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Rick Leaves the Band

Rick Leaves the Band

Due to personal commitments, including supporting an ill family member in Toronto and taking courses at college, Rick has found that he hasn’t been able to practice enough to learn our songs. So, Rick has unfortunately decided to leave the band. We all wish him...
A Letter from Rick

A Letter from Rick

Rick is still on sabbatical in Spain, where he’s been enjoying the sights and taken quite a few photographs. He sent us a few to see for ourselves. Here’s an excerpt from his email: I’ve been taking lots of pictures here and thought I’d send...
Practice, Practice, Practice!

Practice, Practice, Practice!

With our move to a new practice venue, namely Kelly and Joe’s finished basement, Garth, our official band photographer, figured it was time to visit for another photography session. Garth keeps his photography with us light and fun, which fits with our practice...
New Practice Location

New Practice Location

As of Wednesday, March 8th, we’ve changed our band practice location–we’re no longer at Marc’s place. The main reason for the move was that Jane & Marc are moving to a condo, so we were going to have to move in the next month or two...
Rick’s Sabbatical

Rick’s Sabbatical

Rick is on a three-month sabbatical. He’s flying to Spain to visit some close friends and will take the time to enjoy the great weather. We will not be replacing Rick during his sabbatical. Instead, whenever Marc is soloing on his guitar, Joe will fill in with...
Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

We held an audition with Kelly and Joe on Wednesday, February 8th. As you know, we welcomed them into the band that evening. So, our next practice, on Thursday, February 16th, was our first practice with the new lineup. Our official photographer, Garth Gullekson,...
Welcome Kelly and Joe!

Welcome Kelly and Joe!

Shades of Grey is pleased to welcome Kelly and Joe as our new lead vocalists. Joe and Kelly, a happily-married couple, harmonize beautifully together, adding a new dimension to our vocals. Joe also plays keyboards. Having a keyboard in the mix really adds to our sound...
Karen Leaves the Band

Karen Leaves the Band

Our venerable singer, Karen Quesnel, has left the band. Karen was kind enough to give us a couple of months of notice. She’d like to pursue a different kind of music, more to the metal side than what the rest of the band wanted to play. Fortunately, she was...
Official Photographer Garth Gullekson

Official Photographer Garth Gullekson

Shades of Grey is pleased to announce that Garth Gullekson, pictured above, is our official band photographer. Garth is a freelance photographer based here in Ottawa. He specializes in event and news photography and has freelanced for the Ottawa Citizen. We are...