THE BACKYARD BALLADEER
From his home base in Sawtell on the north coast of NSW, singer/songwriter and teller of tall stories, ERROL GRAY travels Australia with his one man show THE BACKYARD BALLADEER. With his acoustic guitar, stompbox, harmonica and a distinctly Aussie sense of humour, ERROL has his audience cracking up with songs and the occasional bush poem about everyday situations drawn mainly from his own experiences.   With song titles like WORKING FOR CENTRELINK, THEY WONDER WHY YOU DRINK,  JUST LET IT RIP  and TURDULENCE (The Dreaded Bedpan)  I'm sure you get the idea.  As well as his own cultural gems, ERROL  can knock out some great versions of  Aussie classics from John Williamson to Cold Chisel.

Scroll down the page and have a look at the videos and have a listen to some snippets of ERROL'S songs and if you like what you see and hear, you can even buy a CD or two, and if you want to know more about ERROL just give him a call on the number below or shoot him off an email.

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WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT ERROL -
"Very entertaining" - Danii Minogue

"Sawtell's Jimmy Buffett" - John Williamson

"In the true blue tradition of John Williamson and Kevin Bloody Wilson (but not quite as rude) - People Magazine

"You can't miss him.  He's the one without the hair singing the funny songs." - Anna Rose, CM journalist.






14 brand new tracks guaranteed to put a smile on your dial !  Including THAT'S WHAT POPS DO (the sequel to THEY WONDER WHY YOU DRINK), MILKIN' TIME (a tale of some very talented dairy cows),  the crowd favourite THE HUSBAND ( the secret to keeping a woman happy) and a stack of other original songs and yarns from my travels around Australia and closer to home.

Click below to listen to some snippets of Footloose and Fancy Free! - or right click on link to save to your hard drive.
THINGS COULD BE WORSE  2011 - 15 crack up tracks  including Neville  The Know It All, The Internet Blues, The Onion Bag, Christmas At Our Place and I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore                                     $20.00
THE BACKYARD BALLADEER 2007 - Taking up where Bugger Me Dead! left off, 15 tracks that comically explore the issues that affect us all.  Government bureaucracy (WORKING FOR CENTRELINK), Indian Call Centres (I WANT TO TALK TO A PERSON) and terrorists (TAKE ME WHERE THE WHITING ARE BITING) all come in for attention.
BUGGER ME DEAD! 2005 - A collection of the most requested comedy songs from Errol's "live" show. Six previously released classics join 11 new originals such as Ducks Guts on Toast, Old Fart, Number 97 to the Snackbar Please and The Town With No TAB. With giggles guaranteed, BUGGER ME DEAD has become Errol's best seller.
THE EARLY YEARS - 1985 - 2000.  A 20 track complilation of the best songs from Errol's first 2 albums ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, JOURNEYMAN and from THE COMPLETE SONS OF THE SOIL, back when Errol was trying to carve out a career as a "serious" singer/songwriter. 
HOW GOOD IS THIS - 2009. Featuring classics It's A Bugger When You're Ugly, Just Let It Rip, They Wonder Why You Drink and Errol's most popular song on iTunes - I'm A Bloke.  12 songs and 2 bush poems including Turdulence (The Dreaded Bedpan).

BUY THE LOT!!!

Get all 6 CD's for $70.00
BARGAIN !

You can purchase HOW GOOD IS THIS or any of Errol's previous CD's (listed below) by dropping a line and sending a cheque or money order to :- Errol Gray, P.O. Box 424, Sawtell NSW 2452.

Add $5.00 postage and handling for orders up to $50.00 and $10.00 postage and handling for orders over $50.00.

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GIG GUIDE
4,5,6/7 Lismore 4WD, Caravan and Camping Show from 9.30am each day
9/7 Lakeside Caravan Park, Woolgoolga 12noon
11/7 Sawtell Caravan Park 8am
12/7 South West Rocks Markets 9am
13/7 Uptown Markets, Coffs Harbour 9am
16/7 Woolgoolga Beach Caravan Park 12 noon
19/7 Wolumla Hall, Wolumla NSW South Coast 8pm
24/7 Park Beach Caravan Park 8am
25/7 Moonee Beach Caravan Park 4pm
27/7 Private Function
3/8 Maitland Markets 9am
18/10 Squatters Rest, Tucabia 7pm
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BACKYARD BLURB JULY, 2014

Winter is here at last, but you'd hardly know it  here on the north coast of NSW.  Crisp clear days, blue sky and an ocean full of migrating whales, plus there's all the migrating grey nomads on the highway heading north for winter, and I'll be there to entertain them as they stop in my part of the world.

As usual in winter, I'll be performing my little shows at the caravan parks on the Coffs Coast as the park management put on their free breakfasts and lunchtime sausage sizzles for the hungry travellers.  Check out the gig guide over to the left, and if you're travelling, spend a night at one of the parks and catch one of my shows at some of the best venues with the most beautiful backdrops in the world.

My writer's block has thankfully disappeared and I've been writing heaps lately with new songs that I will be roadtesting at my shows in the coming months.  Hopefully, there will be a few on my new CD/DVD that I will be recording "live" in concert at the rustic Squatters Rest, Tucabia  (near Grafton) on saturday 18th October.  My silly mates Ray Essery and Peter Capp will be my special guests on the night, so save the date.  Watch this space for more details.

Don't forget, if you're on the south coast of NSW come along to my show at the Wolumla Hall (near Bega) on saturday 19th July from 7pm and soak up the old time country hall atmosphere and have a laugh. Tickets are available at the door, with supper provided and a lucky door prize.

See you along the road,
ERROL



























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Errol Gray - How Good Is This? - They Wonder Why You Drink
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THEY WONDER WHY YOU DRINK recorded "live" somewhere in Queensland in August, 2011