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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

James Grant Returns to The Met

The Met welcomes singer songwriter James Grant on Friday 11 March at 8pm for an intimate acoustic gig.

One of the most talented songwriters in the UK, James Grant is best known for his work with Love and Money and Karen Matheson. His solo career has been equally successful, with string influences of Scott Walker and John Martyn in his work. His fifth album, Strange Flowers, was released to great acclaim.
James Grant\’s career began in the early eighties, when he formed Friends Again with Chris Thompson (The Bathers). Although short-lived, their influence was huge, helping to define the emerging sound of the Scottish bands that followed them.
It was in Love and Money that James found more widespread recognition; four albums, working with legendary producers such as Gary Katz (Steely Dan) and Tom Dowd (Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin) several hit singles, a world-wide following and silver discs in the UK helped seal his reputation as one of the best songwriters in the country.
In 1996 he contributed four songs to the solo album of Capercaillie vocalist Karen Matheson, including the title track The Dreaming Sea. He has written extensively on all of Karen\’s solo albums and continues to work in her band.
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