John Grant was amongst our records of the year for 2011 and was playing yesterday in Paris. I must say he is one of the most touching human being I have ever seen live as you can literally feel the complexity of this huge and bearded figure. Here is a guy that comes from real darkness but is very open about his (former?) scars : being young and gay in Michigan in a very straightforward family, going to NY to discover junkie life and a first unsuccesful band (the Czars).
John Grant was very communicative with the audience and always funny…in a kind of desperate way. Interesting stage format as well as no drums, bass or guitar but only him and another musican playing alternatively the piano or keyboards.
Here are two beautiful songs; enjoy and get his first solo LP “Queen of Denmark”. Please click as well for an excellent review from Robert’s blog about John Grant’s recent show in Bristol.