Posts tagged ‘vocals’

UK SINGER MIM GREY BREAKS INTO THE LIMELIGHT WITH HER DEBUT ALBUM – ‘GREY MATTERS’

Mim Grey, the sultry new voice to come out of the UK, will release her long-awaited and highly accomplished debut album, ‘Grey Matters,’ on July 1st 2010.

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The album evokes the sounds of James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, but she conjures up a life lived through high-heeled boots, blue jeans, curling tongs, late nights and love lost and found.

Already an accomplished singer/songwriter, Mim has performed with music luminaries such as Paul McCartney, Dave Stewart, Michael Ball and ABC. She has recorded with the likes of Kylie Minogue and Morcheeba and performed at venues as diverse as Wembley Arena and The London Palladium.


Mim had a top ten single with Mantronix and a club hit with Lee Cabrera. She also co-wrote a Kylie Minogue track, and her cover version of ‘What a Difference A Day Makes’ spearheaded Thomas Cook‘s Christmas ad campaign.

Mim’s songwriting partner, lyricist Cori Josias, adds to the maturity and emotional depth of the twelve beautifully recorded songs on Grey Matters, and it’s clear there is a unique chemistry between the two, producing truly timeless melodies and lyrics.


However, Mim’s journey as a solo artist hasn’t been an easy one. As the saying goes, Mim has truly ‘paid her dues’.

At 13, the Barnet-born teenager was suspended from school for her “dubious haircut” and left school for good aged barely 15. Shortly afterwards, her parent’s marriage crumbled, and she left home to move in with musician brothers, Paul and John Williams.

The house became a “24/7 party” with jam sessions into the small hours. Paul stumbled on an old song Mim had secretly recorded in her bedroom and when he played the tape everyone was up on their feet, dancing and clapping. Paul looked her straight in the eye and said, “Mim, y ou’ve GOT to sing.”

Mim & Paul went on to be an item for the next 6 years both on and off stage. Tragically, just when Mim’s career started to take off, Paul was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Six months later he was dead. Mim describes this as, without question, “the worst moment of my life.”

After Paul’s death, Mim’s career took a dive. Although she worked on endless projects, jetting off to America to work with top writers and producers, she couldn’t find the magic formula. Nothing felt quite right.

When she’d all but given up, Mim met someone on a London-bound flight who was to play a big part in her future. As she began chatting with Cori Josias, she felt a deep connection, setting the stage for a formidable songwriting partnership.

Meanwhile Mim fell into a Hampstead lifestyle and a volatile relationship. “I lost the plot for a while,” she admits, “I got involved with drink and drugs and my career suffered.” Fighting her way back to normality, Mim started singing at weddings to pay the bills. At one of these gigs she met the love of her life, drummer Steve Vintner. “Without Steve I wouldn’t be here today,” she says.

Steve totally fell for Mim’s voice, encouraging her to record her own album and to reconnect with her songwriting soul-partner Cori. Sitting round a kitchen table with a guitar and a laptop, the songs on Mim’s debut album,‘Grey Matters’, began to take shape.


Mim was soon “discovered” at London’s 606 Club and before long she was signed and whisked off to LA to work with world renowned producer Derek Bramble and some of LA’s finest session musicians. The album was engineered by Grammy-nominated Rob Chiarelli and mastered to perfection by Grammy- winning Gavin Lurssen, of Robert Plant & Alison Krauss fame.

With this heart-on- sleeve album ready to go on May 31st 2010, Mim Grey turns her story of tragedy into triumph.

Mim may have travelled a stony road to get here but, as ‘Grey Matters’ proves, it was definitely worth the wait.


For further information please contact Dave Clarke at:

Tel:+44 (0) 7966 557774 or E-Mail: dave@planetearthpublicity.com www.planetearthpublicity.com www.mimgrey.com


June 3, 2010 at 16:59 Leave a comment

New albums from Gary Williams featuring the music of Frank Sinatra and a compilation from Abbey Road

Gary first came to public attention when he appeared with the BBC Big Band on television paying tribute to Vic Damone. Since then he has become a favourite performer and broadcaster with leading big bands and concert orchestras including the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, the Hallé, Royal Scottish National, City of Birmingham Symphony, the Melbourne Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Ireland’s RTE orchestra. He is a regular guest of the BBC Concert Orchestra for Friday Night Is Music Night and had the honour of performing for The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. As a headline act on the world’s luxury cruise liners he has visited over 50 countries. Other work includes 150 performances as Sinatra in the West End’s ‘The Rat Pack’, The Magic of Bacharach, The Legend of Sinatra (with David Jacobs), Channel 5’s Open House working alongside Donny Osmond and Burt Bacharach and BBC1’s ‘Doctor Who Christmas Special’.

After weeks in the studio, I am delighted to announce two new albums due for release in March.The Sinatra album is with Chris Dean and his orchestra, featuring a full big band throughout and strings on many tracks. It is in fact my first big band album. I’ve tried to focus on the classics without resorting to the most obvious choices. There are some stunning arrangements and particular favourites include All or Nothing At All, Brazil, They All Laughed, Please Be Kind and Where or When.
The second album is a compilation of the last three CDs recorded at Abbey Road, aptly named “Gary Williams – The Best of Abbey Road. Both should be released late March and be available by post Dress Circle and online from iTunes and all the other download sites.
Please got to Gary’s website for more information http://garywilliams.co.uk/

“Michael Bublé isn’t the only person keeping the Sinatra flame alive.” Clive Davis for The Sunday Times
“Every song he sang was word and note perfect and confirmed the belief of many in his audience, now surely his “fans”, that he is the best young singer of the Sinatra era of melodies in the country, if not the world… his presentation of all of these well-loved classics was performed with a panache which would have pleased ‘The Guv’nor’ himself.” Perfectly Frank Magazine

February 19, 2010 at 12:16 Leave a comment


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