There is this new band (well new to us :)), have you heard? They are called “Graystar” Here is a little background:
Graystar is a constantly evolving music project. It is an indie music band. A stripped down acoustic performance. An epic rock band. A solo project. An ever-changing musical collective. At its core is Dominic James, singer songwriter from Liverpool who founded Graystar in 2003. Progressive, daring and highly acclaimed, often bursting out with radical and ground breaking songs and live performances with a fierce independence. Conscious of their own obscurity as an unsigned band. A voice in the dark, of isolation, uninfluenced by music fashion and current tastes. Graystar writes songs of fear, hope and despair. Stories of individuals knocked around by fate and self-loathing; admissions, confessions and secrets; these songs are complex and challenging to the listener. Experimental and genre-mashing; their sounds are diverse. Influenced by great songwriters like Neil Young, Tom Waits, composers like Phillip Glass and John Barry, writers like Nabokov, Huxley, Orwell and Chomsky.
The band’s debut album “A Million Pieces”, released in September 2007, received wide spread acclaim from music reviewers and radio presenters. Six of the ten songs on the album were played on mainstream and BBC radio stations. ‘Free’ was one of XFM London’s songs of the week in October 2005. Graystar songs have been featured on the prestigious Iain Anderson and Janice Forsyth shows on BBC Radio Scotland, as well as the Tom Robinson Show on BBC Radio 6. BBC Radio Merseyside are great fans of the band. Graystar have played three live sessions at the station, including one in front of a live studio audience. Spencer Leigh, highly regarded BBC DJ, wrote the band’s sleeve notes for their album. XFM Scotland and London have played their songs on numerous occasions. BBC presenters Jim Gellatly and Dave Monks are fans of the band.
So, what can YOU win? A copy of their album ‘A Million Pieces’ and their new EP ‘I Disappear’ – both signed by Dominic James, the lead singer! How exciting!!
How can I win? First, you can start by visiting Graystars website
and come back here and leave a comment about one fact you found out about them.
Follow Graystar on twitter
Sign Graystar’s guestbook
Become a fan on facebook
**ONE entry per person. Contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. International. Post your comment/s on this blog post. For each entry, please leave an additional comment so you can be credited those. Contest ends March 27th, midnight, PST. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS so that I have a way of contacting the winner. Winner will be chosen by random.org. GOOD LUCK!!!