Tommy Ray and the Rayguns
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Tommy Ray and the Rayguns

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Tommy Ray and the Rayguns take a more modern approach to their music, bordering on psychobilly. Think traditional greaser music with elements of punk and a little more distortion and you'll get the basic idea..... they definitely have enough twang to please but also seem to incorporate punk, honky tonk, powerpop and metal to get a very unique sound. This will definitely make for an interesting night of music so be sure to check this one out. I'm putting this on my "don't miss" calender!"
- Still Not Dead

"Album Review"

CD review from Rockabilly
Tommy Ray and the Rayguns
Jezebel's Jukebox

I don't know where the hell these guys came from, but boy are they turning some heads. We first caught a glimpse of Tommy Ray and the Rayguns at Elvisfest. Not many bands get our attention these days, especially since everybody and his brother is jumping on the rockabilly bandwagon and the kustom culture in general. It was nice to find a new, enthusiastic band that actually has rockabilly in mind and knows that you can't put billy on the end of the word suck and make it work.

We were so happy with their sound and performance, we invited them to play the Rockabilly BBQ. Hell, judging from the crowd response, we made a good decision. I was even happier to get my hands on their debut CD, Jezebel's Jukebox.

So here goes. Jezebel's Jukebox kicks off with an anthem that sticks with all of us called Rockabilly Girl. Based on a true story, this loveabilly, upbeat thumper gives homage to the fact that you can love her, but you just can't keep her. "Rockabilly girl loves me all night long. When I wake up in the morning she's rockabilly gone,"

singer Tommy Ray declares. Devil By Your Side is a creeper that crawls into you soul by pointing out the reasons why not to run with the devil.

From here, Jezebel's Jukebox kicks up the pace with Women and Alcohol. This gasoline-fueled drinker puts the emphasis on why what happens happens when you are dealing with chicks and liquor, as the super-talented Scotty Gates drives this ditty home, riding his Gretsch all the way.

The rest of this up-and-coming, kick ass band is rounded out by rhythm guitarist Chris Gillikin, Badger on the doghouse and Rusty Cloninger pounding out aggressions on the skins. It's been a long time since Charlotte has had a new band chocked full of passionate musicians and that passion shows in Jezebel's Jukebox.

4th and Vine is a morbid, surfabilly psycho-rage about loving someone so much that you cut out her heart and set that bitch in the corner. The rhythm boys really keep this gravedigger within the trenches as the guitar duo hammers the nails in the coffin. Original Sin grabs a hold of us as an upbeat and treacherous killer as Tommy Ray states, " I've seen the face of Satan and you look a lot like him" as he ponders the beauty and behavior of a beautiful woman.

Jezebel's Jukebox rounds out with a fantastic cover of Ring Of Fire done more like Social Distortion's cover of Johnny Cash's version. Whatever the case, this version rocks! And so does this band! But just like that, the CD was over and it was Rockabilly Gone.

Pick up your copy of Jezebel's Jukebox at

7/2/08 - Mark Cline/Rockabilly

"2009 Shows"

01-03-09--Puckett's Farm Equipment----------------Charlotte NC
01-09-09--Elvisfest--------------------------------------Chapel Hill NC
02-28-09--The Garage (Winston Cash Bash)--------Winston-Salem NC
03-07-09--Puckett's Farm Equipment----------------Charlotte NC
03-13-09--Prevue----------------------------------------Charlotte NC
03-28-09--Snug Harbor (NoDa Studios Party w/ Johnny Colt)--Charlotte NC
04-03-09--Puckett's Farm Equip.(CLT Cash Bash)---Charlotte NC
05-09-09--Friendz(Geargoyals Spring Car Show)-----Inman SC
05-09-09--MayBash---------------------------------------Charlotte NC
06-06-09--Puckett's Farm Equip.(Rockabilly BBQ)----Charlotte NC
06-13-09--4620-------------------------------------------Knoxville TN
07-03-09--Heavy Rebel Weekender---------------------Winston-Salem NC
07-11-08--Monkeypalooza 2-----------------------------Concord NC
08-01-09--Stella Blue-------------------------------------Asheville NC
08-21-09--Prevue-----------------------------------------Charlotte NC
08-22-09--River City Rods & Rides Rumble------------Richmond VA
09-12-09--The Milestone---------------------------------Charlotte NC
09-20-09--Steve's Bar and Grill--------------------------Fort Mill SC
09-26-09--G & T Rod Show-------------------------------Denver NC
10-03-09--American Royal BBQ -------------------------Kansas City MO
10-10-09--Port City Rumble------------------------------Wilmington NC
10-24-09--Friendz(Geargoyals Fall Car Show)----------Inman SC
11-06-09--Ground Zero------------------------------------Spartanburg SC
11-07-09--Puckett's Farm Equip.-------------------------Charlotte NC
11-21-09--Richmond Tattoo and Music Festival--------Richmond VA
12-05-09--Puckett's Farm Equipment-------------------Charlotte NC
12-12-09--Tremont Music Hall (CLT Clashes)-----------Charlotte NC
- Myspace

"Port City Rumble"

Port City Rumble - Wilmington, NC
"Just wanted to say thanks to the gracious folks from the Maulers car club outta Wilmington, NC for putting on the Port City Rumble. Truly was a great event and then the bands that rocked the house across the street and put the icing on the cake. Cannot wait for next years Rumble and to hang out and see some familiar faces. Here are a few photos from throughout the day, extra shout outs to the Dielectrics and Tommy Ray and the Rayguns for kickin' the crowd's ass that night!" Oct. 2009
- RustyKnuckles


Jezabel's Jukebox-released 2008



Tommy Ray and the Rayguns have been making quite a name for themselves with their own brand of Greaser Rock. Hailing from Charlotte NC, Tommy Ray and the Rayguns have played venues from Kansas City, MO to New York, NY. Drawing from there vast influences Rock, Rock-a-billy, Punk, Surf, Metal, Honky Tonk, and Country, they take the crowd on a full throttle joy ride.

TRR was born in late 2007 in Charlotte, NC when the members and former members of several local bands got together to jam. It was soon apparent there was "something snappy" going on so after a couple months practice they hit the stage and have never looked back. The release of their first record 2008's "Jezabels Jukebox" found the band beginning to find a their niche and a voice of their own.

With musical influances that range from Merle Haggard to Mike Ness...from Hank Williams to The Clash...from Jason and the Scorchers to AC/DC their unique blend of musical influences have allowed them to obtain a sound that they can truly call their own and allow them an appeal to a wide range of audiences.

So if you want to light a fire under your audience, this is the band for your event,