Ray Fuller's talent as a singer and guitarist has allowed him to share the stage with many blues giants including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and so many more! In fact, MUDDY WATERS, after witnessing an opening act performance by Ray Fuller on slide guitar exclaimed for all to hear "That was some hot slide boy....I could smell the smoke backstage!" JAMES COTTON, after witnessing a similar Bluesrocker performance shook Ray's hand and proclaimed "Finally I met somebody as wild and crazy as I am!" JOHN LEE HOOKER was so impressed with the band and their performance that he took the Bluesrockers and his own band out to dinner and picked up the tab! These opportunities to hang out and learn at the feet of the masters were not wasted on young Ray as he paid close attention to every pearl of wisdom and every nasty riff and blues lick generously shown to him as an eager student of the blues. Since then Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers have been performing their brand of low down gutsy blues and red hot rock'n roll for many years, leaving a trail of scorched stages and satisfied fans from Michigan to Florida, California to New York State and as far away as South Africa in April 2010!
A FEW QUOTES ON RAY FULLER:
"Their blues are laced with healthy doses of rockabilly and rock' n' roll, Fuller is out to stake a claim as one of the best singers of his genre."
- Living Blues Magazine
"To witness Fuller's precision slide dance on some walking blues tune is to understand first-hand how he has remained a local favorite for so long."
"His experience on the guitar is immediately recognizable... Ray Fuller never fails to please his audience."
-Big City Blues
"Ray's scorching electric guitar work touches on blues tradition but embraces rock n' roll's essence."
-The Columbus Dispatch
"Ray brings out his lap steel and tears the place down with stunning slide that brings visions of Hop Wilson, Elmore and Houndog!"
-Blue and Rhythm, UK
"Sounds like Elmore James and Houndog Taylor tempered with the rowdiness of George Thorogood."
-Guitar Player Magazine
Ray Fuller-guitar and vocals, Mike Gilliland-harmonica and vocals, Keith Blair-piano and vocals, Manny Manuel-bass and vocals, Mark Ward - drums.
Together they are an unstoppable force of blues and rock'n roll energy!
Classic-Muddy Waters, Howlin'Wolf, Elmore James, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lightnin'Slim, Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester, Robert Nighthawk, Willie "Pooch" Johnson, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, B.B.King, John Brim, Hound Dog Taylor, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy , Elvis Presley, Johnny Burnette, Paul Burlison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Contemporary-Jimmie Vaughan, Ronnie Earl, Kim Wilson, William Clarke, Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Omar and the Howlers, the Blasters, the Paladins, the LeRoi Brothers, the Tailgators, Dave Edmunds, Evan Johns and the H-Bombs, John Hammond, Mike Henderson and the Bluebloods, James Harman, the Blue Shadows (Red Devils), Songwriting-Willie Dixon, John Hiatt, John Fogerty, Lucinda Williams, Omar Dykes, James Harman, Dave Alvin.