Grammy-nominated composer and song writer in back of an array of hits penned for artists such as for example Kelly Clarkson, Adele, and Katy Perry. He’s especially remarked for creating OneRepublic’s “Apologize” which became perhaps one of the most downloaded tracks in US digital background after its discharge. A self trained drummer at age ten, in a short time he was a multi-instrumentalist after his grandmother trained him to try out piano. Then spent a lot of his youngsters performing in college rings, DJing dances, functioning being a cathedral organist and choir movie director, and even owning a every week radio display at Trent College or university. He co-wrote and created “With the Sophistication of God”, a tune performed by Katy Perry on the 2015 Grammys advocating against local violence towards females. His dad was a minister for the United Cathedral of Canada and he’d often perform for the organ and in the choir at his cathedral. He eventually wedded Swedish songwriter Nina Woodward and provided delivery to four kids. His first main hit being a songwriter was Celine Dion’s “THE REASON WHY” which quickly became a high 5 strike throughout Europe.