Gentry is an LA-based, London-bred performer, composer, and producer who creates eccentric, pop-tinged electronica inspired by a broad array of influences. As a keyboard virtuoso, self-proclaimed synth nerd and vocalist, He channels the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder, James Blake, Queen, and even Chopin into his compositions. His music has been described as joyful, infectious and unknowingly beautiful.
Besides his own productions, Gentry has performed with the Heritage Orchestra since 2013, playing the grand piano, bass, guitar and synths in their Blade Runner and Joy Division performances and keys for the recent Pete Tong worldwide shows and was invited to join Quincy Jones for his 85th birthday celebration this year at the O2.
Stepping boldly into the fore with a debut double-A side release, Gentry nails his funk-laden colours to the mast. Leading the charge is Disconnected, a soulful and innovative jam that juxtaposes soulfully melancholic vocal lines addressing the complexities of modern love against a cocktail of choppy synthetic and organic elements for a perfect introduction to his sound. Maintaining the same colourful energy, Something I Said displays another dimension to his nonconformist style. With a stronger focus on his voice and stellar songwriting, his smooth vocals offset the gritty synthesizer work to carry an irrefutably groovy, Chromeo-esque vibe.