Under the Radar: Joshua Grant

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown Joshua Grant more than his fair share of curveballs this year, but he has always managed to find a silver lining, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Joshua Grant
Joshua Grant

On returning from New York City in March of this year, just ahead of lockdown, Edinburgh troubadour Joshua Grant responded to the cancellation of all live performances by getting active, recording a new song and video dedicated to his home city, and scored a number one in the Scottish charts in the process. And as if this weren’t enough, an ode to his favourite football team, Dundee United, has been heard by eagle-eared viewers watching the games on Sky Sports.

Recently another Covid complication struck, after the pressing plant manufacturing the vinyl single of his reworked song Transparent (remixed and mastered by Mark Freegard and Grammy-winning Mark Ellis) was closed because of a corona outbreak. Once again, however, it looks like there will also be a silver lining. When the records finally arrive (and coronavirus restrictions permitting) a tour company has offered to provide a bus and a driver for Grant to deliver them to shops around Scotland.

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