Life has a funny way of pushing you in the direction you’re supposed to go. Unfortunately, too many times life deduces that only a health scare will be that deciding factor for you to shake up the monotony of it.
But as they say: ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… ‘
Such was the case for David Bray, a talented song-writer who in the past year survived two near brushes with death, having been diagnosed with colon cancer.
It was after this health scare that Bray decided the time was right for him to step out into the spotlight and release the music he has been working on for the last ten years. This has resulted in a trilogy of albums, the first of which has just been released.
Bray is also a respected radio authority, all the while working behind the scenes with some illustrious friends.
From his early work with Daniel Lanois to his latest with the likes of Garth Hudson of The Band and Kim Mitchell, Bray has established himself as one of Canadian music’s leading songwriters, and that very much holds true with his latest album, Night Rains.
After just a mere two months since its release, the acclaimed Canadian songwriter and music industry vet’s first album at the helm is catching fire on radio worldwide, having been added by over 200 stations and garnering rave reviews.
With Bray penning, co-producing, playing and singing on all songs, Night Rains has an exciting blend of soul, roots rock and R&B, and thematically focuses on what Bray calls “crowded isolation” and the challenges of urban life.
Featured on the album is an assortment of legendary musical talents — Night Rains spoils you with appearances by Garth Hudson of The Band, legendary Motown bassist Bob Babbitt, Colin Linden, Kim Mitchell, Bill King, Richard Bell (of Janis Joplin’s Full Tilt Boogie Band), Gary Craig, Paul Reddick, Danny Brooks, John Dymond and Justin Abedin.
Take a listen to what so many music fans worldwide are raving about – check out David Bray’s Night Rains today.