Young Auckland singer-songwriter Grace Kelly is thrilled to finally announce her first live shows to celebrate the release of her debut EP ‘before.’ – a collection of five catchy, upbeat tunes of feel-goodcountry songs and heart-felt ballads. Infectious lead single ‘That Girl’ is a sparkling blend of catchy effervescent pop and classic country music and, accompanied by a gorgeously simple video that encapsulates Grace’s easy charm.
Watch Steve and Simon’s interview with Grace here.
Grace Kelly’s EP had the misfortune of being released at the same time as New Zealand went into national lockdown in the last week of March this year. As happened to many fellow creatives, interviews that were scheduled and a run of live shows were postponed as the whole country fell into a strange period of blind uncertainty amid Coronavirus fears.
As everyone learnt how to settle into a ‘new normal’, Grace was determined to make the best of the situation, and her naturally positive nature soon saw her creating new opportunities. “I liked being able to practise a lot over the lockdown period and I did some live stream performances which was great, but it’s just not the same as you can’t bounce off the energy of a full room and truly connect with people” she says.
Now the wait is over, the shows are rescheduled and Grace couldn’t be happier. “I’m so stoked to be able to get out playing my music live! It’s a whole other experience getting to play the songs in person because it’s a more intimate look into the songs. I recently started rehearsals again with guitarist Nick Brightwell, who will be playing guitar with me and we can’t wait to play the EP for everyone!”
Grace lights up when she’s in the spotlight and there’s no doubt that this 17-year-old’s future is very bright! Watch out for this new young guitar and vocal talent as she follows her dreams to reach her fullest potential.
GRACE KELLY SHOW DATES
Sunday 28th June Partners In Crime Parnell
OFFICIAL ‘before.’ EP LAUNCH PARTY
Monday 13th July Portland Public House Kingsland
Sunday 19th July Leigh Sawmill Café Leigh