David Sneddon is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician. In 2002 he won the first ever series of the BBC’s music competition Fame Academy. He released his first single “Stop Living the Lie” in 2003 which was a number one hit single selling over 250,000 copies, making it the 12th highest selling single of 2003. Sneddon’s debut album Seven Years – Ten Weeks released in April 2003, reached No.5 in the UK Albums Chart. He achieved three more UK Singles Chart singles – “Don’t Let Go” (No. 3), “Best of Order” and “Baby Get Higher”. His song “Baby Get Higher” was a hit on the dance floor for Almighty Records and a chart hit for Van Velzen in 2006. In October 2003, he made the switch from pop star to songwriter and began working on a stream of hits for other artists.
David Sneddon’s songs include Nate James’ “The Message”, Van Velzen’s “Baby Get Higher”, Hurts “Illuminated”, “Blood, Tears & Gold, and “Silver Lining”, Matt Cardle’s “Slowly” and “Letters”, Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem”, Newton Faulkner’s “Pick Up Your Broken Heart” and “Soon”, Charlie Browns “Dependency”, Greyson Chances “Sunshine City Lights”, David Archuleta’s “Don’t Run Away”, Shane Filan’s “Everytime” and “Today’s Not Yesterday” and Jessica Mauboy’s “This Ain’t Love” (to name a select few of a large number of hits.)
David Sneddon also works with James Bauer-Mein as “The Nexus” – a songwriting and music production partnership for high profile and highly anticipated emerging artists in the US and the UK. They have written two singles for synthpop duo Hurts on their 2010 global multi-platinum debut album Happiness – the songs “Illuminated” and “Blood, Tears & Gold”. They also co-wrote “Keep the Sun Away” for Morten Harket’s album Out of My Hands in 2012. The song “National Anthem” was written by Lana Del Rey and The Nexus for her number one selling UK Albums Chart 2012 album Born to Die.
Newton Faulkner’s Write It on Your Skin contained three Nexus songs – “Pick Up Your Broken Heart”, “Soon” and “Feel” – and made No.1 in 2013 UK Albums Chart. They have built a strong reputation as songwriters and they have worked and released with artists such as Hurts, Lana Del Rey, Newton Faulkner, Morten Harket, Will Young, Nicole Scherzinger, Olly Murs, Pixie Lott and Kristina Train.
Shane Filan, formerly lead singer with Westlife released EP “Everything to Me” in August 2013 which included “Everytime” and “Today’s Not Yesterday”, both produced by The Nexus. They have recently worked with Mika on three tracks off of his newest album No Place in Heaven as well as writing the top 5 Australian single ‘This Ain’t Love’ For Jessica Mauboy.