Multi-instrumentalist Bray Gurnari is the principal of San Francisco-based band Bray & the Dens, a unique blend of alt pop rock mixing Bowie-esque hooks with crisp, driving grooves a la Queens of the Stone Age. The band’s distinctive sound is built on artful guitar work, memorable melodies, poignant lyricism, and lush pop sensibility.
Bray’s music is influenced by David Bowie and Prince, and has been compared to the Foo Fighters and Arctic Monkeys. His songs have been featured on 11 national TV shows to date, including MTV’s “Road Rules,” VH1’s “Old Skool” and the syndicated reality series “Bad Girls Club,” among others, and his videos have garnered more than four million
YouTube views…in fact, two of Bray’s recently released videos, “Long Gone” and “Clone Me,” have each garnered over two million views on YouTube to date.
Bray tours Europe on a regular basis, and also performs regularly at San Francisco’s top venues. He’s performed to over 500,000 at San Francisco’s Pride Festival, and has
shared stages with Slash, Scott Weiland, Joe Satriani, and members of the Doors and The Sex Pistols. Bray has been noted as an “Artist to Keep an Eye On” by the San Jose Mercury News, “Best Live Band” by the San Francisco
Herald, and voted in the Top 100 Unsigned Bands in the Nation by Music Connection. Tracks from two of Bray’s previously released studio albums, Independent Film and Pins and Needles, have enjoyed heavy rotation on over 150 CMJ stations nationwide, charting as high as #3.
"Unique alternative rock… cinematic and clever” - Straubinger Rundschau, Germany
“The hardest working front man in the Bay” - DJ Chasta, 107.7FM The Bone, San Francisco
"ALIVE in a way you’ve never heard before, with his own distinctive edge” - AnRFactory.com
"Enemy Lines is a work of art” - Reignland.com
“rock-god power chords, nods to Sunset Strip glam (and) ballads that would sound at home on any Sting solo record” East Bay Express
“Bray’s musical persona screams STAR.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Garage rock drive, combined with his clever ballads and Bad-ass stage presence: It works quite well.” BAM Magazine
"Only the Brave" : #3 on National CMJ Charts
YouTube views over 4 million
Songs on Fox Sports, VH1 Old Skool, MTV Road Rules, MTV Netherlands (rotation), and Oxygen
Performed San Francisco Pride main stage (audience of 500K)
Featured at Grammy New Artist showcase, San Francisco.
Performed the Recording Academy’s Tribute to SF Music – opening for Slash, Scott Weiland, and members of Sex Pistols and The Doors
Performed at Festival des Musiques in Champagne, France (audience of 7K)
Toured UK, Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, and the US