Lash & Grey
Acclaimed Slovak pop-soul artists Kristin Lash & Jakob Grey are among the most outstanding young personalities of the Slovak music scene. Through passionate, soulful and emotive vocals, accompanied by vulnerable lyrics, bright harmonies, and massive pop hooks, they have made a name for themselves, making it impossible to ignore.
The soulful, jazz sounds of Lash and Grey perfectly capture moments in time, like a gentle reproduction of moments for you to hear and feel. Having met at the Jaroslav Jezek Conservatory in Prague, the two musicians instantly bonded, creating music that reflected a shared love, whilst flaunting their impressive talents.
Within Kristin there is a young Billie Holiday, full of multi-timbral deep desire. Jakob, meanwhile, has all the talent and dexterity of many a great jazz guitarist young and old, with the nimble-fingered dexterity of Montgomery and the vigorous passion of Grasso combined. Together, their music captures that feeling of fresh love and togetherness, acutely manifested through their intimate and singular style.
Their debut, ‘Sleepin’ with the Lights On’, released in 2020, is a delicious and meticulously well-written album that conveys the artists’ personal memoirs of their time spent together. ‘Sleepin’ with the lights on’, the album’s title track, portrays that longing feeling of waiting for someone you love, a narrative that runs throughout the record, whether on single ‘Comin’ Home’ or ‘I Wish’.
Their rise to prominence has been swift. In 2017, they were awarded the New Faces of Slovak Jazz award, while ‘Sleepin’ with the Lights On’ won Radio_Heads’ Best Debut of the Year awards in their native Slovakia. The duo have since gone on to perform internationally alongside many scene legends, and have won countless more awards, which really goes to show what happens when you put your heart into something. Currently Lash and Grey are about to release their second LP, an album which will no doubt permeate into the hearts and souls of all the sleepless lovers out there.
Sleepin With The Lights On - 2020
"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
"This album is a great introduction to one of today`s soul most exciting voices"
- TotalNtertainment, United Kingdom
"An album that gives continuous emotions, between amazement, wonder, and disbelief, for a unique taste and technique"
- Zest Today, Italy
"Despite their very young age, Kristin Lash & Jakob Grey are among the esteemed personalities of the Slovak scene."
- Jaslovsky Marian (aktuality.sk)
"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)