Gary Set to Go In September
Go, the son of a producer for Jim Henson's Muppets, is a gifted narrator who is equally influenced by writers Paul Auster and Arthur Miller as by David Bowie and Trent Reznor. Highlights from Go's album include the endearingly reflective, "So-So" and "Open Arms," an ode to self-acceptance that blends beautiful production and a soaring chorus. Musicians joining Go include Living Colour's Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbush (who was also in the legendary Sugar Hill Gang), and eclectic songstress Carina Round.
This self-taught multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter has generated an explosion of press acclaim in the UK. Q Magazine declares the album is a "gigantic pop debut" while Red Magazine raves that Go's self-titled debut is a "Must-Hear Album… If you like Coldplay, you'll like this!" The Sun describes Go as "the musical love child of Chris Martin and David Gary, with an added dash of bespectacled charm."
Go's uphill climb to success has included jobs at numerous studios as well as a life-altering rejection from Peter Gabriel for a job at Real World studio in Bath. Told by Gabriel to "concentrate on songwriting," Go took that advice and immersed himself in his music, leading him to record his debut album and make the line-up for Wembley Stadium this July where he'll hit the stage with just one instrument in tow: his iPhone.
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