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The perfect tonic for the times we live in… THE MIXTURE!!!

Steve Kay and Hannah Gray are THE MIXTURE!!! Two unique stars that collided at the vortex that is Vintage Vinyl Records in Chicago Illinois, both in search of the perfect mix of rock and roll history, devastating glamour and that feeling you get when a song changes your life.

The result of that collision is "THE PERFECT RELATIONSHIP", the debut album from The Mixture, an LP that pays tribute to a never ending love affair with Rock and Roll. "The Perfect Relationship" includes stunning versions of songs by Gene Vincent, Smokey Robinson, Ronnie Love and a host of others. Special guests  Steve Cradock (Paul Weller band), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Band) and legendary soul singer PP Arnold add to The Mixture as the band weave their magic and make each classic their own. What The Mixture has conjured up is a treasure trove of the most obscure and finest examples of music from the beginnings of rock and roll. They have created something unique and singular among today's musical trends.

Kay & Gray have cut their teeth on the sharpest edges of the rock and roll canon! Steve Kay, having played guitar with Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, in the legendary band “Reality Sandwich”, as well as playing with Chuck Berry and Slim Harpo, also owns Vintage Vinyl Records (the record store made famous in the Nick Hornby film High Fidelity). Hannah Gray is like ice in the sun! The toughest drum stomp meets the softest heart in rock and roll! No one has the key to Hannah's wardrobe!

On the live front The Mixture has been tearing it up with the likes of Dave Davies (of The Kinks), Flamin' Groovies,  Standells, NRBQ, Midge Ure, Bun E. Carlos (of Cheap Trick) and more. Every live performance brings a dose of rhythm and blues, a pinch of funky dance grooves, a dollop of glam-theatrical escapades and a ton of high energy rock and roll attitude.

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