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A master countermelodic and groove player, he’s anchored two iconic British ensembles – Eddie and the Hot Rods, and The Damned. And if humankind can survive the 21st Century, we’ll add Professor and The Madman to the list of great bands for which Paul Gray has held the rhythmic and harmonic fort.
The Rods were renowned for their high energy meld of rhythm and blues, power pop, and punk – no history of UK pub rock is complete sans homage to the Southend-on- Sea lads.
Paul with Eddie and the Hot Rods “Do Anything You Wanna Do” https://youtu.be/rUYkHNAtXTI
With The Damned, Paul was on board for two studio slabs – The Black Album (1980) and its follow-up Strawberries (1982). And he helmed the incendiary Live Shepperton 1980, among other archival concert releases.
Gray’s primary weapon of choice is the Rickenbacker 4001 – of which he owns many! A player who is usually up in the mix, Gray’s motifs fortify the singers and their songs.
Paul has also honed his craft with Rob Tyner of MC5 fame, UFO, Johnny Thunders and the other bloke in Wham! Andrew Ridgley, and co-helms the ensemble Sensible Gray Cells with his PATM band mate Captain Sensible . A producer, writer, recording artist, and collaborator Paul also worked extensively with Community Music Wales which supports emerging artists in Cardiff.
In addition to his work with PATM, Paul is a fervent practitioner of remote recording – check out his website for more details: www.PaulGrayBassOnline.com
Watch Paul Gray on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/paulgraybass
KNOW YOUR BASS PLAYER EXLUSIVE INTERVIEW: PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN: ON THE RECORD WITH BASSIST PAUL GRAY (By Tom Semioli) Paul Gray Interview: https://bit.ly/3mAnf3h
Paul Gray Sound & Vision…
Andrew Ridgeley “Red Dress” https://youtu.be/CjvqVImpsDs
Rob Tyner “Til the Night Is Gone” https://youtu.be/XjU9adGIFnY
Sensible Gray Cells: “I Married A Monster” https://youtu.be/MJyGvbMiEig
The Damned: “Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde” https://youtu.be/O65FRRO-zHY
Professor And The Madman:
“Space Walrus” https://youtu.be/mDfxjYC-fEo
“Time Machine” https://youtu.be/MoH5GtqDRHg
Stay tooned for Paul Gray KNOW YOUR BASS PLAYER ON SKYPE coming soon in October 2020….