High Grass is an alternative rock band in Los Angeles, created in Havana in 2011 by Cuban guitarist / Grammy-nominated engineer Marciel Miranda and Russian-born Armenian vocalist Kristina Miranda.
The story began in 2009 with Kristina's arrival in Cuba to record her solo album. She and Marciel met inside the recording studio, where they fell in love and started writing music together. In 2010, Kristina moved from Moscow to Havana, and in the course of several years, they worked on their songs. In 2013, bass player Daryl Vaillant and drummer Marlon Yamian joined the band, and together they started recording songs and performing on the Cuban scene. At the end of 2015, High Grass started to attract media interest and was nominated at the Award TV show "Cuerda Viva" for "Best Rock Band of Cuba."
In 2016, Kristina and Marciel made the decision to take their music overseas. After traveling and visiting several American states and cities, they settled in Los Angeles. The project was noticed by such talented artists as Christian Paschall (Maren Morris's drummer) and Matt Bissonette (Elton John's bass player). The result of their collaboration will be available in the beginning of 2021.
2017 marked a new chapter for the project. Kristina and Marciel met drummer Adam Ponce and started to perform in and around LA, including such legendary venues as The Viper Room, Rainbow Bar, Cabo Wabo Cantina. Their first show took place at the Last Frame of Sand movie fundraiser, where they opened for Stanley Clarke. High Grass played at local festivals such as Echo Park Rising and became one of the headliners for the Mar Vista Art Walk Festival. In 2019, High Grass participated in the We Can Survive - Opening Act Competition and was placed 2nd in the alt-rock category.
In May of 2020, High Grass released their debut EP, "The Black Door, " which helped them further expand their loyal following. Their songs being featured in Vents Magazine, V13 (Pure Grain Audio), Voyage LA, News Break, ComeHereFloyd, supported by the Planet Rock radio station, For The Love of Bands, and many more.
Their latest single “90 Miles,” written and produced by the Mirandas and mixed by Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King, came out in December. The music video for the song was premiered with Buzzbands LA. "90 Miles" was featured in Aupium, Last Day Deaf and more.