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27th Nov 2015

5 facts on the Brits 2016 Critics’ Choice winner Jack Garratt


A bright future awaits Jack Garratt after winning the BRITs 2016 Critics’ Choice Award.

The singer beat off stiff competition from Izzy Bizu and Frances among other names to be selected for the honour.

He said: “I am so humbled to have received this year’s BRITs Critics’ Choice Award. To have been nominated alongside Frances and Izzy Bizu was already a huge honour and a testament to the calibre of new UK music. To have been given this award is truly mind-blowing, considering I am one name in a hugely exciting time for music in this country. Thank you to everyone who voted, it means so much to me.”

To celebrate, he might go out and buy a dog…

Here are 5 facts on the singer:

– A 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Buckinghamshire who can play everything from guitar to all african percussion to harmonica to ukulele.

– Mumford & Sons, Katy Perry, Sia and Ellia Gouldng have all been championing him too

– 10 years ago he entered the Eurovision song contest and crashed out in the heats

– Got his break in 2009 from Zane Lowe who played his track afte submitting it to the BBC’s Introducing Scheme

– The first track he ever bought was Teletubbies Say ‘Eh-Oh!’