The Rayls
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The Rayls

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"Holidaze at the WECC"

The Rayls are an up beat, funky duo.... As an event organizer, I found them to be a pleasure to work with. Their music is able to capture a wide range of audience ears.

Karen Taylor - "Holidaze" at the West End Cultural Centre. - Karen Taylor


Homegrown Audience EP coming soon.



The Rayls are a guitar/drum duo from Winnipeg, Manitoba that are comprised of guitarist/vocalist/vegan/redneck/tree-hugger Kris Plantz and drummer Scott Young. They have been performing together since the spring of 2009. Their sound is self described as redneck-a-billy and pushes originality to the limits. For the most part they prefer untraditional venues and take their music to the streets (playing in tunnels, alleys, and under bridges). Their gorilla street concerts have led to shows at a number of local venues. Their songs are upbeat, quirky, and as entertaining as watching a loud bunch of friendly hobo's playing yahtzee in the frozen dessert aisle of your favourite supermarket.

Kris Plantz - Kris, originally from small town Saskatchewan, migrated from Vancouver to Winnipeg and took a few years off before forming The Rayls. He has re-established himself as a quirky and offbeat songwriter that praises the prairie, deadbeat, and lonesome lifestyles. In Vancouver, his bass/drum duo Willmas Barnyard Fiasco received acclaim from local magazines such as the Georgia Straight, Nerve Magazine, and the West Ender. Willmas sound was compared to a cross between CAKE and Primus.

Scott Young - Scott is an exceptional drummer whose style and drum kit is anything but ordinary. Playing as a session musician and on stage backing many local artists, Scott is a chameleon behind the kit playing latin, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock, fusion, and metal. His recording credits include work on a 2009 Juno Award winning hip-hop album. Never boring, Scott is all about the performance and the connection with his audience.

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