Boots Ottestad is a Norwegian songwriter/producer based in Los Angeles, California. He spent the late 90s as the lead singer, writer and producer of the Getaway People (Columbia Records).
Boots has worked with artists such as Robbie Williams, creating chart-placers like “Come Undone”, which cracked the top 50 singles charts in 15 countries. His work with Robbie produced three more songs, including “Do Me Now”, “Get A Little High” and “Berliner Star”. He has also written songs for Tim McGraw (“I Know How To Love You Well”), with Andy Grammer (“You Should Know Better” and “Miss Me”), Kate Voegele (“Sunshine In The Sky”), Morningwood (six tracks from their album “Diamonds & Studs”), Toby Lightman (seven tracks from her album “Let Go”), and Macy Gray (“Boom Boom”, featured on the Desperate Housewives Soundtrack).
Boots talents in writing, composing, and producing created “Bee” for Lena, a German singer-songwriter and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010. “Bee” was released as a single and peaked at #3 on the German singles charts. Lena’s album “My Cassette Player” debuted on the German album chart at #1 , has been certified five times gold in Germany and was the 5th biggest selling album in Germany during 2010. Boots collaboration with Katherine McPhee created “Lifetime”, a song that was featured in shows like Ghost Whisperer, The Biggest Loser, Hellcats, and 19 Kids And Counting. His work with Rosi Golan has produced songs “Flicker” and “Everything Is Brilliant” for her upcoming album Lead Balloon, as well as the “C’est L’Amour” which was featured in ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and in ads for CHICCO that aired in nine European countries. His work has also been featured in many television shows, films, and advertisements.