Richard ‘Biff’ Stannard has been a record producer and songwriter for nearly twenty years. In that time he has won two Ivor Novello Awards, been nominated for a Grammy twice, and has won numerous Ascap Awards. His career has seen him work with artists as diverse as U2, Kylie Minogue, Bono, Charlotte Church, David Gray, and the Spice Girls, with whom Richard co-wrote their seminal 90’s pop classic ‘Wannabe’ as well as writing and producing on tracks from the band’s debut album ‘Spice’ which has sold 23 million copies worldwide.

 

Biff diversified the ‘Biffco’ brand in 2008 and began working with more left of centre artists including Little Boots, Sia, Marina & The Diamonds and Ellie Goulding, with whom he wrote the single ‘Lights’. The song has gone on to sell 2.5 million copies (and is still going strong) and helped launch Ellie in the US. In 2010, Biff took on a new role as Musical Director on X Factor UK, which saw him help mentor and produce the music for One Direction, Aiden Grimshaw and eventual winner Matt Cardle. He continued this through into 2011 where he oversaw the musical direction for all of the contestants and winners’ Little Mix. Biff also found time to produced two tracks for the huge One Direction debut album, as well as producing half of the debut Matt Cardle record.

 

2012 has seen Biff produce music for classical megastars Il Divo as well as working Ellie Goulding on music for her next record. Biff has also collaborated recently with Little Mix for their debut album as well as alternative pop artists Jess Mills and Jagga. 2015-16 saw Biff busily producing hits for Kylie, Dannii, Medina, Will Young, Marina & The Diamonds, Little Mix and Ella Henderson.

Selected Discography
Artist Record Credits
Medina We Survive Writing-Producer
Kylie Minogue and Dannii Minogue 100 Degrees (Still Disco To Me) Writing
Lena Crystal Sky Album Tracks and singles - Co-writ / Prod
Lena Traffic Lights Single - Add Prod / Mix
Ella Henderson Billie Holiday Album Track - Co-Writ / Prod
Little Mix These Four Walls Album Track - Writ / Prod
Leona Lewis One More Sleep Single - Writ / Prod
Leona Lewis Christmas, With Love Album - Produced
Susan Boyle Standing Ovation Album - Produced
Little Mix Change Your Life Album Track - Writ / Prod
Little Mix Cannonball (U.K no.1) Single - Produced
X Factor Finalists 2011 Wishin On A Star (UK No.1) Single - Produced
Pixie Lott Nobody Does It Better Album Track - Writ / Prod
Pixie Lott Paper Planes Album Track - Writ / Prod
Matt Cardle Amazing Single - Writ / Prod
Matt Cardle Starlight Single - Writ / Prod
Il Divo Wicked Games Album Tracks - Prod / Add Prod
Matt Cardle Letters Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Matt Cardle Run For Your Life Single - Co-Produced
One Direction I Want Album Track - Produced
One Direction Tell Me A Lie Album Track - Produced
One Direction Stand Up Album Track - Produced
Matt Cardle When We Collide (UK No.1) Single - Produced
X Factor Finalists 2010 Heroes (UK No.1) Single - Produced
Will Young Personal Thunder Album Track - Writ / Add Prod
The Feeling The Promise Album Track - Co-wrote
Ellie Goulding Lights Single - Writ / Prod
Christophe Willem Starlight Single - Writ / Prod
Christophe Willem Pas De Loin Album Track - Writ / Prod
Sia Clap Your Hands Single - Add Prod / Mix
Westlife I Can't Wait Single - Add Prod / Mix
Kish Mauve You Make Me Feel Album Track - Co-Wrote
Sophie Elis-Bextor Bittersweet Single - Writ / Prod
Lemar The Way Love Goes Single - Writ / Prod
Plan B Love Goes Down Album Track - Add Prod / Mix
Marina & The Diamonds Champaign Single - Add Prod / Mix
Alphabeat Chess Album Track - Writ / Prod
Marina & The Diamonds Are You Satisfied? Album Track - Co-Produced
Marina & The Diamonds Hollywood Single - Produced
Marina & The Diamonds Guilty Album Track - Writ / Prod
The Saturdays I Can't Wait B Side - Writ / Prod
Freemasons feat. Sophie Ellis Bextor Heartbreak Single - Co-Writ / Co-Prod
Kylie Minogue Ruffle My Feathers Album Track - Co-Writ / Co-Prod
Little Boots No Brakes Album Track - Co-Writ / Prod
Little Boots Hearts Collide Album Track - Co-Writ / Prod
Lee Mead Time To Say Goodbye Album Track - Co-Written
Will Young Grace Single - Produced
Will Young This Is Who I Am Album Track - Writ / Prod
Kylie Minogue The One Single - Writ / Prod
Kylie Minogue Stars Album Track - Writ / Prod
Kylie Minogue In My Arms Single - Writ / Prod
Spice Girls Voodoo Album Track - Writ / Prod
Spice Girls Headlines Single - Writ / Prod
Sophie Elis Bextor New York City Lights Album Track - Writ / Prod
Joanna Zimmer Don't Weigh Me Down Album Track - Written
Abs Abstract Theory Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Abs What You Got Single - Writ / Prod
U2 In A Little While Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Blazing Squad In The Beginning Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Gabrielle Play To Win Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Kylie Minogue Loving Days Album Trk - Writ / Prod
Sonique You're The Reason Album Trk - Written
Sarah Whatmare Automatic Single - Writ / Prod
Sarah Whatmore When I Lost You Single - Writ / Prod
Bono/Gavin Friday Children of The Revolution OST - Produced
Will Young From Now On Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Human League Stay With Me Single - Remix
Hear'Say Everybody Single - Writ / Prod
Holly Valance Connect Album Track - Writ / Prod
Bellefire All I Want Is You Single - Prod
Westlife World Of Our Own Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Emma Bunton Hey You (Free Up Your Mind) OST - Prod
Emma Bunton A Girl Like Me Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Emma Bunton What Took You So Long? (UK No.1) Single - Writ / Prod
Five Rock The Party Single - Writ / Prod
Five Let's Dance (U.K no.1) Single - Writ / Prod
David Gray This Year's Love Single - Add Prod / Remix
David Gray Sail Away Single - Add Prod
U2 Elevation Single - Remix
Kylie Minogue Love At First Sight Single - Writ / Prod
Kylie Minogue Love Affair Album Track - Writ / Prod
Kylie Minogue In Your Eyes Single - Writ / Prod
The Corrs Little Wing Album Track - Add Prod
Five Don't Wanna Let You Go Single - Writ / Prod
Five & Queen We Will Rock You Single - Produced (UK No.1)
Kylie Minogue Light Years Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Kylie Minogue Please Stay Single - Writ / Prod
Five Invincible Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Five Keep On Movin (U.K no.1) Single - Writ / Prod
Five If Ya Gettin' Down Single - Writ / Prod
Yazoo Only You (1999 Mix) Single - Remix
New Order Touched By The Hand Single - Remix
Melanie C Suddenly Monday Album Trk - Written
Melanie C Goin' Down Single - Written
Five Reminiscing Album Trk - Writ / Prod
Gabrielle When A Woman Single - Writ / Prod
Gabrielle Tell Me What You Dream Album Trk - Writ / Prod
Gabrielle Falling Album Trk - Writ / Prod
Five Got The Feeling Single - Written
Spice Girls Goodbye (UK no.1) Single - Writ / Prod
Spice Girls Viva Forever (UK no.1) Single - Writ / Prod
Spice Girls Spice World (UK no.1) Album Trks - Writ / Prod
Spice Girls Spice Up Your Life Single - Writ / Prod
Boyzone Picture of You Single - Produced
Charlotte Church Dream A Dream Album - Produced
Gary Barlow Everything I Wanted Album Trk - Written
Gary Barlow Lay Down For Your Love Album Trk - Written
Spice Girls Mama (UK No.1) Single - Writ / Prod
Spice Girls 2 Become 1 (UK No.1) Single - Writ / Prod
Spice Girls Spice (UK & US No.1) Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Spice Girls Wannabe (UK & US No.1) Single - Writ / Prod
Jimmy Somerville Heartbeat Album Trk - Written
Ant & Dec Cult Of Ant & Dec Album Tracks - Writ / Prod
Dubstar Elevator Song Single - Remix
East 17 Walthamstow (UK No.1) Album - Writ / Prod
East 17 Around the World Album Trk - Writ / Prod
East 17 Steam Single - Writ / Prod
East 17 Hold My Body Tight Album trk - Writ
East 17 Its Alright Single - Produced
2wo Third3 Album and Singles Written & Produced