UK Singer songwriter Alistair Griffin is developing a growing reputation as the “go to” songwriter for the nation’s big sporting moments. He's come a long way since he first ventured into the world of music busking on the streets of York and then London, where he was spotted by Trevor Horn and given a publishing deal by his company.
A native of the North East, Alistair’s music is chosen time and again by global media organisations to soundtrack iconic sporting events from ice hockey to tennis, golf to Rugby League, Formula One to The Olympics, to name but a few.
Alistair first came to prominence on the BBC's Fame Academy where he was championed by Bee Gee Robin Gibb. The two had a top 10 hit together and Alistair went on to tour with Robin in Europe as well as writing together.
He re-emerged with a new album 'Albion Sky' and shortly after his song ‘Just Drive’ became an instant hit with F1 fans, going viral championed by both Jake Humphrey and Chris Evans. ‘Just Drive’ has had over 3 million YouTube hits to date and is the current F1 theme tune on Sky Sports F1.
Alistair's star rose again when his song 'What If' was used to soundtrack Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon and the BBC voted it as their Number 1 montage track. http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/cb2f00a9-d67f-4ec8-84ca-e976e8248222. The International Olympic Committee requested Alistair’s music to sound track their favourite Olympic moments, and he is currently writing a tune for The World Athletics Championships.
Alistair's proudest moment arrived as the Tour de France came to Yorkshire in 2014 as he penned and performed the Official Anthem, “The Road” for Yorkshire's Grand Depart alongside Kimberley Walsh.
In 2016 he created, curated and performed at his own festival, “Whitby Rising”, which was a great success, putting Whitby firmly onto the musical map.
Already in 2017 his music has been used by the BBC for their Masters Golf Preview.
Away from music Alistair has become part of local folklore in his village for his lemon curd making skills and his attempts to defeat the Women's Institute at the now infamous Danby Show, a local agricultural and produce show. Philip Schofield, Holly Willoughby are big fan,s but in what's been dubbed the 'curd wars' Mary Berry is yet to acknowledge Alistair's Lemon curd prowess. Alistair claims she's "running scared." Alistair has just released his new album The Boy, The Rocket and The World and will be appearing at Chris Evan’s CarFest North and South this summer.