Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Three years ago, Rebekah Gray was out enjoying an evening of live music, one of her favorite ways to wind down after another week as a middle school teacher. At the concert, she met Jay Terry, who a fellow audience member. Soon after they started talking, their shared love of music was realized. The two decided that with her talented singing voice and his writing skills and musical talent, they could start their own band. Soon after, NO iD was born. Today, Gray and Terry have added three more members, and they have become well-loved across Hampton Roads for their cover renditions of popular R&B, pop, classic rock and soul tunes.

Earlier this year, Gray was approached by Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast about performing at Samoa Soiree, their adult-only tasting event where top chefs use Girl Scout Cookies to make desserts and savory dishes. Gray was excited to sign NO iD on to perform this year, as she has her own special connections to Girl Scouts.

While growing up in Virginia Beach, Gray joined the Girl Scouts when she was in elementary school. She has fond memories of going on camping trips with her troop. Girl Scouts gave her the opportunity to take part in some of her first unique outdoor experiences—cooking over a campfire and exploring nature with hikes through the woods. Now, Gray’s five-year-old daughter, Genesis, is a Girl Scout Daisy, and Gray is getting to take part in some of her favorite Girl Scout experiences again with her daughter.

“I am really looking forward to Samoa Soiree,” Gray said. “I am excited to be involved in Girl Scouts again with my daughter, and it’s exciting to be involved on another level as the entertainment at Samoa Soiree.”

Gray is also looking forward to being able to introduce her fellow band members to Girl Scouts and how the organization benefits girls. As with their other performances, at Samoa Soiree, NO iD will take old school R&B and add a modern pop and soulful twist to the sound. They enjoy making music that makes people feel good.

Samoa Soiree will take place on Saturday, March 25 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk. Everyone is invited to taste Girl Scout Cookies like never before at this adult-only event. The evening will include great food and drinks, along with live music and silent auction – and all for a great cause. Tickets are $60 each until March 1 and then increase to $75 each. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.gsccc.org.