Ken Nelson (British record producer)

This article is about the English record producer. For American record producer, see Ken Nelson (United States record producer).
Ken Nelson
Birth name Ken Nelson
Born (1959-02-06) 6 February 1959
Origin Liverpool, England
Occupation(s) Record producer

Ken Nelson (born 6 February 1959 in Liverpool) is an English record producer. After several years working on demos and independent artists, he achieved success with Gomez, and worldwide success with the first Coldplay recording.[1] He has also worked with Badly Drawn Boy,[2] Howling Bells,[3] The Charlatans,[4] Kings of Convenience,[2] The Orange Lights,[5] Ray LaMontagne,[6] Snow Patrol,[7] Paolo Nutini,[6] and Deadbeat Darling.

He has won three US Grammy awards,[8] two Mercury Music Prizes, and was "Music Week" magazine's 'Producer of the Year' in 2003.[9]

The Canadian singer/songwriter Alana Levandoski began recording her second album with producer Ken Nelson in Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada- at a local church in February 2008. Final sessions for her album took place at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, England in April and May 2008.[7]

Selected discography


  1. Baker, Brian (4 August 2004). "Blues Travelers : With "split The Difference," Gomez Returns To Playing Gritty Rock 'n' Roll". Cleveland Free Times. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  2. 1 2 Drever, Andrew (18 March 2005). "The Word". The Age. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  3. Dunn, Emily (1 February 2007). "Aussie rockers are a howling success". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  4. Davis, Jim (11 May 2004). "X-clusive: The Charlatans Still Fighting Fit". Xfm London. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  5. Condron, Neil (11 May 2007). "The Orange Lights - Life Is Still Beautiful (Blackbird)". Gigwise. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  6. 1 2 "Paolo Nutini Arrives in America With "LIVE SESSIONS"; Scottish Soul Sensation Poised to Make U.S. TV Debut, Followed by Austin City Limits Festival Performance; Four-Track Debut EP Hits Stores Tomorrow". Marketwire. 11 September 2006. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  7. 1 2 Leperre, Bruce (8 January 2009). "CD Review - Levandoski". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  8. Jackson, Blair (1 April 2004). "46th Annual Grammy Awards". Mix. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  9. "Kylie's US success rewarded". BBC. 6 March 2003. Retrieved 1 March 2010.

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