Lash & Grey
Releasing two albums in two years and receiving Best Debut, Best Single, and Best Album Of The Year awards in their native Slovakia and the foreign Czech Republic they become respected artists and a rare exception on the scene. The duo have since gone on to perform internationally alongside many scene legends, and have won countless more awards. And being a part of Bella Concerts artist roster, Lash&Grey are now carving their own path aiming to bring their vision of jazz and soul to the international music scene.
Blossoms Of Your World, the sophomore album by Lash & Grey was released on the 24th of September 2021. It was awarded The Best Slovak Album Of The Year 2021 in the Andel Czech Music Academy Awards. Single After War received The Single Of The Year 2021 Award in the Radio_Head Awards poll in Slovakia. On this album, they collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as Brandon Combs, Bryan "B Dub" White (who have performed with Stevie Wonder, John Legend, or Leon Bridges), and acclaimed American Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Vlado Meller (who worked on albums of Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, RHCP, and many others).
Since the release of their debut Sleepin' With The Lights On in July 2020, which was awarded the Best Debut Album of the Year in their native Slovakia, the couple has performed on several European stages such as Wiesen Jazz Festival, Ravensburg Jazz Festival, Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Viva Musica!, Paris Jazz Marathon, Jazz à cours et à jardins in Lyon, Prague PROMS, Brussels Radio Hall Flagey, Metronome Prague or Bratislava Jazz Days.
Lash&Grey won the best performance award at Bratislava Jazz Days 2019, the Jazz StartUp contest in 2019, the Discovery of the Year award at the New Faces of Slovak Jazz 2017, and they're also awarded the prestigious Slovak Tatra Banka Art prize for the young artists. They supported world stars such as Stanley Clarke, Dianne Reeves, Walter Smith III, or Candy Dulfer.
Blossoms of your World - 2021
Sleepin With The Lights On - 2020
About the sophomore album Blossoms Of Your World:
"It’s an evocative showcase of the human touch at work, and an exciting return from one of Slovakia’s most promising musical exports."
- Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine, New York
“Supercritical amount of beauty”
- Marian Jaslovsky, Tyzden Magazine, Slovakia
"They are in their early twenties and create musically polished songs. The pillar of their work is surprising maturity. Few people at this age can sing and play so convincingly."
- Dennik N, Slovakia
"The gloomy but beautiful atmosphere of songs will immediately engulf you in their perception of the beauty of the acoustic performance. The combination of Kristina`s voice and Jacob`s playing creates a truly extraordinary musical experience. Their interplay sensitively creates an atmosphere with ease and charm. As a listener, you will feel amazed and inspired."
- Jazziz Magazine
"Their ability to deliver ingenuity to their expression sets them apart today’s music and fashion–style trends, lets them stand out, and makes them sound so special."
- PreludePress, Denver, Colorado
"Two big successes in just a few days - winning a young talent contest at the Bratislava Jazz Days and a concert as a support band of one of the biggest stars on the jazz scene, the American singer Dianne Reeves - are a great culmination of a yearlong endeavor. Anyone who has seen them live must be clear that they have a great future ahead."
- Marflak Patrik (hudba.sk)