Terry Britten

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Terry Britten is a Grammy and Ivor Novello award winning songwriter and music producer, based in London, England.

He has written and produced songs for artists including Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Bonnie Raitt, Lenny Kravitz and Cliff Richard.

Tina Turner’s hit ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, co-written with Graham Lyle, received three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal. It was a Billboard No 1 single and the title of her biographical film. 'What's Love' was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and the National Museum of African American Music.

‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’ also co-written with Lyle and sung by Turner for the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. It also received two Ivor Novello Awards - Best Contemporary Song and Best Theme Film Song.

Both songs are currently featured in four worldwide productions of ‘Tina’ The Musical, including London’s West End and on Broadway. ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ is featured in four productions of Moulin Rouge the Musical, also In the West End and on Broadway.


“Terry Britten’s double album Afterglow is his debut as a solo artist. 

Recorded between March 2020 and October 2021 the album features several of his award winning songs and covers fifty years of songwriting. His craftsmanship and signature production bring together an eclectic mix of styles. The songs resonate with radio friendly sensibility, masterful arrangements and a truly introspective and honest vocal delivery.

“I always toyed with the idea of doing an album of my own, so when the lockdowns came along, it seemed like a good time to start. I had plenty of material to choose from but also wanted to include new songs. My idea was to record around ten songs, but ten soon turned into twenty something. So I thought, why not release it as a double album, and here we are, the old, the new, and a few instrumentals to boot. 

Never saw myself as a singer but I did sing many of my demos, so I got stuck in, and with a lot of encouragement from my friends, the result is finally here, the album Afterglow.”


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