Tag Archives: Brian Ray

Single review: Brian Ray – “The Tears of a Clown” (feat Smokey Robinson)

ttoacGuitarist and singer/songwriter extraordinaire Brian Ray is back once again with his brand new single: a cover of the 1970 smash hit “The Tears of a Clown” featuring prominent vocals from none other than Mr Smokey Robinson himself! Continue reading

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Single review: Brian Ray – “One Heartbeat” (feat Smokey Robinson)

IMG_4005-1‘Reluctant rock god’ Brian Ray is back with a garage-soul cover of the 1987 hit “One Heartbeat”, boasting hot ‘n’ fuzzy guitars, roaring brass and featuring the original man himself: Mr Smokey Robinson! Continue reading

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Album review: The Bayonets – Crash Boom Bang!

The Bayonets CoverComplete with two brand new tracks, the re-release of The Bayonets’ whirlwind debut album Crash Boom Bang! has got to be one of the freshest, most exciting, engaging and anticipated rock pop albums of 2017. From start to finish Crash Boom Bang! is a schooling in brilliantly crafted songs, be it from slowly paced, heartfelt tunes to high octane rockers. Continue reading

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Single review: The Bayonets – Like She Does

The Bayonets CoverTo mark the re-release of their smash hit debut album ‘Crash Boom Bang!’ The Bayonets are back with two hot-off-the-press new singles. First up is the swaggeringly confident Like She Does. Continue reading

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Single review: Brian Ray – Here For You

61ukpoonlul-_ss500Brian Ray’s first solo single in a long while is the rapturously uplifing yet surprisingly simple Here For You: a driven electric guitar rocker that barrels excitedly along with a fantastic vocal until it is crowned with a blustering, confident bridge. Continue reading

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Single review: Brian Ray – Cinnamon Girl / Mr Soul

61ukpoonlul-_ss500Bayonets co-founder and all round rock and roll connoisseur Brian Ray is back with a hot off the press single Here For You. Oddly enough the song that debuts is it’s B-side: a smouldering cover of Neil Young’s Cinnamon Girl. Continue reading

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Brian Ray brewing brand new single

tempAfter a stretch of much deserved free time, Bayonets front man Brian Ray is back to work and currently working on an all new single, touchingly dedicated to some very special young members of his family. Continue reading

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Rocker Brian Ray pays tribute to musical mentor Etta James

Rocker Brian Ray pays tribute to musical mentor Etta JamesThree years after the death of ‘the matriarch of R&B’ Etta James, long time friend of the singer Brian Ray (Bayonets frontman and Paul McCartney touring guitarist) has opened up about the death of his musical mentor. Continue reading

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The Bayonets’ upcoming album recording roundup! (with photo gallery)

The Bayonets' upcoming album recording roundup! (with photo gallery)With their album set for release sometime in the next few months, The Bayonets have wrapped up the bulk of recording and are getting down to the nitty gritty of refining the highly anticipated final product.

Drummer Oliver Leiber and lead singer/guitarist Brian Ray have been joined in the studio by a rotating cast of other like minded musical monsters, including Black Crowes keyboardist Adam MacDougall and master mixer/engineer Marc DeSisto.

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Album review: Brian Ray – Mondo Magneto

Guitarist and ‘reluctant rock god’ Brian Ray has been lucky enough to play alongside some of the greatest musicians in history, but the magical Mondo Magneto is his first rocking foray into a solo career of his own. Continue reading

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