Meet Gary Go, The First iPop Star

Jul. 14 2009, Published 5:50 a.m. ET

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You won't see huge semi-trucks teeming with equipment and roadies pulling up to one of Gary Go's gigs -- the English musician can fit his entire band in his back pocket.

The UK vocalist, aided by a symphony of modern day technology (namely his iPhone and his Twitter account), is establishing himself as a rising star on the music scene.

Go makes music using software downloaded on his iPhone, mimicking the sounds of guitars, drums, piano and horn sections via a four-track recording studio installed on his device. Many of his lyrics are written by fellow Twitter users in response posts he has made on his account.

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He recently performed, using just his iPhone, to a packed house at 70,000-seat Wembeley Stadium -- the same venue that has hosted household names such as Madonna, Metallica and George Michael -- in what was believed to be the largest audience to witness an iPhone-only concert.

Go, who looks like a younger Elvis Costello, has already garnered some critical acclaim as well; the BBC described the innovative musician's nascent, self-titled album as "impeccable modern, downbeat pop."


Go's debut album hits stores September 15.



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