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’. This has continued with releases by Rag n Bone Man & Lxandra alongside Swedish producer JARLY. 

Selected Discography
Artist Record Credits
Lxandra Rabbit Co-written
Rag n Bone Man LightYears Co-written
Gabrielle Aplin When The Lights Go Out Co -Written
Eden XO Paradise Found Single- Co -Written
Lewis Capaldi Something Borrowed Single - Co-written
Amber Van Day Kids In The Corner Single - Co-written
Dylan Sour Milk Single - Co-written
Måns Zelmerlöw Grow Up To Be You Single - Co-written
Leon of Athens Anemos / Communication Singles - Co-Written
Katerine Duska Better Love Single - Co-written
Nikhil D'Souza Blind Single - Co-written
Mika San Remo / Tiny Love Singles - Co-written
Tom Gregory Honest Single - Co-write
Moody EP EP - Co-write
Nathan Sykes Forthcoming Title Single - Co-write
Lewis Capaldi Lost On You Single - Co-write
Kovacs Mama and Papa/ Skyscraping Album Tracks - Co-write
Saara Aalto Dance Like Nobody's Watching Co-wrote
Grace Davies Wolves Co-wrote
Joseph J. Jones Crawl Single - Co-write
Hurts Ready To Go Single - Co-write
Hurts Desire Album - Co-write 8 Trks
Chinook Bones Co-write / Produced
Hurts Beautiful One's Single - Co-write
The Courteeners Modern Love Album Trk - Co-write
Nate James The Message Single - Co-write
Hurts Illuminated Single - Co-write & Additional Production
Hurts Blood, Tears & Gold Single - Co-write & Additional Production
Hurts Silver Lining Album Trk - Co-write & Additional Production
Matt Cardle Feel Album Trk - Co-write
Matt Cardle Slowly Album Trk - Co-write
Newton Faulkner Feel Single - Co-write & Production
Newton Faulkner Soon Album Track - Co-write
Newton Faulkner Pick Up Your Broken Heart Album Track - Co-write & Original Production
Morten Harket Keep The Sun Away Single - Co-write
Charlie Brown Dependency Single - Co-write & Original Production
Greyson Chance Sunshine & City Lights Single - Co-write & Production
David Archuleta Don't Run Away Single - Co-write & Production
Wonderland Time Had Run Out Album Track - Co-write
Lana Del Ray National Anthem Single - Co-write & Vocal Production
Shane Filan 4 tracks from 'You And Me' Album Tracks - Co- write & Production
Peta And The Wolves Scum Single - Co-write & Production
Van Velzen Call It Luck Single - Co-write & Production
Bianca Hi-5 Single - Co-write & Production
Mika Hurts Album Track - Co-write & Production
Mika Good Wife Album track - Co-write & Production
Mika All She Wants Album track - Co-write & Production
Jessica Mauboy This Ain't Love Single - Co-write
Stevie McCrorie If We Wait Album Track - Co-write
Stevie McCrorie Don't Go Album Track - Co-write
Stevie McCrorie Turn It Around Album Track - Co-write