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"He Just Played The Guitar Part, And There It Was" David Grant OBE 2022

David Grant is a British soul and R&B singer, songwriter, and vocal coach. He was born on August 8, 1956, in Hackney, London. He grew up in the east end of London and started singing early. Grant became a professional musician in the late 1970s when he joined the British funk band Linx.

Grant released his first solo album "David Grant" in 1983, which featured the hit singles "Watching You Watching Me" and "Love on a Mountain Top". He followed it up with his second album, "Hopes and Dreams", in 1984, which included the hit single "Stop and Go". Grant's third album, "Change", was released in 1985, and it produced the hit singles "Let's Not Wait" and "Change".

In addition to his solo career, Grant has collaborated with other musicians, including Jaki Graham, whom he married in 1984. They recorded a duet album, "David and Jaki", released in 1986. The album included the hit singles "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" and "Mated".

Grant also became a vocal coach and has worked with many famous musicians, including Take That, The Spice Girls, and Rick Astley. He also appeared as a judge on the British TV talent show "Pop Idol" in 2002.

In 2006, Grant released a compilation album, "Soulful", which included some of his greatest hits. He has continued to perform and record music, and in 2020 he released a single titled "One Voice", which was a tribute to the National Health Service (NHS) and its workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overall, David Grant has had a successful career as a singer and vocal coach and has made significant contributions to the music industry in the UK.


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