[biography]

Kipper is a Grammy and Emmy winning producer and musician, best known for producing and performing on Sting’s biggest selling solo album Brand New Day as well as the platinum albums All This Time and Sacred Love. His passion for music was fired by being given a guitar at the age of seven and within a week was playing Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”.

Kipper soon progressed to writing his own songs and, by the time he was 19, had formed his own band, One Nation, who signed to IRS/MCA records in 1986. The band went on to make two albums, Strong Enough and Big Life, Big Tears and embarked on numerous tours which included opening for the likes of The Temptations, Jeff Beck and Elvis Costello. Kipper disbanded One Nation to focus his energies on his production and writing skills in 1992.

He wrote and produced for such successful artists as Gary Numan, Catherine Zeta Jones and Curtis Stigers and went on to play, produce and write scores for a number of Hollywood feature films.

A chance meeting with Sting, while he was working on the Sharon Stone movie The Mighty, led to Kipper being invited to Tuscany to collaborate on what was to become Brand New Day, the album that spawned the worldwide hit Desert Rose. Kipper then toured as Sting’s musical director, playing keyboards in the band for four years, and produced and performed on all of Sting’s musical output between 1998 and 2005.

The albums he has produced have sold more than 15 million copies, and Kipper has gone on to work with Stevie Wonder, James Morrison, Mary J Blige, James Taylor, Richard Marx, Clay Aiken and Chris Botti.

Kipper works from his own studio in rural Surrey where he produces, writes and mixes new and established artistes alike, and is always on the lookout for fresh and exciting talent.

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