Ray rocks and rolls into town


Kensington rocker Dean Ray is sick of music with no meaning.

The X Factor star, who started writing songs at age 13, hopes to spread a message of honesty and offer a voice for the working class.

“I feel like morals don’t exist too much in my generation. People are singing about popping pills and think that’s rock’n’roll,” the 22-year-old said.

“It seems that there’s no meaning in music lyrics any more. I’m sick of that.”

Ray, who returned to Melbourne last week, said he adored the community feel of his hometown, Kensington.

“It’s small. It’s peaceful. There’s a main street and a local pub. It’s well placed near the music hub of North Melbourne as well. It’s a good getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.”

Ray was in Flemington on Thursday speaking to fans at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Fellow X Factor contestant Makirum Fahey-Leigh along with his brothers Shardyn, 17, and Tayzin, 18, of the band Brothers3, were also in town.

“We’ve come such a long way,” Mak said.

“Before we moved to Sydney to play gigs, we lived on a farm. It was all about music, board games and physical activity.”

Originally published at The Weekly Review.


About Alana Mitchelson

Alana Mitchelson is a journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @AlanaMitchelson.

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