Kev Gray and The Gravy Train are an award-winning, multi-genre band based out of England, America and Japan – depending on the weather. Based around the lyrical songwriting of lead singer, Kev Gray, their music is a melting pot of lush melodies from acoustic lounge, folk gospel, bossa, funk, original blues and blue-eyed jazz. A fusion of traditional genres, resulting in an antidote to modern conformity. Soulful vocal textures add a nice polish to contemporary lyrical content that mirror everyday themes – cold feet at the altar, the rat race, having children, escaping responsibility, swingers parties, the inability to grow up. The band’s mission is unashamedly that of bringing music back to the listener.
During the Covid lockdown, Kev embraced the opportunity to reinvent himself as a recording artist and is finalizing a new lockdown-inspired album – Time To Live Again – using fellow musicians from over 30 countries recorded and arranged online by Thomas Hilse. Singles will build up to the album release during 2021. The new album will show an artist with the rare ability to transcend difficult conditions and creating truly moving music perfectly suited to the chaotic yet incredible times we are living in.
Written on a beach in Thailand during lockdown, Time To Live Again is a post-pandemic feel good anthem to get people living and loving again. An 80s inspired pop funk tune to kick in the doors of Covid boredom and turn on your inner light. Recorded during the pandemic over the internet in 6 countries, feat. on the drums Grammy winner John “JR“ Robinson.
The song features a world-wide team of top notch musicians, who were forced to stop playing live during the COVID pandemic in America, Brazil, UK, Thailand, Italy, and Germany. They found together and recorded, mixed and mastered online In a world of separation. Our message is MUSIC UNITES US. Music is UNSTOPPABLE.
On the drums, the song features Grammy Winner John “JR“ Robinson, an American drummer and session musician who has been called “one of the most recorded drummers in history”. He is especially known for his work with producer Quincy Jones, including Michael Jackson’s multi-platinum Off the Wall album and the charity single “We Are the World”. John has played drums with more than 50 Grammy winners, including Lionel Richie, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, Madonna, Seal, Rod Stewart, Whitney Housing, Stevie Winwood, Chaka Khan etc. On the bass, he is supported by the German funk bass guru Oliver “JABBA“ Frerichmann. On the funk guitar plays Giacomo Pasquali from Italy. A groovy rhythm dream team.
A progressive house dance version of the song will be launched in August for the Ibiza/Miami beach club scene.