Reviews: MTV Australia ~ Ray Mann Three live at The Basement ~ Sydney (24.07.09)

With a mounting reputation for being Sydney’s foremost funk/soul sound, uber cool trio, ‘The Ray Mann Three’ are beginning to lay the foundations to what looks to be a very promising future.

Described by the Brag as “Classic soul music with a modern funk twist” their appeal is derived not only from their sound, but their onstage chemistry and subtle energy underpinning all their tunes. Donning beautifully designed brown and white suits whilst performing further adds to the atmosphere that their music generates.

And despite a sold out show with people cramming into every space possibly, front man Ray Wassef was able to put a calming/intimate tone on the whole event with the audience made to feel like they were the only one in the room. This distinct characteristic created an emotional connection to the guys which in turn elevated their music beyond the already scaling heights.

Finishing to an overwhelming ovation, epitomized the rawness of the show, with the trio looking genuinely shocked at their reception. With their unbelievably good debut album on the shelves right now, and a string of lives performances regularly poking up around Sydney, you would be silly to ignore the signs…these guys are the next big thing.

Source: MTV Australia

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