She cut her teeth musically in London, England, having formed her first band Flinch while taking a degree in fine art at Chelsea School of Art on the Kings Road. Before that, she sang in choirs, had a classical training in piano and clarinet, and even toured with an orchestra in Canada. Some early standout moments include Flinch winning the acclaimed ‘In The City’ music award, doing their first John Peel Session, and then being featured on his show when they played Reading Festival.
The band transformed into Feline and soon after, in a flourish of champagne, parties, and private jets, they signed a major record deal with EMI:Chrysalis. Numerous TV and radio appearances followed (MTV, BBC) and they toured the world playing live with The Catherine Wheel, Kenickie (with Lauren Laverne), Scarfo (with Jamie Hince from The Kills), and many, many others.
Still developing their ultimate sound, loyal fans stayed for the ride as they morphed into their final band incarnation Die So Fluid, although they experienced a false start as Grog was suddenly hospitalized with life-threatening pancreatitis. For Grog though it was a blessing in disguise and the beginning of a much deeper and authentic journey.
The band has been making killer rock music and maintaining its cool cult status for over a decade, always shifting the bar higher with each tour and record release. Highlights have been appearances at festivals like Hard Rock Hell, London Bass Guitar Show, and tours with Drowning Pool, Eisbrecher, Mindless Self Indulgence, My Ruin, Ill Nino, Maj Karma, and Prong.
Grog relocated to Los Angeles seven years ago and has been a dedicated yogi for 5 years; she’s now a qualified teacher. She also trained in silversmithing and passed her motorcycle test. Along the way she’s had the great pleasure of working with an array of artists on live and studio session work, and collaborative projects: Tom DiCillo, Melanie C (Sporty Spice), Kelly and Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Rowntree (Blur), to name a few of the most notable.
Die So Fluid are set to release a new album in early 2017, and Grog has found herself in an intensely inspired creative place in time and space, producing material that spills beyond the framework of what constitutes a classic DSF album. This has led her to the natural decision to set out as a solo artist. In 2016, she released 2 solo singles 'In Plain Sight' and 'Guiding Light' (on label Strataville).