Ken Nelson

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Ken Nelson

Ken Nelson (born February 6, 1959 in Liverpool, United Kingdom) is a British record producer. After several years working on demos and independent artists such as the Hellfire Sermons and Ruthless Rap Assassins, he achieved success with Gomez, and world-wide success with the first Coldplay recording. He has also worked with Badly Drawn Boy, Howling Bells, The Charlatans, Echo & The Bunnymen, Kings Of Convenience, Orange Lights, Ray LaMontagne, Feeder, Skin, Snow Patrol, Polly Paulusma and Paolo Nutini.

He has won three US Grammy awards, two Mercury Music Prizes, and was "Music Week" magazine's 'Producer Of The Year' in 2003.

Selected discography

The Oracle on ken Nelson

November 24, 2009 - submitted by John, Ireland
Q. Who is Disco Ken!?
The Oracle replies:
That'd be Ken Nelson who produced Parachutes, AROBTTH and some tracks on X&Y.

September 17, 2009 - submitted by Bec, Australia
Q. To dear Oracle,
I saw the Coldplay message on the Rockfield Guest Book and who oh who is Disco Ken? Also is there any reason Chris used a blue pen and WHOSE WRITING IS IT?
luv luv luv Bec
pip pip xx
The Oracle replies:
Disco Ken is Ken Nelson who was the producer at the helm of those studio sessions.
Ken also appeared in The Nappies video donning a wig of course...


Ken Nelson: Recording Coldplay's Parachutes

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