Who We Are: If Ben Fold’s Five suddenly got a female singer, they would sound something like the Grace Woods Trio. If Ben Fold’s Five and Tori Amos then collaborated to write a Broadway musical sung by Ella Fitzgerald, that would sound even more like the Grace Woods Trio. A fierce blonde bombshell with a rich theatrical voice writes lyric-driven, upbeat melodies, backed up by stylish drumming, bass and male vocal harmonies. One thing you’ll have to admit about their original jazz pop- you’ve never heard anything like it!
"An English major and graduate of UCLA, Grace's lyrics are demonstrative of her academic stature. Woods brings an interesting dimension to the table referencing her indigenous roots."
Band Creation: The Grace Woods Trio, signified by the ninja star of 3 intersecting Gs, came to be in the two first magical weeks of February 2005. Grace Woods had written a sleu of introspective tunes, of which she was performing regularly at open mics. Joe Hickey, the stylisticly unique bassist and vocally gifted singer-songwriter, heard Grace perform "Papier Mache" at the Blake's open mic in Berkeley and decided then and there that he had to be a part of the project. In the same two weeks a certain Berkeley-born drummer, Whitney Jacobson, began relentlessly "myspacing" Grace with the insistence that she needed his drumming skills. Persistence paid off and the two have been living together amidst a plethora of instruments ever since. The Trio had their first show two weeks after that and have since been inseparable. With more and more collaboration and the hope of getting to know more people who care about original, melodic music, the Grace Woods Trio is determined to make a living out of the rollercoaster ride that is the music business.