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Elbow Frontman Guy Garvey Releasing Debut Solo Album

09/23/2015
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(Prog) Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has confirmed the release of debut solo album Courting The Squall on October 30. He will also launch a European tour in November, with his live band augmented by Elbow's brass section.

He recorded the initial parts at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, along with a band he formed from his "favourite musicians outside Elbow" - Pete Jobson of I Am Kloot, Nathan Sudders from The Whip, keyboardist Ben Christophers and drummer Alex Reeves.

Garvey reports that the outfit "moved fast and drank a lot" and focused on recording with minimal overdubs. While his main band is a democracy, the frontman was "firmly and exclusively in the driving seat" for Courting The Squall. See the upcoming tour dates here.

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