South London born artrock musician, singer songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist. Trained as a percussionist, he played drums in bands in London whilst (occasionally) attending Croydon Art College, he then progressed to playing acoustic and electric guitar and fronting a number of bands including The Martyrs and Swanston. Grice is a prolific singer/songwriter and is passionate about experimenting and manipulating sounds both analogue and digital. He has worked with the likes of Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree), Steve Jansen (Japan, Rain Tree Crow), Hossam Ramzy (Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel), BJ Cole and Raphael Ravenscroft (Baker Street, Pink Floyd). In 2012 he released his debut solo album 'Propeller' on his own label 'hungersleep records'. The album was shortlisted in the UK album of the year category at the MPG Awards in 2013 and was featured on the covermount CD of Classic Rock presents Prog.
In 2013, he was invited at the IBExpo in Sweden where he made an impromptu stage appearance and sang with Steven Hogarth (Marillion) on a premier performance of the track 'Naked' from the album 'Not The Weapon but the Hand' by Richard Barbieri & Steve Hogarth.
GRICE has completed his second solo album titled 'Alexandrine' (release date 22 June 2015). The album features Richard Barbieri and Steve Jansen alongside Hossam Ramzy, Luca Calabrese, B J Cole and features the unique signature sound of his core band - Al Swainger (bass, double bass, loops, pedals), 05Ric (drums, percussion) & Duncan Chave (ableton, loops, treatments)
Discography Propeller was produced by award winning producer Lee Fletcher and co-produced by GRICE and features performances by renowned pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole (David Sylvian, Scott Walker), legendary saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft (Baker Street, Pink Floyd), Markus Reuter (Crimson ProjeCkt), 05Ric (Gavin Harrison), freeform trumpet player Luca Calabrese and more, alongside his core band. HIGHLY STRUNG from the album Propeller was remixed by Richard Barbieri and was personally selected by Tom Robinson for his BBC Radio 6 Music Mixtape show in August 2013. Propeller is distributed by legendary artrock online store Burning Shed.
GRICE is currently performing live with his core band as part of his 'Tour of Duty'. His second album 'Alexandrine is currently being mixed by Steve Jansen (Japan, Rain Tree Crow).
Alexandrine features performances by Richard Barbieri - keyboard player and composer who came to prominence as key member of new wave pioneers Japan and later on became band member of twice Grammy nominated progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. Grice is also working with Hossam Ramzy, master percussionist and arranger who has worked with Peter Gabriel (Last Temptation of Christ) and is adding his signature percussive soundscapes and arrangements to the album.
GRICE has also been published and has composed music for television programmes and documentaries (Black Diamond films, BBC2, BBC Worldwide, MTV, MTVF, Sky Sports etc).