Fuck the Cocktail nation, it's Grenadine!
From 1992-1998, Grenadine set hearts swooning with their 1920's-inspired
ballads. Both full-lengths, Goya and
Nopalitos, are a pleasing show of tap
dancing, joke telling, coconut welding pop, as well as a few heart
stopping ballads spread out across the top of the upright piano
for the die hard romantics in the balcony.
All three Grenadine members have long been fixtures in the independent
music scene. Jenny Toomey has played in about a half dozen bands
in DC and Olympia including, Geek, Slack, My New Boyfriend, the
short-lived acoustic duo Choke, Liquorice and most recently Tsunami.
Mark Robinson also has a trail of bands behind him, most notably
the power pop trios Unrest and Air Miami. Rob Christiansen is best
known for his guitar/trombone playing role in the band Eggs, bass
for Liquorice and his amazing musical/band project Sisterhood of
Grenadine hardly *ever* played live shows, so their finale performance
at the Simple Machines goodbye party was truly a treat. Jenny, Mark
and Rob wowed the crowd, swinging easily between melancholy tunes
and gorgeous strummy pop songs. And now what does the discerning
indie pop fan do who feels like slipping into something more...velvety?
Don't forget. Grenadine.