RSR325 - Colin Brittain - Producing Papa Roach, Dashboard Confessional, & 5 Seconds of Summer - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR325 – Colin Brittain – Producing Papa Roach, Dashboard Confessional, & 5 Seconds of Summer

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My guest today is Colin Brittain an American songwriter, producer and musician signed to Warner Chappell Music. He has written and produced for acts such as Papa Roach, Hands Like Houses, Basement, Dashboard Confessional, 5 Seconds of Summer, Stick to Your Guns, Miyavi, One Ok Rock, and Beautiful Bodies.

Colin began his career playing drums in the band Oh No Fiasco.[2] Oh No Fiasco was signed to Five Seven Music where they released their debut EP, No One's Gotta Know.

Colin Brittain is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist whose work consistently hits #1 on the billboard charts. Known for his dynamic, genre-bending productions, Colin’s credits include platinum LPs and Singles for artists such as 5 Seconds of Summer, One OK Rock, All Time Low, Avicii and Papa Roach.

Writing and production credits include back to back #1 debut albums for One OK Rock, All Time Low and Papa Roach – including singles for Papa Roach which for the first time, landed them two #1 mainstream rock songs from the same album and an iHeart Radio nomination for rock song of the year for ‘Help’, leading Papa Roach to be nominated for Rock artist of the year

Thank you to Ryan Hewitt and Kelly at Linear Mgmgt for the introduction.

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