GRICE - One Thousand Birds
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Critically acclaimed art rock musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist GRICE performs songs from his latest album 'One Thousand Birds' - recently featured on BBC Radio 6 Music and described by Tom Robinson as 'gorgeously epic music of exquisite beauty.'
Grice has supported sonic innovator Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine
Tree) on his recent tour and has shared the stage with Steve Hogarth (Marillion), Banco de Gaia, Public Service Broadcasting, Baka Beyond and more.
'One Thousand Birds' is an iridescent sonic display of feathered strength and vulnerability alchemised into emotionally charged songs that breathe introspection and showcase GRICE's best work to-date.This unique blend of art-rock and electro-acoustic glitch combined with his passionate vocals and heartfelt lyrics, makes for a thoughtful and captivating performance. The show is set in a virtual forest of surround bird-scapes and dark panoramic imagery.
The artist's innovative approach to sound production and his talent for songwriting have rewarded him recognition within progressive art rock circles resulting in successful collaborations with instrumental luminaries such as Raphael Ravenscroft (Pink Floyd, Vangelis/Blade Runner), Richard Barbieri (Japan, P-Tree), Steve Jansen (Japan, Exit North), Hossam Ramzy (Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin), B J Cole and more.
Since 2012, GRICE has released 3 albums (Propeller, Alexandrine, One Thousand Birds), 2 EPs, including remixes by Richard Barbieri and 1 Live album (All Angels). His debut album Propeller features legendary saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft and was shortlisted as album of the year in the MPG Awards. As well as showcasing his most recent works, Grice will be playing a selection of tracks from the back catalogue.
Grice (vocals, guitars, loop pedals) is joined on stage by Duncan Chave (Ableton Live, sound manipulation), Al Swainger (bass, fx pedals) and award winning drummer Robert Brian (Goldfrapp, Siouxsie Sioux, Simple Minds, Peter Gabriel, Andy Partridge, Modern English and more.
'GRICE makes music of exquisite beauty - gorgeously epic' BBC Radio 6 Music (Tom Robinson)
'South Londoner's sumptuously decorated 3rd album. His rich, plaintive voice, sometimes redolent of the late Mark Hollis, is backed by supremely evocative bass and strings accompaniment and contributions from notable collaborators including former Japan and Porcupine Tree man Richard Barbieri' - PROG magazine
'Grice can walk the line between organic and artificial with grace and creativity' - Pear-shaped Magazine
'One Thousand Birds marks out the further soaring trajectory of a unique art-rock talent' - From the Margins