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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 British singer/songwriter. Her vocals are haunting, emotive and distinctive. Her writing is based on relationships, which resonates well with her target listeners. Her writing is fresh and honest. She’s funny, quirky and her anecdotes are popular with the audience.


In August 2017 Katie performed to over 10K people opening for Louisa Johnson and dance group, Diversity. In the same year, and early version of Kaleidoscope was played on ITV’s This Morning.


In September 2018 Katie opened for Jools Holland and Marc Almond at Kimbolton Castle in Cambridgeshire. Katie supported Olly Murs in December, in the same year. 


Early in 2019, Katie won the UK Songwriting Contest and T-shirt was also named as Commonwealth Song of the Year.


After leaving school, the summer of 2019 saw Katie perform at many music festivals including Penn Fest, El Dorado, Deebsday, The Big Feastival and CarFest. 


Katie opened twice for Boyzone’s frontman Ronan Keating in August 2019, at the stunning venues of Castle Howard and Kimbolton Castle.


Katie toured the UK with Boyzlife (Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy) during the month of September 2019; playing 15 gigs over 22 nights. Her debut single ‘Sunday Afternoon’ was promoted during this time and 22 radio interviews took place (with multiple BBC stations), as well as a prime-time interview with the BBC News team.


Katie supported Lucy Spraggan on her winter tour in 2019, playing 37 sell-out gigs throughout the UK, Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands.


Katie will join Brian and Keith as their ‘special guest’ during the February leg of their Boyzlife Spring UK tour. Their first date together is in Hull on February 1st, 2020.


Katie’s debut EP, ’Coming Home at Dawn’ was released on November 1, 2019.

Katie is sponsored by Taylor Guitars, Roland UK and ACS Custom In Ears.


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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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