Jack Garratt (born 11 October 1991) is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire. He released his debut studio album Phase on 19 February 2016.
Jack Garratt went to university to train to be a teacher. He signed to an independent record label and began working on an album with the title Nickel and Dime. The music was acoustic blues music.He was played on BBC Three Counties Radio in March 2012 as part of BBC Introducing.
He abandoned the album when he realised that “I wasn’t proud of the songs I was writing, and I was performing the music because I liked the way that people reacted rather than because I was proud of the songs.”He dropped out of university and “had a real self-destructive moment” and has said that “I felt like I was going through a quarter or a midlife crisis, but I was not even 20.” He decided to write music “with a totally different level of respect and integrity” and spent a year writing new songs.
On 28 October 2014, Jack released his first extended play, Remnants, and a remix EP, Remnix. On 28 November 2014 he released the single “The Love You’re Given”. His 2014 single “Worry” was playlisted by BBC Radio 1, and he headlined the BBC Introducing stage of the Reading and Leeds Festivals. On 27 September 2015 he performed at the Apple Music Festival which took place at The Roundhouse, London.