The Atomic Rays

The Atomic Rays

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Bristol's premier purveyors of flamboyant, energetic and theatrical Pub Rock........ (easily transferable to most major arenas)


In the early years of the Cold War five guys named Ray decided it was best to stay hidden in a fallout shelter until the Russkies gave up. While they were there all they had were hot dogs to eat, 1950's sci-fi movies to watch and a radio to listen to. Having become adept at playing the music they heard and loved on that radio (especially during the 1970's) they finally decided it was safe to emerge early in 2007.

Calling themselves The Atomic Rays they hit the Bristol pub scene like an invasion from Mars.

Atomic RaysPlaying the likes of Bowie, Purple, The Who, The Tubes, Bolan and The Stones with flamboyance, energy and the kind of theatre that only exposure to too many monster movies can inspire.

Lights, smoke, movies, monsters and in yer face Rock n' Roll. Oh, and a bit of jumping about. Atomic Rays are the metalunic Ray D8 on vocals, the monstrous Ray Gunn on bass, the mysterious Ray "Sir" Roof on keyboards and the atomically powered Ray Dar on drums.

Will someone please call The National Guard? Its The Astonishing Atomic Rays! They're atomic. And they're all called Ray...


Since 2007 the Atomic Rays have decided to cease production of any pre-recorded material and concentrate instead on live performances.

Set List

Unless playing the London 02 Arena, the Rays normally play two 45 minute sets.


Seven Seas of Rhye
How Does It Feel?
Gimme Shelter
Itchycoo Park
Come Together
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper
White Punks on Dope
Live and Let Die
I Want You To Want Me

Papa Was a Rolling Stone
Rock n’ Roll Star
Feeling Good
Highway Star
Paint It Black
Crazy Horses
Born to Run
She’s Not There
Won’t Get Fooled Again

"Living on a Prayer" and "You give love a bad name" are usually rested for arena gigs