I have decided to release a Christmas single titled ‘This Christmas’ to help raise funds for those that will be facing the terrible decision between heating and eating this winter.
I am ashamed of our country for putting these people is such a terrible situation and decided to do what I could to raise funds and awareness.
As a songwriter all I can do is write something that I hope will inspire those to also help where they can.
Here is a link to my JustGiving page for the charity ‘National Energy Action’.
I know these are tough times but the reality is that the people we elected to help are not doing it so we have to look after each other. Whatever you can spare will be very much appreciated.
Thank you from my heart for supporting me.
The single is out on Friday Nov 11th.
Much love Eliot
Eliot Kennedy is a highly-awarded songwriter and record producer who has turned his hand in recent years to also writing music for film and TV.
After 25 years of writing and producing hits for international artists, Eliot has finally recorded his own album ‘A Yacht Named Sue’ with singles ‘My Destiny’, ‘When Love Breaks Down’ and ‘A Love Of Your Own’ currently available to stream and download.
Eliot’s first global songwriting success, the Spice Girls single ‘Say You’ll Be There,’ was followed by a string of major hits written and produced for the likes of Celine Dion, Boyzone, Blue, S Club 7, Five, Billie Piper, Atomic Kitten, and Bryan Adams.
In 1997, Eliot won an Ivor Novello for Boyzone’s ‘Picture Of You,’ and in 2006 his song ‘Never Gonna Break My Faith’ was awarded a Grammy award performed by Aretha Franklin and Mary J Blige for multi-award winning feature film ‘Bobby’.
The song has now been adopted by the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. Something that Eliot feels is one of his biggest achievements.
Alongside Bryan Adams, Eliot also won Canada’s Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year for ‘When You’re Gone’ and was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for ‘Never Let Go’ which featured in the 2006 film The Guardian.
For many years, Eliot has enjoyed a fruitful songwriting partnership with Gary Barlow. In 1993, Eliot co-wrote and co-produced songs on Take That’s second album Everything Changes, and together they wrote the songs for the musicals Finding Neverland (which won Broadway.com awards for Best Musical and Best Song) and Around The World in 80 Days. In 2008, Eliot and Gary wrote songs for Britannia High, a TV series for which Eliot also scored all of the episodes, and in 2012 they co-produced ‘Sing,’ the official song for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.
Eliot has recently had more chart success with Dame Shirley Bassey, writing her latest single ‘Look But Don’t Touch’ and is currently working on a new Musical titled ‘Empire State Dreams’.