Gretta Ziller

Gretta ZillerOakleigh resident Gretta Ziller has made a name for herself of late as one of the most exciting new singer-songwriters on the Melbourne scene.

Her EP Hell’s Half Acre was recorded with renowned producer Matt Fell (Josh Pyke) and features the fantastic first cut Hunt for Love, as well equally compelling new single Some Kind of Habit (both songs have been accompanied by tasty music videos).

Gretta’s voice and guitar playing are impressive – there’s a slight smokiness to her vocals and she treads a very neutral line between an Australian accent and the twang that is usually necessary to get noticed in the Americana genre.

But it’s really the quality of her songs that really sets Ziller apart. Her lyrics are never obvious – always erring on the side of clever, thought-provoking or mischievous – and her melodies are quite lovely.

Ziller spends plenty of time on the road, playing shows in Victoria and NSW and even turning up on the occasional festival bill (in fact I suspect there’ll be a lot more of those to come). And as if the singing and songwriting wasn’t enough, Gretta is a more than handy cellist, violininist and upright-bass player!

Look out for Gretta Ziller on the Mornington peninsula later this year!


First published in Mint Magazine – April 2015

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