Band Profile

The Ray Gradys

The Ray Gradys
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
Band Members: Early Gates - Vocals/Guitar
Mike Yak - Vocals/Drums
Tim Griswold - Bass/Vocals

The Ray Gradys Bio:

The Ray Gradys formed in Charlotte North Carolina in 1996. A very young Early and Jon wanted to start a punk band with no rules or limitations, musically or lyrically.
In 2002, after touring the US several times and releasing 4 albums, they decided to move the band to Philadelphia, PA.
Two more albums and two years later, 2004 Mike Yak joined the band taking over drums.
In 2007, Russ Golden took over bass after Jon was abducted by aliens. Jon has since sold the rights to his story to PBS and has happily retired to the south of France.
Russ had to leave the band due to time obligations with his own band.
Bill took over Bass in early 2008 for an East coast tour. But then had to leave due to family obligations and to feed his cats.
Metal Chris filled in for a U.S. Tour in 2008 and the 2009 Canadian tour with The Subhumans. He decided to stick full time with Morning Glory and playing traditional Greek music.
Jon ran out of Alien money and decided to come out of retirement to play some shows in 2010. Now Tim Griswold has taken over the bass guitar and makes Gates and Yak work extra hard to keep up with his precision and skill.
The Ray Gradys still continue to play as much as possible. Their energetic and interactive performance gives the crowd a chance to be involved rather than just watch.

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