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Rea Garvey

Raymond Michael "Rea" Garvey (born 3 May 1973 in Tralee, County Kerry) is an Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist and frontman of the German rock/pop band Reamonn. Garvey was born in 1973 and grew up with seven sisters. In 1998 he left Ireland for Germany and initially sold t-shirts at music festivals before placing a newspaper advert looking for a band. It didn't take long before Garvey had formed the band Reamonn. Garvey has been married since 2002. Together with his wife and 2005-born daughter, they live in Germany. In 2006, Garvey recorded a version of All Good Things (Come to an End) with Nelly Furtado and a year later featured on Paul van Dyk's album In Between. In 2010 he recorded a version of Each Tear with Mary J. Blige, which was released as a single in Germany. In 2011 he featured on ATB's album Distant Earth on the song "Running A Wrong Way". On November 22, 2011, he appeared as musical guest on The Voice of Romania. Garvey has also been one of the four coaches on the German version of The Voice, The Voice of Germany for both seasons. The winner of the second season was British singer-songwriter Nick Howard, who was on Garvey's team. Garvey has worked with a number of other musicians, including Paul van Dyk, ATB, Sasha, Xavier Naidoo, Michael Mittermeier and Jam & Spoon. He has written songs for Nu Pagadi and Elli Erl as well as songs on the soundtracks of German films Barfuss and Keinohrhasen.

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