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Old 20-01-2011, 12:22 PM
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Exclamation JOHN GRANT | Cork gig

Cyprus Avenue
Wed 4th May
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15 from Old Oak
Also available from Plugd & www.cyprusavenue.ie from Monday

***Limited capacity - unreserved seating and some standing***


JOHN GRANT, former singer / songwriter with The Czars, finally returns with extraordinary debut solo album made with MIDLAKE…


Everyone has a favorite band or singer they reckon is subject to criminal neglect. That John Grant’s effortlessly rich, expansive baritone, couched in typically heartbreaking, lush melody, hasn’t found a wider audience indeed drives his fans to consider a crime. But no longer. Because Grant’s first solo album, following three undervalued studio albums (and one similar covers compilation) fronting The Czars, is so undeniably great that the world will surely listen.


“A work of transcendent wonder… Grant confronts romantic loss with astonishing depth of feeling… brutally funny… gorgeously bleak… truly beautiful”
MOJO - 5 Stars ***** (Number 1 MOJO Album of the year)

“the most gorgeous, Seventies-style folky, floaty, dreamy, trippy soft rock you’ve ever heard… a masterpiece”
Sunday Telegraph - 5 Stars *****

“Heartfelt and heartbreaking… Close to perfect”
The Independent On Sunday – 5 stars *****

“Queen Of Denmark takes John’s accomplishments to a new level… without question one of the year’s best albums”
The Sun – 5 Stars *****

“Grant on top form… Wry tales of personal redemption are backed by Midlake’s 70s soft-rock, tuned to its most dreamy”
NME – 8/10

“an album of strength and beauty… Grant’s vocals float over backing from Midlake at their most dreamy and lush”
Q - 4 Stars ****

“a colossus… these are songs with an air of vastness and contemplation recalling Dennis Wilson’s masterpiece, Pacific Ocean Blue… Grant is a man whose time has come”
The Guardian - 4 Stars ****

“Grant is Karen Carpenter to Midlake’s Supertramp: a painfully honest writer, able to render discomfiture in songs with the sweetness of nursery rhymes”
Uncut - 4 Stars ****

“A near-perfect marriage of Grant’s warm baritone with Midlake’s lush woodwind and keyboard textures”
The Independent - 4 stars ****

“while Grant can’t attain perfection in his actual life, he gets pretty close in his art”
The Sunday Times - 4 Stars ****

“Queen of Denmark alchemises John Grant’s complicated personal life into warm, infectiously charming classic rock”
Financial Times - 4 Stars ****

“a brilliant mixture of anger, confession, humour, melody and astonishing vocals… An extraordinary album”
WORD

“A masterpiece of soft, 70s melodies and sadness… Terrific.”
The Observer

“a daring record: Seventies-sounding ballads full of lush wistfulness and unexpected humour”
Esquire

“The Czars’ John Grant returns with a ravaged confessional honey of an album… Intoxicating.”
The Independent (Information)

“A luxurious sounding collection… sweeping, epic ballds are Grant’s forte”
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Old 20-01-2011, 12:32 PM
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Old 20-01-2011, 12:33 PM
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Excellent !
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Old 20-01-2011, 12:55 PM
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Was hoping for this after the Kilkenny announcement. Great booking.
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Old 20-01-2011, 04:48 PM
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Smashing stuff - album and gig of the year last year... by a mile.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5w-kG0iraU
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Old 20-01-2011, 06:14 PM
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Great booking
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Old 20-01-2011, 06:45 PM
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saw him in pine lodge a few years back, pretty good.... the czars guitar player that night was fan-fecking-tastic though i don't think i've ever seen so many guitar pedals at such a small gig
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Old 20-01-2011, 11:00 PM
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saw him in pine lodge a few years back, pretty good.... the czars guitar player that night was fan-fecking-tastic though i don't think i've ever seen so many guitar pedals at such a small gig
The Czars were a lot better than his solo album imo. particuarly the first one.
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Old 20-01-2011, 11:01 PM
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Smashing stuff - album and gig of the year last year... by a mile.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5w-kG0iraU
It was nowhere near album of the year for me.
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Old 19-04-2011, 11:15 AM
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very few tix left for this i hear
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