The Cray and Dempsey Experience consists of two Musicians, Derek A. Dempsey and Paul Cray. Both natives of Ireland. They are primarily a cover band. Their range of music can go anywhere from traditional Irish to U2, Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and more, even rap, Snoop Dogg, Fifty Cent and Outkast!
Cray and Demsey have been preforming together for the past 19 years, five being here in the USA. They gig consistantly in the Tri-State area, playing venues such as Weddings, Festivals, Restaurants and bars. They realy know how to get the attentin of the crowd and hold on to it as well! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We are the MOST versatile band in the universe, we go from Johnny cash to snoop dogg, for real, we also connect with the crowd like no other band, we do a crowd stopping jaw dropping rendition of the kid rock and Sheryl crow song picture and we are both male,
seeing is believing
This past Sunday night at the Grasshopper off the green was fantastic. You both have great energy and have a great way of getting the crowd to participate in the fun. It's always a pleasure to see you and we look forward to Sunday nights at the Grasshopper. The Grasshopper Gang
Tue Jul 5 17:10:44 2005
'Hello lads, I enjoyed your show in Sean Og tavern on the 12th. Thanks for a great night with great music. From John Duddy the boxer who won at Madison Square Garden the night before.'
John Duddy (Fan e-mail 6-17-2005) Webmasters Note: John is is rising quickly through the middleweight boxing ranks and fans around the world are taking notice.
A million Dollar Voice, Joe Elliot, (Def Leppard)
'Hey guys, Great show last Monday at Heritage... next time I'll have to drag Kelly to come out... Can't wait to see the pics you took of that night!'
See you soon. Kristen
'I had a blast watching you guys in morristown at the grasshopper. I have attached the pictures you asked me to email for your website. Please email me back once you put them up. They are pretty funny.'
'OK - so you gotta come back to Syracuse. (That is where I really live). Just let me know when - and I will half fill the joint up. I spent the other night at a party telling everyone about you guys till they were sick of hearin it. Had em so pumped we would have done a 4 hour road trip to see ya again - except for the place would have been closed by the time we got there. (I know thats not a very good excuse - but its the best I got - If I had your hotel number I coulda called and you guys could have done an impromptu personal show for us at your temp crib!) You have the perfect moniker (Entertainment at its Supreme Best). Play that song bitches!
Michael -zippoholic (Fan e-mail 4-2-2005)
'Saw you guys two or three Friday's ago in Connecticut - some guy turning 40. Thanks for the great time, you guys were fabulously enjoyable. But how can I book you for my 40th when I'm already 41?'
Carl - Yo bitch! (Fan e-mail 2-2-2005)
'Hey guys! I heard you on WPDH this morning and thought you were fantastic! I hope you plan to play the other side of the river soon. Some where like Kingston, New Paltz, Woodstock? We have a love for all things Irish here! Keep up the good work, you may just get Snoop in the running!
Peace, love, and civil liberties! JS'
A fan e-mail after the WPDH morning Radio Show , 2/25/2005
'Paul M. Cray and Derek A. Dempsey, both natives of Dublin, Ireland , perform their original compositions, meticulously executed in their own eclectic style. Throw into this mix the fact that they are both great musicians and you have an entertaining show where you never know what's coming next! Yes, it's only a matter of time until The Cray and Dempsey Experience becomes a household name.'
The Great American Irish Festival
'Rap performed by two Irish guys with a strong sense of melody and freedom.'
CD Baby regarding 'Snoop Dogg for President
'hey ya fuckers!! Me and my friends saw ya at Vaughns Pub in Hartford CT, we talked to you and you said that you play there all the time. However we just looked at your calander and you're continuously in NY. That sux!!! We want to you see you guys and let our friends hear ya! We talk about you all the time, basically we want to buy you a shot!! so let us know when you are coming back to hartford. we better see you soon im fiending your entertainment and a cold beer!! '
Your friends, Aimee and Carrie (Fan e-mail 1-26-2005)
'The Cray And Dempsey Experience kept the crowd on its feet singing and dancing all night long. This twosome act can keep your undivided attention going for long periods of time. They are a class act, very lively and entertaining and are well worth going to see when they play there again.'
Mike Burke, Home And Away (at The heritage)