'The Scream' of Zippy

Based on the painting 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch in case that was not apparent and featuring the iconic English kids TV character zippy.



Video Hits on Youtube

I recently uploaded some songs on to youtube. Some are old songs, some are more recent as well as a few cover versions. The videos simply contain still images and are just designed to showcase the songs. I plan to add a video section to this site at some point that will showcase some of the proper videos I have made over the years.

1. 'Rusty Old BMX Bike' Taken from the 2017 cassette album 'ICU on Telephono 1986' The photo is a vintage shot of me circa 89/90.  You can check out the album this was taken from here....https://patrickwray.bandcamp.com/album/icu-on-telephono-1986

                                       
 
2.'Dead Youth' by Movement. The first song I ever wrote. There is a bit more info on this band on the bio page. Track recorded 1996. Another vintage pic of me plus band memorabilia.                   



3.'Hey Music Fan' from the 'My Big Idea EP' released back in 2016. A collaboration with Mats Davidsen. You can listen to the whole thing here...https://davidsenwray.bandcamp.com/releases


4.'God Only Knows' cover. Recorded in 2003 with my friend Daniel Halliday when we were both in the midst of serious Beach Boys addiction.


5.'Holding Back the Years' cover. Recorded in 2009 with my friend Daniel Halliday and featured on the Cogs album 'Afternoons' (please don't tell Mick!) I could never match the flawless original but probably closer in spirit to the inferior original version recorded my Mick Hucknall's punk band The Frantic Elevators. Painting on video is by Andrew Wyeth.

 

6.'Gin and tonic Tonight' cover. This is originally by Mats Davidsen from his Painted Romans project. I have collaborated with Mats on the 'My Big Idea EP' as well as 'Power Ballad' from 'ICU on Telephono 1986' where this track is also contained.




7.'Who Invented the Set Up? by Athena. Recorded in 1999. This track was featured on the compilation 'Bedroom Cassette Masters Volume 9' The EP it was originally taken from, the 'Museums EP' was reissued last year.You can listen here....
https://patrickwray.bandcamp.com/album/athena-museums-ep
Bedroom Cassette Masters....https://bedroomcassettemasters.bandcamp.com/ There is some more info and a link to a full biography of Athena on the bio page of this site.

Updated Biography Section

The biography section of this site has had a drastic overhaul to incorporate loads of old work (some of which goes back thirty years!) This is now a fairly extensive overview of my art to date...

Scene from 'Workathon' comic (1999)


New Art Riot!

A3 Drawings/Paintings
Some new  recent pictures for sale.....









Don Dohler Article in The Darkside Magazine

As well as making art and music I occasionally publish articles. This month I have a lengthy article on Don Dohler , the maverick DIY comic artist and director of such low budget sci-fi and horror flicks as 'The Alien Factor'. 'Fiend', 'Night Beast'. 'Galaxy Invader' and 'Blood Massacre'. Don is notable amongst other things for having given JJ Abrams his first work on a professional movie (he did some synth music for 'Night Beast')
The article is published in The Darkside Magazine issue 198. I am pleased to be published in Darkside as I have been a reader of the magazine on and off since it began in 1990. If you had told my thirteen year old self he would one day write an article in Darkside he would not have believed you so yes I am pleased, delighted even! This is the longest article ever published on Don Dohlers work and it's out this week.