BIMM Manchester Songwriting Degree graduate Lei Jennings has launched his own songwriting collective known as the “1990 Club”.
Having garnered plenty of valuable experience working under the guidance of A-list songwriter Mark Hadfield (Iggy Azalea, Ne-Yo). Since moving-on, Lei has set up his own song-writing collective, who have already worked with the likes Laura White, X Factor 2016 finalist Relley.C with her debut single “Unruly”, Bristolian house duo Blonde and The Voice winner (2015) Kevin Simm to name just a few.
Since graduating from BIMM Music Institute Manchester in 2017, he’s worked with some of the industry’s most renowned pop and RnB producers and writers, including Jin Jin, KAMILLE, Fred Gibson, Ivorian Doll, Tion Wayne, Ray BLK, Fleur East, S1mba and many more.
In 2020, Lei worked with Ivorian Doll on her breakout hit “Rumours”, along with her second single “Body Bag”. Lei also co-wrote the official remixes of the G4 Boyz’s hit “Local Scammer”, along with S1mba’s breakout out hit “Rover”, which was a top-three hit in the UK and now a platinum record.
June 2020 saw Lei signing a joint publishing deal with Phrased Differently and Budde Music. He has since worked with UK Rap royalty Headie One on his No. 1 album Edna. We know this isn’t the last you’ll hear of Lei Jennings!
Here’s what Lei had to say about his approach to songwriting and his experience here at BIMM.
‘Songwriting for other artists isn’t just about the music, it’s also about relationships, consistency and resilience. BIMM helped me to develop these qualities and provided me with the tools I needed for my future. Since leaving, I have started my PGCE within music teaching, while also co- founding ‘The 1990 Club’ where we songwrite and produce for many new and established artists.’