Ray Cooper tours the UK in March

Ray Cooper

Ray Cooper’s Promised Land Tour 2020

Ray Cooper, a former member of Oysterband, left the group 2013 and has now released three solo albums and a song book. Ray is a story based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, performing with cello guitar, mandolin and harmonica. Ray lives in Sweden now and has a special love of winter, he even has a song about the Arctic. His songs range in subject, the title of his first album gives a clue: Tales Of Love War And Death By Hanging.

Ray’s style straddles folk and rock and his latest release Between The Golden Age & The Promised Land sees a simpler and stripped down more acoustic production inspired by producer Rick Rubin’s treatment of Johnny Cash’s late recordings. It is a big sounding record with serious themes but is nevertheless simple, raw, joyous, and unashamedly romantic.

‘Ray is one of those songsmiths who possesses the ability to really get inside the characters..– his insights are penetrating’ ..’– majestic, full bodied, confidently widescreen in nature’. David Kidman fROOTS

‘Musically Between The Golden Age & The Promised Land is a majestic, tour-de force of an album, destined, surely, to become one of the releases of the year’. David Pratt Fatea

‘….just get out there and buy it as soon as you can.’ Dai Jeffries RnR magazine.

Artist’s website: www.raycooper.org

‘Love & Vengeance’:


Thu 12th Wild Hare Club at the Green Dragon,New Market Street, Hereford, 8pm £12 info@wildhareclub.com

Fri 13th Stage 2, The Stables, Stockwell lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm, £11 01908 280800 boxoffice@stables.org

Saturday 14th Hop Barn, Hopyard Farm, Hockerwood lane, Southwell, 8pm, £16, 07880 973365

Sunday 15th Hermon Chapel, Chapel Street, Oswestry, 7pm, 01691 662196 Price- TBC

Wed 18th The Lamb Folk Club, Lamb Inn, 36 High Street, Eastbourne, 8pm, £8, 01323 728268 eastbournelambfolk@outlook.com

Fri 20th Milkmaid Folk Club, Risbygate Sports Club, Westley Road, Bury St Edmunds, 8pm, £12 contact@milkmaidmusic.co.uk,

Sat 21st St Mary’s Church, Alvediston, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5LY, 6.30 pm start 2 sets £15 in adv- 01722 780263 pen.teamtower@gmail.com

Sun 22nd Fleece Folk, The Fleece Inn, The Cross, Bretforton, Evesham, 7.30 pm, £12, 01386 831173

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