directed by Juraj Mraz
Releasing two albums in two years and receiving Best Debut, Best Single, and Best Album Of The Year awards in their native Slovakia and the foreign Czech Republic they become respected artists and a rare exception on the scene. The duo have since gone on to perform internationally alongside many scene legends, and have won countless more awards. And being a part of Bella Concerts artist roster, Lash&Grey are now carving their own path aiming to bring their vision of jazz and soul to the international music scene.
Blossoms Of Your World, the sophomore album by Lash & Grey was released on the 24th of September 2021. It was awarded The Best Slovak Album Of The Year 2021 in the Andel Czech Music Academy Awards. Single After War received The Single Of The Year 2021 Award in the Radio_Head Awards poll in Slovakia. On this album, they collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as Brandon Combs, Bryan "B Dub" White (who have performed with Stevie Wonder, John Legend, or Leon Bridges), and acclaimed American Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Vlado Meller (who worked on albums of Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, RHCP, and many others).
Since the release of their debut Sleepin' With The Lights On in July 2020, which was awarded The Best Debut Album of the Year 2020 in their native Slovakia, the couple has performed on several European stages such as Wiesen Jazz Festival, Ravensburg Jazz Festival, Porgy & Bess in Vienna, Viva Musica!, Paris Jazz Marathon, Fara Music Festival, Jazz à cours et à jardins in Lyon, Prague PROMS, Brussels Radio Hall Flagey, Metronome Prague, Pohoda Festival, or Bratislava Jazz Days.
Lash&Grey won the best performance award at Bratislava Jazz Days 2019, the Jazz StartUp contest in 2019, the Discovery of the Year award at the New Faces of Slovak Jazz 2017, and they're also awarded the prestigious Slovak Tatra Banka Art prize for the young artists. They supported world stars such as Stanley Clarke, Dianne Reeves, Walter Smith III, or Candy Dulfer.
BLOSSOMS OF YOUR WORLD
SOPHOMORE ALBUM RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER 2021
Their debut album Sleepin' With The Lights On sharpened the attention of many non-mainstream fans in 2020 in their native Slovakia. In the Radio_Head Awards poll, it was awarded the Debut of the Year 2020. The album received very good reviews from music critics in several countries, and the young duo was offered a place in the roster of the major European concert agency Bella Concerts, where they found themselves among names such as Meshell Ndegeocello, Herbie Hancock, Mononeon, or Pat Metheny.
The second album, entitled Blossoms Of Your World, is even more diverse and richer in the cast. "Our invitation to collaborate has been accepted by the resonant names of the world music scene. The album features Brandon Combs, Bryan" B Dub "White, who are known for collaborating with names like Stevie Wonder, John Legend, or Leon Bridges. We were very pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Vlado Meller, who mastered the album in the USA. He as a native of Slovakia was pleasantly surprised by our music. So we are very delighted to say that the person who put his touches on the songs of Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and many other huge names of the music world also worked on our record."
"The album Blossoms Of Your World is about us, about our lives, about what we have been intensely perceiving and feeling in recent times. Some songs like Blossoms Of Your World, There We Are, or Incurved In love are very personal. Sometimes it is difficult for us to share such intimate things with the world. However, the listeners often grasp the main idea of songs in their own way, and that's the magical beauty of music. It gives you feelings that can touch your deepest layers."
SLOVAK ALBUM OF THE YEAR WINNER
CZECH MUSIC ACADEMY ANDEL AWARDS
SINGLE OF THE YEAR WINNER
SLOVAK RADIO_HEAD AWARDS LISTENERS POLL
"When they appeared on the scene in their early twenties, they caused a shock to many. They came with mature music, for the creation of whose are years of experience usually needed."
"The deep longing, soulful sound of eternal passion"
"They are in their early twenties and create musically polished songs. The pillar of their work is surprising maturity. Few people at this age can sing and play so convincingly."
“Supercritical amount of beauty”
"Lash & Grey release a strong new album Blossoms of Your World a year after their debut"
"All the way from Bratislava, Slovakia the power duo Kristin Lash and Jakob Grey have dropped there more recent endeavor that pushes a tidal wave of emotion putting anyone in their feels."
- New York
"Their music is fresh, clear, minimal but at the same time not trivial and reaches straight to the heart of the listener. You rarely come across valuable record products these days."
"Their album will undoubtedly be one of the best on the domestic music scene this year. They are an absolute musical discovery of this season."
"We present to you the music of currently one of the most talented artists in Slovakia"
“Their ability to deliver ingenuity to their expression sets them apart today’s music and fashion–style trends, lets them stand out, and makes them sound so special. Their musical versatility is also confirmed by the fact that they arranged and produced the whole album themselves."
"The infinite nuances in Kristin's voice and Jakob's masterful touch are incredible. Album Sleepin' With The Lights On contains eight songs each more beautiful than the other."
"They achieved a world soul-pop sound and at the same time keep their unique style. This album does not resemble anything from the current
"The combination of Kristin`s voice and Jakob`s playing creates a truly extraordinary musical experience. Their interplay sensitively creates an atmosphere with ease and charm. As a listener, you will feel amazed and inspired.”
"This album is a great introduction to one of today`s soul most exciting voices."
"Their music, with its style and quality, exceeds the borders of the Slovak scene, and it has been clear for a long time that their foreign ambitions are completely appropriate in this case."
"Kristin Lash & Jakob Grey e eleganza del pop"
SLEEPIN' WITH THE LIGHTS ON
DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED IN 2020
BEST DEBUT OF THE YEAR
Tatra Banka Art Foundation
BEST YOUNG CREATOR PRIZE
Advance Investments Foundation
DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR