Chris Braide

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Chris Braide
Birth nameChristopher Braide
OriginCheshire, United Kingdom
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitars, piano, synths, strings
Years active1990s – present
LabelsWarner Brothers, Atlantic Records, East West Records, Polydor
Associated actsSia, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Britney, Yuna, Christina Aguilera, Paloma Faith, David Guetta, Theophilus London, Cathy Dennis
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Chris Braide
Birth nameChristopher Braide
OriginCheshire, United Kingdom
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitars, piano, synths, strings
Years active1990s – present
LabelsWarner Brothers, Atlantic Records, East West Records, Polydor
Associated actsSia, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Britney, Yuna, Christina Aguilera, Paloma Faith, David Guetta, Theophilus London, Cathy Dennis

Christopher "Chris" Braide[1] is an English singer, songwriter, record producer published by BMG Chrysalis[2][3] and based in Los Angeles. He is professionally represented by McDaniel Entertainment.[4]

Producer, songwriter and Ivor Novello,[5] ASCAP and Billboard award winner Christopher Braide has achieved considerable success as a songwriter and producer in the UK and the US. He was also a co-founder and co-producer of Producers[6] with Trevor Horn.[7]

Braide has recently produced and written songs for the soundtrack of the 2013 film of the novel The Great Gatsby,[8][9] Britney Spears,[10] Beyoncé,[10] Lea Michele, Jennifer Hudson,[10] Christina Aguilera,[11] David Guetta,[12] Sia Furler,[10] Paloma Faith,[12] Lana Del Rey, Marc Almond[13] and, along with Pharrell Williams[14] produced the US debut full-length by Yuna[15][16]

Christopher recently co-wrote and produced the single "Perfume" for Britney Spears' eighth studio album Britney Jean with Sia Furler and Spears. On 27 October Muumuse journalist Bradley Stern revealed that Perfume had frequent Sia Furler collaborator Chris Braide as a third writer and co-producer. Braide described Spears vocals as "Effortlessly Iconic".[17][18][19][19] He also wrote and co-produced the latest Beyoncé release "God Made You Beautiful" with Sia Furler and Beyoncé.

Songwriting and Producer discography[edit]

2014Sia Furler1000 Forms of FearColumbia"Eye Of The Needle"Writer
"Big Girls Cry"Writer/ Producer
Colbie Caillat'Gypsy HeartUniversal"Break Free"Writer/ Producer
Paloma Faith'A Perfect ContradictionEPIC/RCA"Impossible Heart"Writer/ Producer
AfrojackForget the WorldUniversal / Def Jam"Ten Feet Tall"Writer/ Producer
2013Lea MicheleLouderColumbia"If You Say So"Writer/ Producer
"You're Mine"Writer/ Producer
Britney SpearsBritney JeanRCA"Perfume"Writer/ Producer[18][20]
"Brightest Morning Star"Vocal Producer
Beyoncé KnowlesLife Is But a DreamColumbia"God Made You Beautiful"Writer/ Producer
Sia Furlerthe soundtrack of the 2013 rendition of the novel The Great Gatsby[8]Interscope Records"Kill and Run"[18]Writer/ Producer
David Guetta featuring SiaNothing But the Beat 2.0Virgin Records/ EMI"She Wolf"[21]Writer/ Producer
StoosheLondon with the Lights OnWarner Bros"Your Own Kind of Beautiful"[10]Writer/ Producer
"Perfectly Wrong"Writer/ Producer
YunaNocturnalVerve/ Universal"Rescue"[22]Writer/ Producer
"Colors"Writer/ Producer
"Escape"Writer/ Producer
"Come Back"Producer
YunaSixth Street (EP)Verve/ Universal"Let Love Come Through Ft Kyle"[23]Writer/ Producer
Sarah BrightmanDreamchaserDecca"Closer"[21]Writer/Producer
2012Lana Del ReyBorn To Die[24]Interscope"Million Dollar Man"[25]Writer/ Producer
Leak"Damn You"Writer/ Producer
Leak"Queen of Disaster"Writer/ Producer
Leak"Hollywood's Dead"Writer/ Producer
Christina AguileraLotusRCA"Blank Page"[26]Writer/ Producer
Paloma FaithFall to GraceEPIC"30 Minute Love Affair"[25]Writer
YunaYuna[27]Fader"Lullabies"Writer/ Producer
"Favorite Things"Writer/ Producer
"Loud Noises"Writer/ Producer
" Islands "Writer/ Producer
" Decorate "Writer/ Producer
Delta GoodremChild of the Universe[28]Sony Music"Hunter and the Wolves"[25]Producer
"Speed of Life"Producer
2011JLSJukebox[21]EPIC"Killed By Love"Writer/ Producer
Theophilus LondonWarner Bros"Century Girl ft Dev Hynes"[24]Writer/ Producer
Pixie Lott"Turn It Up Louder "[19]Mercury"Doin' Fine (Without You) "[25]Writer/ Producer
2010Diana VickersSongs From The Tainted Cherry TreeRCA"The Boy Who Murdered Love"Writer/ Producer
"N.U.M.B"Writer/ Producer
"Four Leaf Clover"Writer/ Producer
"Me and You"Writer/ Producer
JLSOutta This World[21]Epic"That's Where I'm Coming From"Writer/ Producer
Olly MursOlly MursEpic"Ask Me To Stay"Writer
The SaturdaysWordshakerFascination/ Polydor"Denial"Writer/ Producer
2009Cheryl Cole3 WordsFascination/ Polydor"Don't Talk About This Love"Writer
LoleneThe Electrick HotelIsland Def Jam"Beautiful Disaster"Writer/Producer
The SaturdaysChasing LightsFascination/ Polydor"Chasing Lights"Writer/ Producer
WestlifeWhere We AreSyco Music" Reach Out "Writer/ Producer
Natalie Bassingthwaighte1000 StarsSony Music"1000 Stars"Writer/ Producer
" Turn The Lights On"Writer/ Producer
Glenn TilbrookPandemonium EnsuesQuixotic Records"Little Ships",Writer
"Melancholy Emotion"Writer
2008Will YoungLet It Go (album)RCA"If Love Equals Nothing"Writer/ Producer
Leon JacksonRight NowSyco"Don't Call This Love"Writer/ Producer
James MorrisonSongs For You, Truths For MePolydor"Save Yourself "Writer
JLSJLSEpic"Heal This Heartbreak"Writer
2007David JordanSet The MoodZTT" Fight The World "Writer
" Only Living Soul "Writer
The Click FiveModern Minds And PastimesAtlantic Records"Jenny",Writer
" Happy Birthday"Writer
"I'm Getting Over You",Writer
2006Duncan JamesFuture PastInnocent Records"Sooner or Later",Writer
" Somebody Still Loves You"Writer
"I Come Alive"Writer
"Letter to God"Writer
Beverley KnightVoice – The Best of Beverley KnightParlophone Records"Not Too Late for Love"Writer/ Producer
" Who's Gonna Save Your Soul "Writer/ Producer
The Webb SistersDaylight CrossingUniversal Records"PleaseWriter
2004Jesse McCartneyBeautiful SoulHollywood RecordsBecause You LiveWriter/ Producer
Diana DeGarmoBlue Skies"Sony MusicDreamsWriter
Lara FabianA Wonderful LifeSony MusicI AmWriter
Beverley KnightAffirmationParlophone"Not Too Late for Love"Writer/ Producer
"Tea and Sympathy"Writer/ Producer
Glenn TilbrookTransatlantic Ping PongQuixotic RecordsUntouchableWriter/ Producer
" Ray and MeWriter
Lisa Stansfield"The Moment"ZTTIf I hadn't Got YouWriter
2003Kylie MinogueBody LanguageParlophone Records"After Dark"Writer/ Producer
PlayReplayColumbia Records"Let's Get to the Love Part"Writer
Clay AikenMeasure of a ManRCA"This Is the Night"Writer
"Run To Me"Writer
S Club 7Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7Polydor"Say Goodbye"Writer
"Have You Ever"Writer
2002S Club 7Sunshine (album)Parlophone Records"Have You Ever"Writer
Will YoungFrom Now OnSyco Music"Anything Is Possible"Writer
2001Victoria BeckhamVictoria BeckhamVirgin Records"I O U "Writer
Emma BuntonA Girl Like MeVirgin Records"Spell It O.U.T "Writer
" Been There, Done That "Writer
Glenn TilbrookIncomplete, Glenn Tilbrook "Quixotic Records"Parallel World"Writer
" Morning "Writer
Brian KennedyGet on With Your Short LifeSonyGet on With Your Short LifeWriter
1999Brian KennedyNow that I know what I want19 recordings"Now that I know what I want "Writer
1996Cathy Dennis"Am I the Kinda Girl?"Polydor"Run Like A River"Writer

Recording artist[edit]

In 1993, Braide recorded his first solo album "Chapter One - Chris Braide" for Polydor Records. The album was produced by Thomas Dolby and Simply Red's Mick Hucknall. In 2014 this album was remastered and released in the UK on Plane Groovy Records[29]

In 1996, Dave Stewart signed Braide to his Warner Brothers backed label Anxious Records who released a single co-written with Chris Difford "If I Hadn't Got You", and second single "Heavenly Rain", followed a year later by the album, Life in a Minor Key,[30] which was co-produced by Braide and David A. Stewart at Electric Lady Studios in New York. The record was released in the US on Atlantic Records and in 2013 a vinyl version was released on Plane Groovy Records.[31][32]

Side projects[edit]

Starting in 1993, Braide began a long-running association with Squeeze, singing backing vocals on their album Some Fantastic Place. Braide would continue to work with Squeeze as a session musician on several of their albums, and officially joined the band as their keyboardist for a few months in 1999. He has co-written several tunes with Squeeze lead singer Glenn Tilbrook that have featured on Tilbrook's solo albums; Braide has also collaborated with Squeeze lyricist Chris Difford on other projects.

The band Producers was co-founded by Braide and fellow record producers Trevor Horn and Steve Lipson in 2006. Braide officially left the group in 2008 after relocating to Los Angeles, though he occasionally returned to perform live with them and continued to contribute to their debut album, Made in Basing Street, released in June 2012.

In 2012, Braide completed work with legendary musician Geoff Downes on a new project called "Downes Braide Association" (DBA). A full length album, Pictures of You, was due in November 2012 on Cherry Red Records and a vinyl version on Plane Groovy Records. Classic Rock magazine gave the album rave reviews describing it as "An absolutely stunning piece of work".

Human Feel is an album of electro pop produced and performed by Chris Braide and featuring Theophilus London, and Cathy Dennis under the name of Hello Leo. It was released on limited edition yellow vinyl and download in November 2012 on Plane Groovy Records.


  1. ^ 2004 PRS Awards ASCAP
  2. ^ "Music Week BMG signs songwriter Chris Braide". 19 April 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Billboard BMG signings". 26 June 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Client list". McDaniel Entertainment. 13 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ivor Novello Awards 2003: Winners". BBC News. 22 April 2003. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Producers co-founder Chris Braide". 
  7. ^ "Trevor Horn biog". 
  8. ^ a b "IMBD Chris Braide". 
  9. ^ "The Great Gatsby soundtrack credits Chris Braide". 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Britney enlists Sia Furler and Chris Braide for new single Perfume". 
  11. ^ "Lotus and the glorious return of Christina Aguilera". 
  12. ^ a b "Chris Braide has David Guetta's new hit single". 
  13. ^ "Marc Almond announces only British show of 2013". 
  14. ^ "Yuna debut produced by Pharrell and Chris Braide". 
  15. ^ "Official site for Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, signed to Fader Label | YUNA". Yuna Music. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "Yuna Let Love Come Through". 
  17. ^ "Chris Braide on Britney's Perfume Efortlessly Iconic". Muumuse. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c "Muumuse Perfume Review". 
  19. ^ a b c Braide describes Britney Ballad Perfume as Effortlessly Iconic
  20. ^ . "ASCAP title Perfume work ID 885915772". 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  21. ^ a b c d "She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) ft Sia written by Sia Furler, Chris Braide, David Guetta and Giorgio Tuinfort". 
  22. ^ "yuna believes we can save ourselves in light bright single rescue". 
  23. ^ "Let Love Come Through produced by Chris Braide". 
  24. ^ a b "Born To Die credits". 
  25. ^ a b c d "Born To Die credits". 
  26. ^ "Blank Page Produced by Chris Braide". 
  27. ^ "Yuna debut credits". 
  28. ^ "child of the universe credits". 
  29. ^ "Chris Braide on". Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  30. ^ "iTunes – Music – Life in a Minor Key by Chris Braide". 4 December 1998. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  31. ^ "Interview with Chris Braide". HitQuarters. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  32. ^ "Chapter One by Chris Braide". theorchard. 4 December 1998. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 

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