Looking for the Groundswell
Ned Gray has been playing music in bands since the age of 13. Starting out in Omaha, Nebraska he received an honor for outstanding musicianship in high school. Ned Has visited 31 countries, 5 oceans, and every state except Alaska. Ned is a veteran of three USO tours. Six years with Carnival Cruiselines.Also played for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. One year with Princess Cruise Lines. Played at John Asgauga's Nugget (Reno, NV) Silver Slipper (Las Vegas, NV) Villa Roma Resort (Calicoon, NY) Ocean Club (Ocean City, MD) Private party for Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson ( San Francisco, CA) Clarion Hotel (Ocean City, MD) Starry Night (Portland, OR) Silverado Country Club (Napa, CA) Popeye Picnic (Chester, IL) Venice Cafe (St. Louis, MO) Luther Burbank Center (Santa Rosa, CA) The Brewery (East Lansing, MI) Haymakers (Chicago, IL) Catylist (Santa Cruz, CA) Samstown (Shreveport, LA) Tootsies (Nashville,TN) National TV in Canada (with Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen) and KBS in Korea (with Bravo) Opened for: Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Scaggs, Johnny Lee, Dottie West, James Gang, Cheap Trick, Asleep at the Wheel, Passport, Leslie West and Mountain, Elvin Bishop. Ned Gray has completed 11 programs as band leader and drummer for the Vegetarian Country cooking show. His outstanding musicianship gained him special honors in high school. Ned continued his music studies at the Nebraska Wesleyan University where he performed with the University orchestra. In 1972 Ned toured with the USO which included performances in Iceland, Nova Scotia, England and Greenland. Ned has toured with the groups, 'Heaven and Earth', 'Blackhawk', 'Bravo' and 'Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.' His performances with the country western band 'Bravo' took him to Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Guam, and Hawaii. In 1993 Ned Gray released his successful CD 'Looking for the Groundswell.' In addition to playing the drums and singing, Ned also plays the guitar and harmonica. Ned has recently been cruising the Caribbean drumming up a great time for all on board. He toured on Carnival Cruiseship's M/S Holiday 9/99 thru 10/99 (Smokey River Band) Triumph: 2/00 thru 6/00 (Double Diamond), M/S Fantasy 11/01 thru 9/02 (Time Machine) 10/03 thru 4/04 and 2/05 thru 5/05 (Synergy) on M/S Fantasy. Also played with the reggae band 'Innocence' from Jamaica on the Lido Deck of the MS fantasy (New Years Eve 2004). 1/06 thru 5/06 Voyager of the Seas. (RCCL) (Synergy) 9/06 thru 3/07 Island Princess ( Pat Juneau Trio.) 5/07 thru 10/07 Regal Princess (Pat Juneau Trio) Discography Transistions - Blackhawk (Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, CO) All Aboard - Bravo Wakeup - Bravo Live at Popeye - Ned Gray and Friends Looking for the Groundswell- Ned Gray and Friends Jammed with Peter Tork from the Monkees and Joan Baez Ned Gray and Friends's Friend Space.