Mixing up country, blues, folk and chanson with a particular penchant for murder ballads, caustic skiffle and bar room melancholy. Grae J regularly tours on the continent as well as being a stalwart of the UK Acoustica scene (previous band The Young Trash Lovers were the last ever act to perform at the legendary Bunjies Coffee House). As an eternal troubadour Grae J’s songs are also often inspired by his road trips, with narratives set in the motels of Bakersfield, the bar-rooms of Berlin and the back-streets of Paris. Grae J and Los Chicos Muertos have shared the stage with inspirational characters including TV Smith, Patrik Fitzgerald, John Cooper Clarke and Jowe Head as well as backing Ed Tudorpole a few times on live renditions of Swords of a Thousand Men. Grae has also collaborated (along with the band) on the production of the acclaimed Knoxville Boy album with Knox (The Vibrators) . Along with their regular albums Grae J. has contributed tracks to a number of compilation albums including tributes to Kevin Coyne and a self produced tribute to Nikki Sudden. Press “For an album so packed with suicide, death and loss it seems to be almost celebratory, placing a massive grin on the listener’s face. Death loses its power, the Grim Reaper is dragged in, has a glass placed in his hand and is forced to join the party.” – RnR, *** “Reminded me of the songs of Leonard Cohen” – Unicorn “Top UK Americana band. Effortless authenticity.” – Knox (The Vibrators) ‘Lorca and Hemmingway left a notebook behind in a pub on the Holloway Road. This is what it sounds like to be alive’’ . … and a little dead.’ – Steve Yarwood (Invisible Folk Club) Los Chicos Muertos like to dance on the dark side. Mix some melancholy, a large helping of foot stomping & a sprinkle of punk attitude & you’ve a powerful recipe for a damn fine album..- Denise Parsons (Radio Verulam)
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