Rocking from Coast to Coast
Johnny Ray was rocking with his band on Boston’s north shore when Horizon’s Edge Casino Cruise Lines came to town. With a reputation as a crooner with a great live band they were a perfect fit for this exciting new casino venue. Soon the band began playing sold old out shows on the casino ship to audiences from all over New England. After a few years of enjoying regional success as the house band the accolades poured in, “the best cover band in Boston” – Hank Morse WROR 105.7 FM, and, “…the most requested act in New England” – Mike Tumulty Entertainment Director Horizons Edge Casino Cruise Lines. Good fortune shined again on the band when an entertainment buyer from Las Vegas spotted them on the ship and began booking them on the Las Vegas strip. In Las Vegas Johnny honed his skills for an international gaming audience and the crowds ate it up. Everything from Frank Sinatra to the Rolling Stones with the hottest musicians in the business. Duos, Trios, or 18-piece orchestras, nothing was off limits. It was an exciting time in Las Vegas when the casino lounges were filled with great live bands. While in Vegas Johnny signed a deal with West Coast Talent Inc. and continues to play the casino circuit at Native American casinos across the south west.
Whether you want to groove to Marvin Gaye’s “what’s going on” or dance to the Stones “Honky Tonk Woman” Johnny can deliver the goods with a talented and diverse band of amazing world class musicians. The stadium will rock, the dance floor will sway, and the music will move like a “lazy flowing river”
to fill the hearts and souls of everyone in attendance.