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Blair MacKichan  Songwriter/Producer/Musician

Studio Hastings, East Sussex

Blair MacKichan is a BRIT award-winning all-rounder - a writer, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (including piano, drums, bass, guitars, wurtilizer). Having worked on #1 singles and albums, Blair has not only achieved huge chart success but has also accumulated many critically acclaimed credits. Blair's discography proves what a versatile writer/producer he is. From writing extremely witty, humourous and cutting lyrics and pop anthems, through to beautiful, heartbreaking, soul wrenching ballads. His style and process holds no bounds. His hits can be heard around the globe on the radio, in films, adverts and TV programmes.

Blair's biggest global success was co-writing Sia's huge worldwide hit "The Greatest" featuring the incredible Kendrick Lamar, which hit the top 5 on the UK Singles Chart and the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Sia's parent album, "This Is Acting" also hit the top 5 in both the UK and US. Blair has established a long-standing relationship with Sia, having also co-written tracks on her critically acclaimed albums "Colour The Small One" and her debut "Healing Is Difficult". In addition to his success with Sia, Blair won a BRIT Award for the track he co-wrote and co-produced for Will Young, the top 3 single "Your Game", taken from the #1 album "Friday's Child". He also wrote on the follow-up album "Keep On" which peaked at #2 on the UK Albums Chart.

Other successes include co-writing/producing on Paloma Faith's top 10 debut album "Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful". This includes what became her debut breakthrough hit, "Stone Cold Sober", which remains one of her highest charting singles to date, peaking inside the UK top 20. Blair also wrote on the follow-up album, "Fall To Grace" which peaked at #2. Furthermore, Blair co-wrote/produced Lily Allen's top 15 hit "Shame For You" from her massive selling debut album "Alright, Still", which peaked at #2 in the UK and the top 20 in America. The album was subsequently nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards. Other hits include Stooshe on their top 10 debut album "London With The Lights On", including their huge top 5 debut single "Love Me" featuring US rapper Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes and the #2 peaking self-titled album from Olly Murs. Additional credits comprise of the likes of Flynn, Billy Lockett, Tyler James, Mullally, Nakhane, Josh Kumra, Earl, Fink and many more.

Currently, Blair has been working with Dominic J. Wright, Keir, Nuschi, St. Lundi, Cherise, Empara Mi, Veronica Fusaro and has recently had music feature in adverts for Charlotte Tilbury.

Alongside his BRIT Award for Best British Single for Will Young's "Your Game", Blair has also won a BMI award for the Trace Adkins track "Rough & Ready" and Amel Bent, who won the Victoire de la Musique award for Best New Artist.

Blair's creative talent, vibrant personality, musicianship and humour make him a pleasure to work with. His reputation is constantly growing and his successes have made him a sought-after writer/producer in the UK.

Blair is based in his own studio in Hastings, East Sussex.

Productions and Mixes

SiaThis Is Acting (album)Co-written#3 (UK), #4 (US)
The Greatest (Featuring Kendrick Lamar) (single)Co-written#5 (UK), #18 (US)
Colour The Small One (album)Co-written
Don't Bring Me Down (single)Co-written
Healing Is Difficult (album)Co-written, produced
Blow It All Away (single)Co-written, produced
Paloma FaithDo You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful? (album)Co-written, co-produced#9
Stone Cold Sober (single)Co-written, co-produced#16
Fall To Grace (album)Co-written#2
Agony (song)Co-written
Will YoungFriday's Child (album)Co-written, co-produced#1
Your Game (single) (BRIT Award Winner)Co-written, co-produced#3
Keep On (album)Co-written, co-produced #2
Ain't Such a Bad Place to Be (song)Co-written, co-produced
Lily AllenAlright, Still (album)Co-written, produced#2 (UK), #20 (US)
Shame For You (single)Co-written, Produced #15
Olly MursOlly Murs (album)Co-written, Co-produced#2
Change Is Gonna Come (song)Co-written, Co-produced
FlynnOne Of Us (EP)Co-written, co-produced
B-Side (single)Co-written, co-produced
My Gold (single)Co-written
Billy LockettReflections (EP)Co-written
Inbetween (single)Co-written
StoosheLondon With The Lights On (album)Co-written#8
Love Me (featuring Travie McCoy)Co-written #5
See Me Like This (song)Co-written
Mullally She Don't Know Me (single) Co-written, Co-produced
NakhaneYou Will Not Die: Deluxe Edition (album)Co-written, produced
Medicine (song)Co-written, produced
Tyler JamesA Place I Go (album)Co-written, produced
Worry About You (Featuring Kano) (single)Co-written, produced
The Unlikely Lad (album)Co-written, produced
Why Do I Do (single)Co-written, produced
Foolish (single)Co-written, produced
Alex FrancisWhatever Happened (single)Co-written
Josh KumraI Dare You (single)Co-written, produced
Reckless Love (song)Co-written, Co-produced
Brave Face (song)Co-written, Co-produced
Waiting For You (song)Co-written, Co-produced
EarlTongue Tied (album)Co-written, produced, mixed
Baddabing Baddaboom (single)Additional Production, Mixed
One Dance (single)Produced, Mixed
Smoke Rings (song)Co-written, Produced, Mixed
Play With Fire (song)Co-written, Produced, Mixed
Lazy Man (song)Additional Production, Mixed
Tony HadleyTalking to the Moon (album)Co-written, produced
Killer Blow (song)Co-written, produced
Fink Hard Believer (album)Composer
Pilgrim (single)Co-written
Deep Calm (song)Co-written
Q&A (song)Co-written
This Is The Thing (single)Co-written
Honesty (song)Co-written
AsaBed Of Stone (album)Co-written, Produced
Satan Be Gone (single)Co-written, Produced
Alex HepburnBad Girl (single)Co-written, Produced
Emma Bunton I'm Not Crying Over Yesterday's (song)Co-written, Produced
Wonderland Nothing Moves Me Anymore (single)Co-written
Alex Parks Stones & Feathers (single)Co-written, Co-produced
Trace AdkinsRough & Ready (single)Co-written
Johnny HallydayRefaire l'histoire (song)Co-written
Prière Pour Un Ami (song)Co-written
Amel BentMa Philosophie (single)Co-written#1 FR/BE (Diamond)
Sophie DelilaIn The Morning (song)Co-written
The DunwellsStrange Feeling (song)Co-written, Co-produced
Brian Deady Get On My Knees (single)Co-written, Co-produced
JeniferLa Parfum (song)Co-written
Stefanie HeinzmannI Bet She Doesn't Feel it (song)Co-written
Patricia KaasAlone (song)Co-written
Cyril CineluQuelque Chose Qui M'Appartient (single)Co-written
Sia - This Is ActingSia - The GreatestSia - Colour The Small OneSia - Don't Bring Me DownSia - Healing Is DifficultSia - Blow It All Away Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?Paloma Faith - Stone Cold SoberPaloma Faith - Fall To GracePaloma Faith - AgonyWill Young - Your Game Will Young - Keep OnLily Allen - Alright, StillLily Allen - Shame For YouOlly Murs - Olly MursFlynn - One Of Us EPFlynn - B-SideFlynn - My GoldBilly Lockett - ReflectionsBilly Lockett - InbetweenStooshe - London With The Lights OnStooshe - Love Me Stooshe - See Me Like This Mullally - She Don't Know Me Nakhane - You Will Not Die [Deluxe Edition]Tyler James - A Place I GoTyler James - Worry About YouTyler James - Why Do I DoTyler James - FoolishAlex Francis - Whatever HappenedJosh Kumra - Pull Me Back In EPJosh Kumra - I Dare YouJosh Kumra - Reckless Love Earl - Tongue TiedEarl - Baddabing BaddaboomEarl - One Dance Tony Hadley - Talking To The MoonFink - Smoke Rings Fink - Pilgrim Fink - Q&AFink - This Is The Thing Fink - HonestAsa - Bed Of Stone Alex Hepburn - Bad Girl Emma Bunton - I'm Not Crying Over Yesterday's Wonderland - Nothing Moves Me Anymore Alex Parks - Stones & Feathers Trace Adkins - Rough & Ready Johnny Hallyday - Refaire l'histoireAmel Bent - Ma PhilosophieSophie Delila - In The Morning The Dunwells - Strange Feeling Brian Deady - Get On My Knees Jenifer - La ParfumStefanie Heinzmann - I Bet She Doesn't Feel ItPatricia Kaas - AloneCyril Cinelu - Quelque Chose Qui M'Appartient