Orange County, CA–Angela Baraquio Grey is a woman of many passions. Besides being the first and only Asian American to be crowned Miss America, a Television Host, Public Speaker, Educator, and Media Spokesperson, Angela is a heavy fixture in the political community.
Her family launched the highly successful TV Show “Living Local with the Baraquios” in 2004 to critical acclaim and garnered several Telly Awards.
Now her new project is a musical collaboration between herself and husband Tini Grey, who’s father is legendary Samoan folk hero, Jerome Grey.
The two made state and national news together when they were engaged 11 years ago. St. Louis High School graduate, Tini Grey, along with his musical group REIGN, performed at the Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pageant at the Hilton Hawaiian Village–and in an unforgettable moment, Tini proposed to Angela on live television, who at the time was the reigning Miss America.
The couple collaborated on the full length CD earlier this year, co-writing the aptly titled “Shades of Grey”, an odyssey of love, passion, pleasure and empowerment through keen storytelling and heart-felt insight that showcases the varied experiences of a young couple creating the life of their dreams.
Tini’s distinctive voice and choice production techniques certified the release commercially viable and the 12 song CD, released September 25, 2012, is poised to reach a very broad market with its crossover appeal. Tini released his first music video “Company” on YouTube, a colorful love song with a fun island vibe, featuring his family and friends. Other homegrown artists featured on the album are Uncle Willie K, Justin Young, Shawn Ishimoto, and younger brother Taumata Grey of the “Common Kings”.
The album has all ready been hailed as “the best male vocal album of 2012” by New Classic Music for Tomorrow and its intoxicating blend of island influenced acoustic soul is sure to please fans around the globe. John Berger of the Honolulu Star Advertiser states, “Shades of Grey, a collection of 12 originals, reaffirms [Tini’s] talent as a vocalist and a singer/songwriter worthy of national play…[his] smooth and soulful vocal style makes his music a natural fit for mainstream easy listening radio.” BL RAG admits, “An uplifting change from the intensely self-concerned musical mainstream.” A review from Modern Visionaries says, “It is wonderful to come across a new artist with such a well put together image and remarkably mainstream sound.”
Order Tini Grey’s album “Shades of Grey” at www.tinigrey.com or purchase it on ITunes, Amazon, or other digital formats.