Bio

“A personal (Tamworth) highlight.. astounding presence, lyrical flair, and comedic timing”
– Gareth Hipwell, Country Update Magazine

“Smokin’ fingerpicking”
– Tommy Emmanuel, Australian guitar legend

“The wit and wisdom of his words conjures up comparisons with John Prine, Kinky Friedman, and Australia’s own Don Walker”
– Lou Bradley, Director, Australian Roots Music Awards

With inimitable charisma, wit and a keen ear for the truth, Dockray’s songs build on an effortless mastery of the National guitar to bark and grumble at the indignities of everyday life amid an intoxicating blend of ragtime, piedmont and old-time blues.

The buzz surrounding Dockray has accelerated in 2016 with triumphant performances at Festivals including Tamworth Country Music Festival (NSW), Festival of Voices (TAS), White Night (VIC) and Copenhagen Songwriters Festival (Denmark); meanwhile his song Monopoly Money was nominated for best song at the inaugural Australian Roots Music Awards held in September 2016.