster 12.11.2016 - … Great photo!50 86w 1 like Reply. Cause UK has worked with Eliot on amazing  projects over the years, including the iconic reboot of a Yorkshire classic, On Ilkla Moor Baht’at with Brian Blessed and Lesley Garrett, and raising over £60k for Help for Heroes, hosting the first concert to raise funds for its mental health services, Hidden Wounds. The show was adapted from the Johnny Depp film of the same name and tells the story behind the making of Peter Pan - a tale Eliot feels close to. After playing a pivotal role in mending the hearts of millions of Take That fans, Eliot found himself in an uncharacteristic slump. But before he puts pen to paper, Eliot has a few balloons to start blowing up and a cake to decorate ahead of his big day. 86w. “I’m writing a brand new musical about the immigrants that built New York.”, It’s inspired by the famous image, Lunch atop a Skyscraper, with steelworkers on a girder 840 feet above the Rockefeller Plaza. It's a tale about immigrants and already has the interest of movie bosses and singer Bryan Adams, who Eliot worked with on his number one duet with Spice Girl Melanie C, When You're Gone. “Charlotte Hannah and Will Jennison are both performing at my birthday gig, two artists I’m extremely focused on this year. But music producer Eliot Kennedy can say just that as he gears up for the milestone event next month - and best of all, you're all invited. He takes us on a journey through the songs that changed his, and millions of listeners, lives. After that humble cup of tea, enter stage left Celine Dion. Call our Newsdesk on 01709 803562 vicki.shaffer.946 Happy Birthday 86w 1 like Reply. “If you’re a northerner you never lose touch about what it is about the north. (Barlow was a special guest in Eliot’s 2016 charity concert, raising £60,000 for Help for Heroes.). Ivor Novello and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Eliot Kennedy In conversation about his life, career and some of his biggest hits. It has been an amazing evening! “For all kinds of reasons, it’s a significant song. Please turn on JavaScript for the best possible experience. Adele Forrest caught up with the Grammy award-winning songwriter. His Next Big Things are ones to watch. "It's a terrible way to go and is a condition I want to focus on in the future with the next project we do," says Eliot. NOT many people can claim Take That frontman Gary Barlow is organising their 50th birthday party. Since the 1970s, Stone has worked on the campaigns of Republican politicians, including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jack … Just as Sheffield re-energised as a city, Eliot did as an artist. It was a really brilliant thing for me to do at that time. 312 1087 53. Sheffield City Hall 29/03/19. His success and passion for music shows no signs of slowing down. It was ultimately the most creative fulfilling thing I’ve ever done.”. It was significant because it was a new writing relationship with one of my idols.”. We did three Blue albums one of which was Guilty, with a hit single. I needed a bigger studio, which is when I started Steelworks in Sheffield with two other artists. Find out more or Close, https://www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamAdvertiser/, Q&A: “If you can’t have a laugh putting on a production, then what’s the point”, Theatre opportunity to deter people away from life of crime, Theatre imagines what panto favourites might be up to, Rotherham's NHS heroes release Christmas song. normsi. John Reilly and John Parr performing Women of Steel at Sheffield City Hall on Eliot Kennedy’s 50th Birthday. Or email newsdesk@rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk “I think the timing to celebrate that diversity and richness that comes from immigration in a city like New York, literally built by immigrants, is a good thing to do.”, Hamilton eat your heart out. And read more about the event here.. Eliot is hosting a star-studded charity concert in his hometown, Sheffield (at Sheffield City Hall) on his birthday to celebrate with some of the famous musicians he’s written hit songs for. Découvrez sa biographie, sa carrière en détail et toute son actualité He has worked with artists such as the Spice Girls, Mary J. Blige, Donny Osmond, Bryan Adams, Lulu, S Club 7, Five, Gary Barlow, Delta Goodrem, The Wanted, Janet Devlin, Lovers Electric, and Brazilian group Rouge. Read the full article on Northern Soul. The pair wrote Baby When You’re Gone, (1998) featuring Mel C. “To this day it’s still the biggest radio play record that I’ve had. “Having a renaissance was crucial. Heather performed two songs, Moving On Up and a song called Shine Brighter. He said I swear, I thought to myself, we’re going to write some big songs together. Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamAdvertiser/, All content © Rotherham Advertiser | Privacy policy | Cookie policy | Terms and conditions | Advertise with us | Paid articles FAQs, This website uses cookies to offer the best possible experience. “Music gives you access to people’s humanity, you can actually do incredible things with that. Music can break down walls. “If you’re honest about what you do in the music industry people can see it and they relate to you. Type and Press “enter” to Search The big 5-0 will also be a nice opportunity, Eliot says, to reflect on his career and give him a rare moment to take stock of his achievements. elsiety. Sharing the moment onstage will be a special moment for both Eliot and Gary, as it marks 25 years of friendship and achievements. "I'm still working out what songs to do and still waiting to hear on a couple of artists, so the set might change again.". I just felt, crikey, we’re really in the middle of all this.”. . Take That surprise for Eliot Kennedy at star studded golden birthday concert. "I was asked if I could sing Four Minute Warning, which is a Mark Owen song, so it's worth asking if he wants to come over. Cause UK wishes our friend, songwriter Eliot Kennedy, a very happy 50th birthday today! Eventually I decided I couldn’t live in London anymore, and bought back the Steelworks from my old partners and moved back to Sheffield. Eliot is now writing another Broadway musical based on the iconic 1930s picture of men eating lunch on a girder above the New York City streets. Delta Goodram was also one of our first artists and had multi-platinum sales. 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