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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Sunday 17th February 2019

Headline Act: Jon Grayson

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"An undiscovered talent and a debut to beat all debuts'"
Genius Babble Music

Jon Grayson is a singer-songwriter from the Medway Towns in Kent.

Raised on a steady diet of The Police, City and Colour and Fleetwood Mac, Jon moved to London in 2014 and spent two years honing his songwriting and building a following by playing gigs in every corner of the capital as well as his home town.

In 2016, whilst playing at The Garage in Islington, Jon met producer Jack Watson (Jack + Ella, Changing Colour) and the two formed a relationship and spent the next 18 months writing and building a palette of sounds to start making music.

The Stranger EP is the first product of that time spent on stage and in studio and contrasts a sleek, exciting mix of pop hooks with honest, engaging and often very personal lyrics. These are showcased by Jon’s voice which was picked up by BBC Radio Kent’s Abbie McCarthy, who first aired the single.

"Stranger hooks you to Grayson’s flowing vocals as the sound twists and turns around his poignant outcries”
InQuire Media

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Elo Quitmann

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Elo is a 16 year old singer songwriter from East Sussex; a pianist and an acoustic guitar player.

Lyrics mean everything to Elo, having been brought up on a cocktail of music from Squeeze, Bob Marley and Tracy Chapman, to Lily Allen and Jake Bugg.

Elo is studying at Eastbourne College and has been playing at the Grey Lady for almost a year now. Elo gigs in local pubs, she opened at the ‘Local and Live’ festival in Tunbridge Wells, played at the infamous Pizza Express in Maidstone and is looking forward to playing at events and festivals throughout 2019.

Elo has several songs on Spotify including her most listened to song ‘I Live Mine’. Many more originals to follow as she takes her obsession a little further!

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Katie Kittermaster

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Katie Kittermaster is a 18 year old singer/ songwriter from Kent. Her vocals are haunting and distinctive. Her writing is based on teenage relationships, which resonates well with her target listeners. Her writing is fresh and honest. 

She is currently studying at Cranbrook School and will finish her studies in July 2019. She is managed by KRMB Management in London and is sponsored by Taylor Guitars and Aston Microphones. 

Katie lived in Dubai for 3 years where she was lucky enough to perform for Ricky Martin, 50 Cent and Eva Longoria at a gala event for Global Gift. She also opened the charity event at the British Embassy in Dubai for the high profile charity ‘Help For Heroes’. In 2017 she sung at many gigs in the UK including ‘The Big Day Out’ to an audience of over 10K alongside Louisa Johnson, Diversity, Christian Burrows and Atomic Kitten. 

During the Summer of 2018, Katie performed at many festivals in the UK including 110Above and The Great Escape. Katie opened for Jools Holland and Marc Almond at Kimbolten Castle in Cambridgeshire in September 2018 and most recently for Olly Murs in December in December. 

Katie has been interviewed on BBC Radio Kent on two occasions, performing her music live, as well as a host of other local radio stations. Her music has had healthy local TV and Radio support. BBC Introducing played one of her unpublished tracks “What Am I To Do” in January 2019. Most recently the BBC made a short film about Katie. 

2018 saw several National and International songwriting accolades including winning the UK Songwriting Competition. 

ITV’s ‘This Morning’ played ‘Kaleidoscope’ during the fashion segment in May 2018 and have confirmed that they will also be playing ‘T-Shirt’ at a later date. 

Katie’s vocal coach is Joshua Alamu, who works with artists including Fleur East, Little Mix, Raye, Rita Ora, JP Copper and Louisa Johnson. 

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Shep! is a cowboy sent from an alternative universe to explain the meaning of life. He found the only way to do this effectively was in the form of music – specifically Country BlueGrass Blues.

If you wanna singalong and win a prize here are some choruses:

Snakebite Street, Snakebite Street, snakes walk ‘round on legs and feet
Snakebite Street, Snakebite Street, don’t get bit by the people that you meet

From year to year, from day to day; from dawn to dark, from birth to grave
We are always, we are Always Heading Home

Come along, everybody come along, while the moon is shinin’ bright
Get on board, everybody get on board, we’re gonna Raise a Ruckus tonight

Everybody loves a Rockin’ Man so rock like a man!
Run to the river, as fast as you can, the river is a friend to the running man

Down the River to the Sea, down the river to the sea
Time will carry you and me, down the river to the sea

Make sure you check out the new website for the live footage being filmed tonight at the Grey lady at www.shepmusic.com 

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