Uh Huh Her, an indie-electro pop duo comprised of “The L Word’s” Leisha Hailey and Mellowdrone’s Camila Grey, will be performing at the 9:30 club (815 V St., N.W.) Monday at 7 p.m.
This is the group’s second tour; they previously performed at 9:30 three years ago after the release of their first album, “Common Reaction.” Hailey is a lesbian. Grey declined to address her sexual orientation but the band has a large lesbian following.
“It’s constantly getting to see new things, meet new people,” Grey said regarding her favorite things about touring. “We get to see the world and that’s an amazing thing to do.”
She says there are some drawbacks to touring. She doesn’t get to sleep as much as she’d like and it is not conducive to being healthy.
The first tour was a typical bus tour, but this time they’re going a different route — driving a van.
“When you’re on a bus, you don’t get to stay at hotels every night and you have to shower at the venue,” Grey says. “I prefer van tours because you’re in a hotel room every night … it’s more conducive to being clean.”
The band entertains themselves by admiring the scenery and joking about things sometimes based on places they stop, like A Dong, a Vietnamese restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa, which made Grey and someone else in the van start a rendition of Sisqo’s “Thong Song.”
Grey should know the difference between bus and van tours as she is coming off of touring with Adam Lambert. There are also differences when the tour is for someone else, she says.
“It’s really different. I’m the lead singer of this band and with Adam I was just playing keys,” Grey said of the two experiences, one keeping her more in the background, which brings less pizzazz but also less pressure.
Grey has been interested in music since she was young. She learned to play the piano when she was 5 and went to Berklee College of Music.
Music is something that is in her and she sees herself as being lucky to be able to do something she loves for a living.
There are other differences between this tour and their last that have nothing to do with their mode of transportation. After the release of their first album and as their momentum was building, the band split from their label.
The band will be on tour through May 19.
This tour is coming off the release of the band’s new six-song EP, “Black and Blue.” Their next full-length album, “Noturnes,” is in the works and they are shooting for a June or July release.
Uh Huh Her will perform songs off their EP, preview songs from their new album and play some favorites from their debut album.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at 930.com.
For more information on the band, visit uhhuhher.com.