Guy Garvey at V Festival 2009, Chelmsford
|Birth name||Guy Edward John Garvey|
6 March 1974 |
Bury, Lancashire, England
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, percussion, harmonica|
|Associated acts||Elbow, I Am Kloot, Massive Attack|
|Vocals, guitar, drum kit.|
Guy Edward John Garvey (born 6 March 1974, in Bury, Lancashire, England), is the singer/guitarist in the band Elbow, as well as a presenter (Sunday evenings 10 pm to midnight, British time) for BBC 6 Music and A&R manager of Skinny Dog Records. He previously presented a show on Sunday evenings on XFM.
In addition, Garvey had a monthly column in the now-defunct magazine City Life, the Manchester edition of Time Out magazine and is a patron of MAG (the Mines Advisory Group), the Manchester-based charity responsible for clearing war zones of mines and munitions world wide. Amongst other work Garvey produced and recorded the I Am Kloot album Natural History (2001). Alongside Elbow keyboard player Craig Potter he also produced I Am Kloot's single "Maybe I Should" (2005, not associated with any album), their Mercury Music Prize nominated 2010 album Sky at Night and their 2013 album Let It All In. He appears on the Massive Attack's 2010 album record Heligoland.
As well as vocal duties Garvey has also played a wide variety of instruments live including guitar and various forms of percussion.
He is a member of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA),
In April 2012 Guy became a patron of the Manchester Craft and Design Centre. He received an honorary doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan University in July 2012, in recognition of his contribution to music and is now a Doctor of Arts. 
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