Tim Metcalfe (musician)

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Timothy Grant Metcalfe (born 12 March 1988) is an Australian-born, Melbourne–based

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songwriter and record producer. He is known for his work on Robbie Williams' platinum-selling album Take the Crown (2012), with writing partner Flynn Francis. Metcalfe wrote eight songs on the album, which has become an international hit. Take the Crown has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide and has risen to No. 1 in seven countries, including the UK, [1] Germany, and Ireland.

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Popular hit "Into the Silence" was orchestrated and released as part of Robbie Williams' compilation album XXV (Deluxe Edition). [2]

On 25 February 2022, it was revealed that Metcalfe had teamed up with regular collaborators Robbie Williams and Flynn Francis, under the band name Lufthaus to record concept album "Visions, Volume 1".


Career

In June 2012, Metcalfe signed with Universal Music Publishing Group president Evan Lamberg as a songwriter and producer. [3]

In 2014, Metcalfe co-wrote and produced six songs on Robbie Williams' album Under the Radar Volume 1 . The opening song, "Bully", was released for free on 1 December to Williams' fans, presented by Café Royal, who promoted it on the same day in the brand's first television advert as part of the campaign "In the service of good taste".

Metcalfe worked with drum and bass producer Piers Baron on a band project, Maize. Maize have remixed songs for Gwen Stefani, Marina and the diamonds and Ms Mr. In 2016, Maize released I Like You. [4] In 2017, he co-wrote and produced six songs on Robbie Williams' album Under the Radar Volume 2 , including the lead single "Eyes on the Highway".

On 25 February 2022, it was revealed that Metcalfe had teamed up with regular collaborators Robbie Williams and Flynn Francis to record the trance track "Sway", with Williams adopting new alias 'Lufthaus'. [5] . On 7 October 2022, Lufthaus released the single "Soul Seekers" [6] . Williams' XXV tour started on 9 October 2022 in The O2 Arena, supported by Lufthaus. [7] . Lufthaus' debut album, "Visions, Volume 1" was released on 6 October 2023. The single "Immortal", featuring singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor, was released the day before. [8]

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