Jack Garratt Plays Literally Everything On Stage & Here's How He Does It...
If you've been lucky enough to ever see BRITs Critic's Choice winner Jack Garratt performing live, you'll know that you witnessed some incredible musical wizardry at work.
Playing the keys, guitar, drum pads and more, it's awe-inspiring to watch him in his element on stage but just HOW does he do it all?
As our MTV PUSH artist for February we find out in our first exclusive interview piece: 'Between The Beats'."The most important thing for me is to have as much control over what's going on in front of me as I possibly can," the 'Breathe Life' producer revealed, "so because of that I don't play to a click track and I don't have anything on the grid. Everything is triggered by me, everything is played by me, everything is within my control.
"It's just means that I can be in time with myself and if anything goes wrong I know I can fix it myself, and stuff like that so the best way I've found for me to be able to do that, especially in a live situation, is to kinda just play everything!
"More specifically speaking giving myself the ability to loop stuff when I need to and having things that are taken from my recordings and then being able to trigger those certain moments when I can but always at the same time making sure I'm doing it myself, playing in time with myself and performing as best as I can."
"The whole thing with me, when it came to writing the song, when it came to performing the song, again it was just about making sure that I had the freedom and the space to be able to think and breathe in the way that I needed to.
"That kind of came hand-in-hand with then just taking over most of the control of it but I promise I'm not a control freak! I do it because it's fun and I've only ever known to do it this way. It's kind of difficult for me to do it any other way."
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By Michael Pell
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