John Ballard (record producer)

John Ballard (born 14 April 1951) is a Scottish Singer/Songwriter and record producer, based in Gothenburg, Sweden where he has a recording studio (Tuff Studios). At Tuff Studios he has produced amongst others, Ace of Base (their first 3 albums), as well as co-writing some of their songs.

As Producer:
Year Artist(s) Song
1992 Ace Of Base Happy Nation
1993 Ace Of Base The Sign
1995 Ace Of Base The Bridge
1998 Ace Of Base Life Is A Flower
As Composer/Writer or Co-Writer:
Year Artist(s) Song Notes
Ace Of Base No Stranger to Love
Ace Of Base Mercy Mercy
Ace Of Base Look Around Me Unreleased
Ace Of Base Angel of Love Unreleased
1995 Ace Of Base Beautiful Life Released on the album 'The Bridge'
1995 Ace Of Base Perfect World Released on the album 'The Bridge'
1995 Ace Of Base Que Sera Released on the album 'The Bridge'
1995 Ace Of Base Edge of Heaven Released on the album 'The Bridge'
1998 Ace Of Base I Pray Released on the album 'Flowers'
1998 Ace Of Base Don't Go Away Released on the albums 'Cruel Summer' & 'Flowers'
2013 Farid Mammadov "Hold Me" Azerbaijan entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 2nd place[1]
2014 Tolmachevy Sisters "Shine" Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 7th place[2]
2016 Sergey Lazarev "You Are the Only One" Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 3rd place
2017 Demy "This Is Love" Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 19th place
2018 DoReDoS "My Lucky Day" Moldovan entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 10th place

John has also written songs for the Eurovision Song Contest and also performed twice in the Swedish qualification rounds of ESC in the 1980s:

Year Artist(s) Song Notes
1983 John Ballard/Ann-Louise Hanson Bara En Enda Gång Took 5th place in the Swedish qualification rounds of the ESC.
1984 John Ballard Rendez-Vous Took 3rd place in the Swedish qualification rounds of the ESC.

Other projects

Ballard founded the successful Scandinavian band Bubbles and wrote and recorded most of their songs.

He wrote and recorded the title track for the European release of Ice Age

He wrote most of the tracks for the Swedish boyband Together, including the track "Vänner" (Friends) which went to number one in Sweden.

References

  1. "Schlagerveteraner till final med Azerbajdzjan" (in Swedish). Skånska Dagbladet. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  2. "UPDATE : Russian Song Will be "Shine" by International Writing Team". March 17, 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
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