swing and pop vocalist and professional MC
New Zealand's Premiere Entertainer
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RAY WOOLF began performing on stage at thirteen years of age in London, It was the beginning of the rock revolution and Ray was in three rock bands before arriving in NZ in 1962.
Ray performed on all the early TV Pop shows e.g. IN THE GROOVE,PLAY IT BY EAR, C,MON. ON THE BEAT SIDE & was resident on HAPPEN INN. He continued to work in TV on PLAYSHCOOL and a year on NZ's first TV soap A GOING CONCERN. 1977 saw a year of TWO ON ONE with Val Lamond and 1978 with Davina Whitehouse. In 1979 it became THE RAY WOOLF SHOW and ran for further four years.
More acting roles on T.V. have included MARLIN BAY ( 3 seasons ), HERCULES, XENA, ST. LEGAL, THE STRIP, INTERAGATORS, ORANGE ROUGHIES, ONE OF THEM, NOTHING TRIVIAL and more.
Musical Theatre has also been a big part of Ray's career. Starting with the Auckland Theatre company in 1980 starring in HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON then in 1981 THE MUSIC MAN for Hamilton Operatic. A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT, THE NEW ROCKY HORROR SHOW ( Eddie & Doctor Scott), BLOOD BROTHERS, GOLF, THE KING & I, over a hundred performances as Captain Von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, WEST SIDE STORY & most recently ANYTHING GOES at the civic Auckland.
FILM Credits include, LUCY, BACK RIVER RD, LETTERS ABOUT THE WEATHER, MAIDEN VOYAGE, SUPER FIRE, KING KONG, INSATIABLE MOON, SIEGE.
Ray has been awarded ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 1975, MOST PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINER, PEGASUS AWARD 1981,BENNY AWARD 2007. M.N.Z.M 2008.
RAY still continues to perform around the country as an M.C. ACTOR, and presents shows with the MIKE WALKER TRIO or THE ROGER FOX BIG BAND.
Both RAY & Wife CHRISSY support DIABETES AUCKLAND & N.Z. and STARJAM for special needs children. Ray is also an ambassador for BLUE SEPTEMBER which is a campaign to raise awareness of Prostate cancer - check out the videos of Ray performing with the Mike Walker Trio as part of this campaign on the sound/video button above
Recently PME have organised several events where Ray Woolf and (ex The Chicks ) Suzanne Lynch perform together with a 3 hour show Ray and Suzie highlighting both their skills as swing and pop performers.
Ideal for: Ray is a class entertainer, an ideal special featured guest at a corporate event, ball or conference where the highest standard is required. He is best used as a show but is happy if guests wish to dance to his mix of swing and rock and roll music
One of our greatest entertainers, Ray sings the great swing hits made famous by acts such as Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and more recently Michael Bublé, but expect some good old rock and roll when Ray gets back to his roots
RAY IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A CELEBRITY MC
|Similar acts in this area: suzanne lynch, shane, shane cortese, frankie stevens|
|Ray with Fox big band||Ray with Mike Walker Trio
they also perform a lot of Ray's rock and roll hits
|These videas are of Ray Woolf with the Mike Walker Trio performing on TV1 Good Morning show 02.09.13 in support of the Blue September Prostate Cancer awareness campaign for which Ray is an ambassador
for further information on Blue September please go to this link www.blueseptember.org.nz
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A Foggy Day
|ray woolf performs swing and pop for cabaret and dance
new zealand wide
Hi Robyn & Pete
Thank you for your email. Our New Years eve event was a success and Ray Woolf was fantastic. I have heard only good things about his performance. I was unable to catch up with him prior to his leaving us the next morning. But, I am hoping Ray and his wife were ok, with how the night went? I have heard great feedback about his performances and people were surprised and greeted Ray’s performances with adulation and warmth.
I will be processing all invoices and wrap ups this week. I will be in touch very soon.
Thank you for your work to help us make this event a success.
Talk with you soon
Thank you and yes everything went great - we had so many compliments. Will keep your services in mind for our next function.
Ray Woolf was a real class act and put on a great show. Bob Heinz was also brilliant on guitar.
It rocked. Ray, His Wife and the boys? Came around for breakfast before heading home, turns out my wife was taught Piano by Mike Walker, and we had a fun chat with them all.
The show was awesome, Ray still has an amazing voice, and the musos did a great job.
Eddie our one man band did a great job of warming up the crowd and the dance floor was busy from the first dance, not bad for a doo where the majority of the guests were tetollal.
I would be happy to endorse them all for any show.
Pete, the conference was the best ever and the 470 Rotary decision maker participants were impressed and especially your contribution to our music entertainment was superb, thanks for the efforts.It was great!
Woolf brings Crowd to it's feet.
|Ray is a enthusiastic supporter of Starjam
StarJam offers young people with disabilities the opportunity to stand proudly in the performance spotlight. They get a kick out of it, we get a kick out of it and we promise you’ll get a kick out of it as well!
The excitement keeps building here at StarJam. Because of your support our Jammers are achieving more and more amazing things. They chalked up another victory recently – they staged a flash mob here in Auckland at Sylvia Park shopping mall. Born This Way. We have a heart-warming and inspirational video of this event and would LOVE your help in sharing it with all the people in your life and beyond. As I heard one of our volunteers say only last Saturday, “If you need more love in your life, go to StarJam”.
Here is the link to the video. Please share it on your Facebook page, email it to your contacts, tweet the link – whatever you do on your computer, please do that to help the Jammers get the recognition they really deserve.
I would like to thank you in advance for your part in “spreading the jam”