Liquid Grey is the creation of Mr. Grey. In 2011, he released
his first solo album Grey Matter. Prior to this he has been involved with a
number of projects ranging from Flowers Of Romance to the Wayne Hussey produced
Hello Mr. Grey, you are a gifted guitarist and singer, I am very glad to have
the chance to chat with you.
Hey, that's a good start for an interview, thanks for the compliments! Nice to
Hearing your album, Grey Matter, the first thing that came to mind is that it
reminded me of a mix of The Mission and perhaps a little bit of Big Electric
Cat. The guitar work in it is truly inspired. Have you always been involved with
this style of music?
I have always liked the Mission great band, working with Wayne Hussey back in
the day I guess has left its traces, actually Wayne was the first to hear what
was later to become my song " In Black" from " Grey Matter " , I used to play
the riff on a 12 string that was lying about in the studio during breaks from
the sessions for the " Brilliant mistakes ". "Big Electric Cat" ? are you
talking about the Adrian Below track? Love this guy, such an inspiring
guitarist, that song is a favourite of mine. I have many , many different
influences, especially as a guitar player, in a way gothic rock is where my
influences "gel" together, 70's hard rock, prog, metal, post punk even
experimental, but I think that there is a line connecting all of the above, my
love for what I call " minor key moodiness" .
Much of the focus that has been presented in the base information about
Liquid Grey is that you make your music for the sake of the music. In this
approach it truly seems that you have made an album that is superior to much of
the mellow alternative and gothic rock out there. Why do you think this approach
has worked so well for you and not for others?
Creating " art for the sake of art " is my motto, nothing else should interfere
in the process, I fear that many other artists are way too concerned about
things like promotion, image ,record sales and they create their material under
a self induced pressure to "make it" , to gain "success" which is reflected in
their material.. also some other artists show very little or no enthusiasm in
their own material which I find bizarre and very little effective. I give my
best shot in each and every song and I am very passionate about my work which
gives my material more edge and punch I think. I am extremely focused when I
write and my only target is to create a sonic picture that is complete and
filled with all the elements that are important to me in order to convey the
story well to the listener, when people like my music and appreciate it I am
very grateful but that comes afterward in the picture not while I am writing the
In your past work did you do vocals, guitar work, or both for the bands that
you have worked with?
Well, I have always played guitar in every project that I am or have been
associated with and I always sing in my own projects.