Cray and Dempsey Biog, Written in the now, by the fans and the critics, RIGHT NOW (Who cares about what we USED to do)
Cray & Dempsey are two of the funniest fuckers I have ever met! Love going to see them on a Monday night! LONG LIVE CRAY & DEMPSEY!!!. Irene
(Fan e-mail 10-5-2006)
I arrived in Ireland Monday morning. As soon as I sat down in my parents house (in Kerry) I opened up Sunday Tribune . On page three there was a picture of you both in Washington. It was part of an article about legalizing the Irish in America. If you would like a copy, I can drop it in the mail for you. Just let me know. Take care, Tom
(Fan e-mail 8-1-2006)
Washington was AMAZING...you guys were AMAZING and we just wanted to "live our lives" and that is the main reason why I feel so strongly for the ILIR because young Irish here today deserve the opportunity more than ANYONE else to build a life here as well as a family and have the freedom to travel back and forth as they please. Together we will make a difference....we already have somewhat, why stop now?
(Fan e-mail 7-25-2006)
Hundreds packed into the Heritage last night for an evening of laughter in support of a very serious cause. The raucous and happy mood was set by the comedic and musical genius of the Cray and Dempsey Experience...
(Irish Voices Blog, 6-26-2006)
"COME TO HOBOKEN!!!!"
(Fan e-mail 5-9-2006)
"WAY TOO MUCH FUN!!! If there is such a thing... Friday night was such a blast. Thank you for playing all of my drunken requests. I have people calling to ask when you will be back!!! We miss you guys already. Thank you sooo much for all the good times. Love Brianne, your favorite bartender/ biggest fan!!!"
(Fan e-mail 4-25-2006)
"Just sending you a big fat juicy kiss to thank you again for the laughs on Sunday at the Hopper! You guys are the best and well my boobs thank you! And all three of us love you both! xxx"
(Fan e-mail 4-24-2006)
"i fucking LOVE the cray and dempsey experience. they are so vulgar and fun... hahah. paul [singing Blister in the Sun] turns to this lesbian couple: "I’m high as a kite I just might stop to eat you out" and than derek does this tongue flicker thing. they're middle aged men. and they're vulgar as hell. and i love it.
anyway, i love dermot's bar. and i love cray and dempsey. and i loved friday night. and i love guinness. and i loved the guinness toast. and everyone should have been there. pictures will be posted tomorrow."
(Found on a blog - 2/19/2006... people will blog just about anything)
"Hello my boys in funky vests.....
Just dropping you a few lines to tell you that I LOVE the website!!!!!! I always have a great night whenever you two are playing and I can't wait till ye are in woodside again!!!!! I'll try and get you them photos real soon. I'm totally jealous.....I def. need to get myself in that famous section....lol...."
(Fan e-mail 3-20-2006) "you guys are great. can't wait to you play connlys in maspeth again."
(Fan e-mail 3-18-2006)
I went to the Guinness Toast at Bridgewater in Kingston on the 17th of February. I just wanted to say hi and tell you that I enjoyed you guys very much! I spoke to Derek after the show and he asked for a picture but I don't have one yet. I'll send one soon! Keep it up!!
(Fan e-mail 2-25-2006)
Hey Derek and Paul, here are some pictures for you!! let me know if the attachments don't work and then I will try to send them to you another way!! as always i had a wonderful time seeing you guys. i was in the group with the 5 girls in the front and i brought them all there to see you since i loved you guys soo much and they thought you were awesome too! so you will be seeing us all again!
(Fan e-mail 2-20-2006)
Pics from early December at Tigin earlier this month. Hope you like ‘em and put ‘em up on your website! (Pics are pretty large so I’m sending multiple emails, sorry guys, deal with it!) Let me know if you do. And let us all know where you’ll be this January!
Scott & Crew, Norwalk, Fairfield, CT :) Slainte!
(Fan e-mail 12-28-2005)
I just wanted to say job well done at the Grasshopper last night! It is always a good time to watch you guys play and dance to the Irish music! Always amusing and always well dressed! Have a great day!"
Jen (AKA the one in the green down vest who Irish dances!)
(Fan e-mail 12-20-2005)
"Enjoyed your show at the Padovani Guitar Parlor last month! Thanks for the great music and the raucous humor. Cool website, love the bios especially! Happy Holidaze!!! "
The Amazing Guitarist Helen Avakian , 12-6-2005
"Thanks for getting me out of bed last Friday night. I was fast asleep when Pete Dogg & the German called asking if I wanted to see the Irish guys who sing Snoop Dogg @ Tigin. Without thinking about it, I was in. As expected, you guys put on another GREAT performance.
Looking forward to future performances and saying YO BITCH about 50 times!"
(Fan e-mail 12-6-2005)
"Saw you "gentlemen" at the Field in CT last weekend. Great time! Nice job, way to make fun of my date (went over swimmingly I might add!) and way to make a standard night out at the pub into a much more memorable experience! Get back up here to Fairfield and Norwalk ASAP!
(Fan e-mail 11-21-2005)
"Hi guys, thoroughly enjoyed friday night's show, had a great time once again. Tigins just isn't the same when its not the first friday in the month!
Looking forward to next time" Adam (from Newcastle)
(Fan e-mail 11-7-2005)
"The entertainment on Saturday will come from bagpipers and Irish step dancers, followed by the Cray & Dempsey Experience, a duo that, according to Mahoney's co-owner Emmett Woods, has taken "traditional Irish music and modernized it."
John W. Barry is the music writer for the Poughkeepsie Journal 10/31/2005
"Derek & Paul, I just wanted to thank you for the show! Love your CD! Personally prefer Mickey Mouse for President but would take Snoopy, Charlie Brown or Linus! LOL Frank "
(Fan e-mail 10-5-2005)
"I saw you a couple months ago at Mahoney's in Poughkeepsie, you guys were phenomenal. I'm from Syracuse and am coming back to Poughkeepsie October 15th for a night, I hope you are playing locally that night."
(Fan e-mail 9-15-2005)
"Hey lads, Whats the craic? Last Sunday at Sean Ogs was one of the best laughs Ive had since I got here to America! The show was brilliant. The only problem I have is that ye play on a Sunday night when I have work in the morning!!! Ah sure twas worth it!! Take it easy! See you Saturday in The Cuckoo's Nest!"
Thanks a million, Eoin R. (Fan e-mail 8-2-2005)
"Hello lads, I enjoyed your show in Sean Og tavern on the 12th. Thanks for a great night with great music. From John Duddy the boxer who won at Madison Square Garden the night before."
John Duddy (Fan e-mail 6-17-2005) Webmasters Note: John is is rising quickly through the middleweight boxing ranks and fans around the world are taking notice.
"Hey guys, Great show last Monday at Heritage... next time I'll have to drag Kelly to come out... Can't wait to see the pics you took of that night!"
See you soon. Kristen
"I had a blast watching you guys in morristown at the grasshopper. I have attached the pictures you asked me to email for your website. Please email me back once you put them up. They are pretty funny."
"OK - so you gotta come back to Syracuse. (That is where I really live). Just let me know when - and I will half fill the joint up. I spent the other night at a party telling everyone about you guys till they were sick of hearin it. Had em so pumped we would have done a 4 hour road trip to see ya again - except for the place would have been closed by the time we got there. (I know thats not a very good excuse - but its the best I got - If I had your hotel number I coulda called and you guys could have done an impromptu personal show for us at your temp crib!) You have the perfect moniker (Entertainment at its Supreme Best). Play that song bitches!
Michael -zippoholic (Fan e-mail 4-2-2005)
"Saw you guys two or three Friday's ago in Connecticut - some guy turning 40. Thanks for the great time, you guys were fabulously enjoyable. But how can I book you for my 40th when I'm already 41?"
Carl - Yo bitch! (Fan e-mail 2-2-2005)
"Hey guys! I heard you on WPDH this morning and thought you were fantastic! I hope you plan to play the other side of the river soon. Some where like Kingston, New Paltz, Woodstock? We have a love for all things Irish here! Keep up the good work, you may just get Snoop in the running!
Peace, love, and civil liberties! JS"
A fan e-mail after the WPDH morning Radio Show , 2/25/2005
"Paul M. Cray and Derek A. Dempsey, both natives of Dublin, Ireland , perform their original compositions, meticulously executed in their own eclectic style. Throw into this mix the fact that they are both great musicians and you have an entertaining show where you never know what's coming next! Yes, it's only a matter of time until The Cray and Dempsey Experience becomes a household name."
The Great American Irish Festival
"Rap performed by two Irish guys with a strong sense of melody and freedom."
CD Baby regarding "Snoop Dogg for President
"hey ya fuckers!! Me and my friends saw ya at Vaughns Pub in Hartford CT, we talked to you and you said that you play there all the time. However we just looked at your calander and you're continuously in NY. That sux!!! We want to you see you guys and let our friends hear ya! We talk about you all the time, basically we want to buy you a shot!! so let us know when you are coming back to hartford. we better see you soon im fiending your entertainment and a cold beer!! "
Your friends, Aimee and Carrie (Fan e-mail 1-26-2005)
"The Cray And Dempsey Experience kept the crowd on its feet singing and dancing all night long. This twosome act can keep your undivided attention going for long periods of time. They are a class act, very lively and entertaining and are well worth going to see when they play there again."
Mike Burke, Home And Away (at The heritage)