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Breaking News!

Shades of Grey has a new name, Frozen Echo. Ever since we changed our lineup back in February, 2016, we’ve been looking for a new name for the band and we finally came up with one. This Shades of Grey site will remain to reflect the band as it started at League of Rock. We will move content since the lineup change to the new site, Frozen Echo., and expect to have the new site completed by the end of January, 2018. At the moment, it is just the home page without any of the blogs.

The Shades of Grey with Terry Moshenberg, head of League of Rock, after finishing their set at Greenfield Pub on December 15th, 2016. From left to right, Marc Dumais, Ted Farant, Karen Quesnel, Scott Darlington, Rick Martin, and Terry Moshenberg.

From left to right in the picture above, you can see Kelly, Joe, Scott, Marc, and Ted. Photo by Garth Gullekson.

Shades of Grey is a rockin’ band based in the City of Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

Shades of Grey’s members are:

Kelly Co-Lead Singer, Keyboards
Joe Co-Lead Singer, Keyboards
Marc Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bass, Vocals
Ted Drums, Vocals

We expect to have new recordings of the band, taken from our practices and gigs, posted early in 2018.

First Gig

We played our first gig at Marc’s cottage near Wakefield on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. Read about it on our blog post on our blog!

Shades of Grey perform at Marc’s cottage on September 9, 2017. This is the first gig for the band since Kelly and Joe joined in February of 2017. Photo by Scott via a frame from the video he shot.

From Our Previous Lineup

The pictures and video below feature our previous lineup with Karen as our lead singer. Karen has since left the band and we’ve welcomed Kelly and Joe as our new co-lead singers with Joe also playing keyboards. See our blog for more details.

Shades of Grey Studio Recording

We recorded the song Take Me Down (official video) by The Pretty Reckless (facebook) in the Audio Valley Recording Studio on Sunday, December 11th, 2016. You can listen to it right here by clicking the Play Audio button below.

Our thanks to the League of Rock for making this happen. For some of us, this was our first time with the League of Rock and others have been through it multiple times. All of us agree that it was a fantastic experience. We highly recommend it. Check it out!

The cover of the League of Rock Ottawa Session 18 Fall 2016 CD with pictures of all five bands from that session.

Take Me Down

performed by Shades of Grey | League of Rock – Ottawa Session 18 – Fall 2016

Shades of Grey at Greenfields

Shades of Grey played at Greenfields on Thursday, December 15th as part of the League of Rock‘s Ottawa session 18 Showcase. All five bands from that session played live. We played first that evening. If you keep watching after our video below, it will link to the next band and so on to the last band of the night.

All the video below was shot by Christopher Paine, a great guy Scott has worked with many times before.

Shades of Grey in the Studio

One of the benefits of joining the League of Rock, in addition to the coaching and live performances, is time in the studio to record a song. We were at the Audio Valley Recording Studio on December 11th, 2016 to record the song Take Me Down (official video) by The Pretty Reckless (facebook). Pictures were taken, of course, and you can see many of them below. You can listen to the song we recorded near the top of this page.

 

Here’s another view of the photos where you can see all of them at once. Click on a photo to start a photo viewer. Then, you can scroll through the photos.

 

Shades of Grey at the Brass Monkey

Shades of Grey played at the Brass Monkey on November 30th, 2016, as part of the League of Rock‘s second midway showcase. This was our second time performing live together.

Shades of Grey at the Rainbow Bistro

The Shades of Grey played at the Rainbow Bistro on November 16th, 2016, as part of the League of Rock’s first midway showcase. This was our first time performing live together.