SHILPA RAY

Booking Agent : Marco Portello & Ricky Biondetti

SShilpa Ray is a wailing, fire-breathing Cyclops. She tornadoes everything in her path: small towns, big cities, and children’s dreams. One of her fans commented on a YouTube video, “If there’s a heaven, I want God to hire Shilpa Ray to sing the list of my sins.” Within a few hours, she had a day job working for Saint Peter. Ray has ripped off all the greats—The Gun Club, Tom Waits, The Doors— and recently pulled off a triple rip: ripping off Nina Simone ripping off Screamin’ Jay Hawkins ripping off the Devil.

Shilpa Ray released her album Teenage and Torture in 2011 on Knitting Factory Records and found her biggest fan in Nick Cave who started telling music journalists she was his favorite current band. Cave brought her on tour as support for a few Grinderman dates, recorded the Wiel/Brecht song “Pirate Jenny” with her for Hal Wilner’s Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys II, and then hired her to sing backup on his Spring 2013 Bad Seeds tour as well as main support for their Fall 2013 UK and Europe tour to promote her new 4-song EP It’s All Self Fellatio on his record label Bad Seed LTD. She has also served as main support for Man Man and Acid Mother’s Temple as well as the opening act for Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, and A Place to Bury Strangers.

Shilpa Ray toured Europe and North America with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds as a backup singer and their supporting act. She recorded a version of “Pirate Jenny” featuring Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for “Son of Rogue Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys released in February 2013 by Anti/Epitaph.
Her latest acclaimed Album, Portrait of a lady, came out in April 2022 on Northern Spy.

 
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Tourdates

Date City Venue Country
06/09/22 Hamburg Molotow Germany
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07/09/22 Copenhagen Loppen Denmark
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08/09/22 Gothenburg Bubblan Sweden
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09/09/22 Stockholm Debaser Sweden
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10/09/22 Simrishamn Woodstockeboda Sweden
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12/09/22 Brno Kabinet Múz Czech Republic
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13/09/22 Praha Meet Factory Czech Republic
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14/09/22 Plzen Andel Music Bar Czech Republic
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15/09/22 Wetzlar Kulturzentrum Franzis Wetzlar Germany
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16/09/22 Basel Humbug Switzerland
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17/09/22 Busto Arsizio Circolo Gagarin Italy
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18/09/22 Macerata Teatro delle Logge Italy
19/09/22 Bologna Freakout Club Italy
20/09/22 Tubingen Münze 13 Germany
21/09/22 Bruxelles Cafe Central Belgium
22/09/22 London The Garage United Kingdom
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25/09/22 Newcastle Cluny 2 United Kingdom
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26/09/22 Hull Adelphi United Kingdom
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28/09/22 Wiesbaden Kreativfabrik Germany
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29/09/22 Mannheim ALTER Outdoor stage Germany
30/09/22 Berlin Schokoladen Germany
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01/10/22 Prizren, Kosovo Lumbardhi Cinema Jamaica
03/10/22 Olomouc Jazz Tibet Czech Republic
04/10/22 Roznov Vratnice Czech Republic
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05/10/22 Boskovice Prostor Czech Republic
06/10/22 Veselí Kino Czech Republic
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07/10/22 Prešov Christiania Slovakia
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08/10/22 Trenčín Lúč Slovakia
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