Tonight’s MUSIC ACADEMY programme, hosted by our good friend and DJ Mike Rimmer, on UCB radio will feature a tribute to the late great WRAY POWELL of legendary 70s Christian blues rock band OUT OF DARKNESS who passed away on 15th January this year.
OUT OF DARKNESS were a band ahead of their time in so many ways and Wray (who was the band’s vocalist, lead guitarist and writer) was described as the ‘Christian Hendrix’ – a very apt and well deserved title.
You can listen to the show via DAB, on your smartphone or via the UCB website at http://www.ucb.co.uk/uk
Mike is a very knowledgable and enthusiastic music lover and his show features some great music each week. His tribute will include 2 Out of Darkness songs and also a song from the band that Wray first played in, in the 6os – The SOUL SEEKERS. Here’s the direct link to the show’s webpage http://www.ucb.co.uk/musicacademy
You can read more about Out of Darkness on our own artist page https://planktonrecord.wpengine.com/artists/out-of-darkness/
The fabulous Out of Darkness live in session album ‘The Celebration Club Session’ which was recorded in 1972 by a BBC engineer and then released by us in 1993 is still available on CD from this website https://planktonrecord.wpengine.com/discography/celebration-club-session/
We also created our own video tribute to Wray. http://youtu.be/3WnENDFkJ0w