He is a musician, singer-songwriter, composer and producer born Edward Montague Grant in Plaisance, Guyana, and he and his family emigrated to the UK while he was young.
He formed the band The Equals as the lead guitarist and main songwriter and in 1968 his song “Baby Come Back” became a No.1 hit in the UK and reached No. 32 in the US. When he was 21 years old he suffered a heart attack and disbanded The Equals.
During the 1980s he had begun his own record company called Ice Records alongside concentrating on his solo career where he had successful hits such as “Living on the Front Line” and “Electric Avenue”. On all of his solo albums he has played all the instruments as well as sung all the vocals and produced them. He has also written the theme song for the 1984 movie Romancing the Stone.
In the mid-1980s he left the UK to set his recording studio up in Barbados. He has produced for artists including Sting and Elvis Costello and the Rolling Stones prepared for their Steel Wheels tour there.
In 2006 he released his album Reparation and two years later he performed at Glastonbury Festival and the 90th birthday concert for Nelson Mandela.
Guyana’s government announced that they were going to present him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
Eddy Grant recordings
Do You Feel My Love? (Eddy Grant)
Symphony for Michael Opus 2 (Eddy Grant)
Here he is with his hit song “Electric Avenue”….