Sam Gray (musician)

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Sam Gray
Birth name Samuel Gray
Genres Pop rock, soft rock, folk rock, Brit-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2010–present
Labels Transmission Recordings
Associated acts Abi Phillips
Website samgray.co.uk

Sam Gray is a British singer-songwriter from Hull, England, who has composed songs for the actress Abi Phillips from the long-running British soap opera Hollyoaks, and for The Voice of Holland winner Ben Saunders, on his platinum-selling album If You Don't Know Me by Now.[1]

Career

Following his success as a songwriter in 2010, Gray embarked on a solo career with his three-piece band and toured as a special guest for The Overtones, East 17, Westlife, David Ford, Charlie Simpson, and Peter Andre.[2]

His debut album Brighter Day was released on 24 October 2011,[3] and featured his previously BBC Radio 2 playlisted debut single, "Cartwheel Queen", and "Two Hearts", the original song covered by Ben Saunders. The album was produced by Brendan Lynch and featured several guest musicians, including drummers Steve White and Alan White, along with Ocean Colour Scene bassist Damon Minchella.

In November 2011, Gray was named as Caffè Nero's Artist of the Month for November and December, coinciding with a nationwide tour of their coffee shops until the end of the year.[4]

Gray's single, "This Girl", was viewed more than 250,000 times on YouTube.[5]

Alongside Danish DJ and producer Jack Rowan, Gray competed in the 2013 Danish National Song Contest, the Danish national selection for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. They performed the song "Invincible", which was eliminated in the finals.

Discography

Albums

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Notes
2011 "Brighter Day" N/A
2013 "Too Much Of A Good Thing" N/A

Singles

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Notes
2011 "Cartwheel Queen" N/A
"Brighter Day" N/A
2012 "All of My Life"
"This Girl"
2017 "Top Down" N/A As "Brown and Gray".
"It's Not Christmas ('Til You Come Around)" N/A As "Brown and Gray".

References

  1. ^ "Ben Saunders Albums - AOL Music". Music.aol.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Hit or miss: Sam Gray". Sugarscape. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Brighter Day: Sam Gray". MP3 Downloads. Amazon.co.uk. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Caffe Nero". Caffe Nero. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Sam Gray - This Girl". YouTube. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Stereoellie.blogspot.co.uk
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