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GOLDRAY – REEF guitarist returns with April UK live shows

“I’m really looking forward to it.” says Kenwyn of the tour, “God yeah, it’s what you live for as a musician really. The actual act of playing in the moment those songs you’ve created. It’s the reason why I got into it in the first place.

This April, GOLDRAY will make their long-awaited return with a string of UK shows that will preview a brand new album that lies on the horizon.

The eccentric stoner/psych rock combo of REEF guitarist Kenwyn House and enchanting vocalist Leah Rasmussen (Hydrogen, EMI, Bedrock, Renaissance), Goldray will be hitting the road to exclusively reveal tracks from their highly anticipated second album: ‘Feel The Change’, for the first time.

Set for release later this year, ’Feel The Change’ will follow the band’s masterful debut album ‘Rising’, which was released in 2017 via Akashic Records. Also featuring guest performances from the likes of Andy Treacey (Faithless) and Paul Winter-Hart (Kula Shaker) on drums, ‘Rising’ garnered critical acclaim in major rock titles, with Classic Rock Magazine drawing parallels with the likes of The Doors, Cream and Pink Floyd, and sister magazine PROG referencing comparisons to Zeppelin and Kate Bush, plus nationwide radio support from BBC Introducing & Planet Rock.

Goldray have enjoyed a hectic touring schedule which includes playing the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival, Download Festival, Camden Rocks Festival, Hard Rock Hell, Ramblin’ Man Fair, Glastonbury Fringe and HRH Prog, as well as support the likes of Motorpsycho and the Von Hertzen Brothers.

Opting to take some down time in June of last year, the band decamped to the illustrious Livingstone Studios to begin laying down what would become the follow-up to their debut. Working once again with Brit Award-winning producer Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Therapy?, Enter Shikari), the band recorded the bones of the new output there, before spending the ensuing months painstakingly honing the results into their upcoming release: ‘Feel The Change’.

Kenwyn House initially teamed up with vocalist Leah Rasmussen way back in 2010. With a kindred passion for the disparate and wonderful sounds of the late-sixties and early-seventies, the pair shared a vision to blend psych and prog experimental arrangements of the era into their own creations under the guise of their Goldray project, with upcoming LP ‘Feel The Change’ promising further explorations of this realm.

Although the release date of the album is still TBC, those eager to get a sneak-peak ahead of the pack are guaranteed to hear a healthy amount at the upcoming live shows this April. After a slight re-shuffle of members since the release of ‘Rising’, the upcoming shows will also see a new-look line up joining Kenwyn and Leah on stage, including the highly talented new drummer Johnny Brister (who also plays throughout ‘Feel The Change’), plus sought-after session bassist Colin Parkinson. With an exhilarating new album at the ready and a zest for the live stage, these upcoming live dates are not to be missed:

 

GOLDRAY WILL PLAY THE FOLLOWING UK DATES THIS APRIL

 

Fri 12 Nuneaton- Queens Hall

Sat 13 Sheffield – Corporation

Sun 14 Blackpool – Waterloo

Thu 18 Edinburgh – Bannermans

Fri 19 Scarborough – The Apollo Venue

Fri 26 London – Underworld

 

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