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Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray

Other Halifax, NS, CA  CA
Magic Brew
Magic Brew
In Your Eyes
In Your Eyes
The Enemy of My Enemy
The Enemy of My Enemy
Running in Circles
Running in Circles
It's the waiting
It's the waiting


Magic Brew


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  • Bernie Landry (Artist)
    Bernie Landry
    Nice job and performance on "You Find Yourself Dreaming" All the best Jeff - B



Sounds Like: James Hetfield, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Moody Blues, Valdy

Label: Magic Brew Productions

Manager: Jeff Gray

Bio: Jeff Gray is a rock guitarist influenced by KISS, Rush, Metallica, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Stone Sour, Iron Maiden and Slipknot although you would never know it from his rock/folk stylings. Jeff has been writing original material since he picked up his 1st guitar back in 1976.

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Q: What do use for inspiration when writing a new song or can you describe the process?

A: Thanks for the question. Here's how I do it. First I pick up my Gibson Acoustic and I start playing. Usually very soon a pattern emerges that I like. I almost always start with the music first. I joke that my Gibson Songwriter channels through me...in some ways this is true. Most of my songs have come about that way. I willplay the guitar part until I am satisfied that its has good structure and is memorable. Then I usually start singing with the guitar part, most time this isnt with words but sounds or feeling but eventually a line or a phrase will surface. For instance in I am all I had was" I am a man with few secrets" Not sure where it came from but just fit the feeling of the melody. Once I have one line I build around it....later a chorus will come....I add it...when I am really ambitious I will add a bridge and I have to work really hard on those trying different combinations until I find something that is catchy and sets the song off AND leads me back to the main song....that can be hard sometimes. As you can see I rarely start with a theme then write music to fit. I am primarily a musician and perhaps this is why my tendency is in that direction. On other occasions I will simply look at the songs I have written and see that there may be many in the key of G or the key of D and I will start playing in a different key on purpose for variety. Aint No vampires came about that way writing in em7 and When it breaks in am7. I flirt with capos each time. I start normal then ll spin it and try on second fret etc until I find the key that works best for my vocal range. In your Eyes has two main guitar parts...one in D with no capo and one with the capo on the7th fret. phew.....you must be thinking why did I ask him this! lastly on occasional I will collaborate with someone else. Enemy of My Enemy came about this way. My firend and Author James M. Campbell had written a draft of a sequel to his novel "the House That Jack Built" and he share the first few chapters with

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