Ray appearing on the Jools Holland show with John Cleary 2/10/2018





A MOMENT IN TIME

A tribute to Usain Bolt

Downloads, CD and Vinyl versions available now – click here

This is a post promoting our newly composed JAMAICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM that celebrates the incredible performances and the achievements of Usain Bolt.

You can probably still remember watching USAIN showing the competition his heels and bringing home a bag-full gold medals.

Take a quick listen to our melodic tribute, this is our ‘MOMENT IN TIME’ tribute song.

This cool jazzy roots tune (that’s still being polished and coated with lavish amounts of love and musicality), thanks and exalts Usain and our esteemed Jamaican athletes for the stylee in which they represented our little ‘ISLAND IN PARADISE’……Wasn’t it just awesome…..Give me an Amen?

The song was written and produced by RAY CARLESS & bad-ass reggae bass playing session man & producer COLIN MCNEISH. The vocals on the track was performed by UK rapper WATUSI87 with Emzee Haywoode supporting on backing vocals.

The inspiration for this MOMENT IN TIME tribute arrived approximately over 8 years ago after some shocking/insane performances on the running track by the trio of Usain and two of his his fellow Jamaican athletes who crossed the line in 1st 2nd & 3rd places in the 200 metres in Berlin’s 2009 World Championships…

On that account….. 123 ARGUMENT DUN?

A rap/vocal mix will be featured on the upcoming Ray Carless & Club Skaaville Allstar EP that will soon to be available on vinyl and cd as well as from most online music outlets. Accompanying tracks include songs from the upcoming Ray Carless & Club Skaaville Allstars album. (More info on its way).

This is an inspirational piece of roots reggae-jazz fusion that was composed as a properly anthemic reminder  of a memorable, relentless, magical and enduring real-time Moment In Time ……….

We hope that you full-joy this our ‘Moment in Time’.

Thinking Out Loud

Available here now

There’s A Reason

Here is a snippet of our new track filmed at Notting Hill recently…

COMING SOON: the new release from Ray Carless’ brand new JIRPS&S DEBUT SESSIONS featuring the RAY CARLESS & LINDEL LEWIS Production of the HI-TENSION classic hit ‘THERE’S A REASON’.

Vocals by Reggae Crooner MICHAEL GORDOB and solo by the original HT’s original sax man PATRICK MCLEAN.

LOOK OUT FOR: A new cut of my 80’s smash hit ‘TARANTULA WALK’

Below is my track ‘Thinking Out Loud’ available on CD Baby and a video shot in Ghana of our version of ‘Grazy Waltz’.

Ray Carless


Cymande

Cymande’s official website here

Cymande at Xjazz, Berlin by Philipp Jester

Cymande at Xjazz 2016, Berlin (by Philipp Jester)

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We'll be in the wonderful presence of our beautiful and talented Stokey Friday Club Ladies at the Vortex Downstairs Bar this evening .
Our sessions at Stokey Friday Club have been crazy every time since it's revival at the end of 2018, and this week's specially featured performers are Cool Notes lead vocalist Heather Haywood and Debra 'Pandiva' Romain our steel panness who's also a wicked vocalist...
This is definitely one not to be missed....See more Club Skaaville events that we hope will fill your entertainment needs at www.raycarless.com
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Well be in the wonderful presence of our beautiful and talented Stokey Friday Club Ladies at the Vortex Downstairs Bar this evening . 
Our sessions at Stokey Friday Club have been crazy every time since its revival at the end of 2018, and this weeks specially featured performers are Cool Notes lead vocalist Heather Haywood and Debra Pandiva Romain our steel panness whos also a wicked vocalist...
This is definitely one not to be missed....See more Club Skaaville events that we hope will fill your entertainment needs at www.raycarless.com

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THERE'S A NEW HACKNEY CLUB OPENING IN DALSTON @ VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS BAR DALSTON THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB Friday 19th October come and rave with us as we launch our HACKNEY LADIES NIGHT with the Return of The ORIGINAL STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB at Vortex Downstairs Jazz Bar. This is a special night brought to you by Jamaican sax man RAY CARLESS featuring an eclectic roster of ladies hell-bent on ruling the turntables and rocking the Vortex on a monthly basis. If you dare to show up you'll be entering The ladies' Pay-Back Zone bursting with vivacious talented female entertainers....That's with the exception of Mr Carless!.... Yes, our ladies will be spinning it for themselves as they breathe new life into this legendary and dearly missed STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB session. Hosts on the night are Judith Jacob of Eastenders and The Real McCoy fame, alongside DJ Sapphire (from Reggae Lounge) who're duty-bound to showcase our exciting secret roster of female DJs who'll be representing their chosen genres of black music . Lady-spinners invited to 'Come Nice Up This Dance' will be a mix of top-drawer big name Club & Radio professionals, doctors, brain-surgeons, musicians, vocalists, seamstresses, …. Just about and (normal?) female from any walk of life, women who are known to be passionate 'Front Room Connoisseurs' of Vintage SKA, BLUE BEAT, ROCK STEADY, REGGAE, BRIT FUNK SOUL, FUNK, SOCA, CALYPSO, AFROBEAT. Guest vocalist on the night is our upbeat lovers rock queen HEATHER 'COOL NOTES' HAYWOOD who will be on hand to sing a storming set of her Cool Notes hits as well as new material that's about to be unleashed. The Friday Club started off in a back room attached to Stoke Newington Methodist Church opposite Jeff's Butcher shop just down the high street by Ray Carless and a group of youngsters who included the Davidson sisters who all attended the church on a regular.. The young Ray regularly attended both the Methodist Church and the butchers (reluctantly, but yes, he really had to attend Jeff's butchers, he had no say in the matter) he HAD TO meet his mum (religiously) to help her do the Friday shopping, Or tek some big licks when they arrived back home...lol...Only joking folks...He claims that they were only very small licks...Lol... Friday Club was one of the coolest places for young people to hang out. It wasn't a massive space, it was tiny and subsequently extremely intimate, even the toughest wallpaper couldn't survive there for more than a couple of weeks. Ray explains; “I attended the Stoke Newington Methodist Church and a group of us were given permission to make use of the back room as a youth club. At first, the music was played by a couple of our church members Ainsley Forbes and Derek Deslandes who built their own amplifiers and also acquired some of Alan Sugar's primitive but bass-heavy Amstrad amplifiers. The speaker boxes were made by Ainsley as past of a school project in the Tech Block at Brooke House School they all attended. They soon started to invite other local bigger & heavier sound systems to play, and our fledgling Friday Club gradually grew to become almost as popular as the larger local venues like Richmond Road Club, Phebes, All Nations and Club Noreik. These were the clubs where most of the young 'Windrush pickney' cut their raving teeth.......”We attended Brooke House Secondary School, a boys only school and it was at FRIDAY CLUB where we first got to the opportunity to move and groove with the opposite sex and discover the latest music and fashions. Join us in support of our lady-spinners as they rekindle and attempt to recreate the atmosphere and vibes of the legendary STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB. Authentic and Real Windrushjazz# Tickets available at Eventbrite & Ticketweb and also via links on the websites https://www.raycarless.com & https://www.windrushjazz.com More Info? Info: 07958549915 ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

I'm proud to announce the launch of the legendary and famous STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB.

#windrushjazz & proud of it.THERE'S A NEW HACKNEY CLUB OPENING IN DALSTON @ VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS BAR DALSTON THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB Friday 19th October come and rave with us as we launch our HACKNEY LADIES NIGHT with the Return of The ORIGINAL STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB at Vortex Downstairs Jazz Bar. This is a special night brought to you by Jamaican sax man RAY CARLESS featuring an eclectic roster of ladies hell-bent on ruling the turntables and rocking the Vortex on a monthly basis. If you dare to show up you'll be entering The ladies' Pay-Back Zone bursting with vivacious talented female entertainers....That's with the exception of Mr Carless!.... Yes, our ladies will be spinning it for themselves as they breathe new life into this legendary and dearly missed STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB session. Hosts on the night are Judith Jacob of Eastenders and The Real McCoy fame, alongside DJ Sapphire (from Reggae Lounge) who're duty-bound to showcase our exciting secret roster of female DJs who'll be representing their chosen genres of black music . Lady-spinners invited to 'Come Nice Up This Dance' will be a mix of top-drawer big name Club & Radio professionals, doctors, brain-surgeons, musicians, vocalists, seamstresses, …. Just about and (normal?) female from any walk of life, women who are known to be passionate 'Front Room Connoisseurs' of Vintage SKA, BLUE BEAT, ROCK STEADY, REGGAE, BRIT FUNK SOUL, FUNK, SOCA, CALYPSO, AFROBEAT. Guest vocalist on the night is our upbeat lovers rock queen HEATHER 'COOL NOTES' HAYWOOD who will be on hand to sing a storming set of her Cool Notes hits as well as new material that's about to be unleashed. The Friday Club started off in a back room attached to Stoke Newington Methodist Church opposite Jeff's Butcher shop just down the high street by Ray Carless and a group of youngsters who included the Davidson sisters who all attended the church on a regular.. The young Ray regularly attended both the Methodist Church and the butchers (reluctantly, but yes, he really had to attend Jeff's butchers, he had no say in the matter) he HAD TO meet his mum (religiously) to help her do the Friday shopping, Or tek some big licks when they arrived back home...lol...Only joking folks...He claims that they were only very small licks...Lol... Friday Club was one of the coolest places for young people to hang out. It wasn't a massive space, it was tiny and subsequently extremely intimate, even the toughest wallpaper couldn't survive there for more than a couple of weeks. Ray explains; “I attended the Stoke Newington Methodist Church and a group of us were given permission to make use of the back room as a youth club. At first, the music was played by a couple of our church members Ainsley Forbes and Derek Deslandes who built their own amplifiers and also acquired some of Alan Sugar's primitive but bass-heavy Amstrad amplifiers. The speaker boxes were made by Ainsley as past of a school project in the Tech Block at Brooke House School they all attended. They soon started to invite other local bigger & heavier sound systems to play, and our fledgling Friday Club gradually grew to become almost as popular as the larger local venues like Richmond Road Club, Phebes, All Nations and Club Noreik. These were the clubs where most of the young 'Windrush pickney' cut their raving teeth.......”We attended Brooke House Secondary School, a boys only school and it was at FRIDAY CLUB where we first got to the opportunity to move and groove with the opposite sex and discover the latest music and fashions. Join us in support of our lady-spinners as they rekindle and attempt to recreate the atmosphere and vibes of the legendary STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB. Authentic and Real Windrushjazz# Tickets available at Eventbrite & Ticketweb and also via links on the websites https://www.raycarless.com & https://www.windrushjazz.com More Info? Info: 07958549915
... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Im proud to announce the launch of the legendary and famous STOKEY  FRIDAY CLUB.

#windrushjazz & proud of it.

THERE'S A NEW HACKNEY CLUB OPENING IN DALSTON @ VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS BAR DALSTON
THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB

Friday 19th October come and rave with us as we launch our HACKNEY LADIES NIGHT with the Return of The ORIGINAL STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB at Vortex Downstairs Jazz Bar. This is a special night brought to you by Jamaican sax man RAY CARLESS featuring an eclectic roster of ladies hell-bent on ruling the turntables and rocking the Vortex on a monthly basis.

If you dare to show up you'll be entering The ladies' Pay-Back Zone bursting with vivacious talented female entertainers....That's with the exception of Mr Carless!....

Yes, our ladies will be spinning it for themselves as they breathe new life into this legendary and dearly missed STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB session.

Hosts on the night are Judith Jacob of Eastenders and The Real McCoy fame, alongside DJ Sapphire (from Reggae Lounge) who're duty-bound to showcase our exciting secret roster of female DJs who'll be representing their chosen genres of black music .

Lady-spinners invited to 'Come Nice Up This Dance' will be a mix of top-drawer big name Club & Radio professionals, doctors, brain-surgeons, musicians, vocalists, seamstresses,
…. Just about and (normal?) female from any walk of life, women who are known to be passionate 'Front Room Connoisseurs' of Vintage SKA, BLUE BEAT, ROCK STEADY, REGGAE, BRIT FUNK SOUL, FUNK, SOCA, CALYPSO, AFROBEAT.

Guest vocalist on the night is our upbeat lovers rock queen HEATHER 'COOL NOTES' HAYWOOD who will be on hand to sing a storming set of her Cool Notes hits as well as new material that's about to be unleashed.

The Friday Club started off in a back room attached to Stoke Newington Methodist Church opposite Jeff's Butcher shop just down the high street by Ray Carless and a group of youngsters who included the Davidson sisters who all attended the church on a regular.. The young Ray regularly attended both the Methodist Church and the butchers (reluctantly, but yes, he really had to attend Jeff's butchers, he had no say in the matter) he HAD TO meet his mum (religiously) to help her do the Friday shopping, Or tek some big licks when they arrived back home...lol...Only joking folks...He claims that they were only very small licks...Lol...

Friday Club was one of the coolest places for young people to hang out. It wasn't a massive space, it was tiny and subsequently extremely intimate, even the toughest wallpaper couldn't survive there for more than a couple of weeks.

Ray explains; “I attended the Stoke Newington Methodist Church and a group of us were given permission to make use of the back room as a youth club.

At first, the music was played by a couple of our church members Ainsley Forbes and Derek Deslandes who built their own amplifiers and also acquired some of Alan Sugar's primitive but bass-heavy Amstrad amplifiers. The speaker boxes were made by Ainsley as past of a school project in the Tech Block at Brooke House School they all attended. They soon started to invite other local bigger & heavier sound systems to play, and our fledgling Friday Club gradually grew to become almost as popular as the larger local venues like Richmond Road Club, Phebes, All Nations and Club Noreik.

These were the clubs where most of the young 'Windrush pickney' cut their raving teeth.......”We attended Brooke House Secondary School, a boys only school and it was at FRIDAY CLUB where we first got to the opportunity to move and groove with the opposite sex and discover the latest music and fashions.

Join us in support of our lady-spinners as they rekindle and attempt to recreate the atmosphere and vibes of the legendary STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB.
Authentic and Real Windrushjazz#

Tickets available at Eventbrite & Ticketweb and also via links on the websites
www.raycarless.com & www.windrushjazz.com

More Info? Info: 07958549915
... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

THERES A NEW HACKNEY CLUB OPENING IN DALSTON @ VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS BAR DALSTON
THE RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB

Friday 19th October come and rave with us as we launch our HACKNEY LADIES NIGHT with the Return of The ORIGINAL STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB at Vortex Downstairs Jazz Bar.  This is a special night brought to you by Jamaican sax man RAY CARLESS featuring an eclectic roster of ladies hell-bent on ruling the turntables and rocking the Vortex on a monthly basis.

If you dare to show up youll be entering The ladies Pay-Back Zone bursting with vivacious talented female entertainers....Thats with the exception of Mr Carless!....

Yes, our ladies will be spinning it for themselves as they breathe new life into this legendary and dearly missed  STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB session.

Hosts on the night are Judith Jacob of Eastenders and The Real McCoy fame, alongside DJ Sapphire (from Reggae Lounge) whore duty-bound to showcase our exciting secret roster of female DJs wholl be representing their chosen genres of black music .

Lady-spinners invited to Come Nice Up This Dance will be a mix of top-drawer big name Club & Radio professionals, doctors, brain-surgeons, musicians, vocalists, seamstresses,
…. Just about and (normal?) female  from any walk of life, women who are known to be passionate Front Room Connoisseurs of Vintage SKA, BLUE BEAT, ROCK STEADY, REGGAE, BRIT FUNK SOUL, FUNK, SOCA, CALYPSO, AFROBEAT.

Guest vocalist on the night is our upbeat lovers rock queen HEATHER COOL NOTES HAYWOOD who will be on hand to sing a storming set of her Cool Notes hits as well as new material thats about to be unleashed.

The Friday Club started off in a back room attached to Stoke Newington Methodist Church opposite Jeffs Butcher shop just down the high street by Ray Carless and a group of youngsters who included the Davidson sisters who all attended the church on a regular.. The young Ray regularly attended both the Methodist Church and the butchers (reluctantly, but yes, he really had to attend Jeffs butchers, he had no say in the matter) he HAD TO meet his mum (religiously) to help her do the Friday shopping, Or tek some big licks when they arrived back home...lol...Only joking folks...He claims that they were only very small licks...Lol...

Friday Club was one of the coolest places for young people to hang out. It wasnt a massive space, it was tiny and subsequently extremely intimate, even the toughest wallpaper couldnt survive there for more than a couple of weeks.

Ray explains; “I attended the Stoke Newington Methodist Church and a group of us were given permission to make use of the back room as a youth club.

At first, the music was played by a couple of our church members Ainsley Forbes and Derek Deslandes who built their own amplifiers and also acquired some of Alan Sugars primitive but bass-heavy Amstrad amplifiers. The speaker boxes were made by Ainsley as past of a school project in the Tech Block at Brooke House School they all attended. They soon started to invite other local bigger & heavier sound systems to play, and our fledgling Friday Club gradually grew to become almost as popular as the larger local venues like Richmond Road Club, Phebes, All Nations and Club Noreik.

These were the clubs where most of the young Windrush pickney cut their raving teeth.......”We attended Brooke House Secondary School, a boys only school and it was at FRIDAY CLUB where we first got to the opportunity to move and groove with the opposite sex and discover the latest music and fashions.

Join us in support of our lady-spinners as they rekindle and attempt to recreate the atmosphere and vibes of the legendary STOKEY FRIDAY CLUB.
Authentic and Real Windrushjazz#

Tickets available at Eventbrite & Ticketweb and also via links on the websites
https://www.raycarless.com & https://www.windrushjazz.com

More Info? Info: 07958549915

 

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A very important part of the story has been omitted. The legendary Friday Club was actually made famous by its two residents sound systems ie Sir Lord lntruder & Count Josh. l was a prominent member of the latter and si still continue to play authentic music today both as Dj Mackie or Count Josh depending on the type of event. If you are interested in getting the full story from a direct participant please let me know and l would be only too happy to givev a full account. Look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards Keith aka DJ Mackie

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