Full name: David Peter Gray Birthday: 13 June 1968
Born in: Sale, Cheshire
Career highlights: He released his first studio album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladder six years later.
Gray's first two albums A Century Ends and Flesh were issued in 1993 and 1994 respectively and led to Gray becoming popular in folk-rock circles, but both failed to do any serious business in terms of commercial sales.
In 1996 Gray released his third album, Sell, Sell, Sell. With his first two albums having been entirely composed of acoustic folk music, this was his first mature exhibition and saw him use his now-trademark blend of folk, alternative rock and electronics for the first time.
Gray's breakthrough came with the worldwide release of his fourth album, White Ladder, in 1999.
Gray's music has been featured in many films and television shows, including Smallville, Scrubs, E.R and Roswell.