Guy Garvey releasing debut solo LP Courting The Squall

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 September 2015
Guy Garvey

Guy Garvey

Guy Garvey is launching a solo career and is gearing up to release his debut LP 'Courting The Squall' in October

Guy Garvey is releasing his debut solo LP 'Courting The Squall'.

The Elbow frontman has taken time away from his bandmates - Craig Potter, Richard Jupp, Mark Potter, Pete Turner - to write an LP entirely himself with the help of his "favourite" musicians outside of his group.

He said: "Elbow graciously gave me some time to write a solo album. I've wanted to try for years and I'm really proud of it. 'Solo' because I wrote everything but I was far from alone. I invited my favourite players outside of Elbow (many of them also my favourite people) and we moved fast, drank a lot and had what can only be described as a massive laugh along the way."

The 41-year-old Mancunian loves fronting Elbow but admitted he would like to be the "boss" for a while.

He added: "I love being in the honest and even-handed democracy that is Elbow, but I fancy being the boss for a bit, so I'm going to do a side-project. It will either be great, and a right laugh, or a disaster, and a right laugh. I don't know what to call it. I don't like the term 'solo project', because it won't be that - I'll be inviting friends to play on it. I'll let the name pick itself as it progresses."

'Courting The Squall' features members of I Am Kloot and The Whip and will be released on October 30.

Guy will head out on a small run of UK tour dates in support of his solo effort.

Guy Garvey's December UK tour dates:

Tue December 01 2015 - LONDON O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Wed December 02 2015 - LONDON O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Fri December 04 2015 - MANCHESTER Albert Hall

Sat December 05 2015 - MANCHESTER Albert Hall

Tue December 08 2015 - GLASGOW O2 ABC

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