Post EMF and songwriting career
After leaving EMF, he found independent success with the band Whistler, signed to Wiiija Records. Whistler released two albums, Whistler
and Faith in the Morning
In 2007, Dench wrote the duet Beautiful Liar
for Beyoncé and Shakira, and "Tattoo" for American Idol winner Jordin Sparks with Amanda Ghost
with whom he had worked since 1995 when they wrote for Ghost's Ghost Stories
album. Beyoncé's 2008 album I Am Sasha Fierce
saw a further three Dench and Ghost collaborations: Disappear
, Ave Maria
, and Satellites
Dench co-wrote Colours
on the Prodigy's 2009 album, Invaders Must Die
, and "Red" a top 5 hit for Daniel Merriweather in the UK in May 2009. Gypsy
, another collaboration with Amanda Ghost, was the third single from the album, She Wolf
From March 2009 until November 2010, Dench was Vice President of A&R at Epic Records in New York, where he A&R'd albums by Alice Smith and Augustana and signed the acts Progress in Color and HeyHiHello.
In 2011, Dench collaborated in the writing of Bedroom Hymns
from Florence and the Machine's Ceremonials
album, and her collaboration with ASAP Rocky, I Come Apart
In 2013, Dench collaborated on the Sub Focus track Endorphins
, reaching No 10 in the UK charts, The Conversation
by Texas and Astronaut
by Joel Compass.
The singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum sang two Dench-penned songs in the ITV series The Halcyon
Dench works as a mentor for The Songwriting Academy
. He is presently head of A&R at the London-based independent LGM Records.
Dench won an Ivor Novello Award for Beautiful Liar in the Best Selling British Song Category in 2008. In 2009, he was nominated for a Golden Globe as co-writer of Once in a Lifetime, sung by Beyonce for the film, Cadillac Records. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2010, one as co-producer of two tracks on Beyoncé's album I Am... Sasha Fierce, which was nominated as Album of the Year and the other for Once in a Lifetime.
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