Musician. Songwriter. Producer.
It's the music that matters
Now in his 78th year, there's not much that Graham Dee doesn't know about the music industry. Nicknamed Mr Tin Pan Alley in the '60s and '70s, he played a pivotal role making the music happen.
Musician, songwriter, producer and A&R man, he was a recording artist for Pye, staff songwriter for United Artists and ATV Music, produced records for Polydor/Atlantic, recorded music at the legendary Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama, and worked and toured with many great artists and bands including The Animals, Van Morrison and The Drifters.
Inspiration from isolation
Today, Graham is as passionate about music as ever, and is collaborating from Coronavirus isolation to bring out a series of songs for the 'new normal'.
If ever a song was written for now, this is it. I Remember Christmas was penned in the 1980s, and first recorded in 1997 for Children in Need, featuring the Norwich Cathedral Choristers and Salvation Army.
Inspired by the message and the challenges of the Christmas ahead, Graham re-recorded his vocals and remixed the song to spread some lockdown good cheer in this strange festive season.
Earlier releases are:
Ballad of Old Covid, a toe tapping outlaw-style country song with hints of Johnny Cash, bringing humour and warmth to the unique challenges of our times.
VACCINE (For the World), a groove-driven pop plea to the people of the world to come together and save the planet for the good of us all… and our children to come.
Other recent releases
Respected indie label, Acid Jazz has included a beautiful 1979 recording of Graham’s song Sampaguita on its special collector’s album, AJX500 (read more). This limited edition vinyl, released on 29 November 2019, celebrates the label’s 500th release and showcases its present and future plans.
The focus on Graham’s music continued into 2020. On 31 January, Acid Jazz released Carnaby Street Soul West Coast Vibes on vinyl and CD, bringing together tracks from across Graham’s musical career, including Sampaguita.