the Custom Shop-Band, from Erie, Colorado, is a five-piece variety rock band that plays whatever tickles its fancy!
AMY ELIZABETH GRAY (Lead Vocals);
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Amy has been performing on stage since she was a kid, whether it was a play, a musical, or with a band. After sixteen years in Tampa Bay she now calls Denver home, where she can be seen on professional theater stages, but often heads to Florida for return engagements. Recent local theater productions include Miners Alley Playhouse’s Moon Over Buffalo and District Merchants, Forge Light Theater Work’s Lizzie, The Edge Theater Company’s The Nance, and Equinox’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
Amy has been involved in the local cover band scene since arriving in 2014, having previously sung with Crystal Visions and The Snap-Shot Band before joining the CSB. Read more about Amy here.
Monica Ortega (Lead Vocals):
Originally from Holt Michigan, Monica studied Musical Theatre before moving to Nashville to sing and write music. While in Nashville, she worked as an emcee and line dance instructor at the Wildhorse Saloon and began acting in commercials, films, and music videos.
In 2010, Monica moved to Los Angeles where she spent 10 years acting and singing in various cover bands. In 2014, she started her travel show Monica Goes to inspire others to break out of their comfort zones and go on adventures. She owns the production company Pivoting Productions and in 2020 became the bestselling author of the book The Power of Pivoting - How to Embrace Chance and Create a Life You Love. When she's not performing with the Custom Shop Band, Monica can be found emceeing music festivals, filming her adventures, or out on a hiking trail with her adventure dog Millie.