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Diamonds In Your TreeReviews of Chris Gray’s Diamonds In Your Tree release April 6th, 2015

4 Star 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 MaverickRedley’s review in the May/June issue.

“An assured and enjoyable debut with a couple of songs that are crying out for airplay, especially ‘Suzy Won’t See Me’, a hit if ever there was one.” Jason Ritchie – Get Ready to ROCK

An excerpt from the new 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

Reviews of Chris Gray’s ‘Don’t Lose your Way’ EP

Chris Gray by Gary WeightmanAs a presenter of a radio show in Glasgow which plays music from the Isle of Man, I accidently came across Chris’s work and am so glad that I did!

The 4 song  EP, which was released in October, highlights a fresh vibrant talent and though classed as Folk / Rock, I defy anyone not to like his work. The title song and first track has some great guitar work and harmonies on it – what I would class as ‘chill’ music however don’t relax for too long as ‘Mountain Top’ brings you back to earth. Its vibrant, toe tapping and for me a very addictive tune which was recently used in a Manx Youtube clip. Personally it’s my favourite track.

Third tune is ‘I Got You’ and Chris returns to a more laid back ‘folk’ song although there is great electric guitar work towards the end of it! And then finally there is ‘Longer Than A Day’ – which returns to a more upbeat song to end the EP with.Chris Gray - Don't Lose Your Way

The EP lasts for 14 minutes ( well worth taking the time to listen to..) and I believe once you have heard Chris’s songs, you will be hooked like me! Looking forward to hearing much more of his work.

Ruth Hamilton on Fastyr Mie @ Celtic Music Radio.

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Chris Gray is a singer-songwriter hailing from Isle Of Man who has a folk-rock sound and is part of the independent label, Sunn Creative.

His new EP, ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’ was released on October 26th and below you can listen to the title track which opens the EP. The track has a calming vibe showing off heartfelt melodies and sublime vocals from Chris. Enjoy and if you would like to listen to more from the EP, follow the link to Chris’ Soundcloud page here.

If you would like to learn more about Chris Gray and like what you hear from the clip, please check out the band’s pages below.

Hearty Vibes

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“Having followed the superb Chris Gray and the boys for a few years, I was expecting something good but this is better than good. Four great songs from a fabulously talented guy” Gary Weightman

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“I was fortunate to be at the launch of this newly released EP ‘Don’t lose your way’. Amazing songs by a very talented young man, Chris Gray, & his band. Well done to you all xxx” Lynn Maloney

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“Whispery guitar, melodic soulful tunes topped off with an amazing distinctive voice. Chris Gray is a rare singer songwriter who, for me, brings together his skills as a songwriter and performer to produce songs that you can never get bored of listening, classic tracks that could come from any of the last 5 decades.”  Daniel Looney