Brian Grosz is entirely unable to sit still or to keep his mouth shut.
He brutalizes his guitar for the stoner-metal act Dogs of Winter
, he sings classic and arcane standards in the award-winng male/female duets project The Priestess and The Fool
with Meredith DiMenna of Saint Bernadette
and, since the 2007 release of his debut solo album, "Bedlam Nights" (Exotic Records
), he's been presenting the world with his own skewed and gravel-voiced version of the American Blues and Spiritual traditions. Combining the ramshackle snarl of Tom Waits with the methadone nod of Mark Lanegan and the storm clouds that loom above P.J. Harvey, Grosz steeps his songs of masochistic sentiment in a tumbler of whiskey and then stirs it with the relic of a straight razor.
He is a voice-over artist for radio and television (providing smiling commercial endorsement for everything from mortgages to Magnum condoms), he has designed over three dozen album covers and custom tour posters for the design firm Striplab and he still finds the time to record artists at No-No Studios in Brooklyn, NY.
In 2009, Grosz founded Lapdance Academy to promote the wealth of independent talent he encountered in his nearly two-decade long journey through the gardens, gallows and gutters of the music business. He also founded the Saturday Salon
series at NYC's Parkside Lounge
and has begun recording what he refers to as "A filthy, bluesy album and a collection of children's music for grown-ups performed entirely on toy instruments."