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 – Australia’s Wild Woman of Rock / Sue Ray has been singing since she was about 4, with her dad, Owen Ray who had a band called The Countdowns since the 60’s. She is now based in Nashville and her latest album is called Red Roses.

BOOKINGS:
http://brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2014/01/11/it-takes-two-baby/

CREDITS

MUSICIANS
Violin: Christa Powell (Topology)
Sax and musical arrangements: John Babbage (Topology)
Trumpet: Rod Sheppard
Trombone: Trevor Beyer
Lead Guitar: Jamie Clarke
Rhythm Guitar: Owen Ray
Double/Electric bass: Andrew Shaw
Keyboard: Peter Harvey

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 album, El Rancho Azul which was recorded at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio in Austin to critical acclaim. This 2nd album on Grammy Award Winning Label Red House Records follows hot on the heels of his classic The Sun Sessions, which was recorded at the fabled Memphis studio and evokes the era of Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Carl Perkins.

Following an appearance on Letterman and shows appearing alongside Dwight Yoakam and Old Crow Medicine Show, the man who embodies what country is, was and should always be, has been keeping himself pretty busy. With fans like Willie Nelson, and comparisons to Waylon Jennings and Red Simpson Dale Watson and His Lonestars follow in the footsteps of the early country stars but with a distinctive style and sound all their own. Tattooed and always dressed to the nines, Dale is a true entertainer, mixing humour and pathos into his lively shows.

DETAILS:

Thursday November 28 at The Black Bear Lodge, supported by Sue Ray and band. Doors open 7.30pm.

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 to 9:30pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Tickets: Pre bought Adult $15 Conc $10 / On Door Adult $20 Conc $15
Address: 102 Main Street Kangaroo Point

 

TICKETShttp://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=65401

Event informationhttp://bemac.org.au/events/singout-sista-presents-sue-ray-emily-foster/

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 the Big Day Out, Bigsound, Splendor In The Grass and much more.

Follow the link below to submit your vote, voting closes midnight on Wednesday 31st of July 2013 and winners will be announced at the QMusic awards on August 13th at the Tivoli Theatre Brisbane.

http://www.qmusic.com.au/qldmusicawards/2013/index.cfm?contentID=775

 

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.aufacebook/vibeaustralia and on Twitter @Deadly_Vibe or the hashtag #deadlys

http://www.deadlys.com.au/vote/

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.

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 sometime.