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.




9/10 Bookworld, Coffs Harbour 11am. MIPIK book signing.
11/10 Maclean Markets, 9am
12/10 Uptown Markets, Coffs Harbour 9am
18/10 Squatters Rest, Tucabia 7.30 pm
Filming "live" DVD
23/10 Bushland Tavern, Taree 6.30pm
31/10 - 2/11 Clarence Valley Country Muster,
Ulmarra via Grafton
15/11 Ulong RSL Club 3pm
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I'm pleased to announce that my CD's and songs are now available again on iTunes and all the digital stores.  To go to iTunes from this website, hit the iTunes button  above and then on the iTunes site go to iTunes Store.  Also , you can now buy my CD's from most CD shops.  Go into your local shop and ask for the album you want and they will be able to get it in for you from the good folks at WJO Distribution.

On the long weekend, check out the Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival.  I will be appearing on the sunday at 10am down by the river for the Duck Race and later at the Henry Rous Tavern at 12.45pm.

On saturday 18th October, I will be filming and recording a concert at the Squatters Rest Museum at Tucabia , just out of Grafton from 7.30pm.  It will be released before Christmas as a DVD and CD, so you can watch it or just listen to it.  It would be great to have a big crowd turn up.  My mad mates Ray Essery and Peter Capp will be on the show as well to keep the laughs coming.  If you come along, you can pre-order the DVD/CD for HALF PRICE ! delivered to your door.

There's plenty happening this month, so check out the gig guide over to the left and come along to one of my shows.

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