Oakley Grenell & Mark Vanilau

Oakley Grenell & Mark Vanilau

Re- introducing Oakley Grenell and Mark Vanilau

Last year Oakley ‘ O.G.’ Grenell released his second solo album  ‘Moving On’ in Australia and has since had the pleasure of performing to Australian audiences on several occasions, including recently alongside fellow kiwi The Nomad.

Grenell, a considerable musical force in his homeland of Aotearoa is an accomplished guitarist, producer, and seasoned performer, having just released his 7th album in NZ, with one of his many projects Departure Lounge he now returns to Australia with one of New Zealand’s longest best kept secrets, vocalist Mark Vanilau.

Mark’s stunning vocals graced the title track of last years ‘Moving On’ single and again on the new Departure Lounge single ‘Between the Sheets’. Currently working on his solo album, Mark is a backing vocalist for Dave Dobbyn and undeniably one of NZ’s most remarkable voices.

Oakley Grenell and Mark Vanilau - Moving On

The duo of Oakley Grenell and Mark Vanilau fluently blend Jazz and Blues sensibilities with contemporary pacific soul and will be accompanied live on stage in Australia by some of Australia’s  finest contemporary jazz musicians.

“Easily the best NZ release this year.
One of the shining lights of his musical generation.
Nothing but quality”

4/5 stars Rolling Stone – ‘Moving On’ album review 2009

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