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.




6/4 Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets  9am
10/4 Windsor RSL, with The Old Fella 8pm
11/4 West Leagues, Leumeah with The Old Fella 8pm
12/4 Georges River Sailing Club with The Old Fella 8pm
13/4 Mounties Club, Mt Pritchard 1.30pm with The Old Fella
19/4 Maclean Markets 9am
19/4 Sons Of The Soil Annual Reunion Show, Sawtell Hotel, 8pm
20/4 Sons Of The Soil, Recovery Show, Sawtell Hotel 2pm
2- 4/5 King Of The Ranges Festival, Murrurundi
28 - 31/5 Beef Week, Cecil Hotel, Casino
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I just got back from my little jaunt to the central west of NSW and I'm pleased to say I broke the drought out there.  Yep, as soon as I hit the road, it started pouring rain and didn't stop for three days.  It's amazing what a bit of water will do, the countryside was a picture postcard.  To top it off I had three great shows out there, and thank you to the wonderful people who came along, I'm pretty sure they enjoyed the shows.

I'm having a bit of a spell and then heading off to the big smoke next week to do some club shows with The Old Fella.  It's always a blast working with Rod and the crowds are always up for a good time.  I haven't played in Sydney that much over the years, so it will be interesting how to see how the city folk take to my slightly bent view of the world.

Then at Easter, we will be having our annual Sons of The Soil reunion shows.  It's a bit earlier this year, to co-incide with our mate Pat Maguire's 60th birthday bash.  If you can remember Sons of The Soil from our halcyon days of the 80's, and want a good Easter break, come up (or down) to Sawtell for 2 big days of hot picking and "live" music with real musicians.  Come and have a party with us at the Sawtell Hotel, all the details are on the gig guide over to the left of the screen.

Anyway, have a good one and keep smiling !


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

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