Raised in the church singing hymns and studying drums, piano, guitar and bass at home with his music professor father, Derek Anthony Gray found a way to marry his strict gospel upbringing with his rebellious passion for rock and roll. The result is a powerful blend of catchy pop rock with lyrics that inspire hope, courage and faith. Dark and light, loss and love, despair and dance. Derek brings his own personal journey of battling addiction and homelessness and finding love and peace to everything he writes, giving his listener music that radiates the message to never, ever give up no matter how far you fall.
Inspired by David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Scott Weiland, Queen (just to name a few), Derek writes, performs and plays all his instruments.
He currently is diving into the film world and just finished composing a full orchestral score for a short film that will be out in 2019 and numerous songs and compositions of his are being placed in TV and film. He is the music composer for the podcast, http://www.blastoffcomics.com