The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. He was trained in 2002 by Isaac Slade (voice and piano) and Joe King (guitar and voice). The group is completed later with Ben Wysocki on drums and Dave Welsh on guitar.
With the support of a local Denver radio, the band records its first EP, Movement. The Fray is voted "Best New Band" by Westword Magazine, and quickly occupies the top spots in Denver record stores. On the basis of this success, the band signs with Epic Records which produces in September 2005 their album How to Save a Life. In March 2009, the band released a new album called The Fray. The latter, sold more than 300,000 copies, goes directly into the best album sales while the single You Found Me becomes one of their best-selling singles.
On February 7, 2012, their third album, Scars and Stories is out. Heartbeat and The Fighters are the first songs of this album.
The members are from Denver, raised in Christendom, three of whom were admitted to the Christian school. Isaac Slade and guitarist Joe King will add Mike Ayars on guitar, Zach Johnson on drums, and Slade's younger brother Caleb on bass, but Caleb will have to leave the band. Caleb's departure from the band leads to friction between Isaac and the rest of the band, which will inspire them to play Over My Head (Cable Car)>. Later, Johnson leaves the group to study art in New York. Ben Wysocki, a former colleague of Isaac Slade, joins the band as a drummer and then Dave Welsh, another former colleague of Slade and Wysocki, is recruited to the solo guitar. The new formation will be named The Fray. They will find their name by randomly drawing pieces of paper on which they have written words>. The band will have no bass players since Caleb left, but will be recruiting tour bassists for a short time.