BassBall Records

Lain Gray

Lain joined premier gospel outfit Nu Colours. Shortly after, the group enjoyed great success through the release of their debut album Unlimited, which had such underground hits including Tears, Greater Love and What in the World. Then came their second self-titled album, with the singles Desire, Special Kind of Lover and Yes I Will. After the group split, Lain began writing with Soul II Soul producer Simon Law, where he learned the craft of song. It was at this point – while doing background vocals with some of his former group member for the likes of Lighthouse Family, Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams – Lain met Jazzie B, who at the time was working on the Soul II Soul Volume 7 album, Time for Change. Jazzie instantly recognized Lain’s musical ability and gave him the opportunity to write and feature on the album. It was through this album that Lain was introduced to Jason Chue a.k.a Wookie. Rumor would have it that the two ‘might work well together’. Wookie’s self titled album was released, with five tracks co-written and featuring Lain, including the top ten single Battle and Back Up.

After training at The Weist Barron Acting School in New York, Lain has added another string to his bow entering into the acting fraternity. An ambition finally realized that shows yet another side of his talents.

Lain made his musical theatre debut, in the original cast of The Harder They Come, playing Inspector Ray Pierre. He then went on to spend two years in the hit show We Will Rock You, playing the role of Prince/ Madonna, first cover Britney in his first year. In his second year he won the role of Britney, as well as playing TJ in the workshop for Sister Act the musical. In late 2008 Lain and his wife Anita left the comfort and security of their home, families and jobs in London, and moved to New York for an exciting new challenge. Since then Lain has been reunited with his original theatre family in the UK, for the Canada/US tour of The Harder They Come, playing Pedro. His last two theatre projects were with the Mind The Gap theatre company New York, playing Prime Minister Andrew Miles in the short play Unmanned, as part of their summer Brit Bits series. He also played Judah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Sacramento Music Circus. His voice was also used in the World of Warcraft Cataclysm video game.

After moving to Houston in 2014, Lain now shares his time between Houston and London, where he has recently collaborated with on of his old friend from Soul II Soul, producer Simon Law, for his album Look to the Sky, released this summer, as well as cowriting and featuring on the single All My Desires for Richard Bailey. Lain has also found his spiritual home in Houston, as part of the worship team at Hope City church.