Born in Sale, Cheshire, England, David Gray is a British indie rock singer-songwriter and multidisciplinary musician. Gray started making music in 1993, but his big break came in 1998 with the release of his fourth album, White Ladder. Despite being self-released, the breakout single from this album, "Babylon," gained broad recognition in the United Kingdom. Gray soon signed with Dave Matthews' ATO records, launching him to stardom in the US and the UK.
Music and Lyrics
Fans of David Gray admire his mastery of heartfelt, poignant lyricism as well as his all-around musicianship. In addition to being a talented songwriter and vocalist, Gray also plays the piano and keyboards, the guitar and the harmonica. At live performances, Gray has been known to send his band backstage for a break and play three to five stripped down, acoustic versions of his most popular songs. Gray's first three albums were self-produced, and he sang lead and backup vocals along with instrumentals for many of his early songs. Now, the artist travels with a seven-member band which includes a cellist, a percussionist, three guitarists including a lap steel guitar player and a drummer. Gray's way with music and lyrics has allowed him to release 11 studio albums, three of which have spent time as top chart hits in the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Is there a David Gray concert near me?
David Gray only has one show left in his 2019 tour, and that stop will be in London, UK. Past tours have included 30 to 50 engagements scattered throughout North America and Europe. Gray has stopped in major cities like Dublin, Ireland, York, UK, Utrecht, the Netherlands, Vancouver, Canada, Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, DC. Chances are high that the next David Gray tour will include a concert near you!
What can I expect from a David Gray concert?
David Gray has an extensive discography to pull from, so he often starts off his concerts with songs from his latest album, in this case, "Gold in a Brass Age." David Gray's emotionally intense and dramatic musical style allows the audience to connect with newer tracks at live shows since the singer's voice is filled with emotional resonance. After playing several songs from his latest album, Gray transitions into an extended set of time-tested classics. Although his songs are not upbeat, his intense musical style still gets the crowd on their feet, swaying to sing-alongs of songs like "Sail Away with Me" and "Kathleen." Gray is known for playing a long set and a relatively short encore. Generally, he sticks to two songs that are undeniable fan favorites. Regardless of the length of his set, fans are always hungry for more, which is the key to Gray's success. Seeing David Gray live in concert is an incredible experience that should not be missed.
What are some of David Gray's most popular albums?
Out of his 11 albums to date, his fourth album, White Ladder was the first to gain wide stream recognition, earning him a Meteor Award in 2001. Other No. 1 albums include A New Day at Midnight and Life in Slow Motion.
Has David Gray won any awards?
Over the 20-plus years of his career, David Gray has been nominated for several awards and won four. In 2001, he won an Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for his song "Babylon." Two years later he won the same award for his song "The Other Side." Gray also has two Meteor Awards.