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Gavin Ray / Bio

As the former frontman for the alternative rock band Nothing Sacred, Gavin always composed and wrote most of the music on acoustic guitars. Originally from El Campo TX., After the band split up in 05' it only seemed natural to go back to his roots by eventually starting to play solo acoustic shows and finally recording his first solo acoustic album released in 2012 "Felicidad." But after the split of Nothing Sacred he put down the guitar and gave up on music all together. "I gave up on music. I was so jaded by the whole process that I didnt play for several years until one night I was at a buddy of mines house and him and another friend of ours and I jammed all night until like 11 a.m. I went home and wrote Daydreams in about an hour. If you listen to the lyrics of that song you will see that its basically me stating that I was tired of feeling that way about music and ready to let it into my life again. It was a huge turning point and thats when I started loving to perform again." Gavin then started playing shows as a solo performer something very foreign for the songwriter. "I always wrote the songs on an acoustic guitar first so it was natural to me. The rawness and humility of a single acoustic guitar and just your voice, everybody being able to hear your mistakes or feel your emotions is what I love about it" says Gavin. "Even in the Nothing Sacred days I would always come up with the melody on the acoustic first, even the harder songs . It just felt natural." After not playing the guitar or shows for quite awhile, Gavin couldn't fight the want for his voice and music to be heard anymore by recording and producing "Felicidad" alone in his bedroom. "It was kind of an experiment just to see if I could do it. There are mistakes and stuff on there but I just said screw it, it's an acoustic album so I may end up making some of the mistakes live anyway" he states. "Sometimes I recorded in my underwear with a couple of pots of coffee. It was a very pressure free thing. I gaurantee my neighbors hated me seeing as I recorded it in my apartment in Houston, TX. at the time." After fronting an alternative rock band with music that somtimes could spawn the greatest of mosh pits, his transition back to quiet melodies and showcasing his voice now has been praised by fans and critics alike.

General Info

Band Members
Gavin Ray: Guitars,Vocals, everything....
Artist Name
Gavin Ray
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/gavinray
Active Since
01/11
Genres
Singer Songwriter / Acoustic Rock

Contact Info

Location
El Campo, TX

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