2000-04 began when Ray celebrated 30 years of Mungo Jerry with a return to Newcastle Under-Lyme, the scene of the Hollywood Music Festival in 1970.

Ray and Derek Wadeson, of fan club fame, helped organise a special event in the area over the weekend of the 1st of July.

Special guest for the weekend was the guy who started up the band in the 60’s with him – Joe Rush. What a start for 2000-04!


2nd February Pforzheim, Germany
3rd February Stuttgart, Germany
4th February Buchs, Switzerland
5th February Mehrzweckalle, Switzerland
3rd March Niddhall Hotel, Harrogate
28th March The Springhead, Hull (with The Dog House Skiffle Group)

THE SPRINGHEAD, HULL : 28th March, 2000.

Ray and The Dog House Skiffle Group at The Springhead..
Fan’s photo.

Once again, Ray teamed up with new friends, The Dog House Skiffle Group at The Springhead in Hull, a really good music pub and very much the home ground for the guys.

Together, they played out another great jug/skiffle gig with some of the old Mungo hits thrown in to the obvious delight of the locals. 


Putting On The Style/Bring a Little Water Sylvie/Stackolee/Dusty Road/San Francisco Bay Blues/Ain’t You Glad/Jean Harlow/Keep Your Hands Off/The Sun Is Shining/Ten Little Women/Dust Pneumonia Blues/Lady Rose/Feels Like I’m In Love/He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands/Jesse James/Alright Alright Alright/Red Leather & Chrome/Baby Jump/In The Summertime/Mighty Man/Goodnight Irene/That Old Dust Storm.

29th April Kolding, Denmark
6th May Copenhagen, Denmark
13th May Aalborg, Denmark
20th May Odense, Denmark
27th May Esbjerg Festival, Denmark
3rd June Skien Festival, Norway
23rd June Leuna, Germany
24th June Molkau, Germany
1st July Hollywood Festival Revisited, Newcastle Under-Lyme – More info


Joe and Ray at the Coppice School.
Joe Rush and Ray Dorset at the Coppice School. Fan’s photo.

28th July Sylt Festival
5th – 6th August Whitchurch Festival Whitchurch Festival guide.


Held in Whitchurch, Hampshire on August 5th, the band made two appearances over the weekend. At their first, on Saturday afternoon, they were introduced as The Ray Dorset Skiffle Band although nobody seemed to know why. It was a great and unusual set as none of the hits were played with the band, all sitting down, reeled off an hour of jug band, skiffle and blues. Guitarist Tim Green wondered why they hadn’t recorded the gig as it sounded, “really good from where he was”, and he was right!


Somebody Stole My Wife/Keep Your Hands Off/San Francisco Bay Blues/Dust Pneumonia Blues/The Sun Is Shining/Jean Harlow/We Shall Be Free/Rock Island Line/Going Down Slow/Ten Little Women/On The Road Again/He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands/Mighty Man (Encore).

11th August Flugplatz Heringsdorf, Seebad Heringsdorf, Germany
5th September Processed Pea Folk Club, Etton (with The Dog House Skiffle Group)
3rd November Libro Music Hall, Vienna, Austria
4th November Boschhalle, Wels, Austria
25th November Zwickau, Germany
9th December Antwerp, Belgium
12th December Sinah Warren, Hayling Island
17th December City Hall, Hull (with The Dog House Skiffle Band and The Searchers)


3rd February Olympijskly Stadium, Moscow, Russia
4th February SK Yubileyny, St. Petersburg, Russia
31st March Freiberg, Nr; Dresden
7th April Bodelwyn Castle, North Wales
28th April Butlins, Bognor Regis
12th May Horst, Nr; Venio, Holland
19th May Esbjerg Festival, Denmark
26th May Kolding Festival, Denmark
30th June NDR Radio
7th July Hamburg Football Stadium
14th July NDR Radio
21st July NDR Radio
2nd August Scharbeutz/Ostee, Nr; Lubeck (Open air)
11th August NDR Radio
1st September NDR Radio
10th November Malmarkthalle, Mannheim, Germany
17th November Sportpaleis, Merksem, Belgium
15th December Grugahalle, Essen, Germany


26th January Stadtpark/Schutzenhoff, Herford, Germany
16th February Sinah Warren, Hayling Island
24th February Butlins, Minehead
17th March Biker Festival, Lille, France
11th May Esbjerg Festival, Denmark
22nd June Cricket St.Thomas
7th July Losheim am see, Germany
10th August Eschweiler, Germany
11th August Free Feesten Festival, Brakel, Belgium
1st September Vlotho, Germany
5th September Processed Pea Folk Club, Etton Processed Pea guide.
21st September Hurth, Germany


25th May Olympia Record Fair, London
26th May Town Square (Afternoon) & The Rigger (Evening), Newcastle Under-Lyme
7th July Losheim Am See, Germany
18th July Lot-Et-Garonne, Agen, France
2nd August Winnenden, Germany
10th August Eschweiler, Germany
11th August Brakel, Belgium
17th August Bilzen, Belgium
25th August Sankt Goarhausen
1st September Vlotho, Germany
3rd September Processed Pea Folk Club, Etton

PROCESSED PEA FOLK CLUB : 3rd September, 2003


Take Me Back/Gamblin’ Man/No More Woman Blues/With a Girl Like You/Make Me Happy/Shadow Of The Trees/Mornin’ Dew/Meeting At The Buliding/Lady Rose/Bring a Little Water Sylvie/Ting-a-Ling/He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands/Keep Your Hands Off/C’mon Little Schoolgirl/O’Reilly/Dust Pneumonia Blues/San Francisco Bay Blues/We Shall Be Free/Alright Alright Alright/Rock Island Line/In The Summertime/Baby Jump/Feels Like I’m In Love/Thank You Very Much/Mighty Man/Mama Won’t Allow No Washboard Played In Here/Let’s Work Together.



3rd September Motherwell Concert Hall
4th September Gala Theatre, Durham
5th September Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
6th September Waterfront Hall, Belfast
7th September Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow
10th September Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
11th September Theatr Brycheinlog
12th September Coliseum Theatre
13th September Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl
14th September Fairfields Halls, Croydon
15th September De Montfort Hall, Leicester
16th September Orchard Theatre, Dartford
17th September Harlequin Theatre, Redhill
18th September Forum 28, Barrow
19th September The Dome, Morecambe
20th September Beacon, Cricklewood
24th September Town Hall, Cheltenham
26th September Assembly Rooms, Tamworth
27th September The Stables, Wavendon
29th September St. David’s Hall, Cardiff
1st October The Playhouse, Weston Super-Mare
2nd October Ollie’s Bar, Ascot
3rd October Palace Theatre, Paignton
4th October The Rum Store, Liskeard
5th October The Anvil, Basingstoke
6th October City Hall, Newcastle – CANCELLED
8th October Albert Halls, Bolton
9th October Usher Theatre, Edinburgh
10th October Penningtons, Bradford
11th October Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
12th October Wimbledon Theatre
13th October Civic Hall, Guildford
14th October Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill
15th October Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
24th October Wiener Stadthalle, Halle D, Vienna, Austria
20th December Herford, Germany


13th May The Borderline, London (Adults Only launch)
11th June Lakewood Theater, Dallas, Texas (For the Rodinia Foundation benefit for South Africa)
12th June The Continental, Austin, Texas
13th June The Continental, Houston, Texas
14th June New York City apperances 
15th June B.B King Blues Club, New York
16th June Club Helsinki, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
17th June Scheduled arranged for Washington DC appearances 
18th June Harley Davidson HOG, Downtown Newark, Delaware
14th August Denmark
21st August Solo – Tapestry Festival, Newquay
29th August Friends Of Poole Park, Poole (see photos HERE)
25th September Stemwede, Germany
3rd October Potters Bar (Venue not known)
6th November Holme Lacey, Hereford
14th November LSA, Skegness
19th November Pontins,  Brean Sands, Burnham
27th November Mr. Kyp’s, Poole
4th December Golden Music Event, Antwerp, Belgium
9th December Movie Club, Bielefeld, Germany