DUSTY GRAY (LEAD VOCALS / GUITAR / SONGWRITER):
Since the age of 17, Dusty Gray has been capturing audiences with his blues, rock, soul and country music sound. Growing up in New Hampshire and being one of three boys, Dusty found ease in music, especially the craft of a songwriting. Influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, Greg Allman, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Ray Lamontagne, Dusty intertwines theses heroes into his own unique Country music sound. Priding himself in his “live” shows, Dusty goes out every night putting everything he has into the show leaving nothing behind.
Dusty has formed a unique group of artists who share a unique sound like no other band. The group features not only great musical talents but also great friends who have now played together for over five years. Dusty and the band are gearing up for the release of a new Album and preparing for a 2011 five-state summer tour. In October of 2010 Dusty began receiving great praise through a NJ based radio station, Thunder 106, for his unique strong sound. Dusty played live on Thunder 106 on December 20, 2010 and then began appearing at venues throughout New Jersey, New York and New England. The 2011 summer tour will bring great opportunities for Dusty Gray and his band. Stay tuned for more from Dusty Gray!
MATT JENSEN (LEAD GUITAR):
Since his professional debut at age sixteen, Matt Jensen has performed with over twenty musical groups, lit up over 500 gigs, and influenced more than 100 students through private teachings and at Strings and Things in Concord NH. His experiences over the nine years in music allow Matt to bring a unique rockin’ sound that shines whenever he enters the house! Since acquiring his Performance & Music Business Degree at UMass Lowell in 2005, Matt’s prioritized studying an array of musical genres & instruments. This perspective has given him a unique and noticeable sound which blends the styles of blues, funk, rock, jazz, folk and country music. Now after six years of sharing the stage with Dusty Gray, he and the band are taking “live” to a whole new level with electrifying rock based country music coupled with a soulful country sound! He’s thrilled to keep on rockin’ and share their sound with the world!
CHRIS NOYES (BASS GUITAR):
Chris has been playing bass guitar since high school, and teamed up with Dusty soon after his senior year back in 2006 and has been his bass player ever since. Chris went off to study music at the University of New Hampshire while paying for his education through various concerts and gigs over the four years of his degree. While at UNH he studied classical/jazz upright bass as well as some composition and music theory, receiving music scholarships and grants and graduating summa cum laude. He currently teaches music privately and conducts orchestras in the Manchester, NH School District, and well as performing many freelance gigs around the New England area. Chris pulls influences from many different genres and styles when it comes to playing with Dusty, including jazz, classical, rock and country. Chris looks forward to every time he can share a stage with Dusty, Matt, Jordan, Dan, and Timmy
TIM GRAY (DRUMS):
Tim Gray is a professional drummer from New Hampshire, with twenty years of experience playing and performing. In 2001 Tim attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California where he graduated with honors, and was awarded the most prestigious drummer award. Since then, Tim has appeared at countless concerts and venues throughout New England. Tim also teaches and enjoys mentoring young music minds through his work at Daddy’s Junky Music in Manchester NH. Tim’s expertise in many different styles of music makes him a well-rounded and sought after musician that completes the Dusty Gray band sound.
JORDAN TIRRELL-WYSOCKI (FIDDLE):
Jordan has been fiddlin’ around for 17 years, collaborating with numerous projects around New England, New York City and Ireland. In addition to his work with the Dusty Gray Band, he has toured nationally with the Adam Ezra Group (winner of 4 New England Music Awards), was a founding member of JamAntics (“Best Jam Band” NH Magazine, 2010, “Best Original Band” The Hippo, 2011) and has won numerous awards for his Celtic music, both traditional and original. He is a member of the house band at Rocking Horse Studio (“Best Recording Studio,” NH Magazine 2012) and can be heard on dozens of recordings, several of which he also produced. For more information, please visit www.JordanTWmusic.com