A highlight in New York area clubs and festivals, Lex Grey and The Urban Pioneers have cultivated a gritty sophistication uniting unusual instrumentations, traditional blues and hard hitting classic rock.
Born of an impromptu acoustic jam in the back of a Williamsburg (Brooklyn) bar, The Urban Pioneers have expanded to include Leo Binetti (bass), Mike Golden (drums), Victor Deyglio (guitars) and Veronica Graff (harmonica).
On stage The Urban Pioneers explode with energy and passion creating a musical and visual patchwork of wild rock concert, bar room blues, vaudeville theater and after-hours jazz jam. Fronted by sultry Lex in her sequined gown, torn fishnet stockings and well-worn motorcycle boots, the band's eclectic earthiness draws in and embraces people of every taste and background.
I'm not conscious of trends- I don't believe you have to fit into a mold." Lex says. "We just stay true to our instincts and influences and it seems people can identify with this honesty. Regardless of culture, regardless of trends, if it comes from the heart, it's both timely and timeless."
Check out the artist's website:
1. Dirty Sleazy Blues
2. Gospel ( of Modern Times )
3. Only Love
4. Rather Die
6. Man's World
7. Hold On
8. It's A Lie
9. Shoot 'Em Up ( recorded live @ CBGB's NYC )