British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer Stu Garrard is a gifted performer known for his own faith-based alternative rock and for being a longtime member of the influential Christian rock outfit Delirious?
Born in England in 1963, Garrard began playing guitar at a young age and grew up listening to bands like Queen
, the Police
, and Led Zeppelin
. After high school, he honed his skills studying at London's Guitar Institute where he formed his first group, the Stuart David Band, later dubbed the Treasure Park. After a period working as an in-demand session player in the early '90s, Garrard joined singer/songwriter Martin Smith
in the fledgling faith & worship ensemble the Cutting Edge, soon renamed Delirious?
. From 1994 to 2009, Garrard toured and recorded with the band, releasing a bevy of highly successful and popular albums. After Delirious?
broke up, he based himself in Nashville and formed the trio One Sonic Society
with Jason Ingram
and Paul Mabury. He also spent time touring with Michael W. Smith
and Amy Grant
and in 2013, released the EP Of Burdens, Birds and Stars. In 2017, he returned with the full-length studio album Beatitudes. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi