Tim Bran aka MyRiot
Producer/ Mixer/ Writer
Clients include: London Grammar, Birdy, James Morrison, Primal Scream
Tim Bran’s versatile music skills as a mixer, producer and writer have seen him make a major contribution to an eclectic body of work. As one-half of production duo MyRiot alongside Roy Kerr, Bran produced London Grammar’s 2013 debut album “If You Wait” which achieved both huge sales and widespread critical acclaim . This year the duo repeated that same success after co-producing numerous tracks on London Grammar‘s number one selling album “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing”. Never shy of the the charts MyRiot also produced 10 tracks for the Birdy album “Beautiful Lies”. The album shot to number three in the UK album charts and hit the itunes top 10 in no less than 25 countries. Bran has also co-produced Rae Morris‘ new album “Someone One There” this year, including the radio hits “Do It” and “Athletico” . Bran is renowned for his radio mixes of La Roux’s “In For The Kill” and “Bulletproof” became massive airplay hits.
Bran’s career commenced as a teenager in Guernsey, when he converted an old German communications bunker into his own music studio. After honing his skills, Island Records recruited him to become their in-house producer at Bunker Studios in London where he worked with such fascinating characters as Julian Cope. Bran left Bunker Studios to join Cope’s band on a full-time basis, and he later formed the enduring dub/reggae/techno pioneers Dreadzone with his friend Greg Roberts.
Signed initially to Creation Records and the later on Virgin Records, Dreadzone had several successful albums including “360 Degrees” and “Second Light” which spawned their biggest hit single “Little Britain.”
In the mid-90s, Bran co-founded a music technology company called Rocket Network. A pioneering project at the time, it enabled real time musical collaboration over the internet. This kept him busy until the end of 2002, when the company was sold to Digidesign, creators of ProTools.
Bran quickly returned to the studio and began releasing material under the moniker of Subsonar, and further explored the fields of dub and electronica. Signed to Youth’s label Liquid Sound, it wasn’t long before Youth called on Bran’s extensive programming and musical skills and he quickly became a fully signed up member of the team. Bran has since worked on many of Youth’s productions, programming for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Embrace, Primal Scream, The Charlatans, The View and Mumm-ra amongst others.
Bran and Youth’s partnership still continues to this day, and has included a special album project “Chants” for the Gyoto Monks of Tibet. The album marked a hundred years of the Tibetan struggle for independence from China.
Another of Bran’s successful musical relationship has been with Richard Ashcroft. Not only did he produce and mix much of The Verve 2008 #1 comeback album “Forth,” but he has also worked with Ashcroft more recently on solo material.
A large part of 2011 was devoted to working with Pulse Films on the “Studio In Session” series which was broadcast on MTV. Bran’s task was record and mix three bands, each performing three tracks over the course of one day. This frantically paced project featured artists such as Foster The People, Ellie Goulding, Morrissey, Hard-Fi and The Kills.
In 2012, Kerr and fellow Big Life producer Tim Bran formed a production duo called MyRiot to work on tracks for The Scissor Sisters’ “Magic Hour” album. Having discovered a creative synergy, they began working with other artists too, such as Columbia’s Chloe Howl.
The highlight of collaboration to date came in 2013 when they were asked to produce London Grammar’s album “If You Wait.” One of the best-selling albums of 2013, it has currently sold over 1,000,000 copies and peaked at #2 on the UK album chart. The band would go on to win an Ivor Novello award for the track “Strong” and were also nominated for British Breakthrough Act at The BRIT Awards.
London Grammar’s Hannah Reid praised MyRiot’s contribution to the album: “Tim is amazing at recording, of finding the best way of recording a guitar or my vocal. Roy had the strongest relationship with Dot and they worked on production together.”
2014 saw MyRiot return to the charts across Europe as the producers of Marlon Roudette’s second album “Electric Soul”, featuring the monster world wide, million selling hit “When The Beat Drops Out”.
MyRiot’s reputation as song writers was enforced with the success of Halsey’s breakthrough debut album “Badlands” which features a co write from them and being asked to co write with 5 x platinum selling soul artist James Morrisson on his latest release, where MyRiot also contributed production on four tracks. Further hits came for them in their production of the Foxes single ‘Better Love” and the recent Irish Number 1 album from Walking On Cars that the pair produced in 2015.
MyRiot also worked hard developing some of the more unique British talent, producing the first few EPs from Ministry of Sounds’ Rhodes and co producing and mixing singles for the sublime Seafret.
Bran has also developed a growing reputation as a producer/ mixer in mainland Europe. It started in 2009 with an invite from Ozark Henry – one of Belgium’s most respected artists – to mix his album “Hvelreki.” The album proved to be such a successful that Bran was asked to mix and to contribute additional production on his next album “Gold.” Bran was subsequently recruited to co-produce and mix the debut album from the nation’s pop sensations Alice On The Roof who are making waves across Europe.Bran is also a renowned mix engineer who is highly regarded for La Roux’s “In For The Kill” and “Bulletproof” as well with James Morrison, Seafret, The Verve and Kylie Minogue.
MyRiot have had an incredible 12 months, having co-produced London Grammar’s number one selling sophomore album “Truth is a Beautiful Thing” as well as and mix and additional production for Amy McDonald‘s number two album “Under Stars”. A formidable duo Tim and Roy have also produced numerous tracks for Atlantic records’ songbird Rae Morris‘ long awaited second album “Someone Out There” , including the stunning singles “Do It” and “Atheltico”. The duo also co-wrote and produced Dan Owen‘s latest single “Hideaway”, which became the soundtrack to the latest Boots No7 advertisement. Currently working with Roy on new Atlantic Records signing Billy Lockett, hotly tipped Icelandic folk singer Axel Flovent and Dutch artist/producer Dotan , Tim also continues working outside of MyRiot with Belgium super pop composer Ozark Henry for a third time on his new album and recently produced and mixed the track “Bright Lights” for critically acclaimed dutch band Haevn.
Not neglecting his writing talents Tim continues writing with Roy on a a whole host of amazing artists including Atlantic Records’s Singer/Songwriter Kwabs, international Brit Award winning artist Mika and Norwegian songbird Aurora. Most recently, My Riot has found themselves back in the studio with Walking on Cars, completing production work on their sophomore album, ‘Colours.’ The record debuted at #2 in Ireland and #7 in Germany, with the first single ‘Coldest Water’ garnering massive European airplay.
Throughout his career, Tim Bran has used his multifarious talents to bring out the best in globally successful artists and more esoteric projects alike.
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