Ray Beadle

Ray Beadle is an exhilarating guitarist, an enthralling singer-songwriter, and an extremely talented performer.  Ray was awarded Best Album, Best Song, and Best Male Artist in the Chain Blues Awards.

Ray Beadle is the genuine article, his music comes deep from the heart and soul, stirring emotions in people with his guitar genius. Ray’s music is rich with a deep history of the Blues;
Rich from 20 years of experiences garnered from performing Nationally and Internationally;
and rich from a deep understanding of his instrument and how to make it stir something within the listener.  He knows that’s what the Blues is about.

Ray’s life as a musician started when he was just 9, and for the next 20 years, Ray has played with and learnt from the best, including many years spent performing and recording with the Foreday Riders; (commonly referred to as the ‘University of the Blues’).  Ray has shared the stage with many great Australian and International artists, and has thrilled countless festival audiences.  A three month residency with the house band in BB King’s Club in Memphis, as well as several Southern Blues festivals, were all defining moments during Ray’s three tours to the USA.

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 amongst Australian blues and music fans.

Accolades include:
2007 Winner of The Sydney Blues Society / Australian Blues Music Performer of the Year
1998 Australian Blues Music Award Winner Best Male Artist
1997 Australian Blues Music Award Winner Best New Male Artist
Moving On (1999)
The Good Life (2002)
Loaded (2009)
It’s Personal (April 2010)

Spellbound (2012)

Ray Beadle Live (2013)

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