David Gray (born 13 June 1968) is a British singer-songwriter from Sale, England. Gray released his first studio album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladder six years later. It was the first of three UK chart-toppers in six years for Gray, the latter two of which also made the Top 17 in the US. He has been nominated for four Brit Awards – twice for Best British Male.
Gray was born in Sale and brought up in nearby Altrincham, by father Andy Gray, a Scottish retired footballer who played for several clubs in Scotland and England.. He went on to attend the Carmarthenshire College of Art in Carmarthen, Wales. He later attended the Liverpool School of Art.
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 in terms of commercial sales.