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, Louis Tomlinson, Rag n’ Bone Man, Hurts, Jessica Mauboy (No1 single in Australia) and Mika,
2023 has seen him collaborate with a range of artists both new and established including Everyone You Know, Louis Tomlinson, Fred Roberts, Natalie Imbruglia, Emily James, Only The Poets, Banners, Real Like You, Bow Anderson, and Meduza,
Dave has also had no less than 3 of his songs placed in movies over the last 12 months. His collaboration with Mika entitled ‘Who’s Gonna Love Me’ featured in the movie ‘Anything’s Possible‘ directed by Billy Porter. His collaboration with Parisi and Johnny Orlando ‘It’s Alright’ appeared in the Netflix film ‘My Little Pony : A New Generation’ and most recently his work with Anthony Ramos and Dave Gibson on the Sean Mendez voiced movie ‘Lyle Lyle Crocodile’ film features his song ‘We Made It’
Upcoming scheduled releases include Louis Tomlinson, Callum Beattie, Kawala, Nathan Sykes and LOVA.