Harry Grillo Bio
Timeless, powerful, spiritual – music is an incredible tool that can communicate beyond all barriers. For singer/songwriter Harry Grillo, it is all of these and more – a very essence to daily survival. Lyrically and melodically this South Carolina native believes in the importance of representing the capacity for the true aesthetic.
The fourth of five brothers, Harry grew up exposed to a diverse sonic palette. His brother’s player piano sparked an interest in plucking out melodies, and as a teen he wrote his first song, an Asian – flavored instrumental he would later title “Himalayan Sunrise.” Great rock vocalists such as Ann Wilson of Heart and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick inspired Harry to pursue vocal study. Frustrated by the limitations of his voice he realized that he was not enough of a vocalist to craft a career on that alone. Inspired by poetry he began writing his own lyrics; and soon discovered the therapy and power of creating a song.
In 2006 Harry began choosing from the best of his work and began the long process of recording his debut album. In late fall of 2008, he released “Escape From The Midnight Sun”. The album explores the variety of ways the human spirit escapes from the devastation and heartlessness of contemporary living. Primarily through the use of Apple’s Garageband software and his Ovation acoustic, Harry creates an album that is entirely his.
In 2010 he released "New Pop Fantasy" featuring the title song and the single, "Five Days Away" which includes backing vocals by his mother, who passed away in February 2010.
2012’s "Dreaming In Color" completed Harry's attempt at a pop album release, after which he stated he would no longer produce a purposely commercial mainstream album. Though he never felt he comprimised his musical integrity, he no longer found interest in writing that type of material. A best of collection was released in 2013.
Various Artists - Christmas Among Friends "Away In A Manger" 2006 (Credited as the Lovesick)
Various Artists - Expressions of the Season "Jingle Bells" 2007
Rob Astor - Beyond Marstropolis "Dream of the Amber Guitar" (co-wrote and played acoustic guitar)
Rob Astor - Beyond Marstropolis "1.21 Jigawatts" (co-wrote and played guitar)
Rob Astor - Once Upon A Christmas Star “O Come, O Come, Emanuel!” (Vocals)
Harry Grillo - Escape From The Midnight Sun 2008
Harry Grillo “I Miss My D.J.” (Single release) 2008
Sunken Meadow "Waimea Falls" (Vocals) 2009
Harry Grillo "Five Days Away" (Single release) 2010
Harry Grillo - New Pop Fantasy 2010
Harry Grillo - Dreaming In Color 2012
Harry Grillo - Last Hit Song: The Best of Harry Grillo 2013
The Punch Brothers - Phospherescent Blues 2015 (sang backing vocals)
At Home For Christmas 2010 (produced various artists and performed several tracks)
At Home For Christmas II 2011 (produced various artist and performed one track)
At Home For Christmas III 2012 (produced various artist and performed one track)
At Home For Christmas IV 2013 (produced various artist and performed one track)
At Home For Christmas V 2014 (produced various artist and performed one track)
At Home For Christmas Best of 2014 (produced various artist and performed one track)