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.

Sue Ray selected as finalist in the Grant McLennan fellowship of 2012

 

Review from TimeOff Magazine of Sue Ray’s performance at her Nina Simone tribute show!

Review of Sue Ray's performance of Nina Simone's first album - TimeOff Magazine

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 in June, July and August 2012, each Long Player Session find two Brisbane bands performing a classic albums that is close to their heart from start to finish…plus a few of their own.

Shows confirmed to date are:

SATURDAY JUNE 23

TEXAS TEA perform Paul Kelly’s ‘Post’
SUE RAY performs Nina Simone’s ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’

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/

 

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 what is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting year!
 
Hope to see some familiar faces in Melbourne. Take care y’all!
Sue x

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!

 

 

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 south.

Well Sue is finally heading down to Melbourne for some long overdue shows with a few mates from down that way.

 

You can see Sue live at:

The Empress Hotel, joined by the Hope Addicts, Sunday 2nd October from 4pm

&

The Old Bar, Sunday 2nd October, joined by Kirra Puru and The Bruise from 9pm

 

And you can hear Sue chatting and playing live on:

PBS 106.7fm in Melbourne, Thursday 29th September from 3:30pm

 

Spread the word around and don’t miss this great opportunity to see Sue live and hear all the tracks from her latest record Red Roses.

 

When Sue gets back she will be playing some fabulously intimate shows around Brisbane including this great show with Nigel Wearne and a lovely acoustic evening at the Vinyl Bar.

And if you have a minute, pop by Sue’s facebook page and give her a like so you can keep up with all the latest news and receive exclusive giveaways and promotions.