David Gray (musician)

David Gray ( born June 13, 1968 in Manchester ) is a British musician.


David Gray is a songwriter and plays piano and guitar. He grew up in Wales and studied in Liverpool and played there at first punk bands. Finally, he moved to London and published in 1992 his debut, the single Birds Without Wings. Shortly after, his first album A Century Ends. The debut album and its successor Flesh were praised by critics and musicians, but made ​​no significant market success. Joan Baez spoke of the important poets since Bob Dylan, Bono of U2 supported early on his career.

The big breakthrough came with the fourth album White Ladder, which has been published in the U.S. as the first foreign band- album of ATO Records in 1999, and the hit single Babylon. This record company was co-founded by Dave Matthews. White Ladder was the most successful album of all time in Ireland with more than 6 million copies sold. White Ladder occurred in May 2000 in the UK charts and needed to August 2001 in order to reach the top position and is the album that took the longest to climb from the first entry to square one. The two follow-up albums A New Day at Midnight and live in slow motion made ​​it 2002 or 2005 directly on the top position on the British charts.

In February 2006, he was also on tour in Switzerland and in Germany, and he also appeared at Rock am Ring and Rock on in the park.

2010 Gray reached with the album Foundling first time the top ten in the U.S.. Overall, Gray has sold over 12 million albums worldwide