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 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here in approximately '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for best venues and stuff, and I know it was a useful reference for others who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a fake paper 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 great aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.