Trained as a painter at the Liverpool College of Art, David Gray eschewed art for a career in music. Since then, he has had three UK No.1 albums and won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award twice - in 2001 for his breakthrough single Babylon and again
It's on The Leas, overlooking the channel, though you'd not realise that when you're inside at a gig.
This is part of my website The FG that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first came here in approximately '04. I had been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. This site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.