The Gray Kid‘s trunk-wobbling anthems and ballads of love and lust have established him as one of independent music’s most dynamic and entertaining performers. Having spent 2008 developing the band SPIRIT ANIMAL with top-call musicians who have recorded, toured, and performed with Ben Harper, The Pharcyde, Ringo Starr and many others, Gray is poised to enter a new realm of psychedelic soul and dance music that aims to recall the intensity, grit, and eccentricity of The Doors, LCD Soundsystem and Outkast
Most recently released, “FREE MUSIC!!!," a rap and soul EP rich in musicality, hooks and wit. The record, mixed by Danny Kalb (Beck, Neon Neon, Jack Johnson, Rilo Kiley) and produced by Gray and L.A. analog guru Computer Jay, features 18 musicians and six songs, including fan favorites “EH MAN,” “Oh My,” and “Soothsayer,” for which there is a racy, film noir music video. “FREE MUSIC!!!," was released digitally through Gray's website (www.graykid.com), and was the inspiration for a broad effort to offer all of the music he has written and produced, dating back to 2001, in one place for one cost: $0.00.
Gray has received high praise from various media outlets (Yahoo, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Interview), shared the stage with leaders of the new school pack (M.I.A., Cool Kids), and licensed a track to NBC’s 30 Rock.
His strong foundation rests partially on the three albums he has self-produced, recorded and released, partially on his stomping, crooning live shows, and partially on the online presence of his hot-button art collective, People-Food (United Talent Agency/BenderSpink). The collective is responsible for 3 million video views and enables Gray to accompany his musical efforts with high-end visual components and alternative multimedia at every turn. This summer he is scheduled to release an MSN commercial, a new music video, and his 2nd Internet cooking segment with VIMBY, as well as a debut record with Spirit Animal.