Hey Everything Grey fans! We’re sorry for the MIA status that has plagued our blog! With the holidays and the hurricane, things were a little hectic around these parts. But boy do we have news for you!
It is with terrible reluctance to announce that our drummer, Liz Degen, has decided to part from Everything Grey. Although we are saddened by our loss, we are happy she is out in the world doin’ her own thang! You go girl! We do wish her luck with all of her artistic endeavors!
On that note, we have acquired a new drummer, Frank Cacciutto, who’s talents are only exceeded by his modesty! We are very excited to say that he has a lot to offer and we look forward to really getting to know Frank as a fellow musician and friend!
We plan to start recording our second album mid-February, including new material, songs that have yet to be heard by the public! We will keep you posted on all the happenings of this process.
We will be playing at Mr.Beery’s in Bethpage on February 17th for the Mr.Beery’s Annual Band Battle to End Cystic Fibrosis! More news to come on our set time but the event starts at 12pm and will include a plethora of great bands and musicians! You should come down, grab a beer and dance your pants off, it should be a rockin’ time!
Well, Saturday has long past but our memories of playing at the Great South Bay Music Festival will stay with us, always. It was a beautiful day, although maybe a little hot on stage-not a problem though, we loved every minute of it. The sound engineer, Don totally rocked! See, I believe sound engineers really make or break the experience of the music. and Don really made it! Thank you for that! And thank you to WEHM for giving us this opportunity to play for our fans and for the new fans we’ve just met through this show! There’s something to say about hundreds of people coming together to listen and support local music! We just can’t say THANK YOU enough!
Next show: The Vail in Riverhead this Thursday, July 19th! $5 at the door, we go on at 9pm!
And for those of you in the Patchogue area, we’ll be playing 89 North on August 9th!
Come on down to our shows and dance your fannies off!
With every band comes the reality of losing a band member. Unfortunately, our guitarist, Jeff Trelewicz, has gracefully resigned from being a member of Everything Grey. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors and look forward to playing volleyball with him in the summer. But with every end comes a new beginning. We are now actively seeking a creative guitarist/keyboardist to join us in making some great tunes. We’re still very excited and extremely dedicated to showcase the talents we were given and are looking forward to welcoming the newest member of Everything Grey!
We have a few shows coming up in April, May and June! Check out Facebook and our website for details!
Well all, we’d like to inform you that you can now purchase our debut album on Itunes! Pretty sweet huh? We’re excited about it!
On the show front: We’ve been doing everything in our power to book some really great shows and so far it’s worked! We just recently had an amazing show at KJ Farrells in Bellmore thanks to our buddy Don Nostrand, Sound Guy Extraordinaire! We have a show coming up, March 24th at the Velvet Lounge in Stony Brook with our friends, Sunrise Skyline, which we’re also uber stoked about! And a few more being cooked up: A show in June at The Trash Bar in Williamsburg, with possible guests and our friends, Stately Ghosts, and some others that are tentative at the moment! We’ll keep you updated on all shows via Facebook, our band website (www.everythinggrey.com) and our trusty tumblr account, Grey Noise!
On the Noise front: We’ve been in a writing frenzy! So far we’ve added three more tunes to our long list of songs and we continue to focus on being creative (and funky) at our weekly band practice! They’ll most likely be perfected and ready for our upcoming shows so when you’re there, keep an ear out for them!
Well that’s enough information thrown at you for now. Once again, this is Jacquie Lee, vocalist, signing off. Rock hard and rock on.
Hey all! We’re very excited to be a part of this showcase. The show is this Saturday, November 5th and we go on at 10pm. Our set list for the night will include some of our older songs that you’ll be able to hear on our CD which will be available at the show this Saturday, and it will also include a few new songs that we’re dying to play live! We hope you all join us! It should be a night of fun and great music!
“If I ever really felt depressed, I would just start putting on all my old records that I played as a kid, because the whole thing that really lifted me then still lifted me during those other times. It was good medicine for me, and it still does that for me when I put something on. Isn’t it wonderful that we’ve got all that good medicine? I think it’s got to be all part of our DNA, this mass communication through music. That’s what it is. It’s got to be, hasn’t it? Music is the one thing that has been consistently there for me. It hasn’t let me down.” - Jimmy Page on the power of music told to TheScotsman in 2010.
Jimmy Page has never really been a talker because most of his talking extends through his music but when he does speak, he speaks truth. Music is medicine. It helps detox our minds and refresh our souls. It enhances our emotions and gives us hope. It broadens our senses and becomes our connection to the world around us. Being a musician, I would say that if I could achieve anything, it would be to heal someone with my art.
On a side note:
Our album is ALMOST finished! We are very happy with how it is turning out! All artwork is done by members of the band, in particular, Liz Degen (drums), Chris Salucci (bass) and Matt Donnelly (guitar,vocals). And soon it will be available to you! We’ll keep you posted.
Also, we have a couple of shows coming up!
Monthly All-Acoustic Show at SoHo Playhouse on October 14th at 10pm, $5 to get in! Should be a great time.
Don Audio Showcase Session at the Brickhouse Brewery and Restaurant on November 5th, $5 cover and we go on at 10pm!
Hope to see you there!
Well last weekend was definitely a busy one for Everything Grey. On Friday we had our acoustic show at the Huron Club and then on Sunday we were invited to play the Peck Fest in Dix Hills. Firstly, the Huron Club was fun to play, we had a few new comers in the crowd. Unfortunately for me, I was ill all last week with a flu-like sickness and mid-set I couldn’t exactly sing anymore. By the end of the night I had lost my voice almost entirely but at least I still got to sing a bit. Even though the club had a relaxing atmosphere, we seemed a little more timid on the stage than usual. We realize as a band that being creative is also a learning process. We grow with each show we play. Some shows we feel better about than others, but that comes with the gig, no pun intended. What makes a good musician (and this can be true for all forms of creativity and I guess life in general) is the ability to look at yourself critically enough to be willing to work out the mistakes, without hindering your own sense of self-worth.
Secondly, Peck Fest was A LOT of fun! We could only do an acoustic set but it was definitely worth playing. Peck Fest is basically a BIG celebration of great music. The bands that played were so talented and you could tell each member loved playing. Allie, Matt and I went up, felt comfortable on stage, did our set and was even asked for an encore! Now that’s an accomplishment I’d say. We received a lot of praise when we got off as well as a few suggestions on where to play next! All in all, it was a great day, we had a great time and it really rallied up the insecurities we might have had from Friday night’s show.
The Huron Club/ SoHo Playhouse has graciously allowed Everything Grey to play every second Friday of the month for the passed few months. This month’s show (the month of Sept), however, we will be playing THIS Friday, September 2nd at 10pm to 12pm, $5 to get in. This venue has become home to us during these passed few months. They’ve welcomed us with open arms and open ears and allowed us to develop our music into something very different and very real. The candlelit tables sooth the atmosphere while our music echos clearly, bouncing off each atom at a time. We always enjoy the Huron Club because it’s a time to be with family and friends, and where we can TRULY be ourselves, out in the open, and as vulnerable as possible. Come on down, grab a drink, sit back and relax while we serenade you with our sweet melodies. ;)
As far as shows go, I’d say (and I would assume the rest of the band would agree) that THAT was one of our best shows we’ve played so far. Not necessarily because we thought we sounded good, but we were all focused on stage, we were synced and we had A LOT of fun. The sound was amazing, the crowd, although shy at first, seemed to really get into it. I’d like to give a big THANKS to Two Cent Sam for having us play! They were amazing as well! Fun music to dance to for sure. They came out with a new CD and I wish them all the luck with it (not that they need it at all). Speaking of CD releases, hopefully we’ll be getting ours done by September (fingers crossed). So far it sounds AWESOME. I am extremely excited for it. I would love to have our CD Release party at Ollie’s Point because the atmosphere is welcoming and laid back. It’s a cool venue to play at. No one knows what the future may hold, but I’m assuming it’ll be full of music and smiles.