美國「治癒系」唱作人 約翰·格蘭特(John Grant)首度來港演出
- 約翰•格蘭特(John Grant)被譽為「21世紀最美麗的嗓音」。
- 全英音樂獎(BRIT Awards) 「最佳國際男歌手」提名。
- 得到Elton John垂青、音樂才女Sinead O’Connor為忠實歌迷。
- 文青聖殿Rough Trade Records挑選年度最佳專輯首位。
- Cocteau Twins成員創辦著名獨立音樂品牌Bella Union旗下最暢銷藝人
- 首度來港演出, 亞洲區巡演只有兩場，香港第一站。
利用一把天生沉厚憂鬱的嗓音，訴說一個又一個滄桑的人生故事，一直以來，前Sadcore/Dream Pop樂隊The Czars主音、Bella Union廠牌旗下美國唱作男歌手約翰·格蘭特(John Grant) 以歌聲治癒世界各地獨立樂迷心靈。為配合全新專輯《Grey Tickles, Black Pressure》的宣傳工作，約翰·格蘭特將於今年3月6日首度來港，於《Love Da x Bella Union Presents: John Grant Live in Hong Kong》巡迴演唱會中進行演出。
自從2004年The Czars解散之後，以唱作人身份重新上路的約翰·格蘭特事業並非一帆風順，受到濫藥、酗酒問題困擾，鬱鬱不得志的他要在六年後憑著一張出色的個人首張專輯《The Queen Of Denmark》才不致令他的音樂才華受到埋沒。2013年專輯《Pale Green Ghosts》更令他得到全英音樂獎(BRIT Awards) 「最佳國際男歌手」提名肯定，與Bruno Mars、Drake 、Eminem、Justin Timberlake等知名音樂人角逐殊榮。全新專輯《Grey Tickles, Black Pressure》不單登上英國大碟榜Top 10，也入圍權威音樂媒體《The Guardian》和《Rough Trade》的年度最佳專輯。除了發表個人作品之外，近年他也跟不同音樂人如Sinead O’Connor、Rumer、Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl)、Midlake、Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) 、Hercules and Love Affair合作，多才多藝的他甚至幫助曾來港演出的冰島新貴唱作人Ásgeir作品翻譯成英文歌詞。
在過去數月約翰·格蘭特早已在愛爾蘭及英國多個城市進行巡演，而在亞洲區就只有上海站和香港站兩場演出，大家切勿錯過觀看這個擁有被譽為「21世紀最美麗的嗓音」的唱作歌手現場親身演繹其經典名作的機會！有關節目的即時更新和相關資訊，請登入 https://www.facebook.com/lovedarecordshk 和 http://www.instagram.com/lovedarecords 關注Love Da Records。
《Love Da x Bella Union Presents: John Grant Live in Hong Kong》
地點: 九龍灣國際展貿中心Music Zone @ E-Max
演出名單: 約翰·格蘭特(John Grant)與樂隊 (美國)
門票: HKD460 (預售)、HKD560 (現場)
John Grant – Live in Hong Kong for the first time in history
- John Grant is crowned the most angelic voice of 21st century
- Nominated for “Best International Male Solo Artist” in the Brit Awards 2013 & 2014
- He is acknowledged by high-profile and legendary musicians and artists such as Elton John, Sinead O’Connor.
- Selected as album of the year by the holy grail of record stores which none other than Rough Trade Records.
- He is founding member of Cocteau Twins as well as the bestselling artist of renowned indie record company Bella Union
- It is John’s very first Asia tour with only 2 limited stops, one of them being Hong Kong
Born with the gift of an alluring voice, John Grant depicts his life-experiences and vision in his music, staring as the ex-main vocalist of Sadcore/Dream Pop band “The Czars”, he has come a long way till now being one of the bestselling artist of acclaimed independent label “Bella Union”, spreading his invigorating and curative vocals to all his fans around the world. In-conjunction with the promotion of his newly released hit album “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure”, John Grant has set out on a tour in Hong Kong presented by Love Da Records and Bella Union on the 6th of March for the very first time in history!
Since the break-up of alternative rock band “The Czars” back in 2004, John has pursued a solo career which wasn’t exactly a smooth sails, persevering through battles with drug and alcohol abuse and struggles with personal issues, John had overcame it all releasing his very first solo album “The Queen of Denmark” which was a pinnacle of his vocal and musical prowess.
His second solo album “Pale Green Ghosts” also bolstered him to be nominated as “The Best International Male Solo Artist” in the “Brit Awards” alongside Bruno Mars, Drake, Eminem and Justin Timberlake.
John’s latest album “Grey Tickles, Black Pressure” has been charted top 10 in the British album chart, as well as being recognized in news and other media such as “The Guardian” and “Rough Trade” as the best album of the year.
Asides from being a solo artist, John has also collaborated with many well-known artists in different genres such as Sinead O’Connor, Rumer, Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl), Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls), Hercules and Love Affair, he has also recently collaborated with Iceland Musician Asgier to cover one of his songs in English.
For the past couple of months, John has already completed tours for many cities in the UK and his next stop is Shanghai and Hong Kong being the only 2 shows in Asia. This is a one and only opportunity to experience one of the most angelic male voices of the 21st century, don’t miss it!
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“Love Da x Bella Union Presents: John Grant Live In Hong Kong”
Date: Sunday 6th of March 2016
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Music Zone E-Max
Ticket prices: $480 for pre-sales tickets / $580 at the door