None of the Above

by William Gray

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'A very cool mini album - self reflective, calm and poignant all at the same time - make sure you give it a chance - perhaps a cult following will ensue!'

Chris Watson - Glasswerk

'There’s sonic diversity, strong melodies, intelligent lyrics and performances that showcase Gray’s smooth vocal quality and range. In short, I’m hearing potential to go much further.'

Tony Porter - Shakenstir

'The voice and writing may bind the package but the contents are as intriguing as they are variant. ‘None Of The Above’ is both a tuneful and eclectic mix.'

Andrew Lockwood - All Gigs

'Self-written and self-produced, the debut mini album by William Gray is a real gem. This is quite an achievement bearing in mind it is increasingly difficult to find something original from the singer/songwriter scene.'

Jonathan Leonard - Leonard’s Lair

'A charming mix of appealing instrumentation fueling the leftfield scenario.'

Mandy Williams - Subba Cultcha

'It's clear that this is the eclectic and idiosyncratic ramblings of an effortlessly talented songwriter.'

Rob Paul Chapman - Vibrations Magazine

'Laced with oddities and unusual qualities None Of The Above is a treasure with melancholic and artistic lyrics that allow space for enthused imagery of the weird and wonderful.'

Ben Barltrop - No Title Magazine

'None Of The Above is a very solid debut and its experimental nature is welcoming rather than being tailored to fans of something more obscure. It paves the way for Gray to pursue a number of different styles for his next release.'

Adam Brown - Stereoboard

None Of The Above was also voted one of Vibrations Magazine's favourite albums of 2010:

'Bloke + Acoustic Guitar is hardly an exciting combination of thrilling ingredients, but it's what you do with the ingredients that counts. Here, William Gray serves up a menu of diversity and imagination that will nourish the heartiest appetite.

The songs ebb and flow through a myriad of emotional states emphasised by Gray's charming delivery. 'Stop The Rot' is as slight as it is gorgeous, 'Like Orange Juice On A Newly Pierced Tongue' a beautiful piece of imagery, while 'Freaky Dreams' is just plain odd. Each track offers something intriguing with minimum effort. Delightful.'

Rob Paul Chapman

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released May 2, 2009

Artwork by Layla Garner

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William Gray Hangzhou, China

William Gray is from the UK but based in China. Difficult to pigeonhole, critics have nevertheless drawn positive comparisons with Damon Albarn, Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, and Badly Drawn Boy.

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