Copenhagen, Denmark. Not the most likely place for a band to emerge with the obvious surfing pedigree of El Ray. The band show a versatility of sound and an ear for catchy, toe tapping melody which takes them beyond the clichés that can often be associated with the surfing genre. Combining a fresh, modern style with a healthy nod to the past, «surf with a twist», El
Ray have managed to achieve a new, classic sound. El Ray are always ready to invite their audience to ride the wild waves of surf in clubs all over. Better Surf Than Sorry – it’s time to join the party! El Ray was formed in
2001
Current Line-up: El Firetone aka Jesper Grud (Guitar); El Twang aka Lars Sveistrup Hansen (Guitar); El Kid’o aka Rasmus Nybo (Bass); El Fuerte aka Jørgen Dai Jensen (Drums)
Releases: 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 (2001) and some compilations during the years: Continental Magazine CD Sampler #10 and #11 (US, 2003/2004); Jesus Christ Surferstar, OmOm Records (Italy, 2003)
Played around 100+ gigs so far. Around 60+ of those gigs played with great success outside Denmark in Germany, Benelux, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria. Have played with/opened for bands like: 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.

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