Born: 18th April 1944 Middlesbrough, England
Died: 20th September 2008
British pianist, composer, and arranger.
Steve Gray started out as a pianist in the early 1960s and moved into professional music as a session player. As a session keyboard player in the 1970s, he played for Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Michel Legrand, Lalo Schifrin, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis Jr, John Barry and many others. Exploring composition, he wrote background music for movies, radio and TV. Within a few years he was running his own quintet, Wasp, with ex-Shadows drummer Brian Bennett and saxophonist-composer Duncan Lamont, and recording an incidental melange of light funk, classical, disco, Latin, jazz and electronics for the KPM company.