Award Winning Songwriter / Producer
Nowels is a Grammy / Ivor Novello award winning songwriter / producer who has worked with many of the most vibrant artists in contemporary music. Beginning with his number one worldwide hit single, “Heaven Is A Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle in 1987 Rick has since co-written 52 top 20 singles. His songs have appeared on over 200 million albums. He is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboards, bass) who incorporates contemporary sounds and rhythms within classic songwriting. He has recently produced the first album of new material by Yusuf/Cat Stevens in 28 years. Rick has written with or had his songs recorded by the following artists: Madonna, Dido, Nelly Furtado, New Radicals, Jewel, Craig David, Santana, Sinead O’Conner, Texas, Stevie Nicks Celine Dion, Anita Baker, k.d. lang, Tupac, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart, Cher, Charlotte Church, Belinda Carlisle, Ronan Keating, Mel C., Geri Haliwell (Spice Girls), Darren Hayes (Savage Garden), Boy George, Sonique and Amber.
Selected hits include White Flag: Dido (Ivor Novello song of the year/ #1 hot AC song of the year), The Game Of Love: Santana (F/ Michelle Branch) (ASCAP song of the year 2004/ #1 hot AC song of the year 2003), Standing Still: Jewel (#1 Hot AC), You Get What You Give: New Radicals (Top 5 worldwide), The Power Of Goodbye: Madonna (#1 UK/ Europe), Here With Me (Producer): Dido (#1 UK/ Europe), Inner Smile: Texas (#1 UK/ Europe), Don’t You Trust Me: 2Pac (F/ Dido), The Consequences of Falling: k.d. lang, Sky: Sonique (#1 Europe), Sexual (Li Da Di): Amber (#1 Dance), Falling Into You: Celine Dion (Grammy Award Album of The Year), Tears From The Moon: Conjure One (F/ Sinead O’Connor), One and One: Robert Miles (#1 UK/ Europe), Body & Soul: Anita Baker (#1 R & B), Rooms On Fire: Stevie Nicks (#1 Rock), Heaven Is a Place On Earth: Belinda Carlisle (#1 Worldwide).