Personalities | David Gray | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Singer-songwriter, b. 1968)

Born near Manchester, the Dylanesque Gray toiled throughout the 1990s, while seemingly only Irish audiences listened. But mainstream success would not escape a songwriter with Gray’s talent, and soon chart hit after chart hit (‘Please Forgive Me’, ‘Babylon’) snatched mass radio airplay, bolstered by a middle-aged fan base and anyone who liked a tune they could whistle underpinned by danceable rhythms, a winning formula perfected in his home studio. 2005’s Life In Slow Motion found Gray in a darker but no less successful place.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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