David Sneddon is a singer, songwriter and piano player from Paisley, Scotland.
He rose to prominence in December 2002 when he became winner of the inaugural BBC1 prime time show Fame Academy. The show focused on both singing and songwriting. David remains the only winner of a UK talent show to have a No1 hit single with a 100% self penned song.
“Stop Living the Lie” was top of the UK charts for two weeks in January 2003, selling over 250K copies. His top 5 album, 7 years 10 weeks was certified Gold in the first week of release in April 2003, selling over 100K copies.
Despite these and other highlights (such as touring with his musical hero Sir Elton John) David was never entirely comfortable as a celebrity and decided to quit performing in October 2003 to focus on forging a career as a professional songwriter.
After a few years quietly regaining his anonymity whilst simultaneously learning about the music industry, he formed production team “The Nexus” with his long time friend and collaborator, James Bauer-Mein. They spent the next 10 years writing with artists such as Lana Del Rey, Hurts, Newton Faulkner, James Bay, Pixie Lott, Shane Filan, Sam Smith, Van Velzen, David Archuleta, Greyson Chance, Courteeners, The Vamps, Ollie Murs, Nicole Scherzinger and Mika.
By January 2017, David and James had decided to amicably call time on The Nexus with David wanting to pursue his career as solo writer.
Since then David has found varied and continued success, with both notable UK and international artists such as Lewis Capaldi, Hurts, Jessica Mauboy (No1 single in Australia), Mika, Leon of Athens and Katerine Duska.
One of David’s passions has always been the development of artists, and he’s currently enjoying working with great young talent such as Dylan, Dan Owen, Jack Curley, Amber Van Day, TS Grey, Calum Scott, Sam Calver, Grace Davies, Svea, Wiktoria, Aeris Roves… to name a select few.
David also recently announced his first new material in over a decade, with an EP expected in the near future.
The end of 2020 saw the release of Pardise Found for Eden XO written by David alongside Grammy Award winning writer Bonnie McKee . 2021 started with a co write ( with Anu Pilai) for Gabrielle Aplin called ‘When The Lights Go Out’