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Greta Stanley

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Greta’s youthful, electric and emotional songs will leave you feeling like somebody has reached right in and given your heart a shake with both hands. The otherworldly nature of her voice and her music will hypnotise and mesmerise you as she draws you into her world within a single line sung. After a hectic three years touring, writing and releasing music, 23 year-old Greta Stanley has secured herself as one to watch on the Australian music scene in the months to come. 2015 saw her team up with Producer Mark Myers (ex The Middle East) release her debut EP ‘Bedroom City’ – racking up 1million plus Spotify streams before hitting the road several times over 2016 and 2017, playing shows which included supports for the likes of The Rubens, Boy & Bear, Sarah Blasko and Didirri along with Groovin’ The Moo Townsville, The Grass is Greener Festivals and an Australian Music Week showcase. Greta was then nominated for a QLD Music Award and selected as a triple j unearthed feature artist before releasing her Debut LP ‘Full Grown’ which saw her single ‘When January Comes’ gain full rotation on triple j with both Richard Kingsmill and Nick Findlay giving the track 4 star reviews. Greta was born in Townsville before moving to a small (and very beautiful) rural town called Mena Creek in Far North Queensland where her father took a job at the local sugar mill. Greta had always been somewhat introverted, spending most of her time alone by choice, daydreaming and deep in thought. After receiving a guitar on her 13th birthday, she built herself a sanctuary in her bedroom and immersed herself in her own musical reality. Her latest release ‘Full Grown’ (also produced by Mark Myers and featuring Timberwolf) gives us an insight into the mind of a girl discovering who she is, and where she belongs. While influences ranging from Soko and Daughter to Cigarettes After Sex can be heard amongst the lyrics and melodies, along with her own personal song-writing style, the album is a collection of sometimes upbeat and sometimes sparingly dark and disillusioned themes. Often strikingly beautiful and uplifting, ever promising and never pretentious, her songs leave you with a feeling… even amidst a landscape of turbulent times, instant news, social media and the age of the internet… they leave you with the feeling that everything in the end, will be alright. “I believe in something, magic and miracles, I believe that love is fuel and our bodies they are vehicles.” Greta recently shared the stage with a stellar line-up at the Grampians Music Festival in Halls Gap VIC and is about to release a single and film clip in late Feb before more shows along the East Coast and a bunch of exciting announcements in the works. Watch this space as 2018 is shaping up to hold big things for Greta Stanley. “Self-possessed and mature, Stanley's lyrics strike a balance between the raw… and tangible poetry.” **** Sydney Morning Herald. “Full Grown is an album that I’m sure will be just as good a listen the 100th time as it is the first” - The AU Review.