Sep 24th 2016

Who is Tall Dark Friend?

As a student, Jordan Gray simultaneously fronted Essex-based Grindcore four-piece ‘Silent Feedback’ and acoustic Pop-rock trio ‘Offshore’ – opening the O2’s VIP Indigo lounge for Dominic Howard (Muse), Paul Weller and Wycliffe Jean.

Founding the ‘Tall Dark Friend’ project in 2006, Jordan has gone on to produce and release 7 independent albums and 5 award-winning music videos. The 2015 album ‘The Baffled King’ represents ‘a decade of TDF’ – featuring new material + tracks from albums 1-6. Since appearing on The Voice UK, ‘Tall Dark Friend’ is now a name reserved for Jordan’s ‘fringe projects’ – including the upcoming Rap/Spoken-word EP ‘Cry For The Camera’.

In an industry showcase @ The O2 Islington Academy in 2015, Jordan introduced London to her 5-piece backing band ‘The Corridors’ (named after her most downloaded original track). Their 2016 headline show @ Cargo (Shoreditch) cemented their reputation as ‘Ones To Watch’ and ‘a highlight of the season’.

Jordan’s official music videos (link included) have all won or been nominated for Thurrock International Film Festival awards (incl. Best Video, Best Editing). She has received more awards and nominations than any other artist at the annual South East Entertainment Awards (winning Best Original Artist, Best Original Song, Best Live Act and the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award 2016’.

The Corridors original remaining line-up comprises Dean Lockhart on lead guitar, Kieren Brackley on bass, Glen Honor on drums and Edd Coates on 2nd synth. Previous and interim members include Arther Walwin, Holly Hannigan and Barkley Young. TV’s ‘Cream’ also made a cameo appearance @ Cargo.

 

The Unofficial Jordan Gray Discography reads like this:

 

Silent Feedback Jordan Gray/Adam Bulpitt/Joe Wilson/Callum Montgomery

DEMO (2003)

Shameless Self-Promotion (2004)

 

Offshore Jordan Gray/Ben Sullivan/Joe Wilson

Driftwood (2006)

 

Tall Dark Friend – Jordan Gray

Beautiful (2007)

The Anti-Hero (2008)

The Dark Horse & the Underdog (2008)

Tall Dark Fried (self-titled EP) (2009)

Pop Psychology (2011) – one-off experimental electro-pop album

See My Bones (2013)

The Baffled King (2015)

Cry for the Camera (2016) – spoken-word/rap side-line EP

 

Official TDF Music Videos in chronological order

Corridors // This Is POP! // Tour of the Glass Factory // More than Mates (You & Me) // Hang With the Happiness

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzNHgpnLjbs0ByVkCZZ_5KlWGyllk-o2q

 

‘The Baffled King’ album on iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-baffled-king/id986138371