Indie pop/rocktronica group, Little Grey Girlfriend, is one of the most diverse bands to hit the Brooklyn music scene. Led by the classical, sweet siren vocals of Erika Lloyd, and rounded out by the talented Brad Whiteley (keys), Cameron Mizell (guitar) and Kenneth Salters (drums), Little Grey Girlfriend explores a variety of sounds and instruments in their quirky, unique songwriting and dramatic range.
Formed in 2006 by Lloyd, a vocal performance and early music major, and Whiteley, who has his Masters in Jazz Studies from Indiana University, Little Grey Girlfriend’s first full length album was made possible by winning Grand Prize in a Battle of the Bands Contest at The Cutting Room. The win granted them a full day of studio time at Indaba Studios, which launched the production of Cells Planets. The title track of Cells Planets has been arranged, covered and performed by the prestigious Grammy award-winning men’s choir Chanticleer, including an original music video and countless concert promotions.
Their latest EP, Green-Wood, is a solid continuation of their well-crafted, experimental, and innovative sound, filled with detailed drum programming and layers of digital sound blended with a hint of jazz guitar and capped off by Lloyd’s powerhouse vocals. Her remarkable ability to transition from her classical soprano roots to contemporary rock is just one of the elements that make Little Grey Girlfriend such a dynamic and distinctive act to experience.
Often compared to pioneering greats like Regina Spektor, Bird and the Bee, and St. Vincent, Little Grey Girlfriend continues to draw audiences in with elements of classical music cleverly woven through pop, electronic, and rock beats. They’ve graced the stage of countless New York City and Brooklyn venues, including Mercury Lounge, Arlene’s Grocery, Rockwood, Littlefield, and Union Hall, as well as venues like The Bishop, Bloomington IN and Velvet Lounge, DC.
The diversity of the members in both talent and background continues to challenge these former band geeks, who will continue to push the envelope, explore, and pave the path that affirms that in music, anything is possible.
“These talented, formally trained musicians… have carved out a unique voice. Innovative songwriting paired with creative instrumentation creates music that defies categorization…”
“Gem of a pop band!”
-The Deli Magazine
“…blends indie cred with classical chops.”
-San Francisco Classical Voice
“Erika really stands out with interesting lyrics and a distinct, refined sound. Little Grey Girlfriend has recently become one of my favorite new bands.”
-Mindset Magazine WVFI
“Mash up a foundation of classical training with years of honing a pop sensibility, mix in a generous portion of creative originality, a splash of quirk and top it off with the liquid silver of Erika Lloyd’s voice and you get one of Brooklyn’s more unique indie bands.”
-Lyrical Venus, 100.1 FM KRUU