David Gray Biography
Proving that persistence can pay off, head-nodding David Gray’s blend of acoustic folk, pop-rock, and electronic samples was ignored for almost a decade before he eventually became one of the 2000’s most popular male singer-songwriters. Born in Sale, Cheshire in 1968, he moved to the small Welsh coastal town of Solva with his family at the age of nine before attending the University of Liverpool, where he performed in various punk bands before exploring his own poetic sound. Despite opening for the likes of Kirsty MacColl, Shawn Colvin and Radiohead, Gray’s 1993 debut, A Century Ends, and 1994 follow-up, Flesh, gained critical acclaim but little commercial success. Gray’s 1996 album, Sell, Sell, Sell, had similar results. After providing vocals for Venus In Furs, the fictional band in the 1998 film Velvet Goldmine, David Gray tickets for his live shows became more in demand when his fourth LP, White Ladder, slowly broke through to the mainstream. Initially released in 1998, the record went on to spend an incredible 151 weeks on the UK chart, spawning the hit singles “Babylon,” “Please Forgive Me”, and “Sail Away” as well as the theme to British rom-com, This Year’s Love, and a cover version of Soft Cell’s “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”. White Ladder attracted the attention of former touring partner Dave Matthews, who made it his first release on his ATO Records label in the States. Following a collaboration with the brothers-in-law , Orbital (“Illuminate”), his more obscure back catalogue was then reissued for the Lost Songs 95-98 music collection before 2002’s downbeat A New Day At Midnight continued his chart-topping success. Following a three-year hiatus to recover from his previously exhausting schedule, David Gray tickets then went on sale for a tour to promote his 2005 return-to-form, Life In Slow Motion. In 2007 he performed with Damien Rice at the Wembley leg of “Live Earth” and released a career-spanning Greatest Hits album. Two years later, he collaborated with Annie Lennox and Jools Holland for his seventh studio effort, Draw The Line, which was swiftly followed by 2010’s Foundling, a double album featuring previously unreleased material which saw him reach the US Top 10 for the first time ever. In 2011, American fans were able to buy David Gray tickets for his appearances at the “Dave Matthews Festival” in Atlantic City and Chicago.
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