Special guest appearance by
Ray Woolf will perform at the Seniors & Travel Expo at 1pm Saturday and Sunday.
Entry is free.
Ray Woolf began his career as a thirteen year old in London. It was the beginning of the Rock revolution & Ray was in three bands before arriving in N.Z. in 1962 He sang in Aucklands Oriental Ballroom, was spotted , signed to to ZODIAC records & and in late 62 toured the country with Helen Shapiro. Ray went on to appear in all the
early T.V. shows. IN THE GROOVE, C,MON, ON THE BEAT SIDE, & was resident on HAPPEN INN for two years. He went on to host PLAY SCHOOL, Sang the winning song on STUDIO ONE, & a whole lot of shows before hosting TWO ON ONE in 1977 & 1978 & the RAY WOOLF SHOW in 1979 1980 1981 1982.
The T.V. acting career was also under way with a year on A GOING CONCERN in 1972. He went on to do 3 seasons in MARLIN BAY & guest roles in HERCULES, ZENA, YOUNG HERCULES, ST. LEGAL, THE STRIP, ORANGE ROUGHIES, & more recently, NOTHING TRIVIAL. Musical Theatre was also on Ray's agenda beginning with HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON in 1980. Then THE MUSIC MAN, A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT, THE NEW ROCKY HORROR SHOW.
BLOOD BROTHERS, GOLF, & over a hundred performances as Captain Von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, The King in THE KING & I. & the Aussie production of WEST SIDE STORY. The Movies include, LUCY, BACK RIVER ROAD, MAIDEN VOYAGE, SUPER FIRE, KING KONG, INSATIABLE MOON, SIEGE.
Now a pensioner Ray still performs in Caberet & concerts .Awards include ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 1975, MOST PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINER 1976, PEGASUS AWARD 1981, BENNY AWARD 2007, M.N.Z.M 2008. Ray lives in the far North with Wife Chrissy, Has 12 grandchildren , 7 great grandchildren. Supports Diabetes Auckland & is a Jambassodor for Starjam for special needs children & is an ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation.
Seniors & Travel Expo
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March 2020
Bay of Plenty
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