Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Website

Bio

In February 2016, eighteen-year-old Gretta Ray made a precocious entrance to the Australian music scene with the release of her debut EP ‘Elsewhere’ upon which she presented as fully-fledged singer-songwriter with an enviable command of language and keen vocal ability due in no small part to her vast experience singing in choirs since the age of five.

A creative individual who’s as comfortable behind a camera (as exemplified by her highly curated Instagram) as she is behind the guitar, Ray confesses to a fascination with human emotion and an irrepressible desire to express herself.

On her latest single ‘Drive’, a heavenly slice of cleverly-constructed indie pop with a discernible air of country, Ray flexes further than ever before lyrically, firmly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new artists of 2016.

’Drive’ was produced by award-winning composer Jonathan Dreyfus in collaboration with Nashville-based Australian music producer Josh Barber (Gotye, Archie Roach) before being mixed by acclaimed US producer Ryan Hewitt (Sheryl Crow, Angus & Julia Stone).

Gretta Ray will be touring as a performing member of Japanese Wallpaper’s live band on his national ‘Cocoon’ single tour throughout the month of August all the while completing her final year of high school in Melbourne’s inner North.

Management Contact: Charlotte Abroms ~ charlotte@hearheargroup.com

Unearthed in 2016

Unearthed High

01 Aug 2016

Winner

Gretta Ray

Gretta Ray

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

20 Dec 2016

Triple J
50

Gretta, you are captivating. The more I listen to you and your songwriting, the more I fall in love with it. It can only go up and beyond amazing from here. I can't wait to see where you go from here.

Gretta, you are captivating. The more I listen to you and your songwriting, the more I fall in love with it. It can only go up and beyond amazing from here. I can't wait to see where you go from here.

Review

Review by Ciaran Lyons Ciaran Lyons

30 Sep 2016

Triple J
50

This is truly great. To back up your winning track with another winner like this is incredible! So excited to see whats next in store for Gretta.

This is truly great. To back up your winning track with another winner like this is incredible! So excited to see whats next in store for Gretta.

Review

Review by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

29 Sep 2016

Triple J
50

I thought Gretta Ray wouldn't be able to knock me head over heels more than she already did with "Drive", but here we are. "Unwind" only further shows how incredibly talented and mature Gretta is as a songwriter; I am so so so excited to see what the future brings. Thank you for being you Gretta!

I thought Gretta Ray wouldn't be able to knock me head over heels more than she already did with "Drive", but here we are. "Unwind" only further shows how incredibly talented and mature Gretta is as a songwriter; I am so so so excited to see what the future brings. Thank you for being you Gretta!