Sam was brought up in a house in Hull full of music; exposed to his mother and father’s Motown collection plus Mr Gray Snr’s musical endeavours.
Sam soon achieved his Grade 8 before also taking up the instrument we’re most likely to see him wielding now. He says: “When I was 15 I got given a guitar by the local church. I didn’t have any lessons; I learnt a few chords from the internet then practised them playing along to the Stereophonics and jamming with my dad.”
Sam’s new CD album is the optimistically-titled Brighter Day and it may have only taken a fortnight to record, but really it’s been a whole 26 years in the making.
Bill Morris talks to Samy Gray on Thursday 20 October after 3.00pm on Homeward Bound prior to his performance in the Concert Hall at night.