GRICE (M. C. G. Peters) was born in Wimbledon and grew up in South London. He started his musical life as a percussionist and vocalist, and later on as a singer/guitarist/drummer at Croydon Art College where he began as an early ‘90s arty Britpopper writing original material with the band Laugh Like A Madman, inspired by early Bolan/Bowie/Japan/Bauhaus/Siouxsie Sioux recordings. He quickly developed into a prolific singer-songwriter and as such he recorded and performed his songs with his bother as The Burning Martyrs, The Martyrs and Swanston before refining his work as a solo artist under the monicker of GRICE.
Since 2012 he has built his reputation with his debut album Propeller which was shortlisted in the MPG Awards. The release of his second album Alexandrine and The Grey of Granite Stone EP have rewarded him with critical acclaim in left field and progressive art rock circles, plus the opportunity to collaborate on his own terms with instrumental and production luminaries such as Richard Barbieri, Steve Jansen, B J Cole, Raphael Ravenscroft, Hossam Ramzy, Gary Bromham and more.
His music has featured on BBC 2, BBC Worldwide, MTV, Sky and he has garnered airplay on Radio 6 Music (Tom Robinson), BBC Introducing and digital radio stations all over UK, Europe and USA. His albums have received highly positive reviews from UK & European press including The Musician, PROG magazine, Eclipsed Rock Magazin and iOPages.
GRICE has performed in select venues over the past years including art centres, theatres and churches, he has supported Banco de Gaia and has appeared on the same bill as Art Brut (State of the Arts event) and Public Service Broadcasting and Baka Beyond (Oktoberfest). In 2013 he made an impromptu stage appearance on the premier performance of the track 'Naked' from 'Not The Weapon but the Hand' with Richard Barbieri & Steve Hogarth (Marillion) at the IB Expo in Sweden. In 2015, GRICE and his band made a whirlwind visit to Berlin to deliver a masterclass and live performance at dBs Music Academy in Friedrichshain ahead of an exclusive gig at Berlin's Culture Container. In March 2017 GRICE supported Richard Barbieri as a part of a short UK tour in Birmingham, Exeter and at Hoxton Hall in London,
In 2019 GRICE recorded his 3rd album ‘One Thousand Birds’ at Forward Studios in Rome which is due to be released on 22 March. In 2019-2020, GRICE will be promoting his new album through live streaming sessions and live performances with special guests around the country .