Five Grand Stereo take classic art-rock influences like Bowie and Lou Reed and give them their own twist. In recent years the band have appeared on the Late Late Show, played Electric Picnic and had their music featured on RTE Radio 1, Radio Nova, 2FM, BBC Radio 2, The Guardian and ITV amongst many other outlets.
Their 2018 ‘Sex and Money’ album, a musical exploration of the cult of celebrity and sexism in the music industry, was a critical smash, with The Irish Times making the band their critics’ choice ahead of Electric Picnic, describing the band as “up there with the best of art-pop.”
Their latest track, Dancing Mary, is part of a forthcoming collection of new songs that reflect on lead songwriter Chris Singleton’s childhood in Dublin.
Written and recorded in lockdown London — and involving work in 6 separate studios — the song focuses on an early memory of the famous Dublin street character Mary Dunne, who danced on O’Connell Street in the 1980s and 1990s.
Five Grand Stereo are Chris Singleton (vocals, guitar, piano); Jane Fraser (vocals); Stelios Kalisperides (guitars); Michael Kirkland (sax and synths); Zane Maertens (bass) and Ben Woollacott (drums).
Dancing Mary was produced by Stelios Kalisperides and Chris Singleton, and mixed and mastered by Kalisperides.