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.

"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).


Get all 6 CD's for $70.00

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.

If you would like to use your credit card to make a purchase, you can use the Pay Pal facility located next to each item.




29/11 Warrawong Markets 9am
30/11 Dapto Markets 9am
5/12 Steakhouse, Clydesdale Motel, Casino 7pm
6/12 Silver Sands Holiday Park, Camp Kitchen , Evans Head 3pm
7/12 Iluka Markets 9am
12 & 13/12 Sons Of The Soil Reunion, Sawtell Hotel 8.30pm both nights
14/12 North Beach Bowling Club 5pm
20/12 Big 4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park 7pm
21/12 Riverwalk Markets, Laurieton 9am
24/12 Fishtales @ Sawtell Hotel 6.30pm
28/12 Uptown Markets, Coffs Harbour 9am
31/12 Fishtales @ Sawtell Hotel 6.30pm
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We had a great night filming my "live" DVD/CD at the Squatters Rest.  Many thanks to all those who turned up and to everyone involved in the production.   All being well,  I will have it up on the website for sale before Christmas, a great pressie for the old man I reckon.

Last weekend I performed at the Clarence Valley Country Muster near Ulmarra.   320 caravans and motor homes turned up, a pretty good effort for the festival's second year.  A great job by Wendy Gordon and all her crew, I'm sure this will become one the best Australian country music festivals on the circuit, great lineup, beautiful weather...what more could you ask for.

All you old Sons of the Soil fans , save the dates friday 12th and saturday 13th December, as we are going back to our spiritual home, The Sawtell Hotel, to open the new pub extensions and have a bit of fun.   All the original members have put there hand up and will be there.

Summer is market time for me, so I'll be popping up all along the coast playing at a market near you.  Come along and give me some cheek.  At the end of the month , 29th & 30th, I'll be back down in Wollongong at Warrawong and Dapto markets .

Keep smiling and I'll see you along the road,

"If you want to license any of Errol's recordings or music videos please click here to view his Direct Licensing Policy".

Errol Gray - How Good Is This? - They Wonder Why You Drink

THEY WONDER WHY YOU DRINK recorded "live" somewhere in Queensland in August, 2011