Guy Garvey's brash music

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 February 2016
Guy Garvey

Guy Garvey

Guy Garvey's solo material is "simpler and a little brasher" than his work with Elbow

Guy Garvey's solo material is "brasher" than his work with Elbow.

The 41-year-old singer admits there are some similarities between his own work and his group's, because of his distinctive voice, but they are also very different.

He said: "They are different entities.

"My record is simpler and a little brasher.

"Obviously, in places it sounds like Elbow because it's my voice. I'm really chuffed with it.

"Has there been any, 'You wouldn't have got that on an Elbow record' from the band? Oh aye!"

The 'Grounds For Divorce' hitmaker is delighted when fans tell him they had Elbow songs played at their weddings.

He told Q magazine: "Most nights out in town someone will say they've been to a wedding where 'One Day Like This' or 'Mirrorball' was played.

"It's always flattering though.

"I never expected it though I did always have the ambition to write a song to replace Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' because I hate it.

"That wasn't the intention of 'One Day Like This', but it's pushed out at weddings, which is great because his song is basically, 'I was a total t**t.' "

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