"We met at the Handle office one day where she had met Pip and David to discuss a deal. Two writers in the same building - David couldn't resist and put us together to try and write a few tunes! He was brilliant at that. So we make a date and I rock up to her St. Johns Wood garden flat (she'd had a smash hit with Dancing in the City) with my guitar and a few ideas. We got into a great routine over the next 3 or 4 months: starting early with a game of squash! Into her studio and work, break for an extremely healthy Hain lunch and then more work. She was like a sister to me - a great talent and a good friend. The only time our routine went wrong was when I'd had a night getting smashed with Dave Most in my flat near Regents Park! I was supposed to meet Kit at 9am for Squash and writing. Dave and I were still hammering it at 8.00! Panic, shower, cab - I staggered up to Kits front door and apologised with a foolish grin. The darling girl just grabbed me and pushed me into her spare bedroom where I immediately crashed! She woke me 5 hours later, made me a "Hain lunch" and packed me off in a cab. Our next session 2 days later was more productive - we wrote Bells Of Old Paris! Love that girl, one of my best songwriting partners and a great pal!"
Details of Bradford / Hain demos:-
1. School For Spies .
2. Diamond Lady (covered by Kiki Dee)
3. Don't Let Your Heart let me Down.
4. The Final Ride.
5. Who Saved Who ? (covered by Nicci Sun / Mickey Most)
Vocals & Keyboards: Kit Hain
Guitars Backing Vocals: Chris Bradford
School For Spies
Diamond Lady (covered by Kiki Dee)
Don't Let Your Heart Let Me Down
The Final Ride
Who Saved Who?
The other songs we wrote together are -
Bells of Old Paris, Corridors of Power, Nobody Would Tell me Her Name.
Bells was on her "School for Spies" album along with the title track. We both had a song on Kiki’s Perfect Timing album, Kit’s the title track and mine was "Wild Eyes".
Chris and Kit: September 2016. . she came to visit and catch up !
Now a successful author writing under the moniker Kit Grindstaff, her novel “The Flame in the Mist” won the 2014 Atlantic region Crystal Kite award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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