Making a Scene Presents Gerry Casey Interviews Grace Solero
“Grace Solero has a presence that something that makes you pay attention. Powerful driving rock music, in this interview with Grace and Dan they tell the story of the coming together of the current band and of their plans for the future. Certainly originality and will to succeed are not in short supply. A truly inspirational interview one you will not want to miss.”
Grace Solero is a true one-of-a-kind artist who’s hard to pigeonhole. She possesses a visceral voice of astounding range and a powerful stage presence that points to past dance, theater acting and gymnastics training. She conveys deep emotions, darkness and light combined, revealing a songcraft that shies away from the ordinary, spanning with ease from hard rock to folk.
In the group she lends her name to, her star quality is matched by that of California-born, London-based lead guitarist, singer/songwriter Dan Beaulaurier, whose style displays a rare mix of technical mastery and real soul. The versatile Bjorn Zetterlund on bass and multi instrumentalist Dave Guy on drums/percussion complete the band.
Together they play raw, grungy, dreamy, atmospheric rock in a highly dynamic and energetic show, both sonically and visually. They have been performing everywhere from intimate clubs to large stages in both Europe and the USA.
Their new album ‘Metamorphosis’ is due for release in 2021, date to be announced. A rock album with colors from some unconventional instruments like glockenspiel, singing bowl, cello, Hammond B3 organ and psaltery. ‘Awake’, the first single off the forthcoming album, has been released in July 2020, also supported by a cinematic music video. The second single ‘Lucid Dream’ has just been released.
Their debut album ‘New Moon’ is a glorious sonic collision of musical influences. It includes the singles ‘If You Feel’ played by Bob Harris on BBC Radio 6, ‘Apartheid’ playlisted by Bruce Dickinson on BBC Radio 6 and ‘Troops’ performed at live sessions on BBC London. Emerging like a dark pop-rock cloud with its gritty lyricism, soaring riffs and pain ridden vocals, New Moon has been critically acclaimed by magazines including Classic Rock, Guitar Techniques and The Fly.
Their second album ‘Hundred Years Apart, was recorded and engineered by bassist Bjorn at the band’s self-built North London studio. By turns both grand and understated, the album knows when to apply full-force, bracing blasts of gritty noise, and equally how to hold listeners rapt with the subtleties of a single, sustained note or well-placed break. It has been championed by Powerplay Magazine UK (8/10) and Sonic Cathedral Webzine USA (9/10) to name but a few. The single Electro has been chosen by Ian Camfield on the Radio X Rock Show and the album songs have received airplay all around the world.
Their third album ‘Awake’ is a semi-acoustic release and was recorded in response to positive fan reaction to a series of semi acoustic shows. It’s a collection of newly arranged songs from their previous albums. It shows a more atmospheric, stripped down, enchanted sound. Cajon instead of drums, reverb-drenched guitars, sparse bass and intimate, raw vocals make this album bathe in a delicate dreamy soundscape. The single ‘The Woman By The River’ has been broadcast on several folk radio programs and syndicated radio stations all around the world.
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