Piney Gir (pronounced "gear"), often shortened to Piney, is an American musician and singer, born in Kansas but based in London, England since 1998. She has released five studio albums with a sixth, mR. hYDE'S wILD rIDE, due out in June 2015 on Damaged Goods (record label) in the UK.
Piney's musical style is predominately edgy indie-pop, although she has been described both as a musical "chameleon" and as "the indie Dolly Parton".
Piney is an established figure on the London music scene, and has toured extensively including appearances at Glastonbury festival, South by Southwest and CMJ music festival. She has collaborated with artists including Andy Ramsay of Stereolab, Rob Campanella from The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Eamon Hamilton from the band Brakes and British Sea Power and Simple Kid, and was a member of cult all-girl band The Schla La Las. Her songs have appeared on Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Hit & Miss, Made in Chelsea, Misfits, Drifters, Waterloo Road, Being Human, Fried, Talking to the Dead, What Remains, Switch and in feature films: Nina Forever, You're Not You, C'e Chi Dice No and American Girl.
Piney was raised in the Bible Belt of Midwest America and secular music was forbidden to her. As a teenager, Piney rebelled against this upbringing and went to university where she majored in music with drums then voice as her instruments. When she moved to London she joined synth pop band Vic Twenty (now defunct). Vic Twenty released a single on Mute records label Credible Sexy Units and toured the UK and Europe with Erasure.
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