Coley Garratt writes songs on the borderline, where Americana meets English Folk.
Influenced by the great American Troubadours of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Ryan Adams,
and the English Folk superstars of Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson and John Martyn.
He constantly travels between these two vast landscapes picking up any scraps or mementos that
An avid reader, his lyrics are infused with a deep love of poetry (Pope, Yeats, Walcott), and the writings of Schopenhauer,
Jung, and many eastern philosophies, but particularly the Tao Te Ching.
Played on BBC London 94.3FM as part of BBC Introducing with his songs 'Temple and 'A Bird Unsung' then handpicked by Tom Robinson, via Fresh on the net, to be on his BBC 6 Music Show with his songs 'Rainbow On The Ground' and "English Gothic'.
All 4 of these songs are on his debut recording which received 8/10 on Americana-UK, the biggest website in the UK for Americana music:
‘It and he are one of the best finds of 2013. There is a wave of poignant, elegant lyrics to sooth an anxious mind, a swashbuckling swagger of a bloke hitting his stride and moreover some cracking tunes. Promoters and music fans alike, seek him, nobody will go disappointed’
He was also selected as a featured act for Spiral Earth's "Introducing" article.