He received his first Ivor Novello Award for their number one hit Run in 2005 and has since gone on to write with Jake Bugg, Rhodes, SOAK and James Bay (above, right) among others.
This May, Iain received a second Ivor for his and James’ gilded folk ballad Hold Back the River.
The track, which peaked at number two in the UK singles chart, also delivered them Grammy Award nomination and made James a household name on both sides of the Atlantic.
We caught up with Iain on the red carpet of The Ivors to glean his tips for creating award-winning songs and learn about the artists who’ve inspired him along the way…
You can watch an interview with both Iain and James here.