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Shadow Hands  Writers/Producers/Mixers

Studio Cornwall

Shadow Hands are a brand new duo on the Z Management roster - an exciting new addition! You might not recognise the name yet but you might know them as individuals. Shadow Hands is made up of the very talented Bnann (also known as DZ Watts) and Gareth Young. Between them they write (both topline and track), produce and mix across a multitude of genres. Gareth plays drums, bass and piano and Bnann plays guitar. Together, and apart, Shadow Hands have worked on projects ranging from Pop (Appleton - their #2 hit "Fantasy" - Kita Alexander, Foxes, Sugababes), Dance (Armin Van Buuren, Alex Metric, Steve Angelo, Metric, James Newman), R&B (Dan Caplen ft. Ray BLK - their amazing collaboration "Flat Champagne") and alternative/rock (Orla Gartland, The Lost Hands, Toploader, Tom Meighan). Between them, they have also written with the likes of Rag 'n Bone Man, Tom Grennan, Zak Abel, Macklemore and Pixie Lott.

Bnann and Gareth recently scored their first UK top 10 album as a duo and, impressively, it was the first album they had worked on as a partnership. The album is former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan's debut solo album, "The Reckoning", which was also a critical success. In addition to their mainstream/commercial success, Shadow Hands are no strangers to creating music for sync. They have had their hands in creating bespoke compositions for brand campaigns such as Nike, Apple, Mazda, 3 and Renault.

Bnann began in the industry signed to Wall of Sound as the frontman for the band Infadels. They toured with legendary French band Rinocerose. Bnann subsequently ended up co-writing their hit "Cubicle", which was used on the first ever Apple iPod advert. It was also named in Rolling Stone's top rock tracks of all time.

Both Bnann and Gareth are published by Sarah Liversedge Platz at Bucks Music Group and have access to their writing studios there. The duo are able to do sessions in both London and Cornwall, where Gareth has created a stunning residential studio, which has a G-Series SSL desk.

Shadow Hands are now looking for exciting new projects from both writing and production angles to sink their teeth into.

Shadow Hands are based in Cornwall but can also do sessions in London.

Productions and Mixes

Tom MeighanThe Reckoning (album)Co-written, produced, mixed#7
Movin' On (single/EP)Co-written, produced, mixed
Let It Ride (single)Co-written, produced, mixed
Shout It Out (single)Co-written, produced, mixed
Put Your Foot Down (single / EP)Co-written, produced, mixed
Everyone’s Addicted To Something (single)Co-written, produced, mixed
Don't Give In (single)Co-written, produced, mixed
Connie LouiseHurts Too Much (single)Co-written, produced, mixed
Dan Caplen x Ray BLKFlat Champagne (single/EP) & Remix (featuring Jae5)Co-written
Armin Van BuurenBalance (album)Co-written
High On Your Love (featuring James Newman) (single)Co-written
AppletonEverything’s Eventual (album)Co-written, produced, mixed#9 [Silver]
Fantasy (single)Co-written, produced, mixed#2
Kita AlexanderBetween You & I (single)Co-written
Orla GartlandLonely People (EP/single)Co-written
FoxesAll I Need (album)Co-written#12
Lose My Cool (song)Co-written
Netsky3 (album)Co-written
High Alert (featuring Sara Hartman) (song)Co-written
AmtracSo Afraid (featuring Alex Metric) (single)Co-written
Night SafariDaylight to Midnight (featuring James Newman) (single)Co-written
Arno CostComing Home (featuring James Newman) (single)Co-written
Steve Angello x Alex MetricOpen Your Eyes (featuring Ian Brown) (single)Co-written
Alex Metric“It Starts” (single)Co-written
Freeek (featuring Confessionals) (single)Co-written
Smoke2Seven“Crazy Tale” (album)Co-written, produced, mixed
Been There Done That (single)Co-written, produced, mixed#26
Envy (single)Co-written, produced, mixed
BoyzoneThank You & Goodnight (album)Co-written#6
Normal Boy (single)Co-written
SugababesThe Complete B’s (album)Co-written, produced, mixed
Shake It (song)Co-written, produced, mixed
Dannii MinogueUnleashed (album)Co-written, produced, mixed
Undeniable (song)Co-written, produced, mixed
John GibbonsSunglasses In The Rain (featuring Ai) (single)Co-written
ToploaderThis Is The Night (single)Co-written
The NativeFall Down (EP)Produced, mixed
Halfway House (single)Produced, mixed
The Lost HoursMiss America (single)Co-written
OOHYOYouth (single)Co-written, produced, mixed
EdgelarksEdgelarks (album)Co-written, produced, mixed
Tom Meighan - The ReckoningTom Meighan - Let It RideTom Meighan - Shout It OutTom Meighan - Put Your Foot DownTom Meighan - Everyone’s Addicted To SomethingTom Meighan - Don’t Give InConnie Louise - Hurts Too MuchDan Caplen x Ray BLK - Flat ChampagneArmin Van Buuren - BalanceArmin Van Buuren - High On Your LoveAppleton - Everything’s EventualAppleton - FantasyKita Alexander - Between You And INetsky - 3Amtrac - So AfraidNight Safari - Daylight to MidnightArno Cost - Coming HomeSteve Angello x Alex Metric - Open Your EyesAlex Metric - It StartsAlex Metric - FreeekSmoke2Seven - Crazy TaleSmoke2Seven - EnvyDannii Minogue - UnleashedJohn Gibbons - Sunglasses In The RainToploader - This Is The NightThe Native - Fall DownThe Lost Hours - Miss America