Gray is one of the most enduring and best known singers to come out of
in the early sixties he formed a band, "The Fabulous Flamingoes",
which became Queensland's top band. Johnny and the band went on to win
"Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds" in 1967 securing themselves
a place in the finals in Melbourne. Johnny Gray and the Flamingoes won
third place winning a recording contract and later went on tour.
seeing Neil Diamond perform in Brisbane at Festival Hall in the 70's,
Johnny began thinking of putting a Neil Diamond concept show together.
Johnny was so impressed with Neil Diamond that he incorporated most of
Diamond's songs to the band's repertoire immediately. Over the years Johnny
had been singing the repertoire so well that he even began to perform
the part, with the feel and almost identical vocal sound of Neil Diamond.
regular concept show was hard to keep together with the intransient nature
of backing musicians and Johnny was let down regularly.
in the 80's music technology presented Johnny with a consistency of sound
with midi, and finally Johnny was able to realise his dream of doing his
Gray has since taken his Neil Diamond Concept Show to most parts of Queensland,
as well as performing regularly as a soloist, and with his duet, trio
and full band. His show is ideal for hotels and clubs as well as corporate
and private functions.
recently took his Neil Diamond Concept Show on tour of western Queensland
and Northern Territory, wowing audiences wherever he performed.