Gregory and the Hawk
Gregory and the Hawk
Meredith remained playing alone under that name for a few years, until she met Mike McGuire in New York in 2005. The two played live shows together for several months before teaming up with bassist Jeff Ratner and drummer Adam Christgau (both of New York band Paper And Sand). The four of them recorded the 'Boats And Birds EP', which they self-released in 2006. Soon after, the four friends moved apart, and so Meredith began playing live with just Jeff on upright bass, and herself on acoustic guitar and vocals.
This was how she played most of the shows to support 'In Your Dreams,' the debut album, again self-released in 2007. The only players on 'In Your Dreams' were Meredith, Mike McGuire (who also engineered most of it), and Susan Ambrose. The recording of 'Moenie and Kitchi' was somewhat different; while Mike, Susan and a host of others contributed, many of the instruments were played by the album's producer Adam Pierce (Mice Parade). The gentle, hook-laden songs of Gregory And The Hawk's mostly solo/acoustic sets have received much of their considerable attention through internet streaming and downloads, resulting in a groundswell of support that belies the fact that up until now, there has been no label, no manager, or indeed any other supportive network to help them on their way.
Gregory And The Hawk have but one thing on their side - the ability to craft spellbinding, idiosyncratic pop songs, that sound at once suggestive, familiar, and yet very much of themselves. ‘Moenie and Kitchi’ was released in October 2008, with US and European tours embarked on in support of this. Gregory and The Hawk are currently writing new material for an album set to be released in 2010. Leche is schedule for release on Nov. 9th in the US and Nov. 15th in the UK. Discography: Gregory and the Hawk (demo quality) - c.
2002; re-released 2005 8-track demos - 2005 Boats & Birds EP - 2006 In Your Dreams - 2007 Moenie and Kitchi - 2008 - Fatcat Leche - 2010 - Fatcat Singles: Ghost - 2008 - Fatcat Bootlegs: Live at Olives - 4/4/04 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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