Justin Gray & Synthesis – New Horizons

Justin Gray & Synthesis – New Horizons

November 20, 2017

Justin Gray – Bass Veena & Electric Bass
Ed Hanley – Tabla
Derek Gray – Drums, Percussion & Singing Bowls
Ted Quinlan – Electric Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
Drew Jurecka – Violin & Baritone Violin
Rebekah Wolkstein – Violin
Shannon Knights – Viola
Lydia Munchinsky – Cello
Naghmeh Farahmand – Tombak, Daf & Udu
Todd Pentney – Piano & Hammond Organ
Dhruba Ghosh – Sarangi
Trichy Sankaran – Mrdangam
Steve Gorn – Bansuri
Alam Khan – Sarode
Joy Anandasivam – Guitar
Gurpreet Chana – Hang Drum
Demetrios Petsalakis – Oud
Joel Schwartz – Resonator & Electric Guitar
Jonathan Kay – Esraj

Justin Gray and Synthesis’ debut album, New Horizons, features a collection of original compositions, which feature the bass veena performed alongside an inspiring lineup of artists from around the world. Bandleader Justin Gray designed and co-created the bass veena, a multi-stringed instrument, which combines the fretless electric bass with elements inspired by various Indian stringed instruments.

The music draws inspiration from Justin’s wide range of musical influences, including Indian classical, jazz, western classical, electronic music, and R&B. Gray’s compositions synthesize these musical traditions with a unique combination of captivating melodies, rich sonic textures, and exotic grooves.


CD Release Celebration: October 18th, 2017 @ Lula Lounge (Toronto, ON)