The Ray Deez Test

The Ray Deez Test

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We have played cover tunes from the 70's to the present. In 1999, we started playing grung tunes, i.e. Kings-X. We decided to go all original shortly after that & the result was a bluesy form of grunge, which I call "Blue Grunge". I think you'll like it. RDT

Biography

The Ray Deez Test is a four piece rock band based in Charlotte N.C.. We have dozens of originals that are dynamic and entertaining. The members of this band, as well as the other musicians, have been doing originals that are one part grunge and the other part influenced by our cover band roots. Some of the musicians are; Terry Wheeler, Brain Burroughs & Danny Pruitt (lead guitar, drummer and producer on Day of the New Day), Jeff Smith, Daryl Carver "RIP" & Ben Griffith (back-up vocals, drummer & base player/producer on Sow Reap, off the Jabo Shout CD (Bushcada). Others include; Cody Bennett, Shawn Knight, John Christenbury, Brian Hair, Lorn Jack, Don Johnston, Greg 2$, Danny Mathus, Jay Harris, Mike Ekleberry, and Lynne Smith (photographer).
We dedicate this entry to Daryl Carver, who passed away 3-13-06. Over the years, Daryl was the first person we’d call when we needed a drummer. For example, one night Hopelust’s drummer didn’t show up at a gig. So we called Daryl. He played for 3 hours, sick, on a rainy night, which included playing 10 songs he had never played before. The next band he filled for was the debut showing of The Ray Deez Test. The last gig he performed was 2-10-06, with the Riverside Rockers. RIP Daryl Caver. He had so many friends that reaped the benefits of being around this happy drummer. Sow Reap! We will all miss him till The Day of the New Day!

Lyrics

UNCONDITIONALLY

Written By: DANA SMITH

UNCONDITIONALLY

Note: intended for a male/female duet

If you love a woman
Know where her heart resides
Learn to love and co-exist
If you have conditions
That come and go like the tide
Someone’s reputation to hide

(Chorus)
It’s so hard to be unconditionally
Both concerned have felt betrayed
It’s so hard to be true to me
And pretend to be committed so strongly

Search for reasons
On how it all went wrong
False promises deceive
A beautiful face
Has told a cheater’s lie
And left doubt that love’ll survive

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
Is it just the bedroom or is it just the light?
This bittersweet relationship could end tonight
Tried so hard to get it together again
You have to forgive like the sky and the ocean

(Chourus)

(Change)
Unconditionally
Unconditionally - I’m trying to avoid the temptation
Unconditionally - Stronger love without deviation
Unconditionally - Raise our passion to a new elevation
Unconditionally – When I hold you close to me
Unconditionally – Ooo unconditionally
Unconditionally – Ya unconditionally

UNCONDITIONALLY

Written By: DANA SMITH

UNCONDITIONALLY

Note: intended for a male/female duet

If you love a woman
Know where her heart resides
Learn to love and co-exist
If you have conditions
That come and go like the tide
Someone’s reputation to hide

(Chorus)
It’s so hard to be unconditionally
Both concerned have felt betrayed
It’s so hard to be true to me
And pretend to be committed so strongly

Search for reasons
On how it all went wrong
False promises deceive
A beautiful face
Has told a cheater’s lie
And left doubt that love’ll survive

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
Is it just the bedroom or is it just the light?
This bittersweet relationship could end tonight
Tried so hard to get it together again
You have to forgive like the sky and the ocean

(Chourus)

(Change)
Unconditionally
Unconditionally - I’m trying to avoid the temptation
Unconditionally - Stronger love without deviation
Unconditionally - Raise our passion to a new elevation
Unconditionally – When I hold you close to me
Unconditionally – Ooo unconditionally
Unconditionally – Ya unconditionally

Discography

Band CD
The Ray Deez Test - Live on the Red Room
The Ray Deez Test - Red Room Studio Demo
Jabo Sout - Bushcada
Hopelust - Hopelust @ the Red Room
Toastz - Dodhouse Studios

Set List

Day of the New Day - original
Hey You - original
Allready Said - original
Sow Reap - original
Life Haul - original
Crave - original
To the End - original
Machine Gum - original
It's Not OK - original
Tommorow - original
On My Side - orignal
Anouther All Alone - original
Laughing at Myself - original
Cover's ---------------- STP
KINGS-X
Oleander
Aerosmith
(3) 45 min. sets etc...........