UK singer-songwriter John Garrison releases his debut solo album after a 5 years career fronting UK band Budapest.
Crossing the format barriers of indie rock and adult alternative, "Above The Cosmos" is testimony to Garrison finding a fresh new sound he can call his very own, not least for his wide range of musical influences, from Talk Talk and Ennio Morricone to Prince and Francis Dunnery. Recorded in New York, "Above The Cosmos" was written and produced entirely by Garrison; mixed by up and coming engineer Matt Shane (Dashboard Confessional, Rosanne Cash); and mastered by Fred Kevorkian of White Stripes, Ryan Adams, Dave Matthews fame. "Above The Cosmos" was released independently in August and has since been added to rotation at over 150 college and public radio stations across the US and Canada.
Born and raised in the UK, John Garrison was writing songs and performing on stage from the age of 3. Master of the piano, guitar, bass and drums, Garrison traveled the world as a session player with international touring bands, before starting his own band Budapest in 1999. With Budapest, Garrison toured Europe for many years, amassing a loyal following in the UK and Spain, headlined Benicassim, one of Europe’s biggest festivals, appeared in and wrote music for BBC 1 drama "Final Demand", and recorded 2 highly acclaimed albums, with releases in the UK, Spain, and a major label release via Republic/Universal Records in the US.
“Whether he’s singing about disappointment, monotony, frustration, heartache or pain, one thing is for certain: John Garrison covers the anguish with enough delicate layers of strings, keys, percussion, guitars and pristine vocals to make it hard to believe that grief could ever exist alongside the splendor.” – CMJ US
“Above The Cosmos is a superb album, capturing as it does the essence of a songwriter fully in control of his artistic domain. Occasionally melancholic, occasionally introspective, but always charming and delivered with vocal and musical perfection.” - Coventry Telegraph UK