Alistair Richard Griffin is an English singersongwriter and musician. Already an established songwriter, he first became famous as a solo artist through his appearances on the BBC television show Fame Academyin 2003, where he was mentored by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. He subsequently had two top twenty hit singles and a top twenty album in the UK.
Alistair Griffin was born in Middlesbrough, England. He started singing and writing songs whilst still a student at York St. John College , playing guitar and busking on the streets of York with a small band. His wide musical influences range from classic rock and Britpop, to English and American folk music. After graduating with a bachelors degree in English literature and following a brief stint working as a milkman around his home town, he moved to London to pursue a career as a singersongwriter.