Members: Marc Gray
Personal Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hey! Welcome to my page! Thanks so much for stopping by and listening.
Most of the music on this page is just me and my Dell laptop. They're all old recordings which I plan to replace with new versions by the end of the summer.
(Update, um, the Dell Laptop died. yea. I'm heartbroken too.)
I'm a Christian man who likes to do music - so I guess that makes me a Christian artist. lol
No, I mean, I have a philosophy on that . . . if the life I live and the images I portray in my songs line up to a lifestyle pleasing to and a blessing for God, then I think I'm a Christian artist - whether a specific track or two is considered a "worship song" or not.
Anyway, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my page - and to read all of this. It's really appreciated. I do most of my updating and such on MySpace, so you can always catch me there - even if you just feel like chatting! You can check out some of my other music and get more info on booking and such at my (MySpace page).
Alright . . . you know how this ends . . .
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May 9, 2007
And . . . we're done!
That project I had you voting for a couple months ago is now finished!!
"Talk With You" is an older song I wrote in '06. I had recorded a simple version at home with software I found online for free, called Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net), but, as I didn't really know what I was doing, the result was as basic as the rest of the tracks on here are right now. This new version was recorded this past semester as a project in my Fundamentals of Recording class here at UNCC. Featured on the track are Stephen Jared Stowers (Piano and Acoustic/Electric Guitars) and Matt Curl (Drums). I sat out on playing in this one, as my project was, technically, the engineering aspect of the process; so, I only did Vocals and Synth Bass as well as the mixing and editing as part of my assignment.
Once again, I want to thank Jared and Matt with every fiber of my being - in a non-gross way - for all their hard work. They really put a lot of time and effort into this for me, and it is greatly, GREATLY appreciated!
Also, thank you, again, for stopping by and listening to my music. Like I said before, please, drop me a line and let me know what you think. Or just stop by to say 'hey.' I always like that too.
March 30, 2007
Ok, so studio recording has begun! I'm currently working on Talk With You for my Audio Production class, and I should be done in a few weeks. Yay.
And, um, if you haven't gone yet check out my MySpace; there are different songs on that page.
Other than that, um, is it me, or is PureVolume not playing the first track my page? Anyway, I moved the songs around so TWY - the acoustic version - is not first, and may actually get played.
Alright, I'm off! Peace guys!
January 8, 2007
January 3 2007
I deleted "Song of My Heart" . . . because it sucked. That song's going back to the lab. lol
January 1, 2007
OK! So here's the news!
1) Happy New Year!
Let me just wish you a very spectacular, amazingly phenomenal, potentially prolific . . . (ok, I'm digging a hole now) Happy New Year! Again.
2) I'm on MySpace Music now. GO VIEW MY PAGE! CLICK HERE AND ADD ME!
3) In case you've missed it . . . THERE ARE NEW TRACKS UP! There is now a new version of "Fairytale"
(personally, I think I grew partial to the original, but that's just me) and a BRAND-SPANKING NEW SONG called
"Song of My Heart (You Have Been Good)" - I say the part in parentheses cus that's the part that'll get stuck in your head if anything . . . trust me. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. "Talk With You"
has been edited for your listening pleasure - You're welcome ;) - and "Speechless"
is . . . well, still speechless - Whatdaya want from me?! I'm not Chuck Norris! lol
4) A demo is in the making! I'm planning to have it done by Summer . . . but, hey, I'm a college student, not Chuck Norris - ok, the joke's dead, I get it.
If you have the means and are in the university or surrounding area I'd love your help. If you've got a studio or just some decent equipment I could use I'd be really grateful, contact me here.
I'd love the assistance.
I've got a four track "pseudo-demo" right now, but, pretty much you could too, cuz it's just the four tracks you see here. If you want a copy you can download the music here, on my MySpace Music site, or email me
for a CD.Biography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Growing up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Marc Gray, self-professed "Christian in progress," started his love affair with music in the church; watching his mother sing in the sanctuary choir for most of his childhood, then following suit with the youth and sanctuary choirs during his teens. An only child to a single mother, difficult times arose in his walk with Christ during his early teen years. Eventually pulled back into the church and back into the music ministry, Marc joined his youth group's worship band Dunamis. It was through this ministry that he realized his desire to pursue music ministry outside of the church to reach those otherwise not within the grasp of church walls. It was during this time of transition that Marc adopted the mantra "Change Is Good."
While participating in the Pen. FL Fine Arts Festivals for the Assemblies of God he was given the opportunity to exercise his novice talents, thus introducing him to his newest love: song-writing. Marc began writing songs as a hobby in 2001, describing the style as more "prayers and reflections" than storytelling. Since recognizing his call to music ministry, many doors have been opened guiding his path.
Marc was afforded the opportunity to record with the Christian Life Center Sanctuary Choir on their 2004 CD Project "I Was Glad" in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, both with the choir and during post-production overdubs. He also performed his originals at various open-mic events at his previous school, Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL, and, toured across the US as a member of the internationally-recognized Southeastern Singers, making appearances on the Inspiration Network and District Council Conferences for the Assemblies of God before retiring from the group in the Fall of 2005. Marc is also affiliated with Ft. Lauderdale Christian R&B group Synurgy, associated with Mercyville Productions. Similar to the Southeastern Singer slogan, it's proof that God truly does use the willing, not just the talented.
Having transferred from Southeastern University in the Fall of '06, Marc is completing his third year at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where he is currently majoring in Music. "I'm just kinda waiting for the next rabbit God's about to pull outta the hat for me, you know? I'm excited, and, waiting for the next step - I know it's coming."
For more information on Marc Gray click here or email him.
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