Gethin Pearson: Hitmaker Fund
Gethin Pearson didn’t take a traditional career path to becoming a hit producer. He started out as a musician, getting his first taste of music industry success when a song he co-wrote with Funeral For A Friend ended up a Gold record. This led to him producing demos for local artists from a converted coalshed and a management deal for his own artist project.
For several years, based in Wales and far from the industry ‘hub’, he juggled a part-time primary school teaching job with production and writing, including an album with The Enemy, working on a Top 20 record with Mallory Knox and producing / mixing the critically acclaimed second album from Jaws.
With his production career gaining momentum, he took what was supposed to be a sabbatical – and never went back to teaching. Since then he has worked with artists including Kele Okereke on the Bloc Party frontman’s respected solo album ‘2042’ and music for his play ‘Leave To Remain’, and Badly Drawn Boy, on the Mercury Prize Winner’s 2020 album ‘Banana Skin Shoes’, of which Gethin also co-wrote the title track.
His other credits include Crystal Fighters, Orla Gartland, To Kill A King, Alma ft French Montana and Charli XCX. He’s currently in the studio with whenyoung producing their anticipated second album, having also remotely produced and mixed their single ‘The Prayer’ during lockdown.
Still proudly based in Wales, but with an eye on international success, Gethin is excited to receive support from PRSF’s Hitmaker Fund.