Compared to Portishead, Bjork, Tori Amos or Katie Melua fused together, El Grey is an act that can give you goose bumps and can put you into a dreamy mood. Atmospheric yet powerful. It's a unique alternative blend of dream rock, quirky acoustic music, minimalism, electronica, cinematic music, trip-hop and jazz.
Active since the end of 2011, El Grey is gradually revealing her 'self' more and more. The first track she ever released was 'Woolly Hat'; next came a collection of interesting electronic collaborations 'feat. El Grey'. In 2013 she won an EP recording/mastering session with United Records and the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London and El Grey's 3-track self-titled debut EP was released 2014. Like a dialogue between different alter egos, the three tracks invite you on a journey through three different soundscapes, which together draw you in what is El Grey's little Cosmos. El Grey EP has been given airplay on a number of radio shows in Ireland and beyond, including Dan Hegarty's The Alternative (2FM), Near FM Sessions (Near FM), or the CSM - leading alternative show by Aleksandra Kaczkowska on Polish National Radio '3' (Trojka Polskie Radio). Interestingly, El Grey's recently become the Finalist of the Big Break All Ireland Music Competition organized by the prestigious Hot Press Magazine (Top Five 2014). El Grey's debut videos are now available on YT as well.
El Grey's had the pleasure of playing at various singer-songwriter nights, music & arts festivals, incl. the Electric Picnic (2013) and some of the top music venues, such as , the Mercantile (Dublin), the Workman's Club (Dublin), the Spirit Store (Dundalk); or the Village (Dublin)/ Scala Club (London) where she supported her musical heroes 'HEY' - a famous rock band from Poland. Her shows are filled with genuine passion, haunting melodies and various computer-generated instruments & electro effects. 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 & ukulele and she is accompanied by Chris Topher, who does percussion & computer fxs.
Based in Bray, Co. Wicklow, born in Gdansk (Poland), and nearly 9 years in Ireland, she's found can't stop hearing melodies in her head.
A mature sound that will keep your mind intrigued, and your ears alert, so stay tuned.
“She has the potential to soar..stunning simplicity.. one of these 'you had to be there' moments." Hot Press Music Mag
"One of the stand out acts for me of any of the sessions I frequent, haunting melodies, beautiful vocals and a really intriguing act that literally had the hairs standing on the back of my neck." Anto Kane, 2uibestow Music Blog
"ethereal ... cosmos" John Byrne, 103.2 Dublin City FM
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MUSIC VIDEOS (YT): http://www.youtube.com/elgreymusic
DOWNLOAD MUSIC: http://elgreymusic.bandcamp.com/
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