Cristen Grey and the Moving Dunes: Home
Wondering what we sound like? Well...we kinda sound like Classic Heart, meets Sheryl Crow, meets Lucinda Williams...sorta, on a rainy day if you close one eye and tilt your head a bit :) Click on the 'MUSIC' link to find out! Also go to 'LINKS' to view other options for Cristen Grey and the Moving Dunes. Oh and if you decide you like us and want to become part of the family, you can click on the links below to BUY our CD's!
A veteran musician with a touring history, Cristen opened up for the likes of Quiet Riot, Cinderella, Missing Persons and a few other “Glam” bands during the late eighties as a rhythm and lead guitarist for the regionally successful metal band “All Eyes”. Under the auspices of All Eyes she flourished as a songwriter and artist paving the way for her most recent incarnation as Cristen Grey and the Moving Dunes.
An award winning writer and producer in his own right, Brian Widger who co-produced the bands most recent CD entitled “10,000 Things” allied with Cristen to help form the band and since then Cristen Grey and the Moving Dunes have demonstrated a superlative talent for blending adult contemporary rock with everything from americana and blues, to metal-tinged power ballads.
Not only can they perform as a fully electrified band with up to seven pieces, they also can incrementally reduce down to an acoustic duet.
Over the past few years, many of their songs have received recognition from the New Mexico Music Awards: Absolute and So Much Better were awarded Best Rock-Adult Contemporary Song in 2007 and 2008 respectively, also 2009 garnered a nomination for Bad Emotion under the Mainstream-Rock Category and 2010 garnered nominations for Best Pop CD for 10,000 Things and Rock Bottom under the Pop category; all of which were produced and engineered by Cristen Grey and Brian Widger.
2012 Nominated under category 'Mainstream Rock' by the NMMA (NM Music Awards) for 'Just Be'
2012 Nominated under category 'Best Vocal Performance' by the NMMA (NM Music Awards) for 'All I want'
2011 Nominated under category 'Best Alternative' and awarded 'Best Alternative' for 'Lonely World' by the NMMA (NM Music Awards) *Cristen Grey as co-producer
2011 Nominated under category 'Mainstream Rock' by the NMMA (NM Music Awards) for 'Look at Me'
2011 Nominated under category 'Punk' by the NMMA (NM Music Awards) for 'Look at Me'
2010 Nominated under category 'Best Pop Single' by the NMMA (NM Music Awards) for 'Rock Bottom'
2010 Nominated under category 'Best Pop CD' by the NMMA (NM Music Awards) for the album '10,000 Things'
2009 Nominated under category 'Cross-Over Song of the Year' by the NMHEA (NM Hispano Entertainers Assoc.) for 'So Much Better'
2009 Nominated under category ‘Main-Stream Rock’ by the NMMA (NM Music Awards) for 'Bad Emotion'
2008 Nominated under category ‘Best Rock-Adult Contemporary’ and awarded ‘Best Rock-Adult Contemporary’ by the NMMA for 'So Much Better'
2008 Selected to showcase at the Hyperactive Music Festival in Albuquerque, NM
2007 Nominated under category 'Best Rock-Adult Contemporary' and awarded ‘Best Rock-Adult Contemporary’ by the NMMA for 'Absolute'
2006-2008 Selected to showcase at Hyperactive Music Festival in Albuquerque, NM 2004 Placed as semi-finalist in the national 2004 Billboard Magazine Independent Music Awards
Check out our video!!! Emily Herrera (actor/stalker) Ashleigh Bowker (actor/ex-girlfriend) Marcelina Martin (cameraperson) Victor Nieto (cameraperson) Beverly Melendez (production assistant) Kathy Barron (director/editor) Catherine De La Cruz (extra) Raechel Ochoa (extra) Cristen Grey (band) Brian Widger (band)