This was the last photo of Ray
and I at the Balmoral on my Birthday
Feb. 28, 2004!
It is with
great regret that his close friends must report the sudden death of
Rock and Roll legend Ray Condo. Ray was found dead in his apartment in
Vancouver, April 15 from an apparent heart attack.
Ray did not have any immediate family but did have a family of
friends that cared for him dearly; this family stretched around the
recently returned to an active music career after a three year break
during which he worked for the Canadian National Railways.
Ray was Canada's representative at the many international
festivals he played and was preparing to tour the US, Europe and
Australia this coming summer. His recent shows (including a sold out
show in Los Angeles at the Derby) had shown
Ray to be in fine form.
a country and rockabilly singer through the back door of punk, playing
in Vancouver's The Secret V's. Exposure to the Cramps led him to
revisit his Elvis roots and in 1984 he formed Ray Condo & The
Hardrock Goners in Montreal. The group quickly became Canada's premier
moved back to Vancouver in 1994, forming Ray Condo & The Ricochets,
whose mix of western swing, rockabilly and jazz delighted fans around
At the time of his death, Ray Condo was in the process of building a
new group and sound with longtime guitar player Stephen Nikleva and
fellow music veteran Ian Tiles. Ray was optimistic, and looking forward
to the future.
He will be sorely missed.
I'll have more photo's of Ray up
very very soon!
This has been a very hard time for us all..
Memorium and tribute to Ray Condo will be held on Sunday April 25th,
2004 at The Ironworks at 6pm. The Ironworks is located at 235 Alexander
Street at the foot of Main.
All are welcome
Here's also another good site to check out by his old manager .
Well it seems
I've joined the growing
ranks of the on line gamer!
We had to get a new computer, so now I have enough power to play
new games! I've joined a clan here in Vancouver called CLAN- NI,
also knowen as "The Knights who say Ni". It's a great bunch of
who just like to have fun. We play on Monday nights (Road to Rome)
and sometimes on Thursday nights (which has turned into Desert Combat
So come join us for some on line fun... IF YOUR GAME!
Come by the site and
find out how to play
with us on -line! We hope to see you there.
This is a great place to get started and
loads of info!
Also there is great gaming/
computer store where some of the clan team live and work. So go
and check them out on line or drop by the store. You can try out some
the great games on amazing hardcore gaming machines! They
also have great deals on computer hardware a rigs. So what are you waitng for click on the
links and open your mind to the greatness of NI.
InterAction Computer Entertainment
|120 East 3rd Street
|North Vancouver B.C.
|Canada V7L 1E6
|Store Hours: Monday
thru Saturday 10am to 7pm
Holidays 12pm - 6pm
That is why I haven't been updating to
busy getting married, working, gaming,
touring and designing other peoples sites.
If you would like
to inquire about me doing a site for you email:
Remember to support your local music seen!