John Grant with London Contemporary Voices, supported by Faultress

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  • Date 09-02-2023
John Grant with London Contemporary Voices, supported by Faultress, London, England, United Kingdom
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John Grant with London Contemporary Voices, supported by Faultress
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London, England, United Kingdom
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St James's Church Piccadilly
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St James's Church Piccadilly
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London, England, United Kingdom

Part of Piccadilly Piano Festival at St James's.

Doors 7pm, Support 7:30pm-7:55pm, Interval 7:55pm-8:15pm, John Grant 8:15pm-9:10pm

The inventive artist, known for his dulcet baritone and unique brand of melodic chamber-pop, is joined by singers from LCV Choir for a special one-off intimate show with voice and piano. Supported by alt-pop songstress Faultress.

John Grant's recent successes include a Top 10 UK chart entry for his new album Boy From Michigan, which also topped the vinyl charts; a broadsheet front cover in-conversation interview with Sir Elton John; and an expanding list of sold-out shows across the UK.

His debut album was voted MOJO Magazine's best of 2010 and since then Grant's profile has risen through a series of rapturously received and chart-bothering albums that entwined acutely melodic chamber-pop with darkly glittering dance music tropes. Against this brooding and inventive backdrop and channelled through his glorious dulcet baritone, Grant unleashed autobiographical laments and diatribes, as painful and intimate as they were caustic and savagely funny.

Over time, Grant has established himself as one of the great musical chroniclers of the American Dream, angled mostly from its flipside, where your dreams go to die and everything turns to ash. Grant knows America well enough to document it in microscopic, painterly detail, which draws the listener in to a specific sense of place, before untangling its significance with a rich cast-list of local characters.

Michigan is where Grant's journey began, where he felt compelled to hide emerging same-sex feelings from his God-fearing family and community. The Grants' move to Colorado where John spent his miserable closeted teens, and the emotional fall-out, led to severe depression and substance/alcohol addiction. This did not prevent him from going on to win numerous accolades including Attitude Magazine's Man of the Year award, and a BRIT award nomination for Best International Male Solo Artist.

Previous collaborators include Sinead O'Connor, Alison Goldfrapp, Elbow, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Susanne Sundfor. Grant was also one of four vocalists to perform Songs Of Scott Walker as part of 2017's BBC Proms season, with The Heritage Orchestra and London Contemporary Voices, conducted by Jules Buckley at the Royal Albert Hall - a venue that Grant had sold out on his own the previous year 2016.

London Contemporary Voices (LCV) is one of the UK's leading contemporary choirs. LCV has worked with hundreds of award-winning artists from U2, Sam Smith and ABBA, to Lewis Capaldi, Wolf Alice and Alt-J. With singers from a range of musical backgrounds, many of whom are artists in their own right, LCV is known for its contemporary sound and popular session videos which have amassed millions of views online.

Supported by Faultress. Faultress creates incisive and psychological songs that offer us a look into the complex fragmentation of feminine power, desire and mental health in a rapidly changing musical and cultural world. With a diverse set of influences that includes the likes of Kate Bush, James Blake, Aldous Harding, FKA Twigs and Joni Mitchell, she has won her accolades from Clash and Tom Robinson, and she has featured on BBC 6 Music numerous times. Her musical storytelling centres around the female experience of mental health, desire and power. For example, her song Vampires relays her ongoing battle with intermittent anxious depression; the overwhelming consumption of it on the body and mind and then the ease of its disappearance.

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Artists: John Grant, London Contemporary Voices, Faultress

Registration Fees
Registration Fees Details
Band A: GBP 45.00, Band B: GBP 35.00, Band C: GBP 12.00
Registration Ways
St James's Piccadilly  197 Piccadilly  Pin/Zip Code : W1J 9LL
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