Grace & the Victory Riders
Grace is an American born in Canada. Having traveled extensively, she is truly a citizen of the world. At age seven she lived in Kenya with her mother. She learned the art of griots while living in Senegal and Ethiopia; yoga and Sufi music from her time spent in India. It is no surprise that her music reflects that multiculturalism –a high level of art: a collection of blues, folk, soul and reggae served by a unique voice that brings joy, sweetness and the fervor of positive energy.
Share the hope, tolerance, brotherhood, through her music. A reason to live, a reason to sing, she communicates with a contagious happiness during her concerts.
The Victory Riders, name inspired by the legend of Crazy Horse, is in itself a reflection of this melting pot that is the originality of Grace. Musicians from diverse backgrounds, united under the leadership of Jerome Degey, producer, composer, arranger and instrumentalist, capable of passing the West African rhythms to blues of the Mississippi, the South American music in Jamaican reggae with the same spontaneity.
This music celebrates a rainbow of different beliefs, different cultures. It is the music of Earth, the music of the heart.
Musical director Jerome Degey.
Jerome is a French guitarist, bassist, composer, arranger & music producer that works in an eclectic musical environment (jazz, pop, rock, etc.) A few of his arranging and producing accomplishments include the musical score for the film “from Subway with Love," orchestral arrangements for Martin Solveig’s album "Hedonist" and a brazilian album with philarmonic orchestra “Loysa Lenn." Jerome has performed with many notable musicians throughout the world including: Ishtar Alabina (world music), Mick Hucknall from Simply Red (pop), Les Etoiles (duo from Brazil) Iva Fruhlingova (Platinium Artist from Tcheque Republic) and Elissa (Lebanon Artist). Jerome tours and performs extensively with Grace and the Victory Riders. The band includes his wife Grace (daughter of the well-known singer and songwriter, Jonathan Edwards) Together they have attracted large audiences, including a packed Bataclan, in Paris.