Amelia Ray

The Adventurer of Rock and Roll

2018/07 Mixtape

Enjoy the tunes!

“Crosseyed and Painless,” Angélique Kidjo
“Bubblin’,” Anderson .Paak
“Walls,” Snoh Aalegra
“Drunk in LA,” Beach House
“I Am in Love,” Jennifer Lara
“Aspects,” Paul Weller
“By the Fire,” Joy Ike
“hard rain,” lykke Li
“That’s a Lifestyle,” Dirty Projectors
“River Takes the Town,” The Wood Brothers
“Summertime,” Kendra Morris
“Dreams,” The Electric Peanut Butter Company
“Vertigo,” shey baba
“The Darkest Void,” Engel
“Insane,” Madison McFerrin


YouTube (partial):…

2018/05 Mixtape

Enjoy the jimmy jams!

“Safari Song,” Greta Van Fleet
“Wedding Daze,” Daniel Wilson
“Fallingwater,” Maggie Rogers
“Kontroll,” Det Stora Monstret
“Misbehaving,” Labrinth
“America!,” Bill Callahan
“Nervous,” Shawn Mendes
“Nameless, Faceless,” Courtney Barnett
“Saxophone Quartet: Movement II,” Philip Glass, Brooklyn Rider
“Francisco,” Kadhja Bonet
“The List,” Moonchild
“Speed Queen,” Thunderpussy
“Girl,” Donna Missal
“Newsflash!,” NIKI
“Aponte,” Maria Bethânia
“Any Place,” Bahamas


YouTube (partial):

Two shows in Stockholm this week!

Busy week in Stockholm! I will be performing Wednesday 21 March at 21:00 as part of Jamming Stockholm, presented by the Music Fusion Collective, sharing the stage with Peter Fosso, Farshid Dalir and Lele Lele Orchestra. For more information, please visit:

And on Friday 23 March I will take part in the Iaspis Open Studios event as part of a performance by Einat Amir. This event will run from 13:00-21:00, showcase the work of current Iaspis residency artists and designers, and include artist talks, lectures and performances. (Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists.) For more information, please visit:

2018/03 Mixtape

Here's what I've been listening to lately:

  1. “You (feat. Tye Tribbett),” Snoop Dogg
  2. “Faded Heart,” BØRNS
  3. “Bad Bad News,” Leon Bridges
  4. “Lost on You,”LP
  5. “Hashamaim Hakchulim,” Assaf Amdursky
  6. “Go To Town,” Doja Cat
  7. “A Means to an End,” Garden City Movement
  8. “Undertow,” Dan Auerbach
  9. “Here Comes the Rain Again,” Dikla
  10. “Vagalumes Cegos,” Cicero
  11. “Evergreen,” YEBBA
  12. “Molokai on My Mind,” Blayne Asing
  13. “Caught in the Devil's Game,” The Darts (U.S.)
  14. “Atomic Dog 2017,” Meshell Ndegeocello
  15. “Human,” Rag'n'Bone Man


YouTube (partial):

2017/07 Mixtape

Here's what I've been listening to lately:

1. "Exhumed," Zola Jesus
2. "Fireproof," Mitski
3. "Festival," Dungen
4. "Betty Dreams of Green Men," Guerilla Toss
5. "Diaspora Slam," Henri Dikongué
6. "Fatal Gift," Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
7. "16 Psyche," Chelsea Wolfe
8. "Email from Nigeria," Peter Epstein Quartet
9. "Lay It On Me Straight," Dr Danny
10. "Blood," Sons & Daughters
11. "Performance," The xx
12. "I'm Always In Love," Jeff Tweedy
13. "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)," Bad Lip Reading
14. "Omarm," BLØF
15. "Vardavar (Montreux Jazz Fest. 2014)," Tigran Hamasyan Quintet 

Partial YouTube:…

Partial Spotify:…/…/playlist/7CZhHLY2XFDBFnMCROUJq

2017/05 Mixtape

The May mixtape is finally here, and features tracks from Sinkane, Todd Rundgren, Shakey Graves, Special Request, Lake Street Dive, Elliot Moss, Feist, GAS, Harry Styles, Storm Large, Barbara Dane, Sinjin Hawkes, Mappe Of, Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club and The War on Drugs.




My first contract was very exciting. We visited some very nice ports, of which San Juan, PR, Bonaire, Curaçao and St. Maarten were my favourites. I got to drive a lifeboat in the open sea, meet a lot of great people from all over the world and master Chuck Mangione’s “Feels So Good” on kazoo. The kazoo also came in handy when interpreting Willie Colon’s “Idilio” as evidenced in this video taken with some colleagues of mine, Jose of Natyleo Murano on guitar and Dr. Diego on egg shaker (horrible film technique my own):

Ship music

Here is a snapshot of some of the tunes I'd been performing on the ship:

Recent mashups:
“Lost Boy”/“Wish You Were Here,” Ruth B./Pink Floyd
“Just a Gigolo”/“My Baby Just Cares for Me,” Louis Prima/Nina Simone
“Graceland”/“On the Road Again,” Paul Simon/Willie Nelson
“Thinking Out Loud”/“Let’s Get It On,” Ed Sheeran/Marvin Gaye
“Party Monster”/“Blurry,” The Weeknd/Puddle of Mudd

St. Patrick’s Day set:
“How Are Things in Glocca Morra,” John Gary
“Honesty Is No Excuse,” Think Lizzy
“Danny Boy,” John Gary
“Galway Girl,” Ed Sheeran
“Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
“Clancy Lowered the Boom,” Dennis Day
“Galway Girl,” Steve Earle
“Still Got the Blues,” Gary Moore
“Chasing Cars,” Snow Patrol
“Girl from Mars,” Ash
“I Don’t Like Mondays,” The Boomtown Rats
“I Will Follow,” U2
“The Last Day of Our Acquaintance,” Sinéad O’Connor
“Dreams,” The Cranberries
“Long Black Veil,” The Chieftains
“New Year’s Day,” U2
“Telegraph Poles,” The Frames
“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”
“Don’t Go,” Hothouse Flowers
“Teenage Kicks,” The Undertones 

Recent set list additions:
“What Are We Gonna Do?” Dramarama
“4+20,” Crosby, Stills & Nash & Young
“Runaround Sue,” Dion
“Drinkin’ Alone,” The Steeldrivers
“Cry Love,” John Hiatt
"Alive," Pearl Jam
"The Gambler," Kenny Rogers
"Horse with No Name," America
"Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair"
“Somebody’s Knockin’,” Terri Gibbs
“We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” The Animals
“Cry Love,” John Hiatt
“Helplessly Hoping,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
“Backwater,” Meatpuppets
“Love’s Contagious,” Tarrus Riley
“Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right,” Bob Dylan
"Sex Type Thing," Stone Temple Pilots
“Maniac,” Michael Sembello
“The Air That I Breathe,” The Hollies
“Carolina in the Morning,” Dean Martin
“Never Been to Spain,” Three Dog Night
"Move It On Over," George Thorogood
"Show Me The Way," Peter Frampton
"Do You Feel Like We Do?," Peter Frampton
"In Bloom," Nirvana
"Centerfold," J. Geils
“Everybody Knows,” Concrete Blonde
"Come a Long Way," Michelle Shocked
"V.F.D.," Michelle Shocked
"Good," Better Than Ezra
"Georgy Girl," The Seekers
"She Don't Use Jelly," Flaming Lips
"Take Me Home Tonight," Eddie Money
"I'm a Bitch," Meredith Brooks
“I Can’t Make You Love Me,” Bonnie Raitt
“Crocodile Rock,” Elton John
“Steal Away,” Robbie Dupree
"New York Mining Disaster 1941," Bee Gees
“Stay,” Lisa Loeb
“Ain’t Nobody,” Chaka Khan
“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars
“The Rose,” Bette Midler
“Bless the Broken Road,” Rascal Flatts
“Mystery Dance,” Elvis Costello
“I’m Looking Through You,” The Beatles
“Someday, Someway,” Marshall Crenshaw
“Boogie On, Reggae Woman,” Stevie Wonder
“Crash,” Daye Matthews Band
“Sunday Morning Coming Down,” Johnny Cash
“I’m Your Baby Tonight,” Whitney Houston
“Toes,” Zac Brown Band
“Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” Mac Davis
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Deep Blue Something
“Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” Neil Diamond
“Delta Dawn,” Tanya Tucker
“What I Am,” Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
“Amie,” Pure Prarie League
“Volcano,” Jimmy Buffet
“Mad World,” Tears for Fears
“Trees,” Rush
“Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” Steely Dan
“Sunny Afternoon,” The Kinks
“Ophelia,” The Band
“Gloria,” Them
“The Last Resort,” The Eagles
“Doctor My Eyes,” Jackson Browne
“Achy Breaky Heart,” Billy Ray Cyrus
“R. U. Ready 2 Rock,” Blue Oyster Cult
“Keep Yourself Alive,” Queen
“Love on Top,” Beyoncé
“Abraham, Martin & John,” Mahalia Jackson
“Stay,” Lisa Loeb
“Rooster,” Alice in Chains
“Handle with Care,” The Traveling Wilburys
“Neon Moon,” Brooks & Dunn
“Get Thy Bearings,” Donovan
“Cecilia,” Simon & Garfunkel
“Party Monster,” The Weeknd
“Always and Forever,” Heatwave
“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
“Nightswimming,” R.E.M.
“Indian Reservation,” Paul Revere & The Raiders
“Talk to Me,” Stevie Nicks
“Come to Me, “Bonnie Raitt
“Cornflake Girl, “Tori Amos
“Criminal,” Fiona Apple
“Iris,” Goo Goo Dolls
“Chains of Love, “Erasure
“Latch,” Sam Smith
“Only the Good Die Young, “Billy Joel
“Doowahdiddy,” Manfred Mann
“Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw,” Jimmy Buffet
“And When I Die,” Blood, Sweat & Tears
“Lucretia MacEvil,” Blood, Sweat & Tears
“Beds Are Burning,” Midnight Oil
“What Time Do You Call This?” Elbow
“Is She Really Going Out with Him,” Joe Jackson
“Space Oddity,” David Bowie
“All in Love Is Fair,” Stevie Wonder
“Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood
“We Built This City,” Starship
“Good Morning Little Schoolgirl,” Jonny Lang
“Mandolin Rain,” Bruce Hornsby
“Harper Valley P.T.A,” Jeannie C. Riley
“Hope She’ll Be Happier,” Sweetback (Bill Withers)
“Dirty Work,” Steely Dan
“Budapest,” George Ezra
“China Grove,” The Doobie Brothers
“Can’t Let Go,” Lucinda Williams
“Venus,” Shocking Blue
“Shine,” Collective Soul

2017/04 mixtape

Back on land and I've uploaded a new mixtape. Check out the Spotify and YouTube links to the April mixtape featuring Tarrus Riley, Peter Peter, Frightened Rabbit, Abdullah Ibrahim, The Sea and Cake, Brooks & Dunn, Kwabs, John Mayer, The Mountain Goats, Yucky Duster, Isaac Lee, The Black Angels, PJ Morton, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Fiorella Mannoia.