Dexrays

Dexrays

BandRockBlues

we are a blend of both new and old school......original music and great covers all in one easy to open box .......we get to the edge,... the cream, ......and 3 doors down

Biography

about six years ago rich & dex met at a party, after a few cocktails the truth was revealed, and one of the best damn rhythm sections north of new orleans was formed. they added canadian rocker, dave bailey, on guitar and headlined with a couple of women vocalists. like bees making honey, they soon hooked up with another more famous canadian,"honeymoon suites’ ", derry grehan, to collaborate on their 2005 independent cd self titled "dexrays"- when derry headed north of the border to tour with hms, the boys from central Illinois found, eric "the kid" hughes, singing karaoke in divesville, usa- ....Dave left the band, but did not stop them, former shredder with "wild unicorn" dan lesner joins the band and 2006 now sets the power trio +one with a great lead guitarist and begins yet a third evolution of central illinois’ best rock-

dexter grew up in new orleans digging the funk and tower of power and jazz, rich grew up in chicago listening to chicago. dan came of age in the metal area getting the sounds of the world, while eric studied music in school, toured with several jazz bands and made about $1.49 per year in profit while seeing the world.

what sets the dexrays apart from other bands are two important things 1) great chops and 2) the fact that we all have boring day jobs but are diehard musicians in spite of that

we are most influenced by money and alcohol, musically by the blues first, real rock second and all the other stuff of all creeds and political parties after that

we love to play live, people love our groove

Lyrics

bending of the light

Written By: dexrays (r leigh)

Bending of the Light words & music by R Leigh

Ever think about the journey?
How sometimes you fit the wrong one in
Just to satisfy the yearning
You’ll do anything to let you win

Take it all for granted
No one really knows her name
There’s always time for second chances
After all the whiskey takes the blame

It’s just the bending of the Light
The illusion everything’s all right
It’s just the bending of the Light
You might lose your self tonight

Time is slowly marking boundaries
Out of nothing becomes the past
Without the clarity of focus
Another woman might be your last

It’s just the bending of the Light
The illusion everything’s all right
It’s just the bending of the Light
You might lose your self tonight

How many times how many places
How many tears how many faces

You come down to pay the piper
try and roll the dice again
Double up on ever after
Take a shot at Lady Luck…..but then

It’s just the bending of the Light
The illusion everything’s all right
It’s just the bending of the Light
You might lose your self tonight

Discography

we produced our own cd in 2005, self titled "dexrays" with seven originals and a great cover of steven stills' "for what its worth"
you can sample the tunes on our website www.dexrays.com
our record is looking for a label as we speak and is available in select stores in central illinois....we have added a second website as well .....www.myspace.com/dexrays

Set List

a typical set list blends our original stuff with covers in no particular order, except to keep the crowd guessing.....
they look, they wonder.....
ie-
here without you........3 doors down
slide..........goo goo dolls
blurry........puddle of mudd
rockin in the free world.........neal young
feelin alright..........joe cocker
bending of the light........original dexrays tune
figured you out.........nickleback
the joker........steve miller band
hard to handle........the black crowes
in the street..........original dexrays tune
pbj........original dexrays tune
set two
for what its worth .....buffalo springfield
white room............cream
born under a bad sign.....cream
plush........stone temple pilots
are you gonna be my girl........jet
the one I love.........rem
sweet home alabama........?
what i got..........sublime
mary jane's last dance.........tom petty
call away.....original dexrays tune
blue mean town...........origianl dexrays tune
set 3
funk-n-E.......o