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Jan 01, 2012
Mr Grant has a new song up called "For the Love of U"... Hope you enjoy this one and ALL of Mr Grant's music! Stop in for a single, or check out the entire collection. You're SURE to have a good time listening... Enjoy!
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ALL of the compositions you hear here start with one simple truth - without God, I could do nothing but because of HIM, all this is possible!
Each and every effort is a serenade to Him, as I owe Him every song.
Over the years, I've learned new things about song composition and have always been willing to push the boundaries of sound. I was trained as a musician and recording engineer as a child, learning to put together melodies when I was only 7 years old. This was at the height of jazz fusion where lead instrumental improvisation was king. Although I was trained early on to read and write sheet music, this improvisation has shaped my writing. Now, I write from my heart.
The songs represented here are the culmination of my ventures. Each new song is a lesson in itself as I am a never ending student of music, sound and the new and emerging recording processes. As you listen, keep in mind these are my intimate conversations with God. My conversations are sometimes upbeat, sometimes somber, but never boring. In all, I share these songs so that you may enjoy the music.
Why this name?
Grant is my middle name. I sometimes use my middle name in quick situations (like at fast food places and what not). Over time, the "Mister" part of it was added (for distinction). Didn't realize that Mr Grant was going to stick (I thought I had a "more cool" Hollywood name picked out). ;-)
Do you play live?
Used to love playing live, but don't do that anymore. Don't have the time nor resources to consistently do it.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It's given semi-pro and amateur musicians and writers a voice.
Without internet sites like this one, we might not have an opportunity at a world stage. With all of the "corporations" taking up so much space, it seemed impossible only a few years ago. The internet brings the music world (and it's audience) down to a level playing field.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Maybe. I like musical exploration and I think that major labels want something that can be turned into a formula and sold as a commodity. If we could meet somewhere in the middle, I would be all for it.
Band History:
Living Waters Praise Team
Perfekt Blend (with Chuck Finlayson)
Your influences?
They are all over the place. From Quincy Jones to Berlin, Thomas Dolby to Herbie Hancock and George Duke.
I could name hundreds that influenced me over the years, but I got many of my favorites during the late 70s and early 80s.
Favorite spot?
Maui. It was so beautiful there. It changed the way I viewed music, so I would have to say it's my favorite place. My 2nd favorite place is the beach (any clean beach..LOL). I love the water crashing and the breeze blowing. It reminds me of peace and tranquility.
Equipment used:
Sonar X2 (using the Roland A800 Midi Controller), plug ins galore, EastWest Gypsy, Alicia Keys Piano (via Kontact5 player), Dimension Pro, Rapture, MOTU Symphonic Instrument, Korg legacy Collection (did I miss anything???)
Anything else...?
Music often leaves an impression. Love it or hate it - it's still leaving an impression.
Hopefully, my music has left a positive impression on you today. If you've tapped your foot, bobbed your head or even just smiled I've done my job. If you stop by tomorrow, I'll see if I can do it again:) ...
Young men of old pic
Mr Grant 2010
Arlen for Life
Electronic Artist
Affair the album
November Compilations 2005