DAYSat July 22
STAGEGW McLennan Tent
In February 2016, 18-year-old Gretta Ray made an impressive entrance to the Australian music scene with the release of her debut EP ‘Elsewhere’, showcasing an enviable command of language and impressive vocal ability. A creative individual who is as comfortable behind the camera as she is behind the guitar, Gretta Ray confesses to a fascination with human emotion and an irrepressible desire to express herself.
Gretta’s single ‘Drive’ is a heavenly slice of cleverly constructed indie pop with a discernible air of country. ’Drive’ was produced by award winning composer Jonathan Dreyfus in collaboration with Nashville based Australian music producer Josh Barber (Gotye, Archie Roach) and clocked in at #27 on the triple j Hottest 100 of 2016.
2016 also saw Gretta tour as a performing member of Japanese Wallpaper’s live show and support Vera Blue in three sold out Melbourne shows, all while completing her final year of high school.
Gretta Ray’s intriguing way of combining lyrical complexities that express personal feelings of love and heartache, with tongue in cheek facetious anecdotes, is only part of what makes this young talent so unique.