“an intriguing balance of sounds blended warmly with flashes of unexpected highlights […]” C. E. O’Meadhra (Bray Arts)
"ethereal [...] cosmos" J. Byrne (103.2 Dublin City FM)
While her voice somewhat reminds of Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Björk, Elizabeth Fraser (Massive Attack), Tori Amos, or Katie Melua, El Grey is definitely making a style all of her own: an alternative fusion of dream rock, acoustic music, minimalism, electronica & jazz. 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.
Her shows are dreamy, atmospheric and intimate – 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 Topher, who does percussion & computer fxs.
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 mature sound that may get you intrigued, and your ears alert.
So join El @ CFCP on March 8th and experience this rather ‘rare species’ :)
Tea & coffee will be avail on the night, and you may wanna also BYOB (bring your own bottle).. :)
Tickets are 8.50 and 6.00 concession.
*March 8th is the International Woman’s Day, so if you’re looking for an interesting night out – do join us @ CFCP.
If you're into film and culture, you may be interested in coming even earlier, as the night's theme is also gonna be Film and Female Independent International Directors...