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BIOARay was born in Dayton Ohio and it wasn't long after relocating near Baltimore
with his family the artist we now know began to cut his teeth in music at an early age
of 13 playing music anywhere and everywhere he could.
Band's like Grand Funk, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent to name a few were on the palate
even at an early age, as well as more progressive music like Kansas, Zappa, and
Crack the Sky that influenced the deeper side of of his roots in music and created the
the style of music ARay writes today.
Although instrumentals, Blues and Rock/Metal tunes have all been part of his 180
song catalogue of music over the last few years, it all seems to come back where it
began for most rockers, the Blues...
ARay's style in his solo music is a punchy breed of down and dirty music formed with
a mix of ZZ Top, BlackFoot and classic Blues, but there's twist to this story. ARay's
solo's on his recordings are a mix of Van Halen, Dream Theatre, Joe Satriani and
Steve Vai all rolled up into one big explosion of style, made all his own.
for the right label
and band to deliver
his music is critical at this point" said ARay, although touching
base with a local artist turned Nashville performer Kaleb Hensley
is currently working with one of ARay's ballads for size and fit
as "Can't find the Alter" is a blues/rock crossover song
that ARay feels Kaleb's voice may be the right fit
to deliver the song to the country/rock market.
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“Thanks so much to HOUSE OF HAIR for an awesome show at Stooges Pub & Grub !! Everyone had a BLAST and are begging for more. We can't wait to get you back in. You Guys RAWK! ~Melody Ethridge FACEBOOK (Stooges Pub & Grub)”
Melody Ethridge - Melody Ethridge personal FACEBOOK
“You guy's are top notch, professionals, in every sense of the word. Great night at Stooges Pub & Grub and we can't wait for your return.. HOW AWESOME IT IS to see folks IN PERSON instead of just the little pics on here...thanks to EVERYONE who made it out and the staff of Stooges Pub & Grub for making it a great night! ~Stooges Pub & Grub”
Stooges Pub & Grub - Stooges Pub FACEBOOK
“Happy New Year from everyone at The Boneyard!! GREAT PARTY last night. If you missed it, sorry but it was the BEST NEW YEARS PARTY in MONROE... HOUSE OF HAIR rocked the house like never before. We had so many customers say they really had a great time and loved the place. A lot of new faces that had never seen the place, and they were amazed!! If you haven't checked us out, you will be SURPRISED. Thanks to ALL our CUSTOMERS, if it wasn't for YOU, The Boneyard Tavern would not be such a BIG SUCCESS! Thanks again, and Happy 2013 ~the Boneyard Tavern”
The Boneyard Tavern - Boneyard Tavern FACEBOOK
“First band up was Hair Nation, a cover band based out of Charlotte. These guys were pretty good, and had us singing along with classics such as “18 and Life”, “Sweet Child o’Mine”, and one of the best covers of “The Flame” that I’ve ever heard, even though I don’t consider Cheap Trick to be metal. They ran through a set that lasted roughly an hour or so. Of course, it’s not a Winger show without some sort of equipment failure. We learned later, via Hair Nation’s Facebook page, that Kip Winger had an issue with his bass. I know something of Charlotte and the area, but be darned if I could tell you where a guitar parts supply store would be open, especially one at almost 10 PM! The guitarist for Hair Nation – who apparently builds or modifies his own guitars – broke down one of his guitars to give to Winger’s guitar tech to repair the bass. Good going to Hair Nation, and to Aray, the guitarist!”
http://www.melodicrock.com - http://www.melodicrock.com
“...cont'd First band up was Hair Nation, a cover band based out of Charlotte. These guys were pretty good, and had us singing along with classics such as “18 and Life”, “Sweet Child o’Mine”, and one of the best covers of “The Flame” that I’ve ever heard, even though I don’t consider Cheap Trick to be metal. They ran through a set that lasted roughly an hour or so. ...cont'd Of course, it’s not a Winger show without some sort of equipment failure. We learned later, via Hair Nation’s Facebook page, that Kip Winger had an issue with his bass. I know something of Charlotte and the area, but be darned if I could tell you where a guitar parts supply store would be open, especially one at almost 10 PM! The guitarist for Hair Nation – who apparently builds or modifies his own guitars – broke down one of his guitars to give to Winger’s guitar tech to repair the bass. Good going to Hair Nation, and to Aray, the guitarist! Cheryl Lynn Jones”
“The opening act was Hair Nation. They have opened for a lot of heavy metal acts around Charlotte. This time there was a new guitar player who happened to play a Hamer Californian Elite for a few songs. He pulled it out for the first time when they played Cheap Trick's The Flame. They played an hour. Winger came on stage at 10:32 and played until midnight. The hairspray and ripped jeans are long gone. The voice and talent are still there. Winger played like they were all having fun, not just "putting on a show." ”
Steve Haynie - http://www.hamerfanclub.com
“HICKORY, N.C. -- As warm weather and summer draws near, many people are looking to find affordable ways to have fun with their family and friends on the weekend. To fill this need, the Hickory Jaycees announce the 21st season of Hickory Alive! This annual, free concert series at Union Square in Downtown Hickory will kick off on June 3, and it will run every Friday night in June and July. Featuring local bands and rising talent, Hickory Alive is a great way to start the weekend! The Hickory Jaycees are pleased to announce this year's Hickory Alive band lineup. June 3 - Deacon Black (Classic Rock) June 10 - Baby Black (Pop, Rock, & R&B) June 17 - Xerockx (80s, Glam Rock, & Hair Metal) June 24 - The Newz (Rock & Pop) July 1 - Chrome (Rock) July 8 - King Biscuit Trio (Classic Rock) July 15 - Blindvision (80s & Pop) July 22 - Hyndsyte (Rock) July 29 - Band of Brothers (Rock) For more information email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.hickoryjc.org. ”
by News Release Posted on May 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM - WCNC.COM
“Hyndsyte to Perform Tonight at Hickory Alive! 7/22/2011 12:55:14 PM Hyndsyte is the featured act tonight (July 22) at Hickory Alive! Described as a raw, powerful rock and roll band, Hyndsyte features classic rock, southern rock and metal from the top artists of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Hickory Alive! is an annual free concert series held every Friday night in June and July on Union Square. The pre-show features local talent and begins at 7 p.m. with the main act running from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Hickory Alive! is sponsored by the Hickory Jaycees and the Hickory Downtown Development Association. Cold adult beverages are available for adults with proper ID. In addition, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available. For more information on The Hickory Downtown Development Association, membership, businesses, events and downtown Hickory, call 828-322-1121, email email@example.com or visit www.downtownhickory.com.”
WHKY NEWS radio - WHKY NEWS ARCHIVE
“kipwinger @kipwinger New Winger gig now up! July 21st at Amos' Southend in Charlotte, NC. Details at http://www.kipwinger.com Hope to see you there!”
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