Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tween Band Snags Opening Slot for Sarah McLachlan

/PRNewswire/ -- An Atlanta indie band has snagged a coveted spot to perform the opening set for Sarah McLachlan's Atlanta show at Chastain Park on August 5.

The band, von Grey, includes 4 sisters between the ages of 10 and 15 who trained classically for several years and subsequently added guitars, banjos, mandolins and harmonized vocals to their already impressive musical arsenal.

von Grey originally competed with hundreds of bands at for an opening slot on Lilith Fair. They were notified they had won the spot, but received the disappointing news a week later that the show had been cancelled; however, organizers were hoping to provide an alternative performance opportunity. Still, the girls soldiered on, continuing their relentless rehearsal schedule while maintaining personal lives typical of any teenage girl. On July 9, they received the call that they would be performing at Sarah's solo concert.

Fiona von Grey, age 13, says, "We were really excited to play Lilith, but this is even better! We've gone to see concerts at Chastain Park, so to play on the same stage where we've seen some of our favorite artists is a dream come true."

von Grey has impressed audiences with many live performances over the past year. In fact, the band has been performing at clubs and venues that Petra, 10, won't legally be allowed to enter for more than a decade. They've opened for other national touring acts in the past, most recently for Candy Coburn at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta.

Aside from preparing, von Grey is hard at work writing and recording original music for their upcoming album and is preparing for several tour dates at music festivals over the summer.

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