Gretta Ray made an impressive entrance into the Australian music scene with the release of her debut EP Elsewhere in 2016. This EP was written at the age of 15 and showcases Gretta’s admirable command of language and impressive vocal ability.
Gretta’s next release Drive firmly established herself as one of Australia’s most exciting new songwriters. The single saw Gretta win triple j Unearthed High, the prestigious Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition and place #27 in triple j’s Hottest 100 – all whilst finishing her final year of highschool.
Early 2017 saw Gretta release her next single Towers – a gleaming slice of guitar-driven alt pop, with seemingly effortless vocals. Towers received high rotation on triple j, endorsements and features on Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes worldwide, as well as seeing Gretta sell out every Australian headline show to date.
Gretta has supported the likes of Vance Joy, Paul Kelly, The Rubens and Lianne La Havas, whilst being booked on renowned Australian festivals Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass.
A creative individual, Gretta Ray confesses to a fascination with human emotion, an irrepressible desire to express herself through harmony, form and melody. Gretta’s music has an intriguing way of combining lyrical complexities that express personal feelings of love and heartache, with tongue-in-cheek facetious anecdotes.
2018 will see Gretta Ray release a string of singles in the lead up to her upcoming EP.