I was born at an early age (LOL) but music was alive in me. I started writing music at age 6 on guitar and piano. When I came to be in the 4th grade I chose to play the saxophone but I still was left for wanting. In 8th grade, my friends and I decided to start a band. We needed a bassist and so the role fell on me. It was kismet for I was no longer wanting and the stars were in alignment.
The bass was my foundation and so I set out writing music compositions and even incorporating lyrics to some of them. In college put some of these talents to use in various bands. As I progressed through college I was undertaking an English degree where I honed my lyric skills to bring them to a new level. I took Music Theory classes which added dimension to my writing. I still use what I learned to invoke a deeper sense of meaning that brings the listener into a new realm of understanding in my music and writings.
A little over 20 years ago, I felt the itch to record some of the songs which were swimming around my head. I built my first studio and started writing and recording. Half a dozen albums later several years have passed and here we are today where I have rekindled my passion of writing and recording. My wife encouraged me to setup a new studio so I did and called it Sound Ministry Studio. From it I have produced some of my best work. A new album a decade later is about to be unleashed on the world. It includes a couple of college bandmates on several of the songs. I can’t wait for you to hear it…but wait there’s more. I have written several songs to follow up this album so keep coming back for updates!
In closing people have asked me why “Rev C The Gray” so here is a little context and history for you. In the early 2000’s I was in a band called militantPoet. One day before we got together to practice, I happened to become ordained online thus becoming a reverend with the Universal Life Church. I had printed off my certificate and showed the guys at practice. From that moment on I was called either “The Reverend” or “Rev C”. Years later I created the handle “Rev C The Gray” for Xbox Live and figured I would use it for producing my music. Since I am Rev C and gray it makes sense. And there you have it…peace and love to you!