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Aug08

Sue Ray ALBUM LAUNCH!

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After a few years on the road, Sue Ray had the opportunity to record a live album with one of her all time favourite producers, Jamie Trevaskis, at his beautiful venue The Junk Bar in Ashgrove Brisbane. Renowned for his ability to truly capture the vibe and essence of a performers music, the album is an intimate and touching ensemble of songs that truly show the diversity and range of Sue’s talent and abilities as a writer, guitar player, harmonica player and performer. The stripped back versions of her songs are not only captivating, the intensity of the message of each song is so beautifully translated by Jamie’s ability to trap the mood of the moment into the recording. You will feel as if you were present in the room the night of the recording! It is an eclectic collection of acoustic versions of songs off Sue’s previous albums Best Beware and Red Roses, combined with a few brand new never released tracks. Most tracks were written by Sue Ray, with exception to a couple she co-wrote with close friends and...

Dec28

Sue Ray – new album OUT NOW!

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Sue Ray is thrilled to be returning to the Junk Bar for the official release of her latest album “Live At The Junk Bar”. After the success of her studio album “Red Roses”, Sue wished to record a live album to pay homage to her recent years spent living abroad performing and writing in Nashville TN. Choosing to record with respected and award winning producer, and owner of The Junk Bar Jamie Trevaskis, they recorded an intimate performance of Sue at the venue in 2015. Naturally Sue chose to return to it’s place of conception to celebrate the album’s official release. Album launch date: 6th January 2017, 7pm @ The Junk Bark, Ashgrove, Brisbane TICKETS: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=69039&utm_source=Oztix&utm_medium=Website PURCHASE ALBUM HERE: https://sueray.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-junk-bar or https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/live-at-the-junk-bar/id1185266813 On the night, Sue will be joined by the enigmatic and beautiful Australian performer Beth Brown, who is also returning to Australia from Nashville TN to release her debut EP “Dream Coat” produced by the highly celebrated U.S producer Brad Jones. Brown joins a list of critically acclaimed Australian artists including Missy Higgins and Butterly Boucher. Opening...

Aug15

Sue Ray performs live on NITV’s League Nation Live!

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Sue Ray is performing on League Nation Live on Tuesday 16th August! Switch on ya TV to NITV at 7.30pm est and watch this great new show! http://www.league-nation.com.au https://www.facebook.com/leaguenationlive/?fref=ts If you like what you hear and would like to download some Sue Ray music, please go to: www.sueray.bandcamp.com/releases If you miss it, you can view it again at the following times: Wednesday 17th August – 12am and again at 1pm on NITV Thursday 18th August – 5.30pm on NITV Friday 19th August – 12.10am on SBS2 Saturday 20th August – 12.30pm on...

Jul18

Sue Ray runs into the rabbit hole!

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After a brief hiatus, Sue Ray will be performing this coming Sunday 24th July with a number of other local stars of the art and music world for the closing/relocation celebrations for The Burrow in West End. There will be six 2 hour performances spread throughout the day, starting at 7am through to 9.30pm, followed by a dance party till late. Other acts include Christopher Allery, Michael David Thomas, Theatre of Thunder, Cello Bordello, XYZA, Shaun D’Souza, Andrew Collins, Cusackistan, The Burrow Art Collective and The Neighbourhood Kids Collective. For all information, artist set times and tickets please visit: tix.yt/into-the-rabbit-hole www.facebook.com/theburrowwestend...

May28

Sue Ray live on Viva Nashvegas Radio Show in Franklin Tennessee

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Sue Ray is thrilled to be performing alongside the legendary Mr John Cowan (of  The John Cowan Band AND The Doobie Brothers) this coming Saturday 30th at the Viva Nashvegas Radio Show in Franklin. Show starts at 11am at  The Legendary Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor in Beautiful Downtown Franklin in The Americana Music Triangle!!! The performance will be aired live and filmed, to be streamed online a week later. For all details please go to: https://www.facebook.com/VivaNashVegasRadioShow...

Oct21

Sue Ray performing with Lachlan Bryan in Nashville

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Sue is so excited to finally have the chance to play with one of her favorite Australian performers Lachlan Bryan at The National Underground this Saturday 25th October. Lachlan Bryan (2014 CMAA Award winner for Alternative Country Album of the Year) is currently on his Black Coffee USA 2014 tour and will be making a much desired pit stop in Nashville to perform a set of his latest tunes. Sue Ray and fellow Australian singer songwriter Lee Griffin will be joining Lachlan for the evening. WHERE: The National Underground – 105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 https://www.facebook.com/thenationalundergroundnashville?fref=ts WHEN: Saturday October 25th http://www.lachlanbryan.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1517085968544288/ https://www.facebook.com/mister.lee.griffin?fref=ts...

Aug26

Sue Ray listed as one of Australia’s Most Exciting Indigenous Acts of 2014!

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All here at Sue Ray camp have been thrilled to be included on a list by Triple J’s online radio station Double J of Australia’s Most Exciting Indigenous Acts of 2014. Such wonderful news and a great honor to be included with other such fantastic performers. To read the article just follow this link:...

Apr16

Sue Ray to perform at Nashville International Film Festival

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Saturday 19th Sue Ray will be performing at the Nashville International Film Festival as part of the International Sister Cities Showcase. It’s being held in the Hall of Fame park next to the Country Music Hall of Fame on 5th Ave. Stella Festival Pub: International short films 1 – 5 p.m. Music Stage: International music 1 – 5 p.m. Festival Booths: Sister Cities 1 – 5 p.m. Outdoor Theater: For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville 8 p.m. Filmtastic Affair: Benefit with tastings of food and spirits from the cities and a live auction of spirits: 6 – 8 p.m. Music performance times below: Natchez Thrace 1:00-1:30 Serenatta 1:45-2:15 Jo Kelly Stephenson 2:30-3:00 Sue Ray 4:00-4:30 Craig Morrison 4:45-5:15 Suzahn Fiering 5:30-6:00 For further details of events please go to:...

Jan04

It Takes Two – Carol Lloyd (Railroad Gin) & Sue Ray duetting the night away

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PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOPOLOGY With an all-star band, Carol Lloyd from “Railroad Gin” fame and Sue Ray present ‘It Takes Two, Baby!’ – 90 minutes of rolled musical gold, with rare footage, backstage secrets and all their favourite songs from the 60’s/70’s! From The Everly Brothers to Elvis’ ‘Love Me Tender’, the Righteous Brothers’ ‘You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ to Jagger and Bowie’s ‘Dancing in the Streets’, there will be Motown sounds and grooves laid down from hit songs of their own! ‘Baby! Everything is alright… Uptight!… Outa sight!‘ ‘So hold on!… I’m comin’… these deadly divas are gonna really rock your cot! With special guests Christa Powell and John Babbage from Topology, ‘It Takes Two, Baby!’ celebrates the days when ‘fros were big – and ballads even bigger! Sue Ray’s father and Toowoomba based music living legend Owen Ray will also be appearing. INSPIRED BY Two women from different musical backgrounds, who admire each others work, and enjoy singing together. KNOWN FOR Railroad Gin, The Carol Lloyd Band – Carol was Australia’s first Rock Chick –...

Nov28

Sue Ray plays with iconic country music star Dale Watson & His Lonestars

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Sue Ray is living the dream with week when she gets to perform with one of her favorite country stars from Austin Texas Mr Dale Watson & His Lonestars. Dale Watson and His Lonestars will be touring Australia this November. Anything but understated, their live shows are full-on honky tonk with a driving rhythm section, tight electric guitar solos and the lonesome twang of pedal steel. Dale Watson is a country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State. Dale has established himself as one of the forerunning crusaders against the “Nashville Rash” that has been plaguing the country music industry. He also championed his own genre of original music called “Ameripolitan”, a genre Dale Watson describes thus: “Americana is original music with prominent rock influence, Ameripolitan is original music with prominent ROOTS influence.” This year has seen Dale Watson release his 21st...

Nov11

Sue Ray’s last big headlining show of 2013

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BEMAC presents: Singout Sista – Sue Ray & Emily Foster 23 NOV 2013 | Saturday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Sue Ray is an indie solo artist with an impressive career. She has been performing professionally for over 15 years both locally and internationally; and in that time, she has released two critically acclaimed albums, Red Roses (2011) & Best Beware (2008).  This year, she has been nominated for Female Artist Of  The Year award in the QMusic & Courier Mails People’s Choice Awards and Most Promising New Talent in the Deadlys. “Sue walked on stage and my jaw hit the ground. Her voice was so strong and confident. Her guitar playing is excellent and her songs heartbreaking. A consummate performer”- Live Review, Mardi Lumsden-612 ABC Radio  Special guest Emily Foster,  is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter with a prolific repertoire of original songs. who has been working up a busy performance profile. Emily strives to share her stories and experiences through her music and wants to be known in her community as a proud Indigenous performer who will speak up for people’s rights.   Dates: Saturday 23 November Time: 7:30pm...

Oct29

NITV puts the spotlight on Sue Ray

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NITV On The Road: Saltwater Freshwater — Sue Ray Queensland performer Sue Ray has risen to acclaim with her debut album about heartbreak and self-discovery. Sue Ray shares her stories and performs.   You can view the interview and performance here:...

Oct29

The Kill Devil Hills, Shifting Sands and Sue Ray

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Sue Ray has just returned from Nashville where she was writing for her next album and is thrilled to be performing her first show with her favorite Australian band The Kill Devil Hills as part of their Past and Future Ghosts Tour. Brisbane band Shifting Sands will also be joining the line-up for what is set to be a huge night. Tickets are selling fast so you can pre-purchase yours here at: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=38291   About the Kill Devil Hills: Ten years after first banging out tunes around Perth in 2003, the Kill Devil Hills are set to release their first live album, Past and Future Ghosts, recorded on a balmy March night earlier this year at a n old Gothic ex-asylum/now-arts centre in Fremantle, WA. Comprising live versions of songs from the band’s 3 studio albums and other single releases, as well as 2 previously unreleased tracks, this reveals the full feverish range and breadth of the band on stage, thunder through to tender. About to step into the studio to record a new album, the band will be...

Sep12

Highlight from Deadly Awards. Sue Ray for “Most Promising New Talent in Music”

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A little highlight from the red carpet at the Deadly awards! Sue Ray was nominated for “Most Promising New Talent in Music” and was very fortunate to be showcased among the best of the best in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, arts, sports and community culture.  To see her interview on the red carpet follow this link:...

Jul30

Sue Ray nominated for “Female Artist Of The Year”

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Sue Ray has had an exceptionally busy year, and to add the cherry to the top of the proverbial cake, she has just been nominated for the QMusic and Courier Mails ‘Peoples Choice Award’ for “Female Artist Of The Year” 2013. This marks another milestone in the ever growing list of accomplishments Sue has had in the past few years. What with her nomination for “Best Country Album of the year” award in the AIR Independent Music Awards in 2013, being shortlisted in the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowship in 2012, Winner of the QMusic “Best Indigenous Track” for 2012 and her recent nomination for “Most Promising New Talent” in the Deadly’s 2013, it truly does appear that the only way is up for this independent singer/songwriter. To win this most recent nomination, it is now up to the public to vote on the final 6 nominees. You can place your vote and not only support Sue Ray on her musical journey, but also go in the running for a number of really cool prizes such as free tickets to...

Jul23

Sue Ray nominated for “Most Promising New Talent” in this years Deadly Awards.

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Sue Ray nominated for “Most Promising New Talent” in this years Deadly Awards. VOTE NOW & show your support! It’s time to cast your vote and let us know who you think is Deadly in 2013! Vote in all categories, or just one, it’s up to you. Remember, you can only vote once, so make your vote count. Voting is open until 18 August 2013 and winners will be announced at the Deadlys® on 10 September 2013 at the Sydney Opera House. Keep up to date with the latest Deadlys news at www.deadlys.com.au, facebook/vibeaustralia and on Twitter @Deadly_Vibe or the hashtag #deadlys...

May31

QMusic Presents – QLD Week Indigenous Music Showcase

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QMusic proudly presents the Queensland Week Indigenous Music Showcase: Sue Ray – Toowoomba Slip On Stereo – Rockhampton Djun Djun Jarra – Yarrabah Cy – Stanthorpe Brisbane Powerhouse Turbine Stage Friday June 7th, 8 pm. (Playtimes will be announced soon) This is a FREE event. Showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bands from four corners of Queensland Proudly supported by the Queensland Government and the Brisbane Powerhouse The Queensland Week Indigenous Music Showcase at the Brisbane Powerhouse is part of the Queensland Government’s Queensland Week Celebrations 1 – 9 June 2013 SUE RAY: http://www.facebook.com/sueraymusic SLIP ON STEREO: http://www.facebook.com/SlipOnStereo DJUN DJUN JARRA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjyV3BhuSJo...

May14

Sue Ray to perform free concerts with Mental As Anything, Gina Jeffrey’s and Halfway

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Sue Ray will be performing alongside some iconic Australian bands such as Mental As Anything, Halfway, Andrew Morris & Gina Jeffrey’s as part of a great line up of Australian entertainment which is set to rock out in Gayndah, Gatton and Maryborough the weekend of Friday 17th, 18th & 19th May, as part of the Rise and Shine Queensland tour. Premier Campbell Newman said the Government’s partnership with Queensland Music Festival would deliver musical tours to regions hit by devastating weather earlier this year. “I invite the local communities to come together to enjoy a free afternoon of family activities, a barbeque and live music,” Mr Newman said. On Friday 17th May, Australian country stars Gina Jeffrey’s, Sue Ray and Andrew Morris will be performing at Gayndah Showgrounds on Spencer St from 4pm – 8pm. On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May, Rock band Mental As Anything, roots-rock group Halfway, alt-country solo Sue Ray and blues artist Karl S Williams will take to the stage for an afternoon of great Aussie entertainment. Saturday 18th is in Gatton at the...

Mar14

Sue Ray performing with Luka Bloom

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Sue Ray is honored to be opening for Luka Bloom at The Tivoli on Monday March 2013.   Luka Bloom Monday, 25th March 2013 Doors open at 7:00PM / show starts at 8:00PM Tickets: $69.90 Buy Tickets here: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=LUKABLOO13&v=TIV Reserved Seating – Under 18’s must be under parental or guardian supervision Presented by: Adrian Bohm The Heartman Tour Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage. His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs. Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work. Over the years Bloom has brought his inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world, but he has a special place in his heart for Australian audiences and has earned a devoted following in this...

Mar14

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Sue Ray is thrilled to be performing a number of shows at the Blue Mountains Music Festival in Katoomba this weekend. There is a multitude of incredible performers such as Luka Bloom, Arlo Guthrie, Gurrumul, Kate Miller-Heidke & many more. For all information and tickets to this wonderful event, please go to: http://www.bmff.org.au/tickets.cfm About The Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues , now in it’s 18th year, takes place in Katoomba on the 3rd weekend of March. It runs from 7pm Friday ’til late. Saturday 10am ’til late and Sunday 10:00am til 8:00pm. The festival site is home to 8 undercover performance venues (please see map for details) on which over 100 performances occur. A one ticket entry to the festival site allows patrons access to any or all of the performances. We do not sell single concert tickets for any of the performances unless they are specially funded community events. There is no reserved seating in any of the venues.   A free festival program is provided for every festival-goer that includes performer profiles, appearance...

Feb14

Sue Ray joins the Wooden Music tour for one night only!

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‘WOODEN MUSIC TOUR’ BRISBANE DATE… At The Beetle Bar –  Friday 15th February  –  8pm  –  350 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Featuring THE PERCH CREEK FAMILY JUGBAND https://www.facebook.com/perchcreek QUARRY MOUNTAIN DEAD RATS https://www.facebook.com/quarrymountaindeadrats?ref=ts&fref=ts THE BEARDED GYPSY BAND https://www.facebook.com/BeardedGypsyBand SUE RAY https://www.facebook.com/sueraymusic?ref=ts&fref=ts $12 PRE / $15 DOOR TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH OZTIX: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=32370 The temperature’s rising. Everything and everyone is hot hot hot. And it’s just about to get a whole lot hotter in your neck of the woods. Australia’s soon-to-be favourite musical family, the 5-part vocal and multi-instrumental sensations The Perch Creek Family Jugband have invited their equally talented friends The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats and The Bearded Gypsy Band to take part in a travelling mini musical festival through February. They’ve called it the Wooden Music Tour. They will have the amazing Sue Ray opening the show in Brisbane. They’re hitting the road to bring you an unforgettable night of Bluegrass, Country Blues, Old-time jazz, Gypsy & folk. There’ll be hooting & tooting and whirling & twirling and hollering & singing and plucking & picking and laughing...

Feb10

Sue Ray performs with new rising star Benny Walker at The Old Museum

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So I’m thrilled to say that I will be performing with new rising talent Benny Walker at The Old Museum on Sunday February 17th at 8pm. Benny Walker’s sophomore album ‘Sinners and Saints’ is an effortless blend of blues, roots and acoustic folk. Walker’s intimate, eloquent song-writing is complemented by a rich, soulful voice which speaks of the trouble, strife and wonder of everyday life. It is this voice that recently earned him the Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award for Best New Talent 2012, the Arts Cultural Australia Day Murray Shire Council Award and a 2011 Deadly Award nomination for Most Promising New Talent in Music. Recorded at Yikesville with ARIA award winning producer Shane O’Mara (Tim Rogers, Lisa Miller, The Audreys), ‘Sinners and Saints’ is a 14 track long-player set for release on February 15. Don’t miss the chance to see what all the fuss is about, as Benny Walker tours the release of his new album ‘Sinners and Saints’ through 2013. Tickets available http://www.oldmuseum.org/?p=1309     For information on Benny Walker http://www.bennywalkermusic.com https://www.facebook.com/events/424381770970510...

Jan24

Sue Ray to perform at the Saltwater Freshwater Festival in Taree

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So I’m loading the van for my little trip to Taree for the Saltwater Freshwater Festival this Saturday. I’m so excited cuz I’m getting to play with some of my favorite Aussie acts like The Medics, Coloured Stone, Last Kinection, blues man Buddy Knox and Taree funk-rock band the Jay Davis Trio. It’s gonna be a real hoot! Plus it’s FREE!!! Live music, art, dance and food. My four favorite things in life… http://saltwaterfreshwaterfestival.com.au/news/saltwater-freshwater-festival-set-to-rock-the-riverfront-at-taree/ See  www.saltwaterfreshwaterfestival.com.au for more information or like www.facebook.com/swfw.festival for all the latest updates. Further details below: A stellar line-up of some of the country’s most talented Aboriginal musicians will take to the stage at this coming Australia Day when the Saltwater Freshwater Festival makes its triumphant return to Taree. The diverse music program will feature national and local acts including pub-rock legends Coloured Stone, Triple J darlings The Medics, deadly hip hop act Last Kinection, blues man Buddy Knox, alternative country singer Sue Ray and Taree funk-rock band the Jay Davis Trio. Taree local and community leader Jay Davis is looking forward to sharing the stage with Aboriginal music...

Dec27

Sue Ray’s last gig in Brisbane for 2012 on Friday 28th December

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Sue Ray is so excited to be playing her last gig of the year with some of her favorite Brisbane bands. The line-up will be Sue Ray – 8pm, Corn Liquor – 8.40pm, Chucks Wagon – 9.30pm, Midnight Son and The Crime Scene – 10.30pm, Entry is only $10 for all of these great bands and there is plenty of parking near by. The Venue is The Joynt at 48 Montague rd. South Brisbane It’s only $10 for all these great...

Nov29

Sue Ray new single release and preview screening for “Lover Evermore”

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SUE RAY has returned from an action packed musical journey through the U.S. to release her new single “Lover Evermore” at The Beetle Bar on Friday 14th Dec. This will be her last performance in Brisbane with a full band for 2012. On the night she will also be having a preview screening of the film-clip for the track, written, directed and produced by award winning director Ruwan De Silva. Doors open: 7pm Tickets: $12 pre-sale/ $15 at door Tickets available: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/Event=31444&utm_medium=Website&utm_source=OzTix&utm_content=GigGuide&utm_term=SUE%20RAY__   Joining Sue on stage will be a full band of special guests. Very special addition, JESS RIBEIRO & THE BONE COLLECTORS will be making the trek up from Melbourne to join the show! A past Brisbane local, Jess will also have some very special guests on stage including her brother, Sabrina Lawrie and Sean Clift. Congratulations to Jess for recently being awarded the AIR Country Album of the Year 2012. Inspired by campfires, cowboys and whiskey, the soulful voice of CARRIE & THE CUT SNAKES will get your heart pumping on the night. With an album due out...

Nov10

Return to OZ

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Sue Ray recently returned from her tour of the USA and had a lovely chat to the wonderful radio host Daniel Browning of ABC’s Radio National. So to hear what Sue has been up to, and to be the first to hear two of Sue’s brand new songs, tune into Radio National on Saturday 10th November at 6pm and again on Monday 12th November at 9pm to hear the interview. To live stream it online or to find the radio frequency in your area, follow the link below:...

Oct01

Sue Ray’s album “Red Roses” nominated for ‘Best Country Album’

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All here on the Sue Ray team and at Plus One Records are super excited to announce that Sue’s album “Red Roses” has been nominated for “Best Country Album” in the AIR Independent Music Awards this year. Sponsored by Jagermeister, the awards highlight the quality of musical talent that the Australian Independent music scene has to offer and is a celebration of music and the artists that create it. The awards will be held at Revolt in Melbourne on the 16th October. Here’s a short video of last years event. https://vimeo.com/45420152 Here is a link to the AIR website and list of other nominations…...

Aug30

Sue Ray @ AWME 2012 – Australian Worldwide Music Expo

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Sue Ray will be performing a showcase at this years AWME (Australian Worldwide Music Expo) on November 15th in Melbourne. AWME is a four day event from 15-18 November that showcases some of the finest roots music from around the world. The  showcase’s details below: The Medics, Sophie Koh, Sue Ray Date:               Thursday 15th November, 2012  Time:               8.30pm – 11.40am Location:         Ding Dong Lounge, Level 1, 18 Market Lane, Chinatown, Melbourne Price:               $15 + BF Bookings:         03 9662 1020  www.dingdonglounge.com.au For further details www.awme.com.au...

Aug30

Sue Ray plays The Aussie BBQ Nashville

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On September 16th Sue Ray will be performing as part of the ‘Stagemothers Aussie BBQ’ @ The Basement in Nashville TN, as part of the AMA (Americana Music Association) conference. She will be showcasing her latest album “Red Roses” and promoting the upcoming release of her single “Lover Evermore”…   As sponsored...

Aug30

Sue Ray plays The Bluebird in Nashville

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On September 11 2012, ‘Tamworth Presents – A Taste of Australia’ @ The Bluebird Cafe. As part of the Americana Music Association conference in Nashville TN in September, Sue Ray will be performing a showcase alongside such wonderful Australian talent Lianna Rose, Jordie Lane & Andrew Redford. For information on other artists go to http://liannarose.net , http://jordielane.com , http://andrewredford.com Sponsored...

Aug23

On the road again!

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Currently, Sue Ray is in the process of packing her bags yet again, as she if off next week to perform at the AMA (Americana Music Association) conference in Nashville TN. It is a very exciting time for Sue, having recently been shortlisted in the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowhip for 2012, and just last week, stopping to pick up a QMusic award for “Best Indigenous” song with her track “Red Roses”. When it rains it pours, but this is a good thing for Sue. Not to worry, she’ll be retuning to Oz in November to perform at the AWME world music conference in Melbourne and then will be seeing the year out again with some shows at the Woodford Folk Festival. Fun times ahead!...

Jul16

$$$ Discount offer for Red Roses $$$

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Smart shopper alert! Sue is in a sharing mood today. So if you’d like to download Sue Ray’s album “Red Roses” but haven’t had the spare cash, you can now have it for the mere cost of a cheeseburger! So for the next 3 days only, go to www.sueray.bandcamp.com/realeases. Click ‘Buy Now’ under the Digital Album. Once selected enter ‘discount’ into the discount code and instead of paying $16.99 you’ll only pay $3.40. Offer expires 19th July… Enjoy! Also, a big shout out to the guys at Barcode Bird who set me up with a barcode for the CD version of Red Roses.  They do a pretty good deal and are super friendly. Try em out...

Jul03

Congratulations to Sue Ray!

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June was a wonderful month for Sue. Not only did she get to perform her favorite album – Nina Simone’s “My Baby Just Cares For Me” recently at The Visy Theatre, to rave reviews (see below). She also has been shortlisted in the Grant McLennan Fellowship of 2012. PLUS – two of her songs from her recent album “Red Roses” have been nominated in three categories of the QMusic Song Awards of 2012. It seems good things come to those who wait.   Review from TimeOff Magazine of Sue Ray’s performance at her Nina Simone tribute...

Jun01

Sue Ray sings Nina Simone’s album “My Baby Just Cares For Me” start to finish!

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As a dedication to one of her favorite female singers, Sue Ray will be performing Nina Simone’s album “My Baby Just Cares For Me” start to finish, as part of the Long Player Sessions. Saturday June 23rd at The Powerhouse in the Visy Theatre. Tickets ($30) for the June Long Player session are on sale now and available at: http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/view/the-long-player-sessions-june SUGARRUSH Music and Plus One Records, Brisbane Powerhouse, and Time Off present… The Long Player Sessions A Celebration of Classic Albums If there is one thing that has long represented the pinnacle of a musicians career, it’s ‘the album’. More than just a collection of tunes, the past decades have seen albums become cultural institutions. From Sgt Peppers… and Dark Side of the Moon, to Purple Rain and Nevermind classic albums have become one of our most loved – and most debated – music obsessions. And this year Brisbane Powerhouse will be celebrating some of the finest records ever dedicated to tape with a series of very special shows dubbed The Long Player Sessions. Staged across three separate nights...

Feb29

Free Livespark performance at The Powerhouse

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If you enjoy live music and like it even better when it’s free, check out Live Spark, featuring the best indie pop/rock talent from Brisbane and beyond.  This Sunday, Sue Ray will be performing a set on the Turbine Stage at The Brisbane Powerhouse, with special guests Rebecca Karlen and Owen Ray, Sue’s own father. It will be an intimate showcase, with many of Sue’s tracks from her recent album Red Roses stripped back and performed acoustically with three part harmony and the elegant violin playing of Rebecca Karlen. The other half of the bill is Plus One Record’s Halfway with their country, indie, rock collection. So this will surely be a show worth braving the summer heat for. Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to New Farm Park on the banks of the Brisbane river. Street access is via 119 Lamington Street, New Farm (continuation of James St). For further information you can visit: http://www.brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/view/live-spark/...

Feb07

TAMWORTH NEWS & A MELBOURNE TOUR!

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Well, Tamworth was absolutely awesome! So many amazing performers and talent. I was very proud to share the stage with incredible acts such as James Blundell and LJ Hill. Happy 40th Tamworth! Look forward to seeing you next year, but for now I am off on the road again – this time it is Melbourne in my path 🙂 I will be playing  a bunch of shows with a bunch of other great musos from Wed 8th – Sat 11th February. The dates and times are listed here:   Wed 8th Feb – THE ESPY FROM 8pm Thur 9th Feb – IDGAFF BAR FROM 8pm Wed 8th Feb – THE ESPY FROM 8pm Thur 9th Feb – IDGAFF BAR FROM 8pm Fri 10th Feb – THE OLD BAR FROM 8pm w/The Death Rattles and Rattlehand Sat 11th Feb – THE BRUNSWICK HOTEL FROM 3:30pm benefit gig w/ Seven Hearts   and for more details please stop by my facebook via this link https://www.facebook.com/events/343908788975737/ While you are there, take a moment to like my page and keep up to date on...

Nov23

Sue Ray live with GRAVEYARD TRAIN, HALFWAY and RATTLEHAND!

Posted on Nov 23 by

Well aint that just the line up to end all line ups?! Rattlehand are officially breaking the champagne bottle over their new album this Saturday Nov 26th at the Beetle Bar in Brisbane, featuring Sue Ray warming the stage from about 8:30pm. Tickets for this event are moving pretty fast but there are still a few left so jump on to www.oztix.com/rattlehand You can get further details including stage times and links to support act websites here. Hope to see you there on the night!  ...

Oct19

NIGEL WEARNE & SUE RAY

Posted on Oct 19 by

If you have a spare couple of hours this evening we strongly recommend you get on down to X&Y Bar in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley to catch a very special event. Sue Ray will be supporting the amazing Nigel Wearne (Melb) who is touring nationally to support his new solo album. Sue takes the stage at about 8:20pm and Nigel will follow at around 9:30pm. This promises to be a night of incredibly good alt country/folk tunes and a great opportunity to experience an intimate set with both Sue and Nigel. You can get all the information you need about the show here. Hope to see you all there to support both our local musicians and our mates from down...