Kara Grainger

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Last Show: Monday 27 th June 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

With her classic song-writing skills, slide-guitar virtuosity and smooth sultry vocals, Kara Grainger invariably draws comparisons with the likes of the great Bonnie Raitt, or Susan Tedeschi. Like Raitt, Grainger knows how to get inside a lyric, placing her own indelible stamp on some classic songs. But Grainger is no throwback to the '70s rock scene. Although her inspiration is drawn from the same spring, there is a healthy dosage of 21st Century chic thrown in. But don’t take our word for it. Grab a ticket and treat yourself to an evening of tasteful guitar and snazzy vocals delivered in Grainger’s inimitable style.

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“Grainger’s voice is quite some instrument itself: technically formidable but equally comfortable expressing warmth, vulnerability, longing and pain … a major talent.”

Blues Blast Magazine

Kara Grainger’s music career began in a small suburban town of Sydney Australia and since then  has taken her on an incredible journey throughout the globe. Joining her brother’s band Papa Lips at age 16, Kara toured consistently throughout Australia and the band released two studio albums

Moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Kara released her critically acclaimed debut album “Grand and Green River”, which charted in the US, and remained in the top 30 Americana charts for 38 weeks.

Since then Kara has made three further albums. "LA Blues" pays tribute to some of Kara's earliest blues inspirations. “Shiver and Sigh", produced by Grammy award winner David Z, features some of LA's finest musicians, including Mike Finnigan, Hutch Hutchinson, James Gadson and Kirk Fletcher, among others. Kara’s latest album “Living With Your Ghost” peaked at No 3 on the Billboard charts following its release in 2019.

After spending a number of years living in LA and Austin, Kara moved to Nashville in 2018, where she currently resides.

Her live performance engagements have taken her all around the globe, including Indonesia, India, Japan, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Spain, UK, USA and her native Australia.

Her debut 2015 tour of the U.K. featured a show in London’s iconic Ronnie Scott’s Club. A second successful tour followed in 2017, but her planned return to the U.K. in 2019 has had to be postponed until this year, due to Covid restrictions. Kara can’t wait be be back in front of live audiences in the U.K. this year.