ATLANTA-BASED INDIE BAND VON GREY PLAYS FREE, ALL-AGES SHOW AT CRIMINAL RECORDS ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
January 8, 2013
Indie-alt-folk band von Grey will kick off 2013 with a free, all-ages show at 4 p.m. next Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Criminal Records, located at 1154-A Euclid Ave. NE in Atlanta’s Little 5 Points neighborhood. The performance will be recorded live and released on vinyl on Record Store Day, April 20, 2013. The four classically trained sisters will hit the road with Company of Thieves later this month, touring in support of their self-titled EP, which was produced by GRAMMY® winner Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Train, The Gaslight Anthem).
Camera crews/media are also invited to cover von Grey’s headline show at Eddie’s Attic, 515 North McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030, on Saturday, December 29. The show begins at 8 p.m. with opener Doria Roberts and von Grey will take the stage at approximately 9 p.m.
“The heart of von Grey lies in dual lead singers Fiona and Annika. Their voices soar, twist and harmonize perfectly, reminiscent of another sister group — Tegan and Sara,” said Music Connection in a review of the band’s recent sold-out show with Lindsey Stirling at The Roxy in Los Angeles. “Each member of the band plays multiple instruments, allowing for broader arrangements in the songs. Kathryn’s cello playing shines powerfully through the music, while youngest sister Petra admirably handles the keys.”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution urged: “see them now, because a few years down the road, you might have to pay big bucks for nosebleed seats in an arena to catch these talented musicians” while American Songwriter observed: “When your song is the most added to Triple A Radio, behind Mumford & Sons’ latest single, you know you’re doing something right. That’s the case for von Grey and ‘Coming For You’…”
“Coming For You,” the lead single from the group’s self-titled EP, is featured on Paste Magazine’s latest mSampler, which was released this week. You can check out von Grey performing at The Bing Lounge at KINK FM in Portland, OR at http://www.kink.fm/11/15/12/Von-Grey/landing_bing.html?blockID=648727&feedID=9502.
The band – comprising Annika (lead vocals, violin, banjo, guitar, keys), Fiona (lead vocals, guitar, violin, percussion), Petra (keys, lap steel guitar, background vocals) and Kathryn (cello, bass, mandolin, keys, background vocals) – has performed upwards of 200 shows in the past two years, from recurring residency tours at intimate venues throughout the southeastern U.S. to supporting gigs with such artists as Sarah McLachlan.