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Music / John Grant

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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.

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.


  • Queen of Denmark (2010)
  • Pale Green Ghosts (2013)
  • Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2015)
  • Love Is Magic (2018)
  • Boy from Michigan (2021)

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