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.




22/8 Moonee Beach Caravan Park 5pm
23/8 North Beach Markets, Bowling Club 9am
30/8 Sons Of The Soil Reunion, Sawtell Hotel 8pm
1/9 Bonny Hills Big 4 Caravan Park 5pm
7/9 Sawtell Hotel 12noon
7/9 Macksville Ex-Services Club 5.30pm
13/9 Lostock Dam Music Festival, Lostock , Hunter Valley. 4pm
19 - 21/9 Bony Mountain Music Festival, Warwick QLD
26 - 28/9 Central Coast Caravan Show, Mingara 11am each day
5/10 Ballina Country Music Festival, Fawcett Park 10am
18/10 Squatters Rest, Tucabia 7pm
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Please note, my CD's will be off iTunes and all the digital stores for a little while this month, as I'm changing distributors.  Don't worry, they'll be back up there at the end of the month.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  If you have any problems, shoot me an email or give me a call.

Just announced, I'm doing 2 shows on fathers day, 7th September,  from 12 noon at Fishtales Restaurant in the Sawtell Hotel and later down the road at the Macksville Ex-Services Club from 5.30pm.  Treat the old man out for a feed and a laugh !

Last month I was privileged to perform Waltzing Matilda  and some of my own songs at the opening ceremony of the World Credit Union Conference on the Gold Coast.  It was great to see people from all over the world have a laugh at my songs.  Given the Aussie sense of humour, I didn't think they'd "get" the humour, but thankfully I was wrong.  I even met another Errol, all the way from Barbados  (he had a great laugh about my song "Just Call Me Earl".

Remember to save the date, saturday 18th October at the Squatters Rest, Tucabia (near Grafton) for the recording of my "live" DVD/CD.  More details next month.

Keep warm and 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