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John Calvert is a producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Native Studios, Brockley, London. He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and has produced, recorded and written music for Columbia, RCA, Polydor, Warner Brothers, Ministry of Sound, Wolftone, PIAS, 37 Adventures and Dirty Hit Records.
John started his career as a producer in 2014 after a day jamming with fellow session musician Nao produced better-than-expected results. The first tracks they ever wrote together (Nao's Back Porch, In The Morning and Take Control of You) prompted Native Management to begin representing them both and the success of Nao's early releases allowed them both to concentrate on writing and production full time. John has since contributed production and writing to all of Nao's longform releases and worked as MD for her band for their first 3 tours.
John's first full album as a producer was Ghostpoet's Mercury-nominated Shedding Skin, an album he recorded in full and played many of the instruments on. He also worked as Ghostpoet's MD and bass player for several tours, cementing his reputation as an all-round musician, producer and organiser.
With a full service studio - inc vocal booth, drum booth, multiple analogue synths and control room - John is able to take on a wide rang of production and engineering jobs. Whether it is string arrangement and recording for Mura Masa's Love For That, mixing for Jadu Heart or detailed drum tracking for Adam Betts' Colossal Squid album, John has the skills and environment to deliver at the highest level.
Production and songwriting take equal billing for John and recent writing credits in addition to Nao include 11 songs from Bonzai's first 3 EPs (Columbia), Soleima's Cracks (Warner Bros), Jodie Abacus' debut album (Ministry of Sound), Gundelach's EP (U OK), Chrystal's debut single Waves (37 Adventures) & Celeste's debut single The Milk & Honey (Warner Bros).