Jarrad Rogers

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Jarrad 'Jaz' Rogers
Birth nameJarrad Leith Rogers
Also known asJaz Rogers
OriginMelbourne, Australia
GenresPop, soul, hip hop
OccupationsRecord producer, songwriter
InstrumentsPiano, guitar, bass, trumpet, singing
Years active2000 - present
Associated actsDemi Lovato, Tinie Tempah, Avicii, JLS, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Groove Armada, Aiden Grimshaw, Alex Clare, Boyzone, Delta Goodrem, Pixie Lott, The Saturdays, SugaRush Beat Company, Tinchy Stryder
 
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Jarrad 'Jaz' Rogers
Birth nameJarrad Leith Rogers
Also known asJaz Rogers
OriginMelbourne, Australia
GenresPop, soul, hip hop
OccupationsRecord producer, songwriter
InstrumentsPiano, guitar, bass, trumpet, singing
Years active2000 - present
Associated actsDemi Lovato, Tinie Tempah, Avicii, JLS, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Groove Armada, Aiden Grimshaw, Alex Clare, Boyzone, Delta Goodrem, Pixie Lott, The Saturdays, SugaRush Beat Company, Tinchy Stryder

Jarrad Rogers is an Australian songwriter and record producer, based in London. Jarrad works in a variety of musical genres including pop, hip hop, and dance.

Jarrad has had work released by many notable artists including JLS, Mark Ronson, Groove Armada, Avicii, Tinchy Stryder, Alex Clare, Pixie Lott, The Saturdays, Aiden Grimshaw, Boyzone, and Delta Goodrem.

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Australia

Early Years

Born into a musically gifted family in South Australia, Jarrad began playing classical piano at the age of 7. Studying under renowned concert pianist, Alexander Sumetski, he excelled to the highest qualification under the Australian Music Education Board (AMEB). At 11, he started playing the trumpet and studied up to grade 6 (AMEB), playing in a number of bands and orchestras along the way. At 13, Jarrad formed a band with his brother Damien. They won a local band competition in Melbourne, winning studio time in a local studio.

2001-2003

His first full-time job in the industry was as an in-house songwriter and producer at Marlin Records, Melbourne. Whilst at Marlin, he co-wrote the songs ‘Predictable’ and ‘Not Me, Not I’ for 15 x platinum selling Australian artist Delta Goodrem. Both songs went to #1 in the Australian singles chart.[1][2]

2004-2006

After his time at Marlin, Jarrad went on to write and produce records for Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian (‘Oh Oh’, a #11 single,[3] and winner of Most Performed Urban Work at the 2006 APRA Awards[4]), Ricki-Lee Coulter (‘Sunshine’, #8[5]), Paulini (‘So Over You’), Daniel Merriweather, and Jimmy Barnes.

In 2005 he met Rahsaan Patterson, who was touring Australia at the time, and started to collaborate on some songs. The results of this collaboration would form the band SugaRush Beat Company.

He signed a publishing deal with Mushroom Music in 2005, and a year later relocated to with his family to London.

London

2006-2010

After arriving in London Jarrad continued writing and producing songs for The Sugarush Beat Company. Dutch vocalist Ida Corr joined and in 2006 the band signed a recording contract with Sony label RCA. The band’s eponymous debut album was released in 2008,[6] from which the singles ‘L-O-V-E’, ‘They Said I Said’ (both of which appeared on Grey's Anatomy[7]) and ‘Gunshots and Candy Floss’ were taken. In February 2008 the band appeared on UK music TV show Later... with Jools Holland,[8] and the band’s 2009 release ‘Love Breed’ featured on US TV drama Private Practise. Jarrad also wrote and produced the single Ride My Tempo[9] for band-mate Ida Corr, which also appeared on her solo debut album One.

Whilst releasing music with Sugarush Beat Company, Jarrad continued writing and producing records for other artists. Bryn Christopher was one such artist. Together they wrote ‘Smilin’’ (which peaked at #31 on the UK singles chart[10]) and The Quest (which peaked at #45 on the UK singles chart,[11] #36 on the Austrian singles chart,[12] and also featured in series 4 of Grey’s Anatomy[13]). During this time Jarrad produced Official Remixes for Mark Ronson single 'Valarie featuring Amy Winehouse, and Groove Armada's single 'Song 4 Mutya (Out Of Control)'. Jarrad produced and co-wrote ‘Love You Anyway’ for Boyzone, which entered the UK singes charts at #5[14] and peaked in the Irish singles charts at #3[15] in October 2008. Jarrad also produced songs for Annie Lennox (‘Pattern of My Life’), and wrote and produced songs for Joe Worricker (Rough Trade) and Domino Go (Atlantic Records).

2010 also saw Jarrad write with artist Alex Clare and writer Eg White. Two songs from these sessions, Treading Water and Sanctuary, were chosen to feature on Clare's debut album on Island Records, The Lateness Of The Hour.

2011-present

Since 2011, Jarrad has concentrated exclusively on writing and producing records for other artists.

He produced and co-wrote (with Bryn Christopher) the song ‘Do What You Want With Me’ that was included on The Saturdays’ 2011 album On Your Radar.

He was introduced to, and started collaborating with, UK rap artist Tinchy Stryder. The song that came out of these sessions, Bright Lights, entered the UK singles charts at #7[16] and featured Pixie Lott as a guest vocalist. Pixie released her own version of the song on her album ‘Young Foolish Happy’ titled ‘Bright Lights (Good Life) Part II’, which Jarrad also produced.

Between November 2011 and February 2012, Jarrad co-wrote and produced the debut album from X Factor finalist Aiden Grimshaw, titled ‘Misty Eye’. The first single from this album, ‘Is This Love’, entered the UK singles chart at #35 on 10 June 2012.[17] The second single, ‘Curtain Call’, was released on 12 August 2012 and peaked at #49 on the UK Singles Chart.[18] The album was released to critical acclaim[19][20][21] and entered the UK Albums Chart at #19 on 26 August 2012.[22]

Dance producer Avicii released a version of Jarrad’s song ‘Last Dance’, co-written with Karen Poole. The track was premiered on Pete Tong’s show on Radio 1 on March 23, 2012.[23]

Jarrad has also been working on forthcoming releases for Demi Lovato (Hollywood), JLS (RCA), Tinie Tempah (Parlaphone), Devlin (rapper) (Island Records), Seye (Mercury Records) and Josh Kumra (RCA).

Songwriting and Production: Selected Discography

Singles

Albums and Album cuts

(p = producer; w = writer/co-writer)

References

  1. ^ "Predictable Peak Chart Position". http://www.acharts.us/australia_singles_top_50/2003/40. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  2. ^ "Not Me Not I Peak Chart Position". http://www.acharts.us/australia_singles_top_50/2003/40. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  3. ^ "Oh Oh Peak Chart Position". http://acharts.us/australia_singles_top_50/2005/11. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  4. ^ "Oh Oh ARIA Awards". http://www.apra-amcos.com.au/APRAAwards/MusicAwards/History/2006Winners.aspx. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  5. ^ "Sunshine Peak Chart Position". http://acharts.us/australia_singles_top_50/2005/43. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  6. ^ "Sugarush Beat Company Release". http://www.discogs.com/SugaRush-Beat-Company-SugaRush-Beat-Company/release/1641328. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  7. ^ "Sugarush Beat Company on Grey's Anatomy". http://abc.go.com/music-lounge/show/greys-anatomy/86534. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  8. ^ "Sugarush Beat Company on Jools Holland". http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008yw67. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  9. ^ "Ida Corr: Ride Me Tempo Release details". http://www.discogs.com/Ida-Corr-Ride-My-Tempo/release/1434134. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  10. ^ "Bryn Christopher Smilin' Peak Chart Position". http://acharts.us/uk_singles_top_75/2008/37. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  11. ^ "Bryn Christopher The Quest Peak Chart Position". http://acharts.us/uk_singles_top_75/2008/25. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  12. ^ "Bryn Christopher The Quest Austrian Peak Chart Position". http://acharts.us/austria_singles_top_75/2008/41. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  13. ^ "Bryn Christopher in Greys Anatomy". http://abc.go.com/music-lounge/artist/bryn-christopher/325353. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  14. ^ "Love You Anyway Peak Chart Position". http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2008-10-11/. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  15. ^ "Love You Anyway Ireland Peak Chart Position". http://acharts.us/ireland_singles_top_50/2008/41. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  16. ^ "Bright Lights Peak Chart Position". http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2012-03-17/. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  17. ^ "Is This Love Peak Chart Position". http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2012-06-16/. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  18. ^ "Curtain Call Peak Chart Position". http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/aiden%20grimshaw/. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  19. ^ "Misty Eye Guardian Review". http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/aug/09/aiden-grimshaw-misty-eye-review. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  20. ^ "Misty Eye Digital Spy Review". http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/albumreviews/a399165/aiden-grimshaw-misty-eye-album-review.html. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  21. ^ "Misty Eye Any Decent Music Review Aggregator". http://www.anydecentmusic.com/review/4807/Aiden-Grimshaw-Misty-Eye.aspx. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  22. ^ "Misty Eye Peak Chart Position". http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/3/2012-09-01/. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  23. ^ "Last Dance Debut On Pete Tong". http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dc1ww. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  24. ^ "Double Happiness chart position". http://acharts.us/australia_albums_top_50/2005/30. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  25. ^ "Beautiful Life chart position". http://acharts.us/australia_albums_top_50/2004/44. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  26. ^ "Innocent Eyes chart position". Australian Albums Top 50. http://acharts.us/australia_albums_top_50/2003/14. Retrieved 31 December 2012.

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