Slim Wray is a bombastic, irreverent garage rock band founded on thunderous drums and gritty, fuzz-driven guitar riffs. Recalling blue-eyed soul classics such as The Sonics, The Animals, and The Kinks, Slim Wray powers things into the modern era with heart-pounding energy, visceral vocals and an energetic live presence.
The story of Slim Wray has been one of dedication. Howzr grew up in Indiana, while Chris was raised in upstate New York. They met while playing in several bands together in New York's punk and indie rock scene. In 2011, they formed a two-man project, Slim Wray, that quickly built a buzz around Brooklyn, NY as a dirty, bluesy, stripped-down band with a explosive live show. In 2013, they finished recording their debut album, Sack Lunch, which was recorded live at Vault Recording Studios by producer and former bassist of The Push Stars, Dan McLoughlin.
"Slim Wray is every cool garage band that you love and still like no one else. The sound shifts like the colors on a vintage Wurlitzer juke box from melodic (‘I Gotta Girl (With a List of Needs,”)), Rolling Stones’ nasty (“Cutout”) and Memphis Blues (“Sunshine”) without ever straying too far from its wailing guitar and pulsating drum roots. This Relix JamOFFwinner rocks it outta the park." - RELIX Magazine
“Slim Wray are certainly a unique mix of renowned favorites made
their own, claiming their unique sound and putting together something original on the oftentimes very mundane current music scene. Emotional, energetic, and stimulating due to its uniqueness, this group has, in its infancy, already proven what talent two men can have, and what they are able say and accomplish when they follow where their passion lies.” 9/10 Stars - BluesRockReview.com
"Slim Wray has all of the grit and grime of a true American rock band. “I Gotta Girl (With a List of Needs)” starts out with a fuzzy surf-riff reminiscent of Little Barrie’s “Surf Hell” and plunges into pounding drum-heavy solos. “Abilene” is a slower-paced track, complete with drawn out guitar solos and bluesy riffs." - The Deli
"A scintillating scythe of percussion cleaves the air to announce the arrival of Slim Wray, this is rock as it should be played. Reflecting on relationships, the lyrics take the classic angsts of boy meets girl and delivers them inside a resounding maelstrom of well delivered riffs and rattles. " - emergingindiebands.com