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An American singer/songwriter, formerly a member of The Czars.

Born in 1968, Grant intended to become a German translator, but discovered his English was not adequate enough for the task. He and Chris Pearson later founded the Czars, an Alternative Rock band, releasing 7 albums and 4 singles between 1995 and 2005. After a brief hiatus from the music industry, Grant released a solo album, Queen of Denmark, in 2010. Dealing with depression, homosexuality and substance abuse, the album was a critical success, with British magazinge Mojo naming it the album of the year. This was followed up with Pale Green Ghosts in 2013 and Grey Tickles, Black Pressure in 2015.

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Grant's musical style includes elements of Folk, New Wave, Synth-Pop, and Industrial Dance. Though dealing with serious thematic elements, his lyrics often border on Buffy Speak, combined with a rather frank and colorful vocabulary.

John currently lives in Iceland. He is openly gay, and in 2012 publicly acknowledged that he is HIV positive.


Discography:

  • Queen of Denmark (2010)
  • Pale Green Ghosts (2013)
  • Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2015)
  • Love Is Magic (2018)


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