Bray, Dublin, County Wicklow
“an intriguing balance of sounds blended warmly with flashes of unexpected highlights.." C. E. O’Meadhra (Bray Arts)
"ethereal ... cosmos" John Byrne (103.2 Dublin City FM)
A rather rare species. Very few people sing like she does. Her songs are all colours and tones.. of Grey. Some of them are bright, warm and feminine, some are not-so-pretty, more edgy and quirky; it's like a dialogue between different alter egos. Based in Bray, Co. Wicklow, born in Gdansk (Poland), yet nearly 8 years in Ireland, she's found she can't stop hearing melodies in her head, and only recently got the courage to share what she's got.
El Grey is a solo artist, whose compositions organically blend a quirky, alternative vibe with influences that range from dream rock through acoustic music, minimalism, electronica and jazz. Compared to Massive Attack, Tori Amos or Norah Jones fused together, she is an act that can give you goose bumps and can put you into a dreamy mood.
Active since the end of 2011, El Grey is gradually revealing her ‘self’ more and more. Having released her debut single 'Woolly hat’ (which has received some airplay and was successfully included in the MRU Pure Vol.3 Compilation – the September issue of MRU Magazine), she is currently working on her E.P., and collaborations/other electronic projects.
Her shows are warm, intimate and atmospheric – filled with genuine passion, haunting melodies, and various computer-generated instruments & electro effects that have mesmerizing qualities. El Grey has a broad vocal range and distinctive tone & singing style – with characteristic vocal improvisations, where the vocals can act as yet another creative instrument. She plays the acoustic guitar and she is accompanied by Chris, who does percussion & computer fxs
El Grey is a mature sound that may keep you intrigued, and your ears alert.
So stay tuned and watch this space.
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~ For more music samples, please visit http://www.youtube.com/wobblyfin
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~ To download ‘Woolly Hat’, please go to: http://soundcloud.com/elgrey/woolly-hat
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ABOUT el grey IN BRIEF:
**members: El Grey (singer, songwriter, acoustic guitar) Chris Topher (percussion, synths/midi)
***based in: Bray, Dublin, Ireland
****quirky fusion of various influences & genres (dream rock, acoustic music, minimalism, electronica & a twist of jazz..)
***** haunting melodies, passion & vocal improv are characteristic features of el grey's music
****** self-taught, loving music since her early teens, first studio recordings at the age of 15
******* 8 years in Ireland. Happily settled & writing in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Originally from Gdansk - a beautiful seaside city in the North of Poland