"Been working hard putting together a decent act that incorporates all the devistating improvisational fury bottled up inside me, with the absolute love I have working with some of my most favorite musician friends, so I came up with a powerhouse thrash-jazz trio, called 'GRACE KELLY'; she's a beaut of a team, hardest shit I have had the pleasure of working with, and seriously can't wait to expose her to the viewing public." - Jamison Williams
released July 10, 2014
JAMISON WILLIAMS [soprano saxophone]
"In the tradition of players like Brötzmann and (most famously) Albert Ayler, Williams is a proponent of the extended techniques of the saxophone, spitting out harmonics, weeping “multiphonics”, the reed equivalent of a guitarist creating feedback and noise from an amplifier and effects pedals." Dan Brown (Folio Weekly)
"— the dutiful student of sound." Shelton Hull (Folio Weekly)
MICHAEL LANIER [bass]
With a wide range of influences in the arts, Michael Edward Lanier is a man of many different advents within artistic creation. Leaning to play music on guitar and bass guitar as young as he knew how to draw, read, and write, M E Lanier began to show an interest in Blues, Jazz, and Classical Music more and more as his Grandmother later taught him to play simple tunes on the piano. His interest in art and literature stemmed from reading comics and story books from writers such as Edgar Allen Poe and Shel Silverstein, while his interest for music sparked with hearing Jimi Hendrix.
Michael Edward Lanier has performed under many aliases with his talents on bass, guitar, and piano. He has been known to play the bass for many projects that have come and gone without hardly a whimper. Brief stints in different higher learning institutions have given him training in music, visual arts, and writing. As a member of Vantage Bulletin, Lanier (M E L) has aided projects such as Thomas Edison, Emily Dickinson, and Trap Bomb (amongst many solo efforts). As a musician, visual artist, and writer, Michael E Lanier already has the capacity of being known as somewhat prolific in the world of underground art.
BILLY HENDERSON [drums]