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Funky Space Music gets a special feature! Triple RRR 102.7FM!
07 Jun 2022

Melbourne is getting a real treat over the airwaves! Ray Vanderby’s Funky Space Music from his album Comet 2 Comet is a recent smash hit, and we’re not the only ones to think that…

Featuring Cecilia Rochelli, Melissa Standford, and Barry Patterson, this album is a fantastic ensemble that is definitely worthy of the name “all star cast” for multiple extraterrestrial reasons!

So what’s the good word? Well, it’s certainly not the first time that tracks have been featured from this album on the national radio… click on the “watch on Facebook” link here to find out more!

Even so, we’re very pleased to let you all know that the gravy train hasn’t slowed down just yet on this interstellar collection! Check it out!

Melbourne radio airplay! Many thanks to Gary from Triple RRR 102.7FM for giving ‘Funky Space Music’ from the new Comet 2 Comet album a spin on his show, awesome Gary!

Posted by Ray Vanderby Music on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Funky Space Music was a headliner for the album, released before Comet 2 Comet officially dropped. It was seen as the crème de la crème of the collection, And it seems that RRR 102.7FM recognised its gravitational pull too, putting it on the pedestal by blasting it across Melbourne like this! You can check them out here. Triple R is a truly independent, not-for-profit community radio station in Melbourne, Australia. Thanks to Gary for choosing Ray, and congrats to Ray for the success that Comet 2 Comet (and Funky Space Music in particular) is seeing.

As for the album itself, we’ve sung Ray’s praises plenty of times before, so this ought to be familiar and fulfilling territory for regular followers, even if the musical style is completely different! Comet 2 Comet showcases yet another side of Ray’s impressive ability to command music to any kind of aesthetic or style he wants. He has a wide range of talents, and his style is flexible, transitioning genre and aesthetic to best suit the mood of any given song, splicing jazzy tracks with piano classics and even Aboriginal folk music! Comet 2 Comet is just another feather in his cap. This particular release stands out among Ray’s entire catalogue, and it lives up well to the spacey nature of its namesake.

The funk in this album doesn’t overpower Ray’s skill with the piano, which shines through in the collection’s overall composition. Ray is often celebrated for his talent on the piano, in fact! When he tickles the ivories, he sets the bar, even in space! Which is pretty neat, as there’s no air for sound to travel through, which is why he probably focused the album on comets. Do you think he tried to play the music through icy water vapours on the trail of various comets, and he hopped from comet 2 comet like some kind of extraneous interstellar music tour? We’re not saying he didn’t. Maybe if you play every track backwards he’ll tell you which comet bar had the best vodka or something. Trick question, the vodkas were all made out of rocks and ice so they all sucked. Space is still cool though.

With Comet 2 Comet and Funky Space Music flying into the stratosphere of popularity, we’re greatly looking forward to what Ray comes up with next! Until then, why not browse his extensive Spotify catalogue and get to know just how many different blends of sonorous bliss he has mastered!

Check out more about Ray Vanderby here!


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