Room For Gray

Room For Gray

BandPopRock

Pop/rock music with a strong focus on great songwriting and hooks that continue to pull you in. Tight vocal harmonies feathered in to catchy guitar riffs create a sound that is very accessible in many markets.

Biography

Anyone in the music industry knows that success is contingent on a bit of luck, but luck is useless without a burning desire to win and a relentless work ethic to back it up. Failure is not an option for Room For Gray. Hailing from Minneapolis, MN James Gray (lead vocals, guitar), Jared Hedberg (bass, backing vocals), and Stephen J (drums/percussion) have endured 7 years together electrifying audiences across the Midwest. Fueled with pop-rock energy and claiming influences such as Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, and U2, Room For Gray continues to expand its fan base through the power of grass roots support. As a testament to this progress, the band earned a spot as a top 10 finalist in the 2007 Spin Magazine Hot Pursuit nationwide contest.

To date, Room For Gray has sold over 5,000 records independently and has just celebrated the official release of its 4th album entitled, “The Next Step” (February 2009). This new record, produced and recorded by World Record Productions (Quietdrive, Dropping Daylight), helps convey RFG’s mission. “Our goal has always been to write and record hook-ridden pop rock songs that you will either love or hate,” explains James Gray. “Over the years, through experience and continuously studying our influences, we have finally honed in on our musical identity. I believe this record really represents us in the truest sense.”

Refusing to leave any stone unturned, Room For Gray continues to draw attention from industry executives. Those such as producers James Harley (Grammy Award winner) and Jeremy Tappero of World Record Productions, seven-time Grammy Award winning producer Andre Fischer (MCA Records), and former staff writer Jeff Harrington (Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records) have all given their stamp of approval. NBC’s Kare 11 news anchor Belinda Jensen referred to Room For Gray as a “red-hot band.” Through various media outlets such as radio, live TV (NBC, CBS), and featured segments on MTV’s The Real World, the band is reaching a mass audience. Armed with a powerful new album, support from its legion of devoted fans, and a renewed spirit, Room For Gray is truly on to “The Next Step.”

Lyrics

Know

Written By: James Gray, David Roo

I’m finally awake in your embrace
The fears you hold in now in the open
I take the blame
The weight of wonder starves your hunger
So will I be able to fill all of your needs
And live day to day as a man at peace

When you reach out at night, reach out for me
Know I am here and promise to be
When you open your eyes and when you’re asleep
Know that I’ll stay

I have been saved from many mistakes
Never been closer to starting over
All from my ways
I can’t recover the years you suffered
I feel so safe with you, two hearts one need
What’s real face to face is the message I breathe

When you reach out at night, reach out for me
Know I am here and promise to be
When you open your eyes and when you’re asleep
Know that I’ll stay

Even when our lives unfold and you feel alone
I will lift you up, give you what will make you whole

When you reach out at night, reach out for me
Know I am here and promise to be
When you open your eyes and when you’re asleep
Know that I’ll stay
When you reach out at night, reach out for me

I Wish You Could Hear Me

Written By: James Gray, David Roo

I’ve lived in this moment so long
Obsessing about you even though you’re gone
I know that I made you go
But I can’t remember how to be alone

So I imagine our life, things I would have tried
Why I let you get by? I wish you could hear me now

I countdown the days we’ve set
Subtract that by you equals regret
Yes I hope that that you are here tomorrow
When I wake, cuz I’m not safe on my own

I imagine our life, things I would have tried
Why I let you get by? I wish you could hear me
Though we were never meant to be, all I do is think
I wish you could hear me now

I’ve been looking back to the times when I felt alive
I just picture you will I survive

I imagine our life, things I would have tried
Why I let you get by? I wish you could hear me
Though we were never meant to be, all I do is think
I wish you could hear me now
Yes I wish you could hear me now

Discography

2009 - "The Next Step" CD
2007 - "Moving On" EP
2004 - Self-Titled Debut CD
2003 - 5 Song Demo EP

Set List

Originals:

TO BE YOURS
LYING
AWAY FROM ME
WHEN I GET UP AGAIN
MAKE A PLAY
KNOW (THAT I'LL STAY)
LESLIE
YOU'RE NOT THE ONE
I WISH YOU COULD HEAR ME
SLIPPING
A LITTLE COMPROMISE
I’M NOT LETTING YOU LET ME GO
I CAN’T STAND TO BE HERE
I WAS WRONG

Room For Gray is an original rock band, but does have an extensive cover song repertoire. Artists covered include, but are not limited to: Beatles, Maroon 5, Lit, John Mellencamp, Journey, Sublime, Bon Jovi, Vertical Horizon, Tom Petty, Tonic, Jimmy Eat World, etc.