The Nexus are London based writing/production duo James Bauer-Mein and David Sneddon.
David and James met while touring together as professional musicians in 2003. After starting to write together for new projects, they soon realised their passion for developing and writing with artists, quickly establishing their first European hit “The Message” for UK artist Nate James.
David & James took on the moniker ‘The Nexus’ in July 2009 and within a year were making a name for themselves as the place to go for new artist development. Most notably their first project with HURTS and the global multi platinum debut album ‘Happiness’ spawned three songs ‘Illuminated / Silver Lining / Blood Tears & Gold’ with Zane Lowe giving the song ‘Blood Tears & Gold’ its Radio 1 premier in January 2010 as his “Hottest Record in the World”. Two of the tracks would go on to become singles for the band in 2011.
2012 would see The Nexus increase their success with singles and album releases across the globe including Lana Del Rey which resulted in the single “National Anthem’ appearing on the international multi platinum hit album ‘Paradise’. The album would go on to sell over 4 million records, reaching number 1 in 11 countries. Additionally, The Nexus have worked and released with artists such as Newton Faulkner, Morten Harket, Will Young, Nicole Scherzinger, Olly Murs, Pixie Lott and Kristina Train (to name a few!).
As well as working with established artists The Nexus particularly enjoy working on artist development. This can include artists either recently signed and working on their first record or exciting unsigned artists looking for songs and direction to take to labels. These have included recent signings The Vamps, Jetta, James Bay, Bebe Black and Ryan Ashley.
In the winter of 2015 the Nexus signed to Reverb Music publishing and continue to be the go to unit for development. Their recent cuts include a No.1 in Australia for Jessica Mauboy, 3 tracks on the new Mika Record and the first single for Van Velzen. They are currently busy working on projects with Sandra Van Neiuland, James Arthur, Luke Burr, Laura Welsh and many more.