Gray is an outstanding jazz guitarist from Philly who is the music producer for Brooklyn's neo-soul jazz group Space Captain. Gray splits his time between performing and recording in NYC and recording at the Great Time Studio in suburban Philadelphia. He and his high school classmates Alex Plye and Mike Haldelman working with Marilisa Cook-Simmons on vocals, have created a electro-future-soul odyssey that blends the art of soul, production, and instrumentation (Revive) that demonstrates the art of cool. After graduating from Guilford College (Greensboro, NC) Gray rejoined his fellow musicians, Alex Pyle and Mike Haldeman, also from the Westtown School (West Chester, PA) to produce and record tracks for Space Captain together. In high school Gray played lead with Nathaniel's jazz quartet and with Donnie in their modern blues group called Edens Unknown. Other studio work by Gray features original beats and soundtrack mastering for So Far Productions (NYC). Gray has studied guitar with Daniel Sheriff, Greg Hyslip, and Rory Stewart; and interned as an studio production assistant with Eddie Motilla of Universal Studios, NYC and The Record Room, Miami. Genres range from modern blues, jazz fusion, modern jazz, and neo-soul.
Heritage H-575 Jazz Guitar, Moog MF Delay Pedal, BYOC 5 Knob
Compressor (Ross Gray Compressor)
Revive, New York, New York (4/2014): Brooklyn-based
collective Space Captain debuts their impressive new
video,”Easier”, featuring the sultry vocals of Maralisa
Simmons-Cook, guitarists Gray Hall and Mike Haldeman,
bassist Alex Pyle, drummer Donnie Spackman, and trumpeter
Linton Smith. “Easier” is a tasteful electro-future-soul
odyssey that blends the art of soul, production, and
instrumentation. We’re looking forward to hearing a lot more
from this band.
Daily Local, West Chester, PA (2/23/2010): Locals named top
band at the Wilma Theater...The sound of their music and the
confidence that comes from it took home first prize at the
Wilma Theater's battle of the bands..
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
Taught beginning guitar at Westtown School.