DEZZIE D and the STINGRAYZ
BRISBANE - QUEENSLAND - AUSTRALIA
© 2013 Web Design Created by Dezzie D and the Stingrayz RESURRECTED RHYTHM & BLUES - OUR MUSIC BRINGS 'JOY'
Formed with a passion of the early Rhythms and Blues music of yesteryear, original artist and covers band Dezzie D and the Stingrayz, aim to stay true to that old school sound.
'Our Music brings Joy'.
Dan Ford (Tenor Sax):
is a saxophonist and composer based in Brisbane, Australia. He is passionate about creating and performing Australian jazz compositions in a distinctive modern style. Originally from Canberra, Dan followed his passion for jazz and improvised music by studying at the Australian National University’s School of Music (Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours) and later a Master's degree in jazz performance at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, graduating with the Award for Academic Excellence. His 2021 album “Across the Wide Bay” features Brisbane musicians and includes all original compositions. This album is available on all platforms for download or streaming.
Tyler Cooney (Lead Guitar):
is a Brisbane-based jazz guitarist who also specialises in rock, metal, blues, funk, and pop genres.
He is currently completing a Masters Of Music Studies at the Queensland Conservatorium and teaches guitar and general music at various institutes including the Jazz Music Institute in Bowen Hills.
He has written a recorded numerous material in these genres and regularly performs around South East Queensland.
Desley Done - Dezzie D (Vocal):
Greg Baikaloff (Drums/Percussion): Greg started his professional playing career in 1981, during the height of the pub rock era. After searching the musical landscape for inspiration, Greg eventually discovered the blues source, the ‘real deal’ – Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Lightning Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Otis Rush, Houndog Taylor, Jimmy Reed. Over time his musical taste evolved and developed into a love for jazz – Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker.
All of these musical innovators have had a big influence in the development of Greg’s playing style. He is a respectful player who plays in the pocket, always looking to say the most by playing the least amount of relevant notes. He always plays from the heart.
Jason Chandler (Bass Guitar)
Matt Luff (Baritone Sax):
is a professional Woodwinds performer, educator, composer and producer. He is grateful to have performed and/or recorded with such musical outfits as The Kite String Tangle, Jordan Rakei, City Calm Down, Ash Grunwald, QSO, AAO and Sampology, to list a few.
Luff has toured internationally, nationally and performed hundreds of gigs locally, across a wide variety of musical genres, in both artistic and corporate disciplines.