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John Garrison (musician)

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Birth name  John Garrison
Name  John Garrison
Occupation(s)  Bass player

Origin  Coventry, England
Role  Musician
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Born  7 January 1973 (age 42) Liverpool (1973-01-07)
Genres  Indie rock, alternative rock, electronic
Instruments  Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, piano
Albums  Above The Cosmos, Departures
Associated acts  James Blunt, Olly Murs, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis

Also known as  Johnny Vic, Satellites

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John Garrison (born 1973) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Co-founder of the British alternative rock band Budapest, he recorded and performed with them from 1999 to 2006. After the band split, he launched a career as a solo artist and released two albums Above The Cosmos and Departures. His most recent musical project is called Satellites from which two eponymous albums have been released and a third one is currently being completed. In parallel to his solo career, Garrison is a session bass player for other major label artists in the studio and on the road.


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Early life

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Garrison was born in Liverpool, then moved to Coventry, England, at the age of one. His father was the head of music at University of Warwick and John grew up surrounded by music with easy access to orchestral instruments. His mother and two sisters are opera singers. He performed his first ever gig at the age of three playing the piano with his sister. Determined to be self-taught, he refused to take music lessons.


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Garrison settled in New York City after Budapest broke up in 2006. His first solo albums Above the Cosmos and Departures were released independently and received critical acclaim. A small number of gigs have been performed in the United States and Europe.

The whole Satellites project started soon after John became a father and had moved to Copenhagen. The name was chosen because "satellites just report back what they see. They never stay in one place and they don't really belong anywhere". In fact, it's not a band but one man, Johnny Vic, who writes, plays and produces as Satellites.

Personal life

John is now based in Copenhagen, Denmark where he lives with his Danish girlfriend and their son.

Albums, singles and EP

with Budapest
  • Too Blind To Hear (2002)
  • Head Towards The Dawn (2004)
  • Solo
  • Above The Cosmos (2007)
  • Departures (2009) - Named Britsound Radio's "British album of the year".
  • Satellites.01 (2012) - Rough Trade #16 Album of 2012.
  • Satellites.02 (2013) - Rough Trade Album of the month August 2013.
  • Wasteland - Single
  • Istedgade EP (2014)
  • Neon Sun - Single
  • Satellites Saint Saviour (2015)
  • Satellites.04: Glitch (2016)
  • References

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