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Pe Production Presents… James Grant.
Thu 18 May 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
James Grant is widely acknowledged as one of Scotland’s most prolific songwriters.
He first came to international attention as the lead vocalist in Love and Money. Signed to Phonogram at just 18 years old, James wrote four classic albums for the band, including the astonishingly mature Strange Kind of Love. Recording in New York, he worked with producers such as Gary Katz of Steely Dan and Tom Dowd (who produced Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and Aretha Franklin). The albums produced several hit singles, racked up silver disc sales and created a devoted world-wide fanbase.
He has performed or toured with artists as diverse as U2, Nanci Griffiths, Tina Turner, and BB King and appeared on TV shows such as Top of the Pops, The Tube, The Transatlantic Sessions and even Wogan!
As a solo artists, James has released five acclaimed albums, with his first best-of collection released in spring 2012. Drawing from a broad palette of pop, folk, soul, country and blues influences, James twins darkly literate, melodically lush songcraft with his richly potent vocals and virtuoso guitar work, leavening his performances with dashes of wickedly acerbic humour.
‘A ballsier Gram Parsons but with whiskytinged Scottish poetry for lyrics’ The Word
‘One of Scotland’s most gifted songwriters... and what a marvellous singer he is, too, spanning darkly burnished baritone depths and searing soulful intensity’ Scotsman
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