Guy Garvey releasing debut solo LP Courting The Squall
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