Rocket science

It’s taken the best part of 20 years for Manchester band Elbow, and lead singer Guy Garvey, to gain recognition from the wider music community for their stellar work, proving the old idiom that it’s better late than never

26th March, 2011
Rocket science
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There was little in the first 15 years of Elbow’s existence to suggest that, one day, lead singer Guy Garvey would arrive at this point: sitting in a gargantuan hotel suite in Dublin, being asked to describe how he feels about having toured with U2,won armfuls of prestigious awards and chalked up more than a million album sales.

When Elbow started off, it took almost ten years for them to even persuade a...

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