"The Island men think I'm cool and their women want to do me," sings the "Island Rock God," Ray Fogg, his tongue so firmly in his cheek he can barely get the words out!
Sweetwater Records' recording artist Ray Fogg has become such a favorite of the islanders and tourists alike at Put-in-Bay, the popular party island resort in Lake Erie, that folks commonly refer to him as the "Island Rock God!" He performs there every weekend from the beginning of April though October. During the off season he limits his appearances to a handful of special concerts which draw enthusiastic fans hungry for their winter-time Ray Fogg fix.
Over the past two years, Ray has been enjoying the success of two new CD's with his band the Swingin' Lesbian Frogs, entitled, Waves in 1998 and Kiss My Bass in 1999. Waves features many of Fogg's heartfelt songs about the islands. Kiss My Bass features many of the humorous and raunchy songs which have become popular at Ray's live Put-in-Bay shows such as the title track, "Kiss My Bass", "Hypothetically Speaking" and "Aunt Bea". Some of these songs may not be the most politically correct songs, but they're funny as hell!!
The credits on both CD's are impressive, beginning with the producer Kevin Raleigh. Kevin enjoyed success in the 1980's and early 1990's as a singer, musician and songwriter. His hit songs included his Atlantic Records release "Moonlight On Water" as well as his earlier hits with the Michael Stanley Band such as "He Can't Love You". The Swingin' Lesbian Frogs are comprised of musicians respected as being some of the best in Cleveland: Frank Romano - guitar, Mike Crow - bass, Kevin Raleigh - keys and Richard Carpenter - drums, (now from New Jersey).
Through the 1980's and early 1990's Ray toured the college circuit nationwide. During this time he founded a booking agency which specialized in the college market. Although Ray long ago left the agency business, his sister Linda Fogg continues with Fogg Entertainment.
From 1985 to 1991 Ray served on the National Association for Campus Activities' (NACA) Associate Member Advisory Board , part of the national leadership of the college circuit association, representing the interests of fellow performing artists. He has also received humanitarian awards for his work with world hunger.
But in the 1990's Ray discovered that his writing and performing are best suited for the beautiful island of Put-in-Bay where you can find him most every weekend. So if you're up for some island fun, you'll want to catch the Island Rock God, Ray Fogg.
For booking information call Ray Fogg Productions, Inc. at (216) 749-3334.
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