Guy-Michael Grande
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Guy-Michael Grande

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"a few press musings about So Much Of What I Wanted"

“There’s no denying the appeal of Grande’s brilliant songwriting…
lyrics subtley clever and romantically inclined carried along
by his warm and reassuring vocals…”
- Donnie Moorhouse, LiveWire columnist & WRNX-FM DJ

“Grande stirs the soul in that contemplative Paul Simon meets Jackson Browne voice
of his… along with the sad and funny, he can quicken the pulse with the sensual…”
- Jennifer Layton, Reviews editor,

“So Much Of What I Wanted is so much of what any pop music lover would want… Grande’s voice is smooth and warm. He has a nice humor and intelligence in all of his writing, culminating in what in a perfect world would be a monster hit, ‘Telemarket This!’ It’s very funny, smart and biting, just like it should be.”
- Stacey Board, The Muse’s Muse

“…lovesick lament ‘Lifeline’ is enough to break your heart… another impressive showing by a singer/songwriter with a personality that bursts out of the stereo…”
- Jennifer Layton, Reviews editor,

“ ‘Bonfire Girls’ does a wonderful job of capturing the emotion… the arrangement’s plaintive guitar and tension expresses his yearning perfectly, like a ‘Boys of Summer’ about the girls…”
- Stacey Board, The Muse’s Muse
- various

"a few press musings about Familiar Strangers"

“Five stars… a romantic serenade by a tortured poet.”
-- Independent Songwriter Web-Magazine Indie Pick of the Month (June 2001)

“Grande’s wistful reflections and soothing sentiments
create an immediate emotional bond.”
-- Lee Zimmerman, Goldmine Magazine

“On his debut record, Grande proves he’s a solid singer-songwriter.”
-- Roger Catlin, The Hartford Courant
- various


GMG's releases to date include:

* Familiar Strangers
* So Much Of What I Wanted
* Six-String Radio

All on Route Five Records, each of them is available online via CDBaby, iTunes, and a slew of other sites.



From Northampton to New York to Nashville, Guy-Michael Grande's emotionally resonant, lyrically captivating songs have earned him comparisons to artists ranging from Ryan Adams and Jackson Browne to John Mayer and David Wilcox. Blending folk, pop and roots rock, Iron Horse Music Hall manager Neal Robinson calls him "an unforgettable performer whose songs stay with you long after you hear them."

Embraced by fans and peers alike, Grande's dynamic performances create an energy between artist and audience that is fully requited and refreshingly real. A LiveWire award winner, John Lennon song contest honoree and three-time Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam nominee for Best Solo Artist, Grande has shared stages with artists including Stephen Kellogg, Pamela Means, Matt Nathanson, Nerissa Nields and Josh Ritter, among others.

Among Grande's live performances are:

* Openers for artists including Steve Forbert, Jeffrey Gaines, Eliza Gilkyson, Will Hoge, Freedy Johnston, They Might Be Giants, Susan Werner and David Wilcox;
* Northampton's Iron Horse Music Hall (headline and opening gigs) (MA);
* Hartford's Webster Underground (CT);
* Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner Cafe and Hall of Fame writer's nights (TN);
* Commercial radio stations including WRNX-FM (MA) and college radio stations including WWUH-FM (CT);
* Television shows including "The Exchange" (CT);
* Fundraising benefits such as The Bennett Cancer Center WALK, Taste of The Cove and Taste of Cromwell (CT);
* Special appearances for Musicians On Call (TN);
* Outdoor events like The Taste of Hartford (CT);
* Intimate venues such as CT's Acoustic Cafe and The Space, MA's People's Pint, NJ's Sacred Bean Coffeehouse, NY's Bailey's Cafe and Telephone Bar & Grill, TN's Brown's Diner and Past Perfect and VT's Twilight Tea Lounge;
* Special in-store appearances at retailers including Borders Books and Media Play (CT & MA);
* Industry showcases such as the TAXI Road Rally (CA), NERFA (PA) and JPF Roadtrips (CT, MA, TN);
* College venues such as the University of Hartford's Lincoln Theatre, Wilde Auditorium, Hawk's Nest Cafe and Java City (CT); and
* Coffeehouses including CT's Center Squeeze, Peaberry's Cafe, Pine Loft and more.

Cited by The Valley Advocate's Tricia Asklar as "among the region's hottest singer-songwriters," Grande is fast becoming an active part of Nashville's thriving artist community.