With one member from Eastern Canada, one from Western Canada, and one from somewhere in the middle, Dirty Grace covers a lot of ground, but not just geographically.
The trio of songwriters produce a playful mix of music ranging from the provocatively cheeky to the intimately introspective, all driven by a curiosity in music’s ability to expose, shake-down, tickle and heal the human spirit. They were inspired to reform in 2012 after singing together at the bedside of a friend with terminal cancer.
Blending elements of folk, hip hop, rock, swing, gypsy-jazz and electronic beneath a swell of three-part harmonies and contagious melodies, the collaboration has always left the band and its listeners eagerly guessing what will come next.
After three cross-Canada tours, two meditation retreats and a healthy dose of clown school the band continues to develop its live show into an interactive, honest experience that works just as well at a small house concert or café as it does at a large club or festival. The band offers two styles of live performance – intimate/acoustic (featuring guitar, piano, accordion, percussion and three-part harmony) or dance floor/electronic with live vocals and instrumentation.
In summer of 2012, Dirty Grace released its first EP, “Snow Into Fire,” supported by an overwhelmingly well-received tour of Eastern Canada. The tour continues this fall in Western Canada, after which the band plans to record its second EP and begin booking festival spots for summer 2013.