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Los Angeles (December 2021): On Tuesday, December 14th, Gritty In Pink hosted
their last live show of the year. Featuring an amazing lineup of female musicians, Grace
Gaustad, Jen Pop (The Bombpops), Shea Diamond, Sate, and Gabriella Stella.
Hosted by Shiragirl along with house bandmates Alex Windsor, Rainey P, and special
guest Ariel Bellvalaire. The livestream was sponsored by Cool Cat Wine, Guitar Girl
Magazine, La Par, Drew Martin and benefited charity partner Charity Bomb. Charity
Bomb is a preventative mental health organization using EQ/SEL education to instill
emotional resilience. During the show viewers were able to donate directly to them,
those who missed the show can donate directly to Operation GenZEQ.

Shiragirl opened the show with musical accompaniment from her house bandmates
Alex Windsor, Rainey P, and special guest Ariel Bellvalaire with a Gritty cover of
“Santa Baby.” The hosts welcomed Charity Bomb founder, Matthew Leone and talked
about the development of their new app, which focuses on helping others learn about
SEL education through gamification and virtual reality. “Education is moving towards
gamification, by the time you turn 21, the average kid spends 10,000 hours playing
video games. When you play something, the retention goes up by 5,000% as opposed
to reading it or seeing it.”

Pop singer-songwriter Grace Gaustad joined the show to talk about making a
difference with her music and performed her single Jupiter. “I’m hoping this next album
can do what Black Box did. I’m an artist that’s all about making a difference with the art I
put out. I don’t just want to write a song or an album, my goal is to always conceptualize
something for the greater good of humanity.” The soul chanteuse Shea Diamond
reminisced about her year, her Holiday single Blame It On Christmas collaborations with Bebe Rehxa and Cyndi Lauper. As well as teasing an upcoming collaboration with
major artists. Next, vocalist/guitarist Jen Pop (The Bombpops) put everyone in the
Holiday spirit with a performance of an unreleased song and talked about being on tour
again “This is an amazing time for live music, because as human beings we kind of took
everything for granted. How many times does a band come to LA, NYC or Chicago and
you’ll say Oh, I’ll see them next time…well you never know there might not be a next
time.” Blues rock artist SATE joined the show live from Toronto and talked about the
diverse music scene, musical inspirations, and the release of her new album The Fool.
“It felt like birthing a child, it feels so good to have it out of me and get all the feedback
from how it moved people or their favorite scenes, and tracks.” Pop/electric artist
Gabriella Stella closed the show with her piano-assisted cozy track Bad Love.

In case you missed, the Gritty Rocks Live Holiday Special is now available to watch on
Gritty In Pink’s IGTV. To stay up to date on Gritty In Pink, visit their Instagram or for more information on future announcements. The platform is
currently beta testing the new marketplace network INPINK, connecting female
freelancers working in the music business with industry pros who want to hire diverse
women. Visit to learn more information and sign up

GGM Staff


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