Irish man John Gribbin was discovered by an established entertainment attorney based in New York in the summer of 2009. The attorney saw so much potential in John as both a singer and songwriter he went out on a limb and sponsored him to come pursue a musical career in the States.
Once here, drawing on the inspiration that only New York City can ignite, John began writing for his band Building Pictures. John soon had residencies at some of New York’s hottest venues for both up and coming and established music artists including The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall and The Mercury Lounge.
Honest, delicate and passionate are all words that can often be found in reviews of Johns music, and since settling in Brooklyn John has performed shows as far as Texas and Los Angeles. For influences think Wilco meets Nick Drake and Glen Hansard.
A prolific writer, John launched his fifth EP entitled ‘Training Up My Soul’ in 2012. Rockwood Music Hall was packed to capacity for the album launch show. Joining forces with critically acclaimed film makers Buffalo Picture House, a music video for the title track was born. See it now on Youtube.
“This EP, born in Brooklyn, is without doubt my best to date,” he said.
“I am very proud of it, right through from the songs to the production, I could not be happier.“
Get it now on Itunes.
John is currently recording his debut album due out later in 2013.