Kri Shakar

Highlight Reel

Nominated for best music video 9th annual LA Music Awards

Song: Buttercup Artist: Sinboy

After a long inspiring journey, Grey is back it with a vengence as her cyber sexual programming artistry becomes the perfect partner to the power-pop punk rhythms vivdly delivered by guitarist & punk/glam rocker Billi Foxxx as LOVEJUNK evolves into one
“Lush & fast paced, demon fueled, radio friendly, electronic, guitar driven, screamin’ sexy in your face best describes this Hollywood Hard Rock Monster Turn-on!!”

“With bad girl Elysa Grey singing her lusty anger out sans any premonition, she delivers with no fear. Unusual to find these days; a group with such raw power and feeling and harshness all rolled into one orgasmic explosion. Guitar-driven rock with electronic mixes thrown in, the band could pass as a love-child of Shirley Manson and Trent Reznor.” – Daina Kazmaier (Associate Writer) Music Dish

Elysa Grey – cheif songwriter and the creative force behind the Los Angeles industrial erotorockers – an electronic songstress, programmer, and powerhouse vocalist –
is excited about the new material co-written by punk,glam, power pop guitarist/songwriter Billi Foxxx – whose outrageous performances was influental in launching a number of L.A.’s hottest acts including DEADGIRL, THE PEPPERMINT CREEPS, & THE BATHROOM MAFIA.

LOVEJUNK creates “ElectraPunk” fusion – Mixing electronic tribal percussions, infectious in-the-pocket bass lines, song driven power pop guitar rhythms, with a Punk Rock attitude and some screamin’ sexy in your face chants!

Influenced by the orgasmic passion of NIN’s Trent Reznor, White Zombie’s hellish jungle grooves, and Marilyn Manson’s twisted orgy of electronic nightmares, The Backyard Babies, Elvis, Motley Crue…..

With the right support, LOVEJUNK will push the limits of modern presentation while producing hit songs that will cross the rock, alternative, and dance markets!
Great Songs!
Magnetic Personalities!
A Hot Show!

Welcome to The House LOVEJUNK
Why this name?
Personal heartbreak, heartache, & mistakes – I’ve been using the term ‘love junk” as far back as I remember. I love that word!
E~, DIG, SINBOY, & LOVEJUNK – I am all of them!
Do you play live?
I love playing out. Small towns to big arenas.
We play all over southern California – Hollywood Strip to San Diego. It’s interviews I have trouble with!!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It’s so big I can’t even talk about it except to say …. CALLING ALL INTERESTED MANAGERS, AGENTS, PRODUCERS, INTERNET HACKER JUNKIES – I NEED HELP!!! :)
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Any label showing me first class representation total support, push, with excellent distribution will make me a very happy glam goth girl!!
Band History:
Elysa Grey’s former project was called SINBOY – a modern edged Rock outfit created by the singer / songwriter. Relocating from the East Coast to Los Angeles, Grey built up the band during 1996 alongside former PHANTOM BLUE musician, songwriting partner Karen Kreutzer. SINBOY played their inaugural live show in September 1997 at the legendary Sunset Strip venue The Coconut Teaser’ with Rana Ross, a 1994 member of PHANTOM BLUE and 1997 touring musician for VIXEN, on bass. The 1999 ‘3 Deadly …’ sessions were recorded at at The Office Studios and produced by ex-SKULL, BALANCE and MEAT LOAF guitarist Bob Kulick and Tom Fletcher. A video of the song BUTTERCUP was produced by Kri Shakar.
SINBOY issued the 2002 album ‘Experiment #13: The Path Which Should Be Taken’. Joining the line-up would be guitarist David Nahmani and the BAD MOON RISING, BRANOM, HERICANE ALICE and BANGALORE CHOIR credited drummer Jackie Ramos. This album was produced by GREY at Zero Crossing Studios in Hollywood, CA. in 2000.
Currently Karen and Jackie have moved on seemingly out of the music business. David has a new project and Rana passed away on 3rd May 2003 due to liver failure.
This site contains a collection of songs I have written/programmed/recorded/performed with various players and sometime collaborators.

I have a large library of original music and songs with styles varying from pop – industrial – hard rock – acoustic – electronica – dance – soundtracks. Most written as a duo or solo artist.
Your influences?
I don’t listen to music very often. Most of it is shit. But I do have life altering musical moments – BOSTON”S first lp made me want to become a singer. NIN’s PRETTY HATE MACHINE – has ben the most influental. Trent showed me the path leading me to my voice! Very Big Moment!
And most recently – H.I.M.’s RAZORBLADE ROMANCE! This album is as perfect an album as NIN’s PHM. Trent gives me the truth about love, lust, heartbreak and lies. Ville gives me hope, romance, dreams, fantasies, and orgasms.
Now if I could only work with …. don’t make me choose!!!!
Favorite spot?
Anywhere is great if the crowd wants you there – (and the P.A. can handle me and my tribal elctropunk monster love machine)…..I’m in!
Equipment used:
I use Akai and Roland gear.