Ray Boulay & The Constituents

Ray Boulay & The Constituents

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"Acoustic Rock and a Broadway Musical in a Shake 'n Bake Bag. Ray Boulay & The Constituents are this and more with their passionate, high-energy performance."

Biography

A Toronto-based band with roots from Northern Ontario, Ray Boulay and the Constituents (RBC) has been playing together since 2001.
Members Ray Boulay (Lead Vox / Guitar), Brendan Peltier (Vox / Piano / Keys),
Mike Brisbin (Bass) and Richard Cambridge (Drums), make up this quartet that has been described as “Acoustic Rock and a Broadway Musical in a Shake’n' Bake Bag.” and “Modified Acoustic Rock.” RBC strives to put on the best show possible for its audiences. Its goal is simple: make audiences laugh with improvisational songs, crazy interaction and rock them with their unique brand of high-energy music. “Each and every show is important and we like to include the audience to be part it.”

Stylistically, RBC’s writing is acoustic rock, but differs from one song to the next. They sound nothing like Blue Rodeo, Dave Matthews, Daniel Lanois, Elvis Costello, The Talking Heads or Hawksley Workman; but have trace elements of all these great performers while their songs are instantly recognized as RBC. With Ray’s classically trained theatrical/pop rock voice, Brendan’s Ben Folds fingers, Mike’s melodic bass lines, right on through to Richard’s creative rock steady beats, RBC’s songs have a way of getting into people’s heads. Catchy songs like their rock/county “The Lucky One”, the Elvis Costello-esk ”Everybody Say Ahh” and the rock drive of “Get You From The Inside”; RBC’s songs are the kind you just can’t forget.

Hear what people are saying about Ray Boulay and The Constituents:

"A truly original band."
Kenny Brewster - Afternoon Drive Announcer, FOX 102.FM North Bay, ON

“Gifted songwriter-Dynamic Performer”
Kristine Lukanchoff, Fmr Assistant/Road Manger to Jane Sibery

“RBC, a band you can take to the bank.”
Pauline Braithwaite, Freelance Journalist.

They are currently planning to record a live show DVD/CD in September in line with their new studio CD dropping in the fall of 2005.

For bookings or information contact Ray Boulay at rayboulay@sympatico.ca or 416.660.7882

Discography

Ray Boulay, CD release "Rockstar:48" - 1999
Ray Boulay & The Constituents, Single release "The Lucky One" 2001
Ray Boulay & The Constituents CD Release "LIVE" 2004

Set List

All songs are original unless otherwise noted.

The Lucky One
Walking in Circles
Foreign Shores
When Your Habit Quits on You
Horn of Envy
Tensor Band
73' Mustang
Get You From the Inside
The Storm
Falling into Something
You're not Like them
Put Yer Money Down (Tribute to Hank Engle)
Rose Coloured Glasses
Yolles Jingle (Yolles Furniture)
Ahead By a Century (The Hip)
Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
Sundown (Gordon Lightfoot)
Never Surrender (Corey Hart)
Heaven On Thier Minds (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Secret Agent Man (cover)
Silvia's Mother (Dr. Hook)
Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
Girls (Beastie Boys)
High & Dry (Radio Head)