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Biography

  • Years Active

    1985 – 1989 (4 years)

  • Members

    • Mark Gray
    • Paul Gray (1985 – 1989)

Wa Wa Nee are a / / group from Sydney, Australia.
Paul Gray (singer/keyboardist), brother Mark Gray (bass guitar), Steve Williams (lead guitar) and Chris Sweeney (drums) formed in the 1980's and had hit singles such as "Stimulation", "Sugar Free", "One and One" and "Blush" as well as two hit albums, the self-titled debut Wa Wa Nee followed up by Blush. The band also had a loyal fanbase regularly attending live shows.

Recently, Paul Gray has been performing Wa Wa Nee songs on the recent Back to the 80's reunion tours along with Pseudo Echo and Scott Carne from Kids in the Kitchen (they are other Australian band contemporaries).

Paul Gray (28 November 1963 – 24 April 2018) was an Australian songwriter, pianist, singer and record producer. He met with early success as the lead vocalist for the 1980s funk/pop band Wa Wa Nee.

After the disbanding of Wa Wa Nee, Gray concentrated on work as a keyboard player, musical director, songwriter and producer. He worked with many highly successful Australian artists, including Tina Arena, Kate Ceberano and Bardot.

Gray appeared in the Countdown Spectacular 2 concert series in Australia between late August and early September 2007 as a performer and musical director. He sang two songs: "Stimulation" and "Sugar Free". In 2012, Gray appeared on an episode of Myf Warhurst’s Nice, singing a duet of "Islands in the Stream" with Warhurst.

Gray was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of cancer, in 2014, and died from the disease on 24 April 2018.

His influences are Brian Canham from Pseudo Echo and Mondo Rock .

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