Melbourne indie pop star Gretta Ray has announced a national Australian tour that includes a homecoming show at The Corner Hotel in June.
The Melbourne-born but now London-based singer-songwriter first came to attention after winning triple j’s Unearthed High and the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting Award in 2016 for her high rotation hit, ‘Drive’.
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 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
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She then released her debut album Begin to Look Around in 2021, which was nominated for ARIA’s ‘Breakthrough Artist’ as well as ‘Australian Album of the Year’ at the J Awards of 2021.
We reviewed her last gig at The Corner, stating: “Ray has retained a gracious and humble demeanour throughout her blossoming career, which made her all the more charming to watch. You couldn’t help but be in awe of her bold, strong, and full-bodied voice, proving herself to be a truly gifted vocalist.”
Tickets on sale from 12pm local Thursday 14 April via secretsounds.com.