March 07, 2013
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Grace makes her first appearance on World Cafe Live in Delaware
Grace’s cover of “Isn’t She Lovely” is one of Buzzfeed’s Top 10 picks
After a hugely enthusiastic U.S. response to her debut album, “Hope & Heart,” singer songwriter Grace Weber is crossing the pond to the U.K. for the first time for performances in June in Scotland and England. She’s been invited to perform at the prestigious goNORTH festival in Inverness as part of Tony Moore’s specially curated program on the Bedford Stage at The Encore at 19:30 on June 6th. While in Inverness, she will also be making an appearance at the revered indie record store, Imperial Music and recording a special acoustic session, to be streamed live, at goNORTH’s “Rockhopper,” a state of the art mobile recording studio housed in a vintage Airstream Overlander.
Moving down to London, On Friday, June 8th, she will be appearing at The Regal Room in Hammersmith, produced and promoted by Tony Moore’s Bedford team, at 19:30. Then on Monday, the 11th, she graces the stage at the legendary Bedford Theatre. Dedicated to presenting the “best of the best” in emerging acts, the Bedford has been named “Best Acoustic Venue in London” by The Guardian.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Grace moved to New York six years ago to attend NYU and now lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Although only 23, Grace has had an amazing journey so far. As a 10 year old in Milwaukee, she decided that she wanted to sing in an inner city gospel choir and years of doing that shaped not only her soulful voice but also gave her a worldview much broader than your ordinary kid growing up in a white suburb.
Grace had multiple brushes with fame as a teenager, having sung on the famed “Showtime at the Apollo” in Harlem, at the Kennedy Center, The Ella Awards, and on The Today Show. She was recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and their YoungArts program, naming her a National Winner in Popular Voice and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She even graced “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” handpicked by Oprah from over 400,000 video contest entrants to perform on the show. The Oprah appearance threw Grace into a tornado of the major label music business for which she was unprepared, and ultimately she walked away from the “hit making machinery” to chart her own course.
At NYU she started to seriously pursue a career in music in a number of different combos before deciding to go solo in 2010 and embark on the path of recording an album of her own material. Enlisting the aid of Grammy Award winner producer Mike Mangini (Joss Stone, Diane Birch, Dionne Warwick) her debut album, “Hope & Heart,” on which she wrote or co-wrote every song, is a musical statement of a young artist and citizen of the world coming into her own.
In the short time since the September 13th self-release of Hope & Heart, Weber has won over a sizable fan base, and achieved significant milestones such as appearing on the prestigious NPR’s Mountain Stage and having the video for first single, “Everything to Me,” debut on the home pages of VEVO and AOL Music. The album achieved Top Ten status on the singer songwriter chart of iTunes in the U.S. and Japan and her music has been featured at Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and U.S. Airways.
This trip overseas is her first since last year when she turned in a triumphant performance at the Official French Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 in Paris. Grace, the only New York pop singer asked to take part, sang before the Mayor of Paris, the U.S. French Ambassador and other European dignitaries. After returning from the U.K. Weber picks up a busy tour schedule with dates throughout the U.S., including supporting Gavin DeGraw at a brand new, 10,000 seat amphitheatre at Milwaukee.
Grace continues to climb up the industry ladder, and, at every rung, praise from the media and her fans helps her continue her journey. This year, Deli Magazine weighed in with their review, saying, “Hope & Heart is one of the better sounding records of 2011, produced by Grammy Award Winner, Mike Mangini. Who knows, America may have found their own Joss Stone.”
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
June 6th – Inverness, Scotland, goNORTH Festival
June 8th—London, England @ The Regal Room
June 11th—London, England The Bedford Theatre
June 17th - Boston, 9pm, @ Church
June 20th - NYC, 9pm, The Bitter End
June 21st - Philadelphia @ TBD
June 22nd - Washington D.C. @ Madam’s Organ
June 23rd - Columbus, OH @ Shadowbox Live
June 25th - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
June 26th - Nashville, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe
June 27th - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
June 28th - Hales Corners, WI @ Boerner Botanical Gardens
June 29th - Marshfield, WI @ VOX Outdoor Concert Series
July 1st - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Cafe
July 3rd – Milwaukee Summerfest (supporting Gavin DeGraw)
July 5th - Chicago, IL @ The Elbo Room 9pm
July 6th - Wabeno, WI @ Northbranch Music Festival
CONTACT: Daniel Savage at B Major Entertainment