The Grey Curtain

The Grey Curtain is a five-piece theatrical hard-rock band hailing from Worcester, Massachusetts. With influences as diverse as Pearl Jam, Type O Negative, Pink Floyd, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, and many others, The Grey Curtain has become known for its eclectic styles and powerful, emotional live performances.

The story of The Florist is about Serj Kullan; a local flower shop owner in the loathsome cursed town of Apathy. When Serj's wife passes after a long battle with cancer, his diluted hate-filled mind demands retribution for her. He sets out on a quest to have his wife returned to him from the Earth. His mind is no longer his own as a scarf he takes from his wife's bedside is soaked in the oil from The Devil's Trumpet. Now Serj falls deeper into psychosis and begins a horrifying quest to resurrect his wife.

Featuring tracks such as "Pool of Pain", "Lost to You" and "Town of Apathy," The Grey Curtain show dynamic range and soul in every word and note.

"These musicians work so well together that itís difficult to believe that this is their debut album, as their talents seem to mesh together so effortlessly and so well. I must say that for me, a rock opera, or any operatic endeavor in which a story is being told, is always a heavy undertaking and this one is no exception in that respect. One of epic proportions...I am not one who typically gravitates toward rock opera, but all of the tracks are amazing, and for what it is, it is flawless.."
- R.J. Ouellette,

"One can tell that the singer, Dennis Leighton, is very passionate and into the moment...There was a point that a few of us wondered if the keyboardist, James Miller, would beat the whole thing down into the stage. Lights, camera, COMMITMENT!"
- Tammy Carbonetto,

"...there truly isnít a single song on Shadow of a Man that fails to stand out (and there are not many albums I can say that about)."
- Adam Salomon, NRM Radio

"...I've tried several times to write just the briefest blurb about The Grey Curtainís "Piss Drunk..." and simply couldn't... words only fail me when I see a film, a play, or a photo that is so good it taps right into my emotions and completely bypasses my brain...and this song has done that as well, taking away my words but leaving behind what Iíve learned is, for me, the best, most truthful barometer of how good something is...goosebumps."
- Lara Dean,

Nominated "Best Hardcore / Metal Act", and "Best Electronica Act", 2022 Worcester Music Awards.
Nominated "Best Hardcore / Metal Act", "Best Rock Act", and "Best Electronica Act", 2020 Worcester Music Awards.
Nominated "Best Hardcore / Metal Act", 2019 Worcester Music Awards.
Nominated "Best Rock Act", 2018 Worcester Music Awards.
Nominated "Best Hardcore / Metal Act", 2018 Worcester Music Awards.
Winners of the 2014 and 2015 Hardrock Cafe's "Hardrock Rising" semi-finals at Foxwoods Casino.

The Grey Curtain is:
Dennis Leighton: Vocals, Acoustic Bass
Brandon Esteves: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jim Miller: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Robert Miller: Bass, Backing Vocals
Sean Daudelin: Drums

The Grey Curtain has performed with Filter, Sevendust, Powerman 5000, Shadows Fall, Fates Warning, Sonata Arctica, Trivium, Adema, Hed PE and Next to None.

The Florist

The Grey Curtain's album "The Florist" is available on CD on bandcamp. The digital downloads are available at the following online stores.


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