Sam Gray (musician)
|Birth name||Samuel Gray|
|Genres||Pop rock, soft rock, folk rock, Brit-pop|
|Associated acts||Abi Phillips|
|Martin acoustic guitars|
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.
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.
His debut album Brighter Day was released on 24 October 2011, 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.
Gray's single, "This Girl", was viewed more than 250,000 times on YouTube.
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 came 4th overall in the finals.
- "Cartwheel Queen" (2011)
- "Brighter Day" (2011)
- "All of My Life" (2012)
- "This Girl" (2012)
- Brighter Day (2011)
- Too Much of a Good Thing (2013)
- "Ben Saunders Albums - AOL Music". Music.aol.com. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- "Hit or miss: Sam Gray". Sugarscape. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- "Brighter Day: Sam Gray". MP3 Downloads. Amazon.co.uk. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
- "Caffe Nero". Caffe Nero. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
- "Sam Gray - This Girl". YouTube. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2013-04-02.