Reid & Stanners

Reid & Stanners

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Reid & Stanners is a Scottish song-writing partnership, specialising in fun, radio-friendly pop music.

Biography

Simon Reid and Louise Stanners met whilst studying Popular Music at University in Edinburgh and discovered that they shared not only similar musical tastes, but also the same drive to become professional commercial songwriters. The pair are currently working on various projects with artists and collaborators across the UK, as well as USA and Europe.

In 2008 Reid & Stanners were awarded a place on the BBC/BASCA Songwriters' Academy. Winning one of only 60 places available across the UK (over 3000 entries were received), they were invited to take part in a two-day Masterclass held at BBC Scotland in Glasgow. The event was one of four Masterclasses held in Bristol, Manchester and London, and saw 15 of Britain’s most promising songwriters participate in group writing activities, recording sessions, panel discussions and an open-mic session. Following on from the Glasgow Masterclass, Simon and Louise were invited to perform at The Bedford, in London.

In January, Reid & Stanners signed a publishing deal with London-based Respect Music. Simon and Louise continue to work closely with Respect Music, and its Director Sharon Dean (who was recently also appointed NARIP London Chapter Director).

March 2009 saw Reid & Stanners being awarded 1st place in the Pop/Contemporary Ballad Category of The Pacific Songwriting Competition (Australia). The winning song is called "Like You Said", and can be heard on the Reid and Stanners website or myspace.

Discography

In April 2009 Barbara Orbison chose the Reid & Stanners version of the Roy Orbison song "You're The One" to be included on a worldwide iTunes release entitled "Roy Orbison - Under The Covers".