Hot off the heels of July’s “Opa Opa” National Tour, their most successful national tour to date, Sydney’s The Ray Mann Three have just announced late September shows for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The Sydney show will be accompanied by an art exhibition of Ray’s own work.
The recent “Opa Opa” tour saw the neo soul trio hit unprecedented attendance numbers right across Australia. In an indicative first for the band, their Sydney headline show @ The Basement sold out before doors even opened.
Just announced, in a special run of east coast capital city shows, catch The Ray Mann Three live:
A collection of art of The Ray Mann Three Opening Night
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 6:00pm
Running until: Monday, October 12, 2009 at 9:00pm. Entry: FREE!
Over the past four years, Sydney artist Raymond Wassef, a.k.a. Ray Mann, has been making music and art with soul band The Ray Mann Three. His debut into the art world is a retrospective of the gig posters, eflyers, motion graphics and music videos he has produced, presented by Somedays. Inspired by 1950s music and film, and characterized by the same minimalist, low-fi aesthetic as his band’s music, Ray’s sketches, photography and design retain their original hand-generated warmth right through to the digital finish.
Until now, Ray’s band-related art has only ever been viewed on computer or TV screens, or when projected during the band’s live shows. This exhibition at Somedays marks the first occasion that the physical works will be presented as a collection in its own right. For more info about the gallery, visit somedays.com.au
To coincide with Ray Mann: Art Exhibition across the street, The Ray Mann Three are performing a special show @ Sydney’s Hopetoun Hotel.
Sat 26 Sept @ The Hopetoun
w/ Lanie Lane
416 Bourke St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9361 5257
Sat 19 Sept @ Evelyn
w/ The Little Stevies
351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Southside Soul Festival (Headlining)
Sun 20 Sept @ Veludo
175 Acland St, St Kilda
Tickets available on the door.
The Ray Mann Three return to Queensland for a one-off performance @ the QUT Spiegeltent w/ Deep Street Soul (Melbourne)
Fri 25 Sept @ QUT Spiegeltent
w/ Deep Street Soul
Queens Park, cnr George & Elizabeth St