_G_R_O_V_E_R_

_G_R_O_V_E_R_

 Bradford, England, GBR
BandPop

I'm a northern lad from the UK, trying to break into the international world of pop & dance (but using GUITARS!)

Songwriting, production, recording, mixing, mastering - it's 100% me ... for the last 2 years I've been trying to craft the perfect pop album, and now I'm ready to start touring it.

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Biography

“Like if Arctic Monkeys was produced by David Guetta…”

Since early 2009, that was the goal – to create the perfect blend of authentic British guitar music with mainstream dance and pop. And now, 2 years later, it’s finally ready to go public.

_G_R_O_V_E_R_ is the solo project of UK-based pop and rock producer James Grover. After playing hundreds of shows across the UK, Europe and the US with his band Broadway's Not Ready between 2005 and 2008, he started to pursue new avenues of songwriting and music production, covering genres from dance and pop to indie rock and electro.

Due for release on 1st August, GROVER’s first mainstream solo album, "THE DAYDREAM (life in the clouds)", is the culmination of this effort.

Unusually for the pop genre, it is a loosely-based concept album, spanning the course of an imagined relationship through a series of daydreams, bookended by the real-world narrative of the opening and closing tracks.

Entirely self produced, final mixing began on the album in January 2011, and 4 preview tracks were released to the public on 12th March 2011, to strong positive feedback.

Now in talks over management and distribution, _G_R_O_V_E_R_ will be hitting the road and the radio hard this summer.

LIVE SHOW SPECIFICS
1 Vocal, 1 Guitar Amp + 4x12 Cab, 1 Sample Pad (1/4" TRS or Phono outputs)
Plus 2 or 4 dancers (for large shows only)

Lyrics

The Breakup Show

Written By: James Grover

come on darling, don't act like you know something i don't
and stop pretending that you haven't been looking for an easy out
coz what's alarming's there was no harm in
any and all of my actions but like a bad actress
you're over-dramatic and arguing nonsense
but none of this matters it's over

coz this is the breakup show
come on, come on darling please

sugar don't play the victim, coz bitterness doesn't wear that well on you
felt like an instant, from the start of 1 to the closing of act 2
we'll both just wait for the curtain to fall
there'll be no encore, but the twist is you'll miss me

coz this is the breakup show
come on, come on darling please

coz this is the breakup show
come on, come on darling please

the script is trite, you've learnt your lines
it's time for the performance of your life

Close To Me

Written By: James Grover

you can't really blame me for acting naturally
it's not like you've never had it done to you before
you must've been waiting for anyone to fall in love with
but no fade-in leaves me longing for the distance

and heading for the door

i know you're feeling close to me
your heart is beating close to me
i hear you breathing close to me
shame i'll be leaving b-b-baby

so sorry i've been leading you along
letting you think i'll stick around
and making you fall for me
can't say i'm proud
i try not to let emotions make decisions
i'll sneak away in the night like a thief

and for the record you came on too strong
and far too quickly

i know you're feeling close to me
your heart is beating close to me
i hear you breathing close to me
shame i'll be leaving b-b-baby

and for the record
you came on too strong, far too quickly
don't blame yourself, it's probably all my fault
it must be just too easy to love me

i know you're feeling close to me
your heart is beating close to me
i hear you breathing close to me
shame i'll be leaving b-b-baby

Hey Lady

Written By: James Grover

hey lady, get in my jacuzzi
we'll get hot and steamy like a scene from a movie
the bubbles are feeling so nice
got that look in your eyes
say you love me and prove it

hey lady, you're not just amusement
i'm a problem and you're the solution
let's keep making magic all night
get a carpet to ride
can't get no improvement

you'd make a fire look cold, girl
call 999 coz you're burning my soul
i'd chuck out my diamonds and gold, girl
but there's no no no way i'm letting you go

hey lady, hey lady, hey lady, hey lady

i mean what i'm saying
let's get down, do some serious playing
you've been in my future all day
not a moment to waste
let's get celebrating

you'd make a fire look cold, girl
call 999 coz you're burning my soul
i'd chuck out my diamonds and gold, girl
but there's no no no way i'm letting you go

hey lady, hey lady, hey lady, hey lady

hey, lately i've needed you, yeah i've needed you
yeah, you've got me through, let's get celebrating

you'd make a fire look cold, girl
call 999 coz you're burning my soul
i'd chuck out my diamonds and gold, girl
but there's no no no way i'm letting you go

hey lady, hey lady, hey lady, hey lady

She's A Mystery

Written By: James Grover


...strolls over, "let's not be friends, just want to use your body"
reply: "you don't have a chance - you couldn't handle this, honey!"
comeback: "you might be surprised, besides, i'm kinda funny..."
cut to about 3 hours later and she finally got me.

she was all "you wanna play?"
i was like "nah, that's ok - i'm busy chillin', and you're still insane..."

she's a mystery, but she's into me
for reasons that it's clear to see
she's Little Miss Cool, i'm Mr. Freeze
who cares? her clothes are history!

step 1 - she's making her moves, takes time to win me over
step 2 is kissing, escalating, touching, getting closer
step 3 - she know what to do, walk home patiently waiting
step 4 - just like step 2, except this time we're naked

she was all "you wanna play?"
i was like "not today - let's keep it serious."
with a mischievous smile on my face

she's a mystery, but she's into me
for reasons that it's clear to see
she's Little Miss Cool, i'm Mr. Freeze
who cares? her clothes are history!

(na na na)

she's weird but never boring
i like her, she adores me
still looks good in the morning

she's a mystery, but she's into me
for reasons that it's clear to see
she's Little Miss Cool, i'm Mr. Freeze
who cares? her clothes are history!

Discography

THE DAYDREAM (life in the clouds) - 1st August 2011 - 12 track LP
Written, produced, mixed and mastered by James Grover at Peak Studios, Bradford, UK

Set List

Alive
She's A Mystery
Close To Me
Hey Lady
Strawberries
The Breakup Show
Drop Ya Jaws