There’s no stopping this absolute gem.
Six years following her explosive introduction, musical wunderkind Gretta Ray has announced a national tour off the back of releasing her debut album, Begin To Look Around, last year.
The Begin To Look Around album tour will see Gretta perform in Brisbane on June 2, before heading to Sydney on June 8, Corner Hotel in Melbourne onJune 9, Adelaide 0n June 16 before finishing up in Fremantle on June 18.
When Gretta Ray hits the stage the crowd immediately feels her energy through her signature storytelling, warm lyrics and songs that take the audience through a journey of emotions so these shows should really not be missed.
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Beginning 2016 with the release of her debut EP ‘Elsewhere’, she proceeded to win the triple j Unearthed High competition, along with the 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition for ‘Drive’, as well as touring with Japanese Wallpaper, performing at Falls Music Festival and Beyond The Valley for the first time, and graduating high school.
To top it all off, her songs ‘Drive’ and ‘Unwind’ managed to make the short-list for triple j’s Hottest 100.
Her 2018 indie EP ‘Here and Now’ was partly recorded in Nashville along with a diverse array of exploratory singles: ‘Re:Stacks’, a Bon Iver cover with Dustin Tebbutt, ‘Better’ with Japanese Wallpaper and her own, ‘Heal You In Time’.
Gretta’s latest release, the wondrous and empowering 2021 coming of age record, Begin To Look Around, chronicles the journey of a young artist navigating the winding lanes of womanhood, romance, heartbreak, travel and friendship. The making of the bold, layered and colourful pop album took place in Melbourne, Sydney and her adopted home of London with a stellar array of writer-producers working at the vanguard of modern pop.
The result is a thoughtful, crafted, hairbrush-singable body of work that has seen Gretta nominated for ARIA’s ‘Breakthrough Artist’ as well as ‘Australian Album of the Year’ at the J Awards of 2021.
Get ready to sing the night away to Gretta Ray’s killer hooks and powerful harmonies when she plays across the country in June.
Gretta Ray Australian Headline Tour Dates
Thursday 02 June 2022 – The Outpost – Brisbane
Wednesday 08 June 2022 – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Thursday 09 June 2022 – Corner Hotel – Melbourne
Thursday 16 June 2022 – Jive – Adelaide
Saturday 18 June 2022 – Mojos Bar – Fremantle
Tickets on sale from 12pm local Thursday 14 April via secretsounds.com