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’.