Secret Bali Soundboys - #19 - ARAY DAULAY


This week we took the time to speak to Aray Daulay, who you may be familiar with as the lead singer of the Island Souls. One of the best frontmen in Indonesia ahead of a big month for him as he prepares to launch his latest solo album... Lagu Perjalanan (Music on the road) which is based on his musical journey since the heady 90’s in Jakarta.

A top guy and incredible talent be sure to check it out and support him on his album launch later in the month at The Orchard and Deus.



HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BALI AND WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU CAME HERE?


I've been in Bali for three years now already. At first I was based in Jakarta before moving to Australia for a few years. I kept on doing back and forths to Indonesia though and finally decided to come back and live in Bali. 

TELL US ABOUT THIS ALBUM YOU ARE ABOUT TO RELEASE?

The title of the album is 'Lagu Perjalanan'. It's a reflection of my music journey since the 90's till now. 

IF YOU COULD ASK ANYONE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TO PERFORM ON YOUR ALBUM, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COLLABORATORS?

hhhmmm maybe Keith Richards or Iwan Fals hehe :)

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LIVE MUSIC SCENE IN JAKARTA AND BALI?

Same same but different as the saying goes I guess. Can't really say what the difference is but I like both Jakarta's and Bali's music scene.

WHAT'S THE MOST NIGHTMARE THING THAT HAS HAPPENED AT A GIG YOU WERE PERFORMING AT?

My most nightmare moment would be when a gig would get cancelled with no good reason or when the sound system is really bad at a gig that I have.

WHAT'S THE BEST NEW SONG YOU'VE HEARD IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS?

Ipang Lazuardi - Disini Senang


WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SONG TO PERFORM?

Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights

USUALLY WE ASK DJ'S AT THIS POINT TO SUPPLY US WITH A MIX BUT WE WANT YOU TO GIVE US THREE OF YOUR OWN MUSIC VIDEOS INSTEAD!

Aray Daulay – Good Man

Aray Daulay – Aku Dengar taken from the new album

 Aray Daulay – High Tide or Low Tide by Bob Marley