Ray Beadle & The Silver Dollars
Ray Beadle has ripped it up at Bluesfest in the past, so they are welcoming him back with open arms in 2017. Ray's guitar and vocal styles evoke numerous Blues legends, whilst concocting a breathtaking style all of his own. It is not by chance that Ray has become a favourite among Australian Blues and music fans.
His considerable talent was noticed in the early part of this century, when he performed a 3 month residency with the house band in B.B King's Club in Memphis and Buddy Guy's Club in Chicago as well as several Southern Blues festivals in the US.
In 2010, Ray scored three Chain Blues Awards for Best Song, Best Album and Best Male Voice following his debut album Loaded and continued to impress critics with next release, Spellbound in 2011 and with a live album in 2013.
American Blues & jazz artist Chris Cain remarked, "Ray is unquestionably one of the finest musicians I have come across… His song writing has a harmonic and emotional depth that many strive for but few capture. Ray's guitar work… well, let's just say this cat is VERY dangerous".
His music comes deep from the heart and soul, rich with a deep history of the Blues from 20 years of performing nationally and internationally.
“RAY BEADLE … didn’t hold back. He is a musician who lifts several notches when the music is hot and at Byron he went ballistic!!’ – Bill Brown