Australian indie-pop artist Gretta Ray is kicking off her national tour next month, and yes, she’s coming to Adelaide!
Gretta will be performing at one of Hindley Street’s favourite live music joints, Jive, on Thursday 16 June. Adelaide will be the fifth city on Gretta’s list, performing alongside special guest Kat Edwards.
The tour announcement comes closely after the release of her 2021 debut album, Begin to Look Around. After debuting at number 13 on the ARIA Charts,the album has produced a number of hit records, including ‘Bigger than Me’, ‘Human’, ‘Love Me Right’, and ‘Cherish’ – the latter of which peaked at #147 on Triple J’s 2022 Hottest 100 List.
Gretta has publicly shared that the album became a coming-of-age story by “pure coincidence”, documenting her own travel experiences, growth, heartbreak, and self-discovery.
“I wanted to make a lush, cinematic pop singer/songwriter record, to take risks but stay true to my roots and that is exactly what we achieved with Begin To Look Around,” said Gretta on social media back in August.
Gretta continued to say that promoting and prepping the release of the album during a global pandemic was “really hard”, but the hardest part was not being able to perform at shows and thank her fans in person. Well, the time was finally come, and we cannot wait.
Gretta Ray first emerged in public eye as the 2016 winner of Triple J Unearthed and recipient of the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting Award. Alongside the new album and tour, she has also recently released a stunning cover of Billy Joel’s ‘Vienna’, which she originally shared on TikTok in February.
At the time of writing, the pared-back, velvety Billy Joel cover was trending on TikTok, and was used as a sound for more than 32,000 videos.
For tickets to the Begin to Look Around Tour, visit Moshtix.