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Rat Pack Tribute

Elvis Tribute
Salford Lad: Morrissey and The Smiths Tribute
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Entertainment tailor made for your function or event when quality and a touch of class matter.

Ray Godwin

Vocalist, DJ and entertainer - Tribute nights a speciality!

    

Hi Ray,
"Hi Ray
. We just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday night. You were absolutely fantastic, and even better than we were expecting. So many people have said that that you are the best singer they have ever heard - the dance floor was busy all night which is exactly what we wanted! Thanks again so much!
 
Love Shelley & Mike Ankers-Wainwright x"

 

  Demo listen

Biography

Ray studied Performing Arts and Media  At Salford University in the mid-eighties, since then he has worked on a variety of different projects including radio, television and the theatre. Guests stars in the video for his latest single with his band The Dandelion Clocks include none other than Rick Wakeman from YES, Mark Radcliffe, John Stapleton from GMTV, Frank Sidebottom and world champion boxer Ricky Hitman Hatton.

As well as being a top professional vocalist, voiceover artist and DJ, Ray is also an accomplished singer songwriter signed to KM Records and has a publishing deal with Kid Menthal Music. In the past couple of years, Ray and his music career has featured in a variety of press including The Sun. He has been interviewed on BBC Northwest Tonight, Granada Reports and Channel M. Radio appearances include BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Lancashire, Radio Fivelive, Talk Sport, Key 103 and a host of other stations.

         

Above: With Chris Hollins, performing live at St Georges Hall, Liverpool during the European Capital of Culture celebrations and right with Paul Ross.

Below: In the chair at the BBC and being interviewed by Peter Allen on Drive Time and singing live on BBC Radio Five Live.

   

 DJ

Ray offers a complete entertainment package combining his first class live singing performance with his skills as a top party DJ. Depending on the requirements of your event or occasion, if you like he can do one or two sets of singing and then keep your guests entertained and enjoying themselves grooving on the dance for the rest of the evening - the perfect solution without the complications of having to have an additional DJ plus all that unsightly extra equipment.

"Hi Ray. We both want to say how fantastic you were, all our guests thought you were outstanding. You made our special day truly memorable, we would recommend you to anyone, once again brilliant. Love Sharon and John Irving." 

And while we are on the subject of equipment, Ray uses only the latest Yamaha and Shure finest quality gear - no scruffy ageing equipment, muffled PA or an inability to understand what is being said or sung!

Rat Pack Tribute - Tribute to Swing

If a touch of class is what's required, then look no further than Ray Godwin and his Rat Pack tribute! Wearing Black Tie, Ray will ensure that guests of all ages enjoy the classic all time favourite songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin (plus guests!). Take a listen to the demo songs below and bring a piece of the silver screen or the West End to your function for a lot less than you might think!

Have a listen to Ray singing Rat Pack and Swing...

These demo songs are in MP3 format. Left click on the demos to play them in your default media player, right click and "save target" to download them to your hard drive. More songs are available for listening to on Ray's Elvis Tribute website (see below).

Demo 1         Demo 2         Demo 3

"What can i say? we were left in awe at rays performance. He has an amazing voice and involved the people watching both young and old with ease. We've had nothing but good comments and people asking how to get in touch to book him for themselves. the whole family hopes to see you perform again soon, thank you for making it a night none of us will forget.
Dave Jones & family, St. helens. Merseyside"

Elvis Tribute

    

Ray also performs a highly acclaimed authentic Elvis Tribute - check out his Elvis Tribute website and demos by clicking on the above pictures.

"Good evening Ray, We would like to thank you for your contribution to our wedding on 25th September at Statham Lodge. It was a very special day, which ran perfectly! Thank you again for your superb input, Gareth & Rachel White" 

Salford Lad: Morrissey and The Smiths Tribute

Ray and Morrissey were both born in Davyhulme Hospital in Manchester - albeit a few years apart! Salford Lad is his authentic tribute show, in which he performs classic songs by The Smiths and Morrissey.

Below: Ray and Johnny Marr.

"Hi Ray, just a quick note to say thank you for a great night on Friday on behalf of your fans here in Norfolk - the feedback from everyone was excellent. As I said in my intro Ray, it is a great compliment to any professional artist to be invited back twice.Thank you for a terrific performance, Best regards, Alan T."

Doesn't have to be a Tribute ...

 Not looking for a Tribute singer? Ray performs a range of material from across the decades, performing songs that will either quietly entertain in the background or fill a dance floor. From The Kings of Leon to The Killers, from Take That to The Monkees, and from Pink Floyd to the Stereophonics, Ray has the experience and knowhow to tailor the set list to the event.

Video

Ray performs Dakota with Rubicon at Hopfest, a festival the band headlined in 2013 and 2014. Click the picture to watch the video.

"Dear Ray. Just to say a big thank you for a wonderful evening, everyone thought you were great and really enjoyed themselves. Thank you. Mary Richardson"

Weddings, Anniversaries, Parties, Ladies Evenings. . .

                          

You can guarantee a successful event by combining Ray's vocal talents with his skills as a top party DJ. It's far better to have only one experienced first class entertainer to deal all your entertainment requirements on the night. And you won't need to put up with two sets of PA and disco equipment cluttering up the venue.

If you are simply having a family get together at home or throwing a huge party at the town hall, Ray will tailor a package to suit your event and your budget.

As for weddings, Ray will customise the afternoon and or evenings entertainment to meet all your hopes and aspirations - why have the first dance at your wedding to a CD when you can have one of the best voices in the business sing it live for you? Whether you simply need a singer for one set or the whole package from the Wedding March to the last dance, Ray will offer advice and plan the entertainment with you and your partner to your exact specifications. Give your Groom and Chief Bridesmaid one less thing to worry about on the big day, knowing that the all the entertainment is in experienced and safe hands.

In the chair and planning a Ladies Evening? Be it on a traditional or a modern theme, Ray will work with you to ensure that your Ladies Evening is a great success including renditions of The Rose and The Ladies Song. Black tie Officer's mess ball? Contact Ray who will organise both the entertainment and disco.

"Wow - What a class Act !!!!! Ray sang his heart out at Our Royal Wedding / Renewal of Our Wedding Vows Party on 29th April 2011. Guests were all up dancing and singing along having a wonderful time thanks to Ray, who adapted his Act, from cool Swing in the afternoon, to party Party PARTY at night !  All our guests were so impressed with Ray's vocal talents and charisma that, not only did they all say that he was the best live Act they had ever seen, but also that they were glad that they turned down the invite to Westminster Abbey/Buckingham Palace to see him. I am just pleased we got him booked before the Royals ! Thank you so much Ray for making Our day such a wonderful and memorable experience . One which we will never forget. Love The Bentley Family and All Our friends "   

Theatre

Ray appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar at The Albert Halls in Bolton in October 2014.

"Thanks for everything! We had loads of people telling us how great your singing was, and we both had a fantastic time,
love Jill and Ian x
"

Contact

Due to the volume of email spam, a direct link to Ray's email address is not explicitly included here. You can SMS or ring him directly on 07771 930198 or send him an email using the prefix "ray" then send that to his domain @raygodwin.co.uk - sorry it's so cryptic but there are programs out there that harvest emails on websites on behalf of spammers.

"Hi Ray, Once again, thank-you for making our day so special. You have a great set of pipes mate - everyone thought the music was fantastic and were were really impressed! thanks again, Jason & Clare"

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Links

 

Godwin Website

The Dandelion Clocks

Elvis Presley Tribute Website

Rubicon

"Hi Ray, we just wanted to say a BIG thank you to you for entertaining our guests at the hotel, we had a blast.... All our guests have not stopped talking about our entertainment for the evening YOU! ( - :    From beginning to end you were superb, I know it seems like you are just back ground music at the beginning of the night but a lot of people have commented on how exceptional your voice was singing the Rat Pack songs so they were listening ( -: AND Elvis what can I say you were fantastic and kept our little crowd entertained all the way to the early doors finish.... Paul thought you were great, thank you for letting him sing along on a couple of tracks. ( -:  We loved our evening and we  will remember it for a long long time, so thank you for contributing to making our evening one to remember you come highly recommended and we will be singing you praises or a long time.  Thanks again.  Love Nikki and Paul xxx"

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