Myke Gray ft Kim Jennett
One of the final acts to be announced for WinterStorm 2019 is Myke Gray featuring the vocal talents of Kim Jennett.
With a music career spanning over 35 years Myke Gray will play his first solo shows at the Islington Academy on June 6th, Download June 10th & the Steelhouse festival on July 28th.
Gray’s baptism of fire came at the tender age of thirteen when former Gillan guitarist, Bernie Torme, invited Myke to play with him at the legendary Marquee club. From there Myke went onto play guitar for UFO and then form his first band Jagged Edge. Their debut album Fuel for your Soul was released on Polydor records and its success led them to tour with artists such us Ozzy Osbourne, Vixen, Thunder and David Lee Roth.
Under the guidance of manager Rod Smallwood Gray then went on to work with Bruce Dickenson on his solo album and was part of the backing band that gave the Iron Maiden singer a top 20 hit covering the Alice Cooper Classic Elected for Comic relief.
At the same time Gray was forming his second band Skin. Skin signed to Parlophone records and released their debut album in 1994. It smashed into the UK Top 10 and the singles Money & Tower of Strength become top 20 hits. The success of the album led to tours with Little Angels, Thunder and countless headline tours around the UK, plus an invitation to play at the Monsters of Rock and open for Bon Jovi at the Gateshead stadium. Further touring took them into Europe & Japan supporting Whitesnake & Helloween.
Gray then went on to become a music producer for countless films & adverts before returning to live work in 2009 when Skin reformed to play on the main stage at Download. This led to the release of a new and album and a nationwide tour.
Grays third band Red White & Blues released it’s debut album in 2012 and supported Whitesnake, Chickenfoot, Quireboys & Lynyrd Skynyrd which led to an invitation to once again play at the Download festival.
2017 saw the release of Myke Gray’s first solo album Shades of Gray. This led to an invitation to play shows at Download 2018, the Steelhouse festival, HRH, Planet Rock Winters End Festival as well as opening for the Blackstar Riders.
Myke is currently writing and producing an album for the incredible Kim Jennett who features as lead singer is his live touring band.