BIOGRAPHYGRICE: London born Art Rocker, vocalist, lyricist, singer-songwriter, musician, currently based in the Southwest of England. Trained as a percussionist, GRICE started life playing drums in a number of bands in South London, he then progressed on to electric guitar and acoustic guitar which have become his primary instruments. He also plays bass guitar and keyboards, experimenting, mangling and manipulating sounds - both analogue and digital.
GRICE has always been a prolific writer and lead vocalist both in bands and as a solo artist with many self-produced and studio recorded albums and EPs to his credit. He has formed and fronted classy underground brit-pop flavoured Art Rock bands 'Laugh like A Madman', 'The burning martyrs', 'The Martyrs', 'SWANSTON' and the avant-garde outfit 'hungersleep' which earned him the title of 'cocktail punk'. He has also been published and has composed music for television programmes and documentaries (Black Diamond films, BBC2, BBC Worldwide, MTV, MTVF, Sky Sports etc).
GRICE has just completed his solo album PROPELLER recorded at Sound Gallery studios (which he founded in 2008) with contributions recorded on location in Italy and Austria. Propeller is a conceptual album of crafted songs integrated with soundscapes, electro-acoustic glitch, art-rock and avant-pop synthesis. The album was produced by Lee Fletcher and co-produced by Grice. The album features 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. Propeller was described as 'a genuinely extraordinary slice of experimental rock' by Classic Rock presents PROG and has received very positive reviews and airplay on radio stations in the UK and Europe. HIGHLY STRUNG from the album Propeller was remixed by Richard Barbieri and was personally selected by Tom Robinson and played on his BBC Radio 6 Music Mixtape show in August 2013. Propeller is on the artist-led hungersleep records label and distributed by the legendary Burning Shed.
GRICE is currently working on the live shows and has been performing dates as part of his first 'Tour of Duty' with his band of accomplished players. He is currently in the studio working on sketches for his second album ALEXANDRINE, working again with Richard Barbieri - English synthesizer player, keyboardist and composer who came to prominence as key member of new wave pioneers Japan. He also known as the keyboard player in the twice Grammy nominated progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. Grice is also working with Hossam Ramzy, Egyptian born master percussionist and arranger who has worked with Peter Gabriel (Last Temptation of Christ) providing signature percussive soundscapes and arrangements. Hossam also worked with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) bringing together his band of Arabian musicians to work on the album 'No Quarter - Unledded' for which he was rewarded a GOLD and PLATINUM disc.
The combination of these players along with Grice's core band and musicians will form the unique signature sound of his multi-faceted second album Alexandrine to be released 2014 - 2015.