We hadn't spoken in a while, but I had just broken up with my girlfriend, and Delilah had just broken up with her boyfriend, so I thought, "How cool!I can take Delilah to the Grammys." Before I ever wrote the song, I joked with her that it would be the song that gets us famous and she would be my date to the Grammys.In some of the most quantifiable ways, the Plain White T’s count as a veteran outfit.After all, the band formed in the late ‘90s, when cofounder Tom Higgenson was still in high school, and the T’s had several independent releases already to their credit even before “Hey There Delilah” became an international sensation and cultural touchstone in 2007.The following singles (1,2,3,4, Rhythm Of Love) did pretty well but Delilah remains to be topped.“She’s with the band,” shouted a student volunteer to another student wearing an orange Waves Weekend T-shirt. Before I could explain who I was or even what I was doing there, I was thrust backstage to interview Andy Grammer and the Plain White T’s — basically the music of my childhood.There I was, standing on the green grass of Alumni Park, wishing I wore sneakers instead of velvet cat-shaped shoes and pleather leggings.
Focus date 27th June) Twice Grammy Award-nominated Plain White T’s return with an infectious new single, “Boomerang”, taken from their recently released album, “Wonders of the Younger.” This single is the follow up to “Rhythm of Love”, which was playlisted on both BBC Radio One and Two’s “A” list, a rare achievement in the UK.I stood sweating mightily next to Andy Grammer, deciding whether or not I should put my prescription sunglasses on or not, but ultimately deciding not to because I didn’t want to publicly unpack my suitcase of a bag.So I stood there eavesdropping on Grammer, who talked about how much he loves his dog to two other people who I don’t know until he finally looked at me. I extended my hand and introduced myself while simultaneously knocking my own cellphone out of my hand. Where we would hold the interview (as it was a bit loud due to the Plain White T’s sound checking and practicing) was a struggle to figure out.We decided on the white tent complete with a table and two brown wicker benches with red cushions. He was born in Los Angeles, but grew up mostly in New York.He was born to Kathy Grammer and Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Red Grammer, who greatly influenced and helped his career.