Yak Bondy

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Yak Bondy
Born (1962-07-08) 8 July 1962 (age 59)
Germany
Occupation(s)Songwriter, producer, programmer, composer
InstrumentsKeyboards, piano, percussion
Years active1990–present

Yak Bondy (born 8 July 1962 as Jerk Bondy in Germany) is a London-based music producer, songwriter, and composer. Bondy has been professionally involved in the music industry since 1990, when he was a musical director for Lisa Stansfield's world tour.[1] Bondy works with the music licensing service, Hollywood Elite Music & Media in Los Angeles.[2]

Career[edit]

Bondy worked as musical director on Lisa Stansfield's first world tour which included an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. The tour ended with a performance at Rock in Rio 1991.[3] Bondy worked as a music programmer with Indian musician A.R. Rahman on his 1997 studio album Vande Mataram. In 2000, Bondy was credited with keyboards and programming in Pokémon: The Movie 2000.[4]

In 2004, Bondy had both producer and songwriting credits on the album Free Me, from former Spice Girl, Emma Bunton.[5] One of the songs on the album co-written by Bondy, "Maybe", debuted at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart,[6] and later a remixed version rose to number 6 in the US on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play. Bondy also co-wrote and produced the song, "Just a Little Girl" with Amy Studt. The song rose as high as number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.[7]

While Bondy's most notable achievements were with Bunton and Studt, he has also worked with notable performers such as, Rachel Stevens,[8] S Club 8 and S Club 7. Bondy is also credited on the 2004 album from Alexander Klaws, Here I Am.[9] Klaws was the winner of Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German entry in the Idol franchise. Bondy works as a senior songwriting tutor at BIMM, in London[10]

Discography[edit]

Artist/album Year Credits
Lisa Stansfield/Real Love[11] 1991 Harmonica, keyboards, programming
M People/Renaissance[12] 1994 Remix, production
Spice/Fred's Bowling Center[13] 1994 Composer, production, vocals
Maysa/Maysa[14] 1995 Composer
Annie Lennox/Train in Vain; No More I love You's[15] 1995 Programming, remixes
Spice/Vario Bel Air[16] 1996 Backing vocals, production
Mark Morrison/Who's the Mack[17] 1997 Production, remix
A.R. Rahman/Vande Mataram[18] 1997 Programming
Billie/Honey to the B[19] 1998 Backing vocals, keyboards, production, programming, vocoder
A.R. Rahman/Dil Se..[20] 1999 Remix programmer
Melanie C/I Turn to You[21] 2000 Production
Madison Avenue/The Polyester Embassy[22] 2000 Percussion,programming
Billie Piper/Walk of Life[23] 2000 Arranged by(strings), keyboards, production, recorded by
S Club 7/Natural[24] 2000 Programming
S Club 7/Sunshine[25] 2001 Drums, keyboards, production
Holly Valance/Footprints[26] 2002 Programming
Amy Studt/Just a Little Girl[27] 2002 Production, keyboards, drums, bass, written by
Rachel Stevens/Funky Dory[28] 2003 Keyboards, production, written by
Amy Studt/Misfit[29] 2003 Production, written by
Amy Studt/False Smiles[30] 2003 Keyboard, production, instruments, piano
Tymes 4/4 Story[31] 2003 Production, written by
S Club 8/Sundown[32] 2003 Production
Lisa Stansfield/The Complete Collection[33] 2003 Keyboards, programming, harmonica
Emma Bunton/Free Me[34] 2004 keyboards, production, written by
Alexander/Here I am[35] 2004 Written by
Various Artists/Barbie Girls[36] 2005 Composer
Emma Bunton/Life in Mono[37] 2006 Written by, mixed by, production, instruments
Samuell Purdey/Musically Adrift[38] 2008 Vocoder

Filmography[edit]

Program/type Year Credits
Animal Traffic/Documentary(film music)[39] 1988 Drums, programmer
Dil Se.../movie 1998 Programmer
Pokémon: Power of One/movie 1999 Programmer
The Royal Variety Performance 2002/television special 2002 Arranger
I Dream/television series 2004 Composer[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Piltz, Albrecht; Kleinermanns, Ralf, "interview mit Yak Bondy, Musical Director der Lisa-Stansfielt-Tour '90", Keyboards (in German): 17–25
  2. ^ "Yak Bondy Biography". Hollywood Elite Artists. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Lisa Stansfield Tour History". Lisa Stansfield. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Yak Bondy Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Yak Bondy Credits". Artist Direct. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Emma Bunton". Official Charts. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Songs Written by Yak Bondy". Music VF. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Vocaltech Graduate Hits The Charts". TourDates.Co.Uk. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  9. ^ "Music Discographie Yak Bondy". Music Discographie. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Yak Bondy". The British and Irish Modern Music Institute. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Lisa Stansfield Real Love Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  12. ^ "M People Renaissance Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Spice Fred's Bowling Center". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Maysa Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Annie Lennox Train in Vain Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Spice Vario Bel Air Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Mark Morrison Who's the Mack Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  18. ^ "AR Rahman Vande Mataram Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Billie Honey to the B Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  20. ^ "A.R. Rahman Dil Se.. Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Melanie C I Turn to You Credits". discogs. 27 October 2015.
  22. ^ "Madison Avenue The Polyester Embassy Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  23. ^ "Billie Piper Walk of Life Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  24. ^ "S Club 7 Natural Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  25. ^ "S Club 7 Sunshine Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  26. ^ "Holly Valance Footprints Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  27. ^ "Amy Studt Just a Little Girl Credits". discogs. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  28. ^ "Rachel Stevens Funky Dory Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  29. ^ "Amy Studt Misfit Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  30. ^ "Amy Studt False Smiles Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  31. ^ "Tymes 4 4 Story Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  32. ^ "S Club 8 Sundown Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  33. ^ "Lisa Stansfield The Complete Collection Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  34. ^ "Emma Bunton Free Me Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  35. ^ "Alexander Here I am Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  36. ^ "Barbie Girls Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  37. ^ "Emma Bunton Life in Mono Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  38. ^ "Yak Bondy Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  39. ^ "Latin Quarter Swimming Against the Stream Credits". discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  40. ^ "Yak Bondy Profile". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 27 October 2015.