Grice Peters

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Grice Peters
GRICE (Forward Studios, Rome).jpg
Background information
Birth nameMartin Charles Grice Peters
Also known asGRICE
BornWimbledon, London, England
GenresArt rock, progressive rock, experimental, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Instrument(s)Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, voice
Years active1990–present
Labelshungersleep Records, Burning Shed


Grice Peters (born Martin Charles Grice Peters) aka GRICE, is a South London-born English art rock musician, singer songwriter, guitarist, multi instrumentalist and producer. Grice formed and fronted underground brit-pop flavoured bands Laugh like A Madman, The Burning Martyrs, The Martyrs, SWANSTON and the avant-garde art rock outfit hungersleep, before starting his solo career.

Grice Peters is also a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.


In 2012, he released his debut solo GRICE album, PROPELLER, which featured saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft and pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, as well as a number of contributors including Markus Reuter, 05Ric, and Luca Calabrese amongst others.[1] The album was produced by Lee Fletcher and co-produced by Grice. In 2013, the track "Highly Strung" was remixed by English synthesizer player, keyboardist and composer Richard Barbieri. "Highly Strung" was selected by Tom Robinson and played on his BBC Radio 6 Music Mixtape show. In 2015, GRICE released his second album ALEXANDRINE, working again with Richard Barbieri and Steve Jansen. The album also features Hossam Ramzy, the Egyptian born master percussionist and arranger, providing signature percussive soundscapes and arrangements. The track "She's in my Garden" was supported by Tom Robinson and played on his BBC Radio 6 Music radio show. In 2017, GRICE released a five track EP, The Grey of Granite Stone. In 2019, GRICE released the One Thousand Birds and was invited as a special guest on Tom Robinson's Saturday night show on BBC Radio 6 Music. In 2020 Grice released his One Thousand Birds Symphony album combining field recordings of birdsong with an illustrious cast of musicians. His fifth album Polarchoral was released in 2022.


Grice is foremost a songwriter and his songs have been described as: "acoustic rock diamonds"[2] His music has been described as "a restless and challenging cocktail of electro-acoustic glitch, art-rock and avant-pop synthesis".[3] His solo album PROPELLOR has been described as having: "'the intensity of Mark Hollis or Tim Bowness with a Beatle-esque sweetness" and was "highly recommended" by Chris Jones in his writings on inner culture.[4]

It has also been described as having "all the best elements of Talk Talk and Kate Bush " by Paul Gray.[5]

Awards and achievements[edit]

The track "Highly Strung" from the debut solo album Propeller, EP was featured on the "Cod Bluff" covermount CD of the September 2012 edition 30 of Classic Rock presents PROG magazine[6] and was reviewed in Classic Rock presents PROG magazine in the May2012 edition who described the album as "Extraordinary slice of experimental rock".[7]

Propeller was shortlisted for Music Producers Guild (MPG) Awards 2013 'UK album of the year' category.[8]

The album was reviewed in The Musician (Summer edition of the Musicians Union Journal 2012) and described as: “a poignant debut of remarkable quality”[2]

In 2014, GRICE Peters was invited to become a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


GRICE's debut BBC radio broadcast was on Tom Robinsons BBC Radio 6 Music Introducing Mixtape show on 26 August 2013 when he played the track "Highly Strung" (Richard Barbieri Remix).[9]

GRICE has performed on-air on BBC Radio Devon[10] and at Sound Gallery Studios in session for Phonic FM.

On 6 July 2019, GRICE was invited as special guest on the Tom Robinson[11] Show on BBC Radio 6 Music, where he was interviewed and Robinson aired tracks from Propeller, Alexandrine and One Thousand Birds.[12]

Tours and appearances[edit]

GRICE has appeared in concert in the UK as part of his "Tour of Duty".[13]

In December 2012, GRICE sang at The IB Expo[14] in Halmstad, Sweden with Richard Barbieri and Steve Hogarth singing on the premier performance of the track "Naked" from the Hogarth, Barbieri album, Not the Weapon but the Hand.[15]

In March 2014, GRICE performed at The A2D Music Expo.[16] in Exeter

In March 2017, GRICE performed a mini tour with Barbieri.[11] which culminated in a live performance at Hoxton Hall in London. [17] in Exeter



  • the burning martyrs (1991)
  • The Martyrs (1995)
  • Glorious Swanston (1999)
  • Cocktail Punks (2002)
  • PROPELLER (2012)
  • Alexandrine (2015)
  • Refractions (2016)
  • The Grey of Granite Stone (2017)
  • One Thousand Birds (2019)
  • One Thousand Birds symphony (2021)
  • Polarchoral (2022)


  • "Highly Strung" (Richard Barbieri Remix) (2013)
  • "She's in my Garden" (Richard Barbieri Remix) (2016)


  1. ^ "Propeller (album) | hungersleep records". Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "The Musician: The Musician: Musicians Union Journal 2012". The Musician. Musicians Union Journal 2012. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Reviews: The Musician: Musicians Union Journal 2012". The Musician. Musicians Union Journal 2012. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  4. ^ Chris Jones (20 April 2012). "Jones Is Dying: GRICE - Propeller". Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Grice". Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Burning Shed – Grice Artists Store: Grice Artists Store". 20 October 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  7. ^ "News from the world of Progressive Rock: News from the world of Progressive Rock". Thenears.blogspot. 20 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  8. ^ "MPG UK album of the year award 2013". twicsy pics engine. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Tom Robinson Introducing Mixtape playlist August 26th 2013". BBC Radio 6 Music. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  10. ^ "BBC Radio Georgia Wonder feature". BBC Local Radio. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
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  12. ^ "The Tom Robinson Show Saturday July 6th 2019". BBC Radio 6 Music. 6 July 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Grice – A Tour of Duty". Whats Happening Website. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  14. ^ "IB Expo 2013 – Region Halland". 30 November 2013. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  15. ^ "Isildurs Bane - Photos". Facebook. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  16. ^ "Live Music Showcase - Sound Gallery Studios". 22 March 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  17. ^ "Misfit City". 16 March 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.

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