AdHoc Presents Girl Ray

AdHoc Presents Girl Ray

Renata Zeiguer, Blush

Wed, July 11, 2018

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00

This event is 18 and over

Girl Ray
Girl Ray
A hundred memories flood through you when Girl Ray start to play. The happier the surface of their songs appear to be, the more profound you feel when the sadness kicks in underneath it all. On their debut single ‘Trouble’, Girl Ray boldly and breathlessly introduced their sound as an essential voice in these modern times of love, life and physical disconnect. To give their music your attention for a split second, is enough to marvel at how excellently they have crafted their warm Nico-tinged pop.

The winsome melancholic embers of Girl Ray begin amongst the scattered brown brick rows of North London. They have been writing demos since their mid-teens about wanting to skateboard, how much they hate Mick Jagger and the school dinner ladies. Living only one street away from each other, best friends Poppy Hankin and Iris McConnell have been nurturing each other’s song writing and musicianship for a number of years. However, it wasn’t until Harkin and McConnell were taking their A-levels, that they went in search for a bass player, and chose to invite Sophie Moss – on their Mum’s advice – to come and practice with them. Early shows at the Cavendish Arms and bedroom demos recorded by Hankin’s brother, were the first glimmers of light in the Girl Ray story.

At the end of 2015 it all changed when their cult bedroom demo ‘Ghosty’ arrived in the hands of Marc Riley. Girl Ray’s due diligence soared during a busy year in which touring was a staple and indie stalwarts Moshi Moshi, after seeing their heavy-hearted harmonies support Meilyr Jones at the MOTH Club, decided to sign them to the label. Dashing up and down the country, Girl Ray went on to support Slow Club, Haley Bonar and finally Ezra Furman. These tours gave them their first taste of long spirited road trips, traffic jams and nerves in front of large crowds they had to win over.

In June 2017, Girl Ray released their debut album, Earl Grey, via Moshi Moshi Records. The 12-track record provides a unique snapshot of the trio’s humble beginnings while simultaneously displaying their lofty ambitions for the future.
Blush
Blush
Blush's disco production „Lift Off“ is nowadays one of the most beloved Space Disco hits. Played all across the globe on underground disco parties as well as fashion shows or as cover version by Parallax Corporation on the iPhones of the Viewlexx electro heads.
The South African band from Johannesburg featured Mike Pilot, Miriam Stockley (later part of Karl Jenkins' extremely successful „Adiemus“ project) and Malie Kelly (who has toured extensively the Gospel market in the States).
First time re-released after 35 years on the german space disco label "Private Records" from Berlin in december 2013 and january 2014 as digital release.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/