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EL RAY 2021 PRESS RELEASE

Ladies and Gentlemen!

Copenhagen, Denmark. Maybe not the most logic place for a band to emerge with the obvious surfing pedigree of a band like El Ray. The band show a versatility of sound and an ear for catchy, toe tapping melody’s which embrace the listeners both into - and beyond the cliches of the surfing genre. El Rays combination of fresh, modern style with a polite salute to the history of surf - it´s 'surf with a twist'. El Ray welcome you to the new, classic sound.

The bands 4 full length releases, the two 10" inches and the singles are known to have been recorded during blizzards, heatwaves, and pandemics, far away from the Californian lifestyle. Every album has received excellent reviews! Whatever the secret is, El Ray keeps on giving you the sweet goose bumping, hair raising instro-surf!

El Ray's merits have proved the band to be a serious contender in writing and performing modern instrumentals that would make your hifi-stereo A GO-GO!! The four Scandinavians have built their own brand within the surfing circles since 2001 and have headlined the biggest surf festivals around the world. El Ray is well known for mixing their dynamic, cool, punked up surf tunes with a spoonful of rock'n'roll and a tad indie to make everybody happy when "it's better to be surf than sorry".

Better Surf Than Sorry - it's time to join the party!

El Ray - Bio & Facts:
El Ray was formed in 2001
Line-up:
El Firetone (Guitar)
El Twang (Guitar)
TC (Bass)
El Fuerte (Drums)

Releases:
Transitions + The Evil Mermaid (CD) Green Cookie Records (2020)
Transitions (Vinyl/CD) Green Cookie Records (2020)
The Evil Mermaid (Vinyl 10″) Green Cookie Records (2014)
Chasing Ray (Vinyl/CD), BlackOut Music (2010)
Highwave to Hell - 23 Golden Hits (CD), Green Cookie Records (2007)
Holiday On Ice (Vinyl - 10") Heptown Records (2006)
Tick...Tick...Tick... (CD), Heptown Records (2004)
Shoot From The Hip (CD), Alternate Records (2002)
Double A-Side (single), Alternate Records (2002)

First demo-EP in 2001 and some compilations during the years, among others:
Continental Magazine CD Sampler #10 and #11 (US, 2020/2003/2004)
Live From The Devils Triangle Vol. 15, KFJC 89.7 FM (USA, 2014)
Jesus Christ Surferstar, OmOm Records (Italy, 2003)

El Ray played hundreds of gigs so far. A lot of those gigs are played with great success outside Denmark in USA, Germany, Benelux, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Austria. El Ray have shared stages with bands like: Slacktone (US), Los Straightjackets (US), Fifty Foot Combo (B), Nokie Edwards (The Ventures) (US), The Tremolo Beer Gut (DK), Hawaii Samurai (F), Hypnotic IV (US), The Shavers (NL), The Anacondas (NL) etc.

#Worldwide Distribution# Clearspot: www.clear-spot.nl, e-mail: info@clearspot.nl
Green Cookie @ Bandcamp: http://greencookierecords.bandcamp.com/
#GREECE# Green Cookie: www.greencookie.gr/shop/
#USA# CDBaby: http://cdbaby.com/all/mikesurf; Super D: www.sdcd.com/
#GERMANY# Soundflat: www.soundflat.de

Some videolinks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POTRaINESgk&list=PL01C4091CE4DCA4E2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K13H-QQO5Kw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wInaE7sPgxk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDi-R2Jpdn8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y43-NPecQOc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOHROPJrE9k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnf-vLUzNUY

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