Indie and Prog!
Welcome to Sunn Creative – an indie label representing artists Tony Lowe; Chris Gray; Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming; the critically acclaimed prog album ‘Cold Reading’ by Bram Stoker; and collaborations with a number of musicians such as David Cross (King Crimson); David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator); Yumi Hara; and Simon Townshend and more.
Chris Gray’s debut album, ‘Diamonds In Your Tree’ was released April 6th, 2015 in CD Digipak & Digital. Chris creates heartfelt folk melodies with dynamic Britpop overtones and engaging lyrics and in the past has been compared to the likes of Noel Gallagher, Elliott Smith, John Power, James Taylor and The Beatles. Chris’ influences range from Fleetwood Mac to Ray Lamontagne, Otis Redding to The La’s. Order the album and warm up with a free digital download of Chris Gray’s EP
On April 1st, Chris Gray (accompanied by producer, Tony Lowe) made an appearance on the Robert Elms Show BBC Radio London 94.9, where he had a chat with Robert and played his new single, ‘She Loves The Morning’ live. Playlist
New review in Maverick – “Diamonds In Your Tree has an ethereal, dreamy ambiance across the 11 tracks. It really is quite addictive and would be almost impossible to compare it. Pretty much out there on its own in style, with oodles of class on top.” See more of Simon Redley’s 4 star review in the May/June issue.
An excerpt from the Faeta review of Chris’s new album Diamonds In Your Tree -”Chris Gray has clearly got some chops. On the evidence of this first album, he’s got some damned fine songs as well…if you want to wrap your ears around some quality songwriting that will lift your heart as well as your eyebrows, you could do far worse than seek out this album.” – Nick Churchill
“From the opening track from the debut album, Diamonds In Your Tree, from Isle of Man singer-songwriter Chris Gray, his distinct blend of contemporary indie (think Ocean Colour Scene or The Las) and acoustic pop (in the manner of Elliott Smith) makes an indelible impression on the listener. Not least because he’s clever enough to add just a soupcon of Beatles and Donovan flavours to create an attractive recipe.” More from - Steve Caseman – R2
“…a smart debut album…great to stick on and ease away the day’s ups and downs…an essential.” MH – Full Review – Rock Society
Pick up the March/April 2015 issues of Acoustic Magazine and R2 RockNReel where Chris Gray songs are featured on their cover-mounted CDs – “…his distinct blend of contemporary indie (think Ocean Colour Scene or The Las) and acoustic pop (in the manner of Elliot Smith) makes an indelible impression on the listener.”-R2
Chris Gray on BBC Radio 2 – Dermot O’Leary Show Sat, 21st of Feb. Currently his new EP and Album is receiving airplay on a number of UK stations, including UK Country Radio and playlisted on Radio 2XS - Bristol GLR Soundlab and Manx Radio.
Chris Gray’s new single ‘She Loves The Morning’ can be heard on numerous stations including BBC Newcastle, BBC-Tees, Radio 2XS, Blast AM, BCfm.
This year also sees the start of Tony Lowe’s album project – esp. Joining him as special guests on the album will be; David Cross, Mark Brzezicki, John Young, Steve Gee, John Beagley, Simon Townshend, Phil Spalding, Alison Fleming and a few surprises – aiming for a Nov 2015 release.
‘Human Sleeping -Dreams 1 to 8′ – the stunning new album from Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming – out July 1, 2014! – ORDER – Upon Completion of Check-Out – you will receive a link to the free, exclusive – MP3 Download of ‘Drifting Over’ by Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming.
“Think Pink Floyd go trance.” Record Collector
With over 23 excellent reviews in the music industry press – Bram Stoker’s ‘Cold Reading’ is a must for those fans of classic-symphonic prog. See a recap of reviews and links here. “It’s all rather beautiful in a gothic way…still symphonic but warmer and more assured – suggests they’ve much to offer the prog revival.” Full review in January 2014 issue of PROG.
October 26th, 2013 sunn creative released the debut EP, ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’, from the talented singer/songwriter Chris Gray. Chris creates heartfelt melodies with dynamic folk overtones and engaging lyrics. We’re excited about Chris’s music and looking forward to his new 2014 release – Check out Chris’s event page for live shows!