Formed in the Appalachian foothills in 2011, The D-Rays draw from a wide number of garage/surf/punk influences to deliver their own brand of stripped down, dirty, original instrumental rock. No Walk Don’t Run or Miserlou here, this is something different.
Driven by bass player Missy Pence and drummer Maceo Gabbard, The D-Rays’ live show reflects the short attention span of guitarist Erick Coleman. Onstage, the band gets right down to business- their alcohol-fueled set features original tunes that rarely break the two minute mark. The result is a fast moving show centered around a powerhouse rhythm section and reverb-soaked guitar.
Featuring former members of Kill Surf City, Geraldine, and The Queers, the band has performed noteworthy sets at the Nelsonville Music Festival, Los Punk Rods Greaserama, and Blackout Booking’s BlackoutFest. The D-Rays have also shared the stage with a number of road veterans including Southern Culture on the Skids, Deke Dickerson, White Mystery, Bill Kirchen, Man Man, the Supersuckers and more.
Whether opening or headlining, The D-rays waste no time ripping through a tight, energetic set with tunes that will bounce around in your head days after.