Harry Sommerdahl (Bangers & Cash)

Songwriter/ Producer/ Vocal Аrranger/ Pianist

Music has always been the main focus for Harry Sommerdahl. His musical training started, when he began taking private piano lessons at the age of 7. Until the age of 16, he continued to study privately, when he was accepted at Södra Latin School of Music in Stockholm. After studying music for three years, Harry became a freelance musician (keyboards, piano) and a studio- session player. This, in combination with his vocal arranging skills, allowed him to work with a wide variety of songwriters and artists, such as Michael Bolton, Paul Stanley, Desmond Child and Celine Dion.

Harry’s professional career as a songwriter and producer kicked off in 1995, while he was working on the debut album of Swedish superstar Robyn (Platinum in the US – 1,5 million copies).

Now, two decades later, Harry has earned his reputation as an industry professional and hit maker, continuing to score top 10 singles and albums worldwide.

 

Key song releases and career events

2017: Maxi Priest – ”NRG”, single Andy Brown (UK) – Additional Production/Mixing 10 songs on album Sam Willows (Asia) – ”Save Myself”, single; Hazlett – ”Cool It Child”; Brooklnn – ”Brandy”, single; The Younger, Season 4 MTV – ”Out Of The Shadows”

2016: Lawson (UK) – ”We Are The Fire”, ” I Look Anyway” Steve Aoki, Felix Jaehn Ft. Adam Lambert – ”Can’t Go Home”, single

2014: Stafford Brothers Ft. Eva Simons & T.I. (CHM US) “This Girl”- writer/producer; 2015 Lena-”Traffic Lights”- single Germany; writer JTR – ”Oh My My” – single Japan; writer/producer #9 Japan Radio Billboard Alesha Dixon – ”The Way We Are” – single; UK-Performed at BGT Il Volo (USA) -”Per Te Ci Saro”

2013: Stafford Brothers Ft. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian (Ca$h Money US); “Hello”- writer/producer, single #4 AUS, 2XPlatinum Aria Nominated Lawson Ft. BoB – Chapman Square (Polydor UK); “Brokenhearted” – producer, single #6 UK

2012: Jessica Sanchez – American Idol “Change Nothing” – Winner song; writer The Tenors-Lead With Your Heart (Universal CAN); “Vinceremo” – writer

2010: The Wanted (Geffen UK) “Weakness” – writer/producer; Shontelle – No Gravity (SRC/Motown US ) “No Gravity”- writer/producer

2011: The Wanted-Battleground (Island Records US ) “Warzone”- single, writer/producer

2009: The Saturdays – (Fascination/Polydor UK) “Work” single writer/producer; Michael Bolton – One World One Love (Universal/Motown US) “What You’re Doing To Me” – writer/producer

2008: The Rasmus – Black Roses (Playground SWE/Universal Music GER) – produced whole album with Desmond Child, 350.000 copies sold. Lesley Roy (Jive US) “Misfit” – producer

2006: Katharine McPhee – American Idol (RCA US) “My Destiny” #2 US Billboard Singles; Paul Stanley of KISS – Live To Win “Bullet Proof” – writer, keys/programming on 7 songs; Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell III (Virgin US) programming

2004: BoA – Best Of Soul (Avex Trax JAP) “Quincy” – Writer Best Of Soul album #1 in Japan. “Quincy” peaked at #4 and earned Harry a Japanese Export Award. Lindsay Lohan – Speak (Casablanca Records US); “Symptoms of you” – producer

2002: Ace Of Base – Da Capo (Mega Records/Universal Music), produced 4 songs and co-wrote 1 song; L5-Reflexes (Universal Music FRA) “Automatic” – writer Album #1 in France, over 1 million copies sold

1999: Signed with Universal Publishing AB in Sweden.

1995: Robyn – Robyn Is Here (BMG/RCA) “Here We Go”, “Where Did Our Love Go” – writer/producer Album Robyn IS Here, released in Sweden in 1995, 2x Platinum, Japan 1996 and US 1997, Platinum in US (1,5 Million)