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.
NOTE This is a 3 day masterclass, for people 16+ of all experience levels. All supplies are included. Bring a water bottle. Delicious food is available for purchase on site and there are a variety of accommodation options. (Participants aged 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult also enrolled in a class at Artisan Camp).
What you’ll learn:
Work with this multi-award-winning singer/songwriter as she reveals the magic behind catchy hooks, harmonies and memorable lyrical journeys.
Sue will work with you in a small group setting, focussing on:
– The basics of songwriting
– How to co-write with others and how to navigate the whole experience
– Do It Yourself “Marketing tips”
– Do It Yourself “Networking Tips”
We’d also like to offer you 50% off your Planting Festival tickets as a thank-you for attending the Artisan Camp 2019. Upon purchase, you will receive an email with instructions about how to receive your discount.
Sue Ray is proud to announce that in the past month she was nominated as a finalist in the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award AND has a nomination in the Queensland Music Awards for “Best Folk” song for her track “Junior Was His Name” and an honourable mention in the “Country” category for her track “Good Time Girl”.
You can see Sue performing her track “Junior Was His Name” live at BEMAC in 2017 by clicking the link below:
Sue Ray has started her year with a bang, performing to packed tents through Woodford Folk Festival and delighting audiences at Tarnanthi Festival in Adelaide. The multi-award-winning singer/songwriter captivates audiences with her haunting, emotionally charged lyrics, considered compositions and smoky, molasses-rich voice.
She’s joined on stage at The Bearded Lady with her band and support act Nathan May from South Australia.
Nathan May descends from the Arabana, Yawuru and Marridjabin clans who hail from nations around Australia. On the cusp of releasing new music, this talented artist brings a breathy fresh voice to an array of narratives around heartbreak, journeying and experiences that belie his youth.
Come and enjoy an evening where you will journey across lands, hearts and your ears will be rejoicing!
Doors at 7pm Nathan May – 7.45pm – 8.45pm Sue Ray – 9.00pm – 10pm.
Much like the Kaurna word, the TARNANTHI Sunday Sessions will celebrate new beginnings, showcasing new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent and luminaries from Adelaide and across Australia. Sit back and soak in the afternoon light.
Experience the sultry vocals of award winning singer songwriter Sue Ray and be introduced to new talent Nathan May.
Mentored by Troy Casser-Daley and Col Hardy, May descends from the Arabana, Yawuru and Marridjabin language groups and has been performing modern folk in and around Adelaide for almost five years.
Ray has three critically acclaimed albums under her belt and comes to Adelaide shortlisted as one of Australia’s most exciting Indigenous acts.
Sue Ray’s latest EP I Would Never Do That is finally available for digital download! Currently only available at Bandcamp, however soon to be available on ITunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other leading streaming services.
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 fellow songwriters Michael David Thomas and Lee Griffin.
The launch was held at The Junk Bar in January 2017!