"Lee Griffiths is an amazing singer songwriter who's been knocking around
Manchester for years.
I ran into him on the street the other day and he was surprised that I recognised
him. I don't know why he thought I'd forget him - he's got an amazing voice and
he's a very very talented man.
Lots of great music gets lost due to the nuts and bolts
and nonsense of the music industry.
Elbow have had their problems as well: we were signed and dropped twice before
we got our debut album out - and it's great to see someone else sticking
in there and coping with it.
He's rough round the edges, he's very definitely
a Manc. If you get John Martyn, mix him up with a little bit of... well, you'll
hear it in his voice. His music speaks for itself. Armchair
Anarchy's his new album and "Meet me Halfway" is absolutely beautiful.
Good luck this time around, mate. You well deserve it.
GUY GARVEY (BBC Radio 6Music)