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
CY: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCyMusic

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 University of QLD campus Gatton College 1pm – 5pm

Sunday 19th May at Maryborough Showgrounds Equestrian Park from 1pm – 5pm.

“It will be the perfect opportunity to take a break, reflect on the year and celebrate the local community spirit.”

Rise and Shine Queensland, which tours to ten communities across the state, is being programmed by Queensland Music Festival, led by Artistic Director James Morrison.

“I’m thrilled we have the chance to send so many wonderful performers to join these communities in their celebrations,” Mr Morrison said.

Sue Ray is honored to be opening for Luka Bloom at

The Tivoli on Monday March 2013.


Luka Bloom

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 country.


At The Beetle Bar –  Friday 15th February  –  8pm  –  350 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane, Queensland,






$12 PRE / $15 DOOR

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 & cheering.
There’ll be saws & harmonicas and banjos & washboards and violins & mandolins so
much more.

It’ll be raucous, it’ll be fun and it’ll be a great night had by all.
Get your dancing shoes on people; it’s time to work up a sweat.

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




For information on Benny Walker




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…


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 legends, but mostly he is just proud to be playing at the festival as it makes its return to his hometown.

“I love the passion of Indigenous music – I grew up enjoying the sounds of musicians such as Coloured Stone, Kev Carmody, Archie Roach, Booby Mcleod, Yothu Yindi and the Warumpi Band just to name a few,” says Davis of the coming festival.

“It’s hard to explain how awesome it is to be having the festival in Taree – for the town to be the focal point this time around. It is an honour to represent my community as a local artist and I find it is a great way to support reconciliation and the local community. Yii biripi barray, burrugi dhanbaan guyiwangal (This is Birpi Country, swim strong shark People).”

Brisbane musician Sue Ray has just returned from a trip to Nashville where she recorded a new EP and performed at the Americana Music Conference.

“I was exposed to some of the best of the best musicians in their field from all over the world at the conference,” says Sue Ray of her trip. “I can safely say with pride, that Australia truly has some of the most passionate and gifted Indigenous singers/songwriters and bands in the world, and I am so blessed and proud to be a part of it.”

“I am thrilled to be performing at this year’s Saltwater Freshwater Festival. It’s such a wonderful opportunity to be included in an event that highlights the wealth of talent available in the Australian indigenous music, art and dance culture.”

The full festival program will be announced shortly and will include workshops, showcases of the Arts Alliance projects from the past year, yarn panels, hands-on cultural experiences, dance performances and the finale parade as well as Aboriginal food and arts stalls.

The Saltwater Freshwater Festival is an open invitation to come together on Australia Day and presents a unique opportunity to experience Aboriginal living culture through the sharing of music, dance, food, conversations and family fun.

There will also be return buses running between the festival and Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Gloucester and Forster. Thanks to a Transport for NSW grant, fares will only be $3 each way.


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 bands!

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


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 in early 2012, you will surely be hearing more from these guys.

 To open the night we have newcomers MIDNIGHT SON & THE CRIME SCENE warming the stage. These guys are seasoned players, with members from Brisbane bands of the past that you may just recognize.