Tales of DeerShed

Arrived at The Deershed Festival in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, parked up and walked onto the site and the first thing I see is a 10 foot mermaid ! Cool. For the people that don’t know, I have a thing about mermaids. Anyway, I followed her around for about an hour hoping that she’d fall over and that I could assist her in some way…A good start to my day. ( She never fell by the way, not even a wobble, bloody good on those stilts…Bugger ! )

Had a lovely roast dinner in a big round Yorkshire pudding and off we go for some music. Very nice vibe, no twats, even the drunks were friendly and happy, beautiful hot day. Found some friends of mine, Groanbox, playing in a packed marquee, sounded great, went down well with the audience. They’d played earlier in the family tent and said that with so many kids around they’d had to censor themselves quite extensively….Bloody good job they didn’t offer me that stage then !

I then watched Danny and the Champions of the World on the main stage, great music, saw Danny and the boys at Glastonbury so already a fan. Had a chat with him later, very nice man.

And onwards to my gig…I played on the Buskstop Stage. I was well looked after by the stage crew. Had to censor myself too as it happens. I was singing Moon on a Stick and just getting to the line, some people want to just fuck until they’re sore, when a pretty little 8 year old girl walked by, seemed to like what she was hearing, sat down and gave me the most beautiful smile….I just didn’t have the heart to say fuck in front of her and swapped it for an undiscernable noise instead ! Had a great gig, drove the crowd wild with my slash and burn guitar style. I enjoyed them and they enjoyed me !

Time to go see Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls play their gig. Their marquee was rammed and some, everyone came to see them. I think they needed a bigger stage. A great gig for them. All in all a very pleasant day. Drove Miles and Erica back to the Bridges pub to pick up their car and crawled into bed at 3:30 am. Cleaning out the car the next day I found an empty champagne bottle in the back seat where Erica sat. Such a rock and roll chick that Erica !

BTW my laptop is poorly at the moment so I won’t be online for a few days but will keep posting here.

Gone to Glasto….

so no updates for a few days. If you leave a message I am afraid it won’t appear on here until next week but don’t let that stop you. And if you are at Glasto this weekend you know where to find me. Next week new photos up here and links to album samples should appear. If you ca’t wait go check em out now on myspace – see link to the right of this message. Ray x

Dirty Ray hits Glasto

Dirty Ray will be performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. No, not on the Pyramid Stage – maybe next year – but at the intimate, solar powered Tadpole stage in the Green Futures field. Ray will be playing tracks from his forthcoming album Big World for a Little Man and some old favourites too, on Thursday Afternoon at 4pm. If you are at Glasto do come and say hi.

New Dirty Ray album set for September launch

Dirty Ray - Big World for a Little Man

Ray’s new album ‘Big World for a Little Man’, produced by Miles Hunt of the Wonderstuff, is now mastered and is set for release on on September 16th 2010.

It sounds fantastic and we are all excited about it. Sneak previews of some tracks will be available soon and links will be posted here in the near future. If you leave a comment we can email you as things develop.

Check out the gig list for upcoming dates and details of the album launch in London.

Ray will also be doing a set at Glastonbury on the Tadpole stage in the Green Futures field on the Thursday at 4pm. Hope we see some of you there.

You can pre-order a copy of the album – or by the Shared album – now by clicking here:

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