Hailing from a large musical family (her father is country legend, John Grenell), she has spent the past few years performing extensively around the country, a regular at arts festivals, and as a member of the Fly My Pretties cast. Recently, she relocated back to Lyttelton’s vibrant harbour, closer to the family, friends and loves who flicker through this new collection of songs.
The recording of Autumn took place in the Wairarapa at the studio of Trinity Roots musician Warren Maxwell, where Amiria teamed up with her drummer brother, Redford Grenell and bass player Johnny Lawrence. The rest of the recording took place at Wellingtons Blue Barn Studio under the guidance of James Duncan – where they’ve intertwined piano accordion, intricate brass sections, strings, flute and floating harmonies through the thirteen songs, with some stripped to bare-bones like the delicate honest sea salt.
Amiria Grenell will be heading out at the end of September and into October on tour, and to coincide with this announcement, she is sharing first single “Southbound Seas”.
Sat 26th Sept – Holy Trinity Church Hall, Lyttelton
Fri 2nd Oct – Raumati Social Club, Kapiti Coast
Sat 3rd Oct – Newtown Community Centre, Wellington