The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra
Hear the hits of soul music pioneer Ray Charles performed at Calgary‘s legendary live music venue.
About The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra:
Paying homage to one of the greatest musicians of all time, the Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is a 9-piece ensemble performing the hits penned by the legend himself.
Formed by Musical Director John Gray, bassist and a leader on the Calgary jazz scene who toured with the Ray Charles Orchestra, an ensemble of the city’s finest musicians recreate the one-of-a-kind sound of Ray Charles and perform such hits as “Georgia On My Mind,” “MaryAnne,” “Hit the Road Jack” and “Let the Good Times Roll,” among them.
Featuring Grammy Award-winner Donald RAY Johnson on vocals, the group includes a solid rhythm section, a killer horn section and two backup singers known as the “Donald Raylettes.”
The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is quickly becoming well-known to Alberta audiences and is a popular choice for concerts, conventions, weddings and corporate performances. Their tight sound, danceable rhythms and extensive repertoire have captured audiences whose tastes run from jazz to blues, country to soul and funk to gospel.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.