Bray (musician)

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Bray
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Bray live at the Rockit Room in San Francisco, California, November 5, 2011.
Background information
Birth name Brayden Gurnari
Born (1972-10-17) October 17, 1972 (age 42)[citation needed]
Vallejo, California, United States[citation needed]
Origin Vallejo, California, United States[citation needed]
Genres Rock, pop, electro funk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years active Since 2003; 12 years ago (2003)
Website braymusic.com

Brayden Gurnari (born October 17, 1972),[citation needed] known by his stage name, Bray, is an American musician and singer-songwriter, whose music incorporates rock, pop, and electro funk.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Vallejo, California.[not in citation given][1]

Career[edit]

Bray began writing songs in high school, inspired by the nearby Oakland funk scene.[2]

In 2003, he released his first full album, Independent Film.

In 2005, he was featured on the soundtrack of a San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival documentary, Blood, Sweat and Glitter.[2][3]

In 2006, he performed at the "All-Star Tribute to San Francisco Music, Past and Future" at the Warfield Theatre, in San Francisco, California, alongside members of the Sex Pistols and The Doors.[2]

His second album, Pins and Needles, was released in 2007.[4] Two songs from the album, "Cocoon" and "Piece o' Cake", were used in the reality-television series Bad Girls Club.[5]

In 2008, Bray released the album Live in Germany, recorded at a concert in Schmölln, Germany.[6]

1n 2009, he released the album @mphibian, produced by Gary St. Clair. Prince and the Revolution keyboardist Dr. Fink performs on the album.[1][7]

In 2010, Bray was voted one of the top 100 unsigned artists in the nation by Music Connection magazine.[8]

In 2012, his video Long Gone reached over two million views.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Independent Film (2003)
  • Pins and Needles (2007)
  • Live In Germany (2008)
  • @mphibian (2009)
  • The End Is The Beginning (2012)

Singles[edit]

  • "Dracula" (2007)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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