Sue Ray’s track “Take Me Away” really is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only did it just win the 2022 Queensland Music ‘Blues & Roots’ award, the track was also used in an ad campaign for Queensland Tourism. Such a wonderful night at the QMusic awards and such a privilege to be recognised alongside some of Australia’s best and brightest musicians and artists.

Dreams really can come true!

Sue Ray winner at the 2022 Queensland Music Awards

Community, connection… and cake – Festival of Small Halls is on the road again in September for a one-off special edition tour in aid of bushfire resilience in Queensland’s Southern Downs Region!

The marvelous singer/songwriters Paddy McHugh and Sue Ray are perusing their packing lists to plan for their to visit ten tiny towns and their cherished Halls. Tickets are on sale NOW!

TICKETS AVAILABLE: https://smallhalls.iwannaticket.com.au/event/resilience-tour-2021-queenslands-southern-downs-MjUxNjU

LISTEN HERE: https://gyro.to/DemonsWillWin

Sue Ray is proud to release her second single for 2021 “Demons Will Win“. Written, recorded and produced by Sue Ray, the song was mastered by Michael Flanders.

This is an intense sneak peek into the heart of a relationship, drowning in addiction and nostalgia, and praying for a ray of hope.

Reminiscent of artists such as Chris Stapleton and Lucinda Williams, Sue felt inspired to take an unedited look inside the destruction that can occur when the lines between passion, obsession and addiction get blurred. A dark, yet somehow hopeful song, seeped in sentimental memories and a promise for the future.

Added to “SOUTHERN CRAFT” Apple Music Playlist

All The Lonely Ones by Sue Ray Footage of Sue Ray directed, filmed and edited by Theresa Hall Photography Archive footage free for public use © Sue Ray 2021 Special thanks to Kosta Theodosis at The Met, and a very special thank you to Theresa Hall for your beautiful creative eye, talent and support. Sue Ray’s first single of 2021 “All The Lonely Ones”. Co-written with the incredible wordsmith and pop singer/songwriter Sean Sennett. A simple message seeping with an old country vibe, yet crafted with intricate and sweeping harmonies and instrumentation, it evokes haunting emotions reminiscent of the vibe of Springsteen’s Nebraska album. With this track, Sue and Sean felt inspired to look outside of the familiar country clichés, and explore the sentiment of living as a songwriter, the sacrifices, the joys, and the relentless uncontrollable drive to pursue a dream. Essentially songwriters writing for the songwriters, whilst also dedicating it to the audience with love and kindness. Stepping seamlessly into the role of sound engineer and producer, Sue is proud to release this beautiful track. It is a small taste of what is to come later in the year with her up-coming album due November 2021. www.facebook.com/sueraymusic www.youtube.com/sueraymusic

Sue Ray is simply thrilled to be releasing her first Single of 2021. Co-written with the incredible wordsmith and pop singer/songwriter Sean Sennett, All The Lonely Ones is a mystical track, and a little bit left field for Sue Ray. A simple message seeping with an old country vibe, yet crafted with intricate sweeping harmonies and instrumentation, it evokes haunting emotions and a vibe reminiscent of Springsteen’s Nebraska album. With this track, Sue and Sean felt inspired to look outside of the familiar country clichés, and explore the sentiment of living as a songwriter, the sacrifices, the joys, and the relentless uncontrollable drive to pursue a dream. Essentially songwriters writing for the songwriters, whilst also dedicating it to the audience with love and kindness. Stepping seamlessly into the role of sound engineer and producer, Sue is proud to release this beautiful track. It is a small taste of what is to come later in the year with her up-coming album Demons Will Win due November 2021.

Tickets available at link or at Eventbrite website:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bemac-live-sue-ray-tickets-

After a year of forced isolations, introspection and reflection, Sue Ray is enormously thrilled to be finally playing again, not only a real live show, but a live show at one of her favorite performance spaces, BEMAC.
In 2017, Sue performed at Woodford Folk Festival with the talented and renowned performers, Helen Svoboda and Rebecca Karlen. So Sue has asked them to return to the stage with her for this intimate evening, bringing new songs, fresh arrangements and delicate harmonies provided by Helen and Rebecca. Helen recently won The Freedman Jazz Fellowship Award and Rebecca regularly sings in world music band “Estampa”. 

121307416749After a year of forced isolations, introspection and reflection, Sue Ray is enormously thrilled to be finally playing again, not only a real live show, but a live show at one of her favorite performance spaces, BEMAC.
In 2017, Sue performed at Woodford Folk Festival with the talented and renowned performers, Helen Svoboda and Rebecca Karlen. So Sue has asked them to return to the stage with her for this intimate evening, bringing new songs, fresh arrangements and delicate harmonies provided by Helen and Rebecca. Helen recently won The Freedman Jazz Fellowship Award and Rebecca regularly sings in world music band “Estampa”. 


The show will also be live streamed for anyone that isn’t able to attend. So come experience local live music again, in an intimate setting with the option of a light dinner and various seating choices. But hurry! Tickets and seating is limited (due to COVID restrictions).

Can’t make it to the live event? Don’t worry, because we’ll be LIVE streaming Sue’s performance directly to the BEMAC Facebook page! Make sure you select the Live stream option when registering for your ticket here.