Big Ray & The Motor City Kings

Big Ray and the Motor City Kings are a Detroit Area musical group performing blues, classic rock, soul and Motown. Our act offers an energetic and danceable repertoire supported by guitar, keyboard and saxophone soloists. We perform at a variety of venues ranging from small blues clubs to large festival stages.

Big Ray Haywood – Sax and Vocals

Big Ray Haywood is the Motor City Kings’ front man vocalist and musical director. Ray grew up playing guitar and piano, but it is his Saxophone talent that has now become the mark and signature of the act. Ray’s driving performances have resulted in the praise of his peers and the opportunity to share billing with artists such as Buddy Guy and Tommy Castro.


Davey Fender – Guitar

Downriver bred guitarist Davey Fender has played in many local blues and rock acts. Dave now brings this valuable musical experience to the Motor City Kings shows. A strong songwriter, arranger and technician, Dave resides in Westland, Michigan.


Mark Pressman – Bass and Vocals

The only non-Michigander in the Motor City Kings, bassist Mark Pressman is originally from New York City and today calls Marine City home. Mark spent many years performing in and around NYC and has also played dates in states as far away as Utah and Alaska.


Doug Bylo – Drums and Vocals

On drums is veteran musician Doug Bylo. Doug has toured internationally performing with such legends as Peter Green (ex. Fleetwood Mac) and Duster Bennett. Mr. Bylo’s reputation as a musician is only exceeded by his love of the blues and all roots music. Doug lives in Hartland, Michigan.


Tom Fosselman – Keyboards and Vocals

Playing in bands from an early age, he joined a group in college, called the Spartans, which was recently inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While based in Las Vegas, he toured throughout the US and Canada with several groups. While based in New York, he worked with the legendary Sam & Dave band. In the early 80′s he relocated to Detroit and has continued to play and record with many bands including the Showcasemen, Margo Michaels, the Jamie Coe band and Lady Sunshine and the X-band.

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CD Release Party for MOTOR CITY KINGS! ... Three great bands on one night.

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BIG RAY & MOTOR CITY KINGS "CD Release Party" /wsgs Flying Crowbars & Big Al Trio

Friday, August 30 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Callahans Music Hall

Tickets Available at the Door