Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
BandPopR&B

Daniel Gray and the Filthy Gorgeous crew are a high energy Dance/Pop crew that creat a mix between the Club Kids of the early 90s, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and a stage show like Janet Jackson meets Lady GaGa and Kanye West. Where ever he goes, he brings a the club and a PARTY!!!

Biography

Ever since Daniel Gray was a child, he fell head over heels in love with music. Being a boy born and raised in New Orleans, La., a city rich in music, arts and culture, his thirst for music was nourished by the Crescent City. Daniel began performing at the age of seven years old; he was a natural-born talent who loved the stage and thrived in any environment that involved performing arts. Daniel started down the colorful road of music by engaging in local musical theater, writing lyrics and later, vocals. Even at 12 years old, he already had big dreams for himself and his career as a musician.

When Daniel’s parents divorced during his teen years, he turned to writing lyrics as a way to cope. He took his love of music to the next level by not only writing deeply emotional and touching lyrics, but also singing and performing to the lyrics that he himself had written. Daniel was really starting to find his groove. On August 29, 2006, something happened that would change the path of Daniel’s life. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and wreaked devastation in its path.

When the storm hit, Daniel and his entire family were forced to pack up their things and vacate despite their strong desire to stay in the place they had lived all their lives. It wasn’t until they had reached a safe location and were watching the news when they saw their own couch float down the flooded streets of New Orleans that it really hit them; the devastation was bad and Daniel knew home would never be the same again.

Daniel began writing a lot about Hurricane Katrina and the strong effect it had on him and his life. He decided to go back to school and moved to Savannah, Ga., to attend the Savannah College of Art & Design. After a year there, he decided it wasn’t the right career path and realized his heart was truly set on music. Luckily, being the outgoing charmer that he was, he met some amazing people who were from New Jersey, and decided to make the big move up north, which is where he currently resides.

Now at 22 years old, Daniel has finished his first official album. Titled "Invictus," which in Latin means unconquerable, his new album is categorized in the genre of Dance/Pop and has been produced by multi-platinum producer and engineer, Mark Berry. His album ranges from high energy songs such as "Lost & Found," "Automatic," and "Bombastic" to thought provoking ballads such as "Cast Away," which is a reflection of the emotion and sorrow New Orleans residents experienced with Hurricane Katrina.

Daniel’s new album is a little of everything he likes; pop, dance, ballads and even some rock. Daniel calls it his “spoiled brat” album because when he went into the studio to record it, he was a brat and wanted to do a sampling of all the genres of music that he loves. The album is the epitome of Daniel being in the moment, which he revels in. Some of his biggest musical influences (which are very evident in his music) are Prince and Michael Jackson, and Britney Spears and Janet Jackson for performance. Daniel loves to perform.

Daniel enjoys wearing many creative hats and is currently involved in a few other exciting projects that are on the horizon. He owns and operates Stryker Brown Entertainment, a production company which started as a publishing company for his lyrics, then morphed into a record label-turned-talent agency and is now the fashion-centric production company it is today. Daniel is also working on a collaborative Web series that will be a political show like The View, only with a younger, fresher angle and will also be produced by Stryker Brown Entertainment. He has also started on his second album, which will be coming out next year.

Discography

-Self Release Albums-
Salt On Scar LP (May 18, 2004)
Little Black Book (July 4, 2006)

-Indie Label Release Albums-
Invictus (July 28, 2009)

Set List

-Regular Show consist of 60-90 minutes (13 original tracks and 2 covers) of up-tempo dance music and stage effects.

-Can perform 40-60 minutes of acoustic or down-tempo material

-Can put a show together that ranges from 15 minute warm up to an all night DJ'd affair!!!!