SOGP which stands for Shades of Grey Productions was founded by Thomas Ferraro in Columbia, SC on July 4th 1990. Starting out as a D.B.A. (Doing Business As) in the music creation, writing, recording and sound reinforcement business. He came up with the name while sitting in the shade of a bridge at the intersection of Broad River Road and Greystone Boulevard in Columbia while waiting for a tow truck to pick up his car.
"I was sitting there waiting for the truck and that's when I came up with the name and original slogan (Shades of Grey Productions... because not everything is black and white!) and I changed the spelling of gray to grey because of the location I was at the time... I thought it was a catchy phrase that would get people's attention!"