Born in 1964, Ginger is a solo rock guitarist and the lead singer of the Wildhearts. The musician has been praised for his ability to pen songs and was once touted by Kerrang! magazine as 'the finest songwriter of his generation'. In the early part of his career, Ginger played with a South Shields band known as The Cups. He then went on to enjoy success with The Quireboys, before forming The Wildhearts in 1989. As well as his solo work, Ginger has taken part in many other one-off musical projects and offshoot events. He was a short-term member of the supergroup, Brides of Destruction, for example, in 2005. For a while, he fronted a band called Silver Ginger Five, which released an album called Black Leather Mojo. In 2007, Ginger also stood in for some gigs by The Scorchers when their singer, Jason Ringenberg, was indisposed.
Ginger's career milestones
As a solo musician, Ginger has released a number of notable studio albums. Valor Del Corazón came out in 2006 and was produced by Ralph Jezzard. This 19-track double album had bonus material made available on its Japanese edition. Ginger's next studio work was Yoni, which he unleashed on the public in 2007. This work featured Jon Poole on bass and Tim Smith on keyboards. In 2008, Market Harbour, a work that came out on Round Records, hit the shelves. This LP had no less than 22 studio tracks plus a couple of live songs, including “She's So Taboo” at the end.
Ginger has also put out a number of self-released singles since going solo. These were eventually put together as a compilation album called A Break in The Weather. There have also been live releases, such as Ginger's acoustic LP, Grievous Acoustic Behaviour: Live At 12 Bar, a favourite with many of his fans. During this time in his career, the musician would continue to gig as a solo performer whenever his commitments on the road with the Wildhearts allowed him the time.
From 2011, Ginger successfully gathered the funds necessary to record studio albums, by reaching out to his fan base via pledge-funding platforms. The singer has successfully crowd-sourced a number of albums this way, including Year of the Fanclub. In 2017, Ginger made a return to the music scene with a country album. He put out Ghost In The Tanglewood, after having financed it independently from pledges made by his fans.
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