Harold Ray & East Side Dynamite

Ivy Room Presents

Harold Ray & East Side Dynamite

The Billy Cramer Band, Lydia and the Projects

Thu · October 4, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Harold Ray & East Side Dynamite
Harold Ray & East Side Dynamite
Florida to Oakland transplant Harold Ray, aka Jason Morgan is an American soul-singer/performer. Equal parts master showman and work-a-day hero, Harold Ray gained local-fame in his early bands Harold Ray Live in Concert, Eastbay Grease and Total BS. His current list of rock-and-roll hot shots, East Side Dynamite are determined to light the fuse to the grooves, and a blasting cap for your moves.
The Billy Cramer Band
The Billy Cramer Band
Billy began performing live in 2003 as a founding member of the critically acclaimed San Francisco power trio Ride the Blinds - a heavy blues band that was compared in the music press to legendary groups such as Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Grand Funk Railroad.

Their self-titled debut album enjoyed radio play across the country and led to west coast and national tours. One noteworthy fan of Ride the Blinds was Punk Pioneer Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, who CHAMPIONED them on his popular radio show “Jonesy’s Jukebox” on Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles. Their music has been featured in television programs on HBO, MTV, VH1 and several other cable networks in the United States and across the world.

Ride the Blinds had a two album, six year initial run and earned a reputation for their trademark and explosive live performances. artists like the Mother Hips, Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer), Marc Ford (The Black Crowes), Galactic and others invited them to join many memorable gigs. You can still hear RTB today on Pandora, Spotify and on Programs like “Bluesville” on Sirius XM. The band has been on unofficial hiatus for 9 years but reunites on occasion for sold out shows that draw fans old and new.

Billy has since worked with several other groups: Strangefeather, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, The Titan Ups, Harold Ray Live in Concert, Scary Little Friends and a host of other Bay Area bands and solo artists. In this capacity, he has shared Bills with Ronnie Spector, Phil Lesh, Chuck Prophet, The English Beat, The James Hunter Six, and many more.

In 2012, he stepped out front to lead his own group called “Billy Cramer and Share the Land” which was a power pop/pub rock band he named after A favorite song. This group recorded a Seven inch Single and gigged throughout Northern California.

Billy continues to write songs and perform. He spent much of 2017 writing and recording his first solo album "Baileyana" (due out in 2018).
Lydia and the Projects
Lydia and the Projects
Lydia & the Projects are a garage soul band. Fronted by San Francisco vocal stalwart, Lydia Walker (This Train Don’t Stop, Vaticans etc.) the Projects include guitarists Jefferson Parker (Sir Lord Von Raven, Dilettantes), Cleveland native and LA resident Tina Brugnoletti (Le Cos, New Detectives), drummer KC Kozak (Dilettantes, Richmond Sluts) and Michael Scott (RubberSideDown) on bass.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706