At a first glance at Masha Ray, you will inevitably look into her big, brown Bambi eyes. However, if you look more closely, you’ll quickly discover an accurately sharp drawn eyeliner, which the 23-year-old might use to smoothly cut through either marble or the hearts of her ex-lovers. The mix of the seductively sweet sound of her siren voice, the snappy-ironic lyrics and the decadent retro production make up the project Masha Ray.
The Berlin based singer/producer duo consisting of Masha and Roman met during a Songwriter Camp in Rotterdam. They both found that they fell for a similar kind of retro oddness and started working together. Combining the singers’ Ukrainian roots and eastern influenced musical education with the lush trumpet sounds and rich beats from Roman, their Vintage Dance sound was born.
Until now they’ve collected a decent range of songs and some covers that can easily fill a night, ranging from Electro-Swing, Dancehall, Pop to Balkan-Beats and Klezmer – referring to Masha’s jewish roots. Their instrumentation varies from their performance as a duo to an ensemble with drums, bass, wind section and strings.
When Masha chirps out a song with her compelling voice and Roman’s electronic beats fill up the room, their youthful and impulsive manner will get everyone to dance. This is what the crowd has asked for and this is also what they need: Thick beats, an overall melodic vintage sound and a seductive singer to hopelessly fall in love with.
Masha Ray holds both – the very posh and feminine mid-century aesthetic and the bold and strong appearance of a modern woman – constantly on the lookout for new entertainment, either inspiring or romantic. She has a lot to say to the world and the world will stick to her lips like warm honey.
Can be booked as a duo or with the whole ensemble.