Ray Danes

Resonate – Ray Danes, Katie Jay, Ben Daniel

Another stellar lineup of live and local talent hots the Grand Hotel stage this Thursday night.

First up will be Ray Danes playing the 7.00pm slot will be Ray Danes. Born in Atherton, before later moving to Bega, NSW. Ray learned to play Drums at an early age and later started playing guitar, singing and writing songs. He began studying music and moved to Cairns in 2011 to pursue a music career. In 2012, inspired by Ed Sheeran, he began playing gigs and was resident musician at ‘Clifton Capers’ Clifton Beach. In 2012 Ray was the winner of the ‘Tablelands Folk Festival’ song writing competition and has recently released his first EP.

Whether it’s performing solo, with her band the Code or playing lead role in the theatrical version of “Legally Blonde” most Cairns Folk would be familiar with Katie’s awesome vocal abilitys. She also happens to have an awesome set of original material she will be performing this Thursday night. Katie’s set kicks off at 8.20pm sharpish, don’t miss it!

Ben Daniel will be playing the 9.30 set this week. Ben has rapidly made his presence known in Cairns as a unique singer songwriter. With a diverse range of influences ranging between artists such as Jeff Buckley to Smashing pumpkins. Ben brings an eccentric writing style to the table and promises something a little different.

Resonate is staged every Thursday night at the Grand Hotel in Cairns. Kitchen opens at 6.00, Resonate blasts off at 7.00pm entry is free!

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