Bottega Live - Interview With East Bay Ray of Dead Kennedys & The Killer Smiles

Jun 26, 2020

The June Edition of WHQR’s Bottega Live is a special one. Addie interviews East Bay Ray - musician, songwriter, co-founder, producer of Dead Kennedys and musician at The Killer Smiles. Addie and Ray discuss songwriting, playing dive bars in Oakland, and everything in-between. Also we have encore performances from Madd Hatters and Medicated Sunfish!

East Bay Ray is a guitarist best known for his membership in the San Francisco Bay area-based punk 

East Bay Ray

band Dead Kennedys. His guitar work was heavily influenced by surf music, jazz and rockabilly. East Bay Ray's playing was one of the defining factors of the music of the Dead Kennedys, and by extension, of the "second wave" of American punk. He is also the only Dead Kennedy to remain a constant member of the band since its formation.

He’s also a member of The Killer Smiles!

The Madd Hatters are widely known for their high-energy, blistering, raucus, fast-paced shows. Established in 1998 as a Halloween and New Years Eve party band with jazzy, ska core, punk, and reggae eclectic tunes.

The Band:

Madd Hatters rock the Bottega Patio in a 2019 show.
Credit Vince Winkel

Josh Trent Petty - leadvox/melodica

Adam McBrayer - Guitar / Backing vox

Brent Stott- Bass

Nash F - Percussions / backing vox

Chris Riggs – Trumpet

And even more, such as ... 

Maaike Brandis- T-Bone

Trent Jackson - T- Bonez

Bethany - Violin

Nick Chambers – Sexaphone

Daniel Prymock – Sexaphone

Learn more at http://themaddhatters.com/

Medicated Sunfish is a talented trio from here in Wilmington. They are Josh Boyd, Isaac Clowers, and Kyle Cura.

Medicated Sunfish at Bottega Art and Wine Gallery.
Credit Vince Winkel

“Medicated Sunfish is a young band out of Wilmington, NC that has the talent, creativity, and soul to rise to the top of the NC jamband scene.”

Learn more about Medicated Sunfish, and their current tour dates, on their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/medicatedsunfish/

Bottega Live is an hour-long local music program airing every Fourth Friday from 8 to 9 pm on WHQR 91.3.

The program features local musicians, recorded live at the Bottega Art and Wine Bar, 723 N. 4th Street in Wilmington.

If you are interested in performing on Bottega Live, email us at Bottegalive@whqr.org.

Bottega Live is produced by Addie Wuensch, Jeremy Webster and Vince Winkel.