"Pure and tonal, the effect is mesmerizing: Think Alison Moyet meets Jimmy Somerville. The emotion is intense, angry and beautifully captured. Graham J. demonstrates one of the huge benefits of the male alto voice by dipping down to his chest notes for emphasis. Stunning" - Jazz Critic
"Graham’s organic talents, however, are equally matched with his meticulously polished and truly bewitching delivery. His sound is delicately intricate and multi-dimensional, and he’s able to hit some astonishing aural heights" Huffington Post
In December 2019, Graham J was approached by legendary music producers FHBlock about working in collaboration. ‘For The Best’ is the first single they have created together and signifies a new direction for Graham whilst still showcasing his distinctive classically trained vocals which blends with his renowned jazz tone.
‘For The Best’ is a love story about second chances in love. It’s about finally realising the one has been in front of you all along and how shared histories creates a bond that is unbreakable, if two people are meant to be together then they will find their way back to each other.
Graham J is a proud Irishman from County Dublin who has been singing from a young age. He began singing soprano in a choir, matured into an opera singer and later was recognised for his Jazz performances. Despite suffering three strokes and losing his voice after the loss of his husband, Graham has never stopped singing, performing and writing and is back stronger than ever.
Over the years, his unique contralto voice and highly emotive singing has gained him a large international following. His influences range from Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Brel to David Bowie, Gregory Porter, Anohni and John Grant.
Highlights for Graham as a performer includes performing at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Broadway in New York City, headlining The Gay Pride Festival in Sitges and performing at the legendary Jazz hub, The Pheasantry as well as a number of shows at Pizza Express in Holborn.
The new single ‘For The Best’ is the first of a series of single releases coming out in 2020.
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