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Sept. 28, 2021

Day 75 - Camila Grey

Camila Grey is a Los Angeles based musician who is best know for being the other half of her band, Uh Huh Her and also the supergroup Summer Moon composed of Nikolai Fraiture, Stephen Perkins, and Noah Harmon! She's currently touring with Adam Lambert bu...

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Camila Grey is a Los Angeles based musician who is best know for being the other half of her band, Uh Huh Her and also the supergroup Summer Moon composed of Nikolai Fraiture, Stephen Perkins, and Noah Harmon! She's currently touring with Adam Lambert but as of last week she joined us on Dystopia Tonight with special co-host for this episode, Joanne Filan!

We talk about her gigs with Adam and deep dive into topics of the metaphysical, her twitter arguments with Cern, whether she and Leisha Hailey will reunite for a mini tour, bad gigs, the incident on Southwest Airlines, being bad flyers in general, and blowing each others' minds! Enjoy!

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Camila Grey

Singer / Song Writer / Musician

Camila Grey (born Camila Cristinna Gutierrez; January 6, 1983) is an American musician currently performing in the duo Uh Huh Her and also the supergroup Summer Moon composed of Nikolai Fraiture (The Strokes), Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), and Noah Harmon (Airborne Toxic Event). Grey was formerly the bassist and keyboardist for the band Mellowdrone. She has also worked with such artists as Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Big Black Delta, Tricky, Linda Perry, Kanye West, Melissa Auf der Maur, Hans Zimmer, Kelly Osbourne, and Adam Lambert.

Camila Grey was born Camila Cristinna Gutierrez in Dallas, Texas, but grew up in Austin.
Grey began playing piano as a child and attended the Suzuki music school. She later attended Berklee College of Music where she met Mellowdrone bandmate Jonathan Bates, who was also enrolled. After graduating, Grey moved to L.A. and began working as a session singer vocalist. Her work includes the soundtracks to Something's Gotta Give, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Catwoman, and the television show Nip/Tuck.

Grey is a native of Austin, Texas. After meeting at a party, Grey began working with Leisha Hailey (actress on The L Word and former member of 1990s group The Murmurs) on songs which would be released in 2007 on the EP I See Red. The album was recorded at Grey's L.A. home, and the vocals were reportedly recorded inside of Grey's bathroom. As Uh Huh Her, Grey and Hailey released an album in 2008, titled Common Reaction. Shortly after Common Reaction's release, Uh Huh Her was dropped from Nettwerk, prompting Grey and Hailey to start releasing music independently on their own label Plaid, even stating that they still owed Nettwerk money.

From 2009 to 2011, Grey played keyboards for Adam Lambert's live band. Consequently, she was also on Glam Nation Live, released in early 2011, and Acoustic Live!, released in late 2010.

In the spring of 2011, Uh Huh Her released a second EP titled Black and Blue and finished a tour promoting it in May 2011. They released their sophomore record titled Nocturnes in late summer/early fall of 2011. They then released EP3, a collection of their old songs re-imagined acoustically. They released their third studio album titled Future Souls on March 25, 2014, via their imprint Plaid Records. On December 15, 2016, Uh Huh Her announced on their official Facebook page that they were taking a hiatus, with Grey joining another indie band called Summer Moon.

Grey is openly pansexual. She was previously linked to Clea Duvall. From 2011 to 2016, Grey was in a relationship with her Uh Huh Her bandmate Leisha Hailey. Their relationship first became public when the two were ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight for arguing with a flight attendant who, after seeing them exchange a kiss, stated it was a "family airline" and asked them to stop.

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Joanne Filan

Comedian / Writer

Growing up in New Jersey (but refusing to die there), Joanne Filan has made her way around the comedy club scene and around the comedy country. Performing at well-known places such as The Friars Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline's, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and more, not to mention a fixture in the traveling show, “The Broads of Broadway”, she is well known in the comedy world. She even reaches the masses through her TV and media appearances, including Hulu, Fox, Amazon, Here TV, Comedy Time TV, and in "Comics Favorite Jokes" in the NY Post. She can also be seen in a new documentary entitled “Words: An Exploration of Identity”. Joanne has taken part in festivals and competitions as well, from The New York Underground Comedy Festival to the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, to the recent Ladies of Laughter Competition. She has ventured into the college circuit- hosting, featuring, and headlining in events at Bryn Mawr College, Monmouth and Lehigh Universities, and many more. She also proudly performs for the US Troops overseas. Her writing side has also come into play as she has just finished co-writing a TV pilot and is also a regular guest lecturer for creative writing classes at St. John's University- ensuring her creativity will go on, despite any side effects.

Well over a decade into the business and Joanne has never been more on top of her game. She consistently delivers a unique “stream of consciousness” style of humor full of random thoughts and quirky observations that keep audiences either rolling in the aisles or on the edges of their seats, anxious to hear what she has to say next. With an amazing gift for improv, razor-sharp wit, and a subtle delivery, Joanne is an unexpected gem- a comedian so able to tap into the moment that no two shows are ever alike.