New Album: PUSH

PUSH Cover revised

Thank You

Last May, after two years of study, I left Berklee College of Music in Boston to pursue my own musical dreams. I was scared to be on my own, completely different from all of my friends attending liberal arts colleges, and all of the sudden completely alone. I was scared at first to experience life outside the walls of a school system like I had done my entire life, but I was also extremely excited at the prospect of designing my own life and my own system. I had a little experience with producing and recording before Berklee, but definitely not enough to produce, record and write an entire album by myself. Through classes at Berklee, and with practice, I began producing my own material. It felt so good to have complete control over all aspects of my creativity. This album is really special to me because it allowed me to PUSH my musical limits (hence the title) of what I knew, what I thought I knew and what I had yet to experiment with.
With no one else to motivate or guide myself, I pushed myself and my talents towards a finished product that I can now be proud of. I would like to thank my friends and family for always standing behind my dreams and for believing in my abilities, my professors at Berklee for teaching me so much and for leading me to this moment, all of the collaborators on the album for sparking my creativity in a big way and most of all to the fans who have supported me through the years. You all will never truly know how much I appreciate your love and support...because without those two things I wouldn't have the motivation to keep going.With all of this said, I hope you enjoy the album! All my love, Gracie

Credits

*All writing, recording, mixing and producing done by Gracie Van Brunt except for: Face to Face Bass: Bradlee Van Brunt Come Alive: co-writer, guitar, vocals: Alex Venegas Absorb Me: Producer: Matt Geisenger Mix: Emily Estefan Piano: Evin Borkstrom Drummer: Alex Agresti Bass: Julian Rodriguez Viola: Sandra Choepel Cello: Roman Soto Violin: Hyeryn Kim Acoustic Guitar: Matt Geisenger Electric Guitar: Molly Pope Give Myself to You: Violin: Morgan Dzicek Moving Forward: Producer: Edward Grenga Brave: Producer: Emily Estefan Strings: Sandra Choepel

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Bio

At the age of two, Gracie Van Brunt was diagnosed with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome – a rare disease affecting the bone marrow, pancreas and skeleton. There are approximately 1500 patients in the United States and perhaps 3,000 in the world. Gracie spent the first 6 years in and out of the hospital with bone marrow failure, many infections, pneumonias, and other illnesses. At age 6, Gracie learned of the Make-A-Wish Foundation through one of their representatives in the hospital, which allows kids with life threatening illnesses to make a wish of something they have always wanted to do. In 2007, at the age of 12, Gracie asked for and received her wish of meeting the first American Idol Winner, Kelly Clarkson. Gracie flew to L.A. with her family for a private viewing of one of Clarkson’s shows, and Gracie met and sang Bonnie Raitt’s “Something To Talk About” for Clarkson after the show. A video was posted of Gracie singing Bonnie Raitt to Clarkson on the Yahoo! Home-page and was the top viewed Yahoo video for that month. This video sparked the interest of not only Bonnie Raitt herself (who sent an autographed photo with an inspirational message to her), but of the Boston ABC-affiliate TV news magazine Chronicle. Gracie was featured for her bravery in coping with her disease, with her passion for music and her Make A Wish trip to meet Clarkson. Inspired by Clarkson’s hard-earned success, Gracie came home with much inspiration and a new-found passion for music and song-writing. With this new passion, she started writing music, learning the guitar and piano and eventually gigging out in local bars along with creating and posting Youtube videos with the world. She started performing as a guest-star with local bands around bars at age 12 and has since then acquired several of her own paid gigs at clubs like The All Asia in Cambridge. After spending a year and a half in the studio and countless hours perfecting her original songs, Gracie’s self-entitled debut CD was released in August of 2011. The EP consists of five tracks. Some of these tracks have been featured in both the Lifetime movie, “Campus Killer” with her song “Leave Me Be” in May 2012 as well as featured in the Ion movie, “A Christmas Kiss”, which premiered in December 2011, with her versions of “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls”. Gracie studied at the prestigious contemporary music school Berklee College of Music in Boston for 2 years before leaving to pursue her musical career. With 10 news songs that she wrote, recorded and produced herself her latest 2016 release, "PUSH", is her biggest endeavor yet. "PUSH" is digitally available wordwide on itunes, amazon music, google play and most every digital music site. Gracie currently lives in LA pursuing her music career.

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