Sunshine & Sirens
Millenium Grey was born of aspirations of grandeur in the wake of the attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent temporary unemployment of Michael Todd Nelson, who essentially IS Millenium Grey. Todd had been writing songs since he began playing guitar at the age of 15. He circulated in and out of high-school and post-high-school bands with various lineups of high-school friends. He parted ways with his last band immediately prior to marriage due primarily to creative differences. Since that time, Todd had not put much emphasis on music in his life. Following a brief layoff from his steady job, Todd decided that he would record some of his songs and maybe try to sell them. This led to the recording of HARD ROCK ALBUM, which was recorded entirely in his home during 2003. After putting so much time and effort into this album, he decided to form a band. But alas, this band was destined to disperse after not many months. Early in 2004, Todd reevaluated his life and realized that his band endeavors were taking precious time from his wife and children with little promise of any real return. After this, he abandoned plans to form a band. Over the next couple of years, Todd recorded 'Sunshine and Sirens' at his leisure. This album is even more eclectic than the first, and has something for almost anyone. There is nothing ground-breaking about this album except for the sheer variety of styles. It goes from angry, loud music to mushy love songs in 3 seconds. If you want an album that explores many different emotional avenues on the same disc, this is your album.