Bookstation Lifestyle Book of the Year

Shortlisted 2021

High Hopes

By Steve Garrigan

Making Music, Losing My Way, Learning To Live

As lead singer and songwriter of hugely successful Irish rock band Kodaline, Steve Garrigan plays to thousands of fans worldwide – his business is being in the spotlight. But, for years, Steve was privately battling his own demons.

High Hopes is a deeply personal memoir about how everyone carries a story. In his down-to-earth and often humorous style, Steve takes us from his childhood growing up in Dublin and the shyness that only dissolved in front of a microphone, to the highs of rock star success touring and playing stadiums, and the lows of anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

Ultimately, his story describes how it is only by learning to share our deepest vulnerability – embracing all aspects of our true selves – that we can work through darkness and ultimately find freedom.

About Steve Garrigan...

Born in Swords, Dublin in 1988, Steve Garrigan is the lead singer and songwriter of Irish rock band Kodaline. With fellow band mates Mark Prendergast, Jason Boland and Vinny May Jr, Steve has toured and performed in sold out venues throughout the world including the US, Asia, India and South Korea, as well as in Ireland and Europe. Kodaline’s albums include In a Perfect World (2013), Coming Up for Air (2015), Politics of Living (2018) and One Day at a Time (2020). They have had numerous songs featured in TV shows and movies and have close to two billion streams on Spotify alone. Steve lives in Dublin.

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