TBT: Out Of The Grey

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Back in the mid 1990s I was doing a week’s worth of my morning shows (on a Christian station on Long Island, NY) from a hotel in Nashville during another Gospel Music Association week. One of my guests that week was the husband and wife act Out of the Grey, made up of Scott and Christine Dente who had met in 1985 at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The Dentes lived in Nashville, just up the street from a friend of mine. So during the course of the interview I mentioned, “I know where you guys live…” and before I could say anything else Christine nearly jumped out of her seat while all of the color drained from her face. She was afraid I was going to give out their address over the air.

Out of the Grey had a unique, alternative pop sound, fronted by Christine’s breathy vocals and anchored by Scott’s virtuoso guitar playing. They went on to release seven studio albums that generated a dozen or so chart topping singles.

In addition to their work as Out of the Grey, each of them joined with two artists for separate projects. Christine was teamed with label mates Susan Ashton and Margaret Becker for the album “Along The Road.” And Scott joined Wes King and Phil Keaggy for “Invention.”

One the biggest hits from Out of the Grey was “All We Need.” It was on their third album, the 1994 “Diamond Days.” This is the song I featured as the on air Throw Back Thursday song.

The 1995 “Gravity” was the fourth album from Out of the Grey. It contained a couple of radio singles, including the title track which the label also released as a concept video.

From their debut, self-titled lp “Out of the Grey,” released in 1991, here’s a fan generated video their first radio single, “Wishes.”

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