A sound that thrives on dynamic songs and fervent
hooks, Grey Scale is a four-piece rock band that
knows how to put on a show.
“We feed off the crowd's energy and when they start
dancing, we know we've done a good job,” said Brandon
Glasgow, the band's lead singer, songwriter and
rhythm guitar player.
Fusing together rock ‘n’ roll, soul and an international
pulse, the band has a hot sound: “It is our scorching
rhythm section filled with North African and Latin influences,
along with some fiery guitar solos thrown into the
mix,” Glasgow said.
The band said that they have a wide variety of influences
across genres. While Glasgow is heavily influenced
by the Beatles and ‘60s soul music, guitarist Ali
Merghoub and Rifaat Hamou are from Algeria, so they
bring a northern Africa component as well as a love
for Pink Floyd.
Plus, drummer Andres Fajardo, who is originally
from Colombia, “can play just about any style from
reggae to experimental metal," Glasgow explained.
Grey Scale succeeds in creating a fusion of modern
rock and soul which radiates during their live
You will be able to catch Grey Scale during the Between
Two Bridges Music Festival hosted by the Astoria
Music Collective. The festival will take place from Aug.
20 to 26, and Grey Scale will perform on Thursday, Aug.
23, at The Quays. For more information about the festival,
visit the Astoria Music Collective Facebook page.
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