Sacha Skarbek

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Sacha Skarbek

Biography

Sacha Skarbek is a Grammy nominated and two time Ivor Novello winner.

Sacha showed early talent as a musician, winning many piano competitions from the age of seven. Awarded music scholarships to Northbourne Park and King’s School Canterbury, Sacha was taught by the distinguished pianist Ronald Smith and played French horn, clarinet and percussion. He went on to study in Oxford where he gained a degree in music.

Sacha’s musical empathy and classical background bring an unmistakeable quality to his songs and compositions. The breadth of his talent is reflected by the artists he has worked with including: Neneh Cherry, Samantha Mumba (no.2 hit Body to Body)Adele (Cold Shoulder), Jason Mraz, Tristan Prettyman, Sir Paul McCartney, Beverley Knight, Duffy (Save it for your prayers), Jon Bon Jovi, Cherie (BMI award winning song I am Ready) and Sacha played a key role in the development of James Blunt with whom he wrote the Worldwide no.1 hit,You’re Beautiful and a further six co-writes on the multi-platinum selling debut album, “Back to Bedlam”, including follow up singles Wisemen and Goodbye My lover. “Sacha gave me my education in the art of songcraft”. (James Blunt).

Sacha has a unique ability to combine his experience as a top session musician with his love of songwriting. As interested in working with developing artists as with major established acts, for Sacha it’s “all about the song”.

Sacha is currently working with other top songwriters such as, Glen Ballard, Kara Dioguardi, Craig Wiseman, Sean Garrett, Greg Wells, Jeff Cohen and Elliot Kennedy. In addition he is writing with acts likeSeal, Jason Mraz, Gwen Stefani, Pussy Cat Dolls, Duffy, Ben’s Brother and Nick Lechay, as well as developing new blood from his “Deamon productions” studio, based in Notting hill, London, including the amazing Double 0 Zero band.

Sacha has produced the talented Tristan Prettyman album, Jive records,Amie Mirellio, Richard Fleeshman and is starting Ilse Delange’s new record.

Sacha has recently co-written the comeback single for Gareth Gates, “Changes”. Ben’s Brothers debut single, “Beauty Queen”. Adele’s “Cold Shoulder”, multiple songs on Jason Mraz’s album “We Sing and We Dance and We Steal Things” and Make a Change for German super band No Angels. Kalan Porter’s “Run run run”, Ryan Cabrera’s “How about tonight” and has co-written six songs on Tristan Prettyman’s album, “Hello”.