Award-winning producer, musician, writer and programmer.
Kipper is a highly accomplished producer, musician, writer, and programmer, known for his work with a wide range of artists including, Sting, Mary J Blige, James Morrison, Richard Marx, Stevie Wonder, Clay Aiken, Shawn Colvin, Gary Numan and Connie Talbot. The albums he has produced have sold over 14 million copies and he has won both Grammy and Emmy awards for his work.
Kipper’s passion for music began at a young age when his father gave him his first guitar at 7 years old. He progressed quickly, writing his own songs and later forming the band One Nation, which signed to IRS/MCA. After producing two albums and touring extensively Kipper decided to focus on production and writing with solo artists, working extensively with Gary Numan, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Curtis Stigers and also working on numerous Hollywood Film Underscores with legendary film composer Trevor Jones.
Kipper is best known for producing Sting’s best-selling solo album, Brand New Day, for which he won a Grammy for Best Pop Album. He also toured as Sting’s MD/Keyboard player for five years and produced two follow-up albums, All This Time and Sacred Love, winning a second Grammy for Best Duet with Mary J Blige on the song Whenever I Say Your Name.
Most recently, Kipper has collaborated with Bang and Olufsen on a bespoke album project under his own name, produced up-and-coming Hackney artist Benjamin David, and completed an album with Javanese artist Rico Mahesi under the production banner of ESP.
He has his own mix room in Bali and partners with Labyrinth studios Nyenyi, giving him a world-class facility in Asia. However, his love of London’s energy, artists, and studios means he still travels frequently.