Solo musician for hire - vocals/guitar/piano
Gray will entertain you with his totally unique smooth voice and subtle guitar or piano playing. His original happy Gypsy Jazz and Bossa Nova covers attract people to cafés. Versatile is a word that well describes Gray's performance capabilities and he easily transitions between relaxing Bossa Nova, Jazz, a dash of Spanish Guitar, Happy Pop, Retro 60's Songs and Cool Old Songs.
In addition to a great choice of music, he excels at vocal and guitar/piano live improvising and uses the very latest in looping guitar technology to create the impression there are two musicians. Music provided can include singing or be purely instrumental. Guitar gigs are usually performed on a Flamenco nylon string guitar and or steel string semi hollow Jazz guitar.
For venues that don't have a real piano, but want that piano sound, Gray uses a state of the art Yamaha MOXF8 Stage Piano. This coupled with JBL Pro series speakers delivers a truly musical piano experience. This keyboard has amazing electric piano sounds, organ sounds, drums, bass, a bit of everything and stunning synth sounds to boot!
Gray chooses his equipment and his music to be able to provide a comfortable atmosphere where people can talk without straining to hear each other. The particular JBL EON speakers Gray uses are specially designed for that very purpose - excellent even sound dispersion at low volumes with true Hi Fi clarity. JBL speakers use modern eco friendly DC power which requires way less power - an important aspect of keeping venue power bills down.
As much as possible, performances seek to provide an authentic music experience - 'canned' backing music tracks are avoided. All this adds up to create a sophisticated retro European café/restaurant or piano bar atmosphere. This music is very suitable and affordable for restaurants, piano bars, cafes & cocktail venues or events that are looking for a classy retro atmosphere. For two musicians - see separate pages 'Jazz Duo' & 'Cadenas Vibrantes' for details.
Sunshine Coast venues Gray has performed include
Bistro C Noosa, Noosa Yacht club, Sheraton Resort Noosa, Cooroy RSL, Bribie Island RSL, Pomona Bowls Club, Serges Itailan Restaurant Pomona, Tewantin RSL, Maroochydore SLSC, Coolum SLSC, Catalina Cruises Noosa, Bohemian Bungalow Eumundi & Palm Lake Resorts on the Sunshine Coast.