Tampa's GreyMarket relocate to Kansas City
Sometimes news comes at you fast. And sometimes news comes at you slow. In this case, we're dealing with the latter -- but we still feel a responsibility to bring you this news.
GreyMarket, one of tbt*'s Ultimate Local Bands in 2010 -- and one of our favorite local artists, period -- have left Tampa, and relocated to Kansas City. This isn't exactly breaking news -- the duo announced the move on their website on July 20 -- but we're just now hearing about it, and figured you'd want to know.
"Unfortunately, a combination of the economic climate, job market and personal issues had made it impossible for us to sustain the band in Tampa any longer, and sustaining the band is what we wish to do," they wrote. "We TRULY regret being unable to even produce a farewell show of some sort for our loyal fans whom we love dearly. ... We wish to remind all of you in Tampa that we in no way take lightly all that you have done for us. We will certainly not forget it, and we hold you above all others as our most-cherished fans."
GreyMarket were a vibrant part of the Tampa Bay scene for several years, opening for the likes of the Hold Steady, Firey Furnaces and Peter Murphy. Their sound was part Muse, part Mutemath and part Radiohead, and it was all courtesy of singer-guitarist L. Cave McCoy, drummer Mike Gargiulo, a laptop and a light show. Their performance at Tropical Heatwave 2009 was one of our favorite of the year, and their performance at Tropical Heatwave 2010 was almost as good.
Tampa's loss is Kansas City's gain. Give 'em hell, boys!
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Luis Santana, tbt*