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Grant’s first recollection of wanting to be a performer is the hours he spent as a child singing along to his record collection. This early interest in music led to his first foray on stage singing with a children’s choir. Over the course of his childhood, Grant’s musical repertoire evolved from children’s hymns and Disney songs to classical, Broadway and pop. The breadth of his experience is evidenced by Grant’s grounding in classical piano, as well as musical theater and opera, and in his decision to switch to rock-and-roll because, as he told one reporter, “More than anything I want to express my feelings through my music. I want to write songs that mean something to me and then perform them in front of live audiences.” That decision led to gigs with some of San Francisco’s hottest, up-and-coming bands, including Huey Lewis and the News and Y & T.

During the rock-and-roll years, Grant experienced vocal problems when trying to hit high tenor notes. He knew something was not right because some nights he was fine and other nights his voice would not cooperate. None of the vocal coaches he engaged had an answer to his problem. In fact, one of them said, “Just sing, honey.” Then he discovered Judy Davis, a world renowned vocal coach who worked with some of the biggest stars of the 20th century, including Frank Sinatra, Tina Turner, Cher, Barbra Streisand, the Kinston Trio, Steve Perry, Janis Joplin, Judy Garland, and Tony Bennett.

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